Friday, July 18, 2008
British Open Recap, Who Will Be Around, Who's Out
In case you haven't heard, the weather forecast for tomorrow at Royal Birkdale calls for 40 miles-per-hour winds.
What that means is all the guys that just make the cut might have a chance, if they shoot a low number tomorrow morning before the winds get bad, to get back in the hunt.
The obvious concern is you have to make the cut to get in, and with the cut line hovering around 8-over, here are some that are just in and just out.
Currently 8-over - Todd Hamilton, Woody Austin, Steve Stricker, Trevor Immelman, Sean O'Hair, Phil Mickelson and Colin Montgomerie.
Currently 9-over - Michael Campbell, Ernie Els, Davis Love III, Paul Casey and Andres Romero.
Currently 10-over - Stewart Cink, Pat Perez (who went 82-68), Tom Watson, and Aaron Baddeley.
The cut keeps moving between 8-over and 9-over, so anything around there will be just on the cusp.
Also, K.J. Choi is now tied for the lead with Greg Norman, with Camilo Villegas and David Duval a shot back. Padraig Harrington finished his round eagle-birdie for a 68 that has him just two shots back of the lead, as is Jim Furyk and Rocco Mediate. Whew. Did you get all that?
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