British Open: so many amazing storylines

mulligan, 22 July 2006, Comments Off on British Open: so many amazing storylines
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After Tiger Woods could not build on his lead, the leaderboard is filled with so many interesting storylines of potential winners.

1. Tiger Woods (-13): can Tiger win Major No. 11, back-to-back British Opens, the first since the death of his father, while using driver only once in the entire tournament? Three costly three putts prevented Tiger from getting some separation today. Smart money still has to be on him.

2. Sergio Garcia (-12): can Sergio, playing in the final group with Tiger, finally get his first major and exorcise his Sunday demons? Sergio came onto the scene in 1999 at the PGA Championship at Medinah, where it will be played again this year. Hard to believe that, with all his talent, Sergio hasn’t made more noise since then.

3. Chris DiMarco (-12): can Chris rebound from injury, a bad year, and the sudden death of his mother to a heart attack? Chris battled Tiger at the Masters two years ago; that experience should help tomorrow.

4. Ernie Els (-12): can Ernie finally rebound from his knee injury and past second place finishes, and get Major No. 4? Had a really sloppy round with the wedges today, so maybe will follow up with a low round.

5. Jim Furyk (-11): can Jim rebound from the missed putt on 18 at the U.S. Open and claim Major No. 2?

6. Angel Cabrera (-11): can the Argentinian Angel get his first major and follow Argentinian Roberto de Vincenzo, who last won the Open at Royal Liverpool in 1967, the last time the Open was played there?

7. Hideto Tanihara (-10): can Hideto become the most unlikely and lowest ranked winner, and the first Asian to win the Open?

8. Mark Calcavecchia (-9): can Mark get his second British Open (1st in 1989)?

9. Adam Scott (-9): can Adam get his first major before Sergio does (both age 26)?


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