Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Open and The Brain

“If you have a 10 handicap you would have shot 130 today.”

Credit: John Biever/SI

That was the comment made today by one of the Golf Channel commentators at Royal Birkdale on the third day of the 137th Open Championship. The wind was brutal on this Links course. A real test not of strength and distance but of skill and course management.

Credit: John Biever/SI

Greg Norman, the 53 year old newly wed will be going into the final day as the leader, seeking golf’s most sought after title.

Credit: John Biever/SI

He is of course married to Chris Evert the tennis legend and if he should win tomorrow he would become the oldest man to have won a Major, not to say The Open. He has not even played that much golf recently. Yet on the first two days he single putted 17 holes including a 50 footer. Perhaps his brain has been well primed by years of putting, more years than any of the other players.

We shall know soon enough.

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