Major Western Open intrigue: can Ben or Shaun do it?

mulligan, 02 July 2005, Comments Off on Major Western Open intrigue: can Ben or Shaun do it?
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I am not sure what I find most amazing: the fact that 2003 British Open winner Ben Curtis has made only 3 cuts in 15 events this year or the fact that Ben has this managed to put together 3 strong rounds to sit tied at the top of the leaderboard going into Sunday’s final round. I suppose the same question could be raised for 2003 PGA champ Shaun Micheel, who has hardly been a force on the Tour since he won his major, but is tonight tied for fourth at the Western (though a full 5 strokes back).

Interestingly, 2003 US Open winner Jim Furyk shares the third-round lead with Curtis. But, sadly, Mike Weir, the 2003 Masters champ, failed to feel the 2003 major karma: he missed the cut this week.

Playing out the major theme, one might note that, with Tiger and Vijay also at the top of the leaderboard, five of the top six at the Western Open have at least one major championship on their resume. If Tim Herron, currently alone in third, can best this group, perhaps he can claim a quasi-major victory.


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