Friday, July 17, 2009

Trunk Slamming at the British

The weather has freshened at the British Open on Friday, and a few of the top golfers in the world are feeling it.

Namely, Ian Poulter, Geoff Ogilvy and Hunter Mahan ... on and Lucas Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion.

Poulter is currently dead last in the entire field at 15-over with three holes to go. An interesting stat for Poulter -- he hasn't made a birdie yet at Turnberry. Yikes.

Ogilvy isn't far behind Poulter at 12-over, with Mahan probably already on a flight back to the States after rounds of 72-78. When the weather gets like it is at Turnberry right now and your train starts to derail, it's very, very hard to right the ship.

Good news for the only Sir in the field, however. Sir Nick Faldo will not finish dead last in the field ... he is done for the week after rounds of 78-73. No word on what Sir Elton John would shoot right now, but I heard the guy has incredible touch around the greens.

Andrew Redington, Getty Images

1 comment:

Aussie Golfer said...

Fantastic Shane. There were about one hundred other one liners for that last line of your post.

Loving the updates. Jealous and enthusiastically reading at the same time.