Saturday, July 21, 2007
Is This The Same Carnoustie?
I have to admit – I’d much rather see the winner of a major finish somewhere between eight and 12 under par than one of those USGA “Who can make the most par” tournaments.
With that said, however, this Carnoustie just isn’t really the same. Everyone was talking about Car-nasty (my least favorite nickname in the history of golf) before the week began, but it’s Saturday and 28 people are under par at the moment. If that isn’t enough, Steve Stricker just posted 64, the competitive course record at Carnoustie.
So far Sergio is cruising along, making two birdies through eight holes, but still has the back nine of the golf course with the possibility of someone posting six or seven under nearly two hours before he finishes.
Tiger Woods finished with a two-under 69, probably not what he wanted given the weather conditions. Ernie Els would be having a wonderful afternoon if not for his Yogi Berra eight on number six.
Tiger might have said it best during his post round interview, criticizing the false weather forecasts we continue to get at Carnoustie. I’ve heard torrential rains, heavy winds, tornados and the possibility of a typhoon in the area and all they’ve had is perfect weather.
Photo courtesy of Jon Super/AP