Thursday, July 17, 2008
Good Morning (And Yes, My Couch Looks Way Better Than Royal Birkdale)
Good morning everyone, it's early Thursday morning and across the pond, the weather looks as exciting as three push-ups.
Rain gear, gusty winds and overcast is recipe for what you're seeing, with no golfer under par. Retief Goosen was one-under through 14 holes but just missed a two-foot par putt to get back to even par.
Talk about flying under the radar, I honestly haven't heard Goosen's name all week.
The Goose has faired pretty well at the Open over the years, carding four consecutive top-10s from 2002-2005. Always a name people brought up during major championships, Retief has dropped off over the years in people's minds.
Defending champion Padraig Harrington is two-over, Ernie Els and John Daly are three-over and Phil Mickelson is eight-over.
Snuggle up with a blanket if you're watching this kiddos, and try not to imitate some of these golf swings.
Rainy photo courtesy of Andrew Redington, Getty Images