Paging Old Man Weather (UPDATE)
By Kickntrue on 7/16/10
**UPDATE- NEVERMIND **

All that talk about the weather at St. Andrews and then someone forgot to set OMW's alarm clock. Currently, these guys are playing a pitch and putt, or at least a drive and putt and putt. Jeez! I assume it can't be like this for four days, but right now it looks like the winning score could be -20.

It's funny you're judged by your scorecard but it never tells the whole story. I'm sure Tiger is happy with a -5 start but I'm sure it stings a little knowing he was two 4 footers away on holes 17 and 18 from being -7. Also- bold choice going with the pink shirt. Maybe it's for breast cancer... or at least breasts. BAZINGA!

Okay- enough Tiger (at least I didn't mention his putter... DO'H), Rory goes low and John Daly... well, pulls a John Daly. I feel like it's been 3 years in a row now that on the first day of the British Open we've been talking about him. If history holds, we won't be talking about him by Saturday. I sincerely hope this is not the case. I'd consider giving away my life savings (hollow promise based on what you'll be getting) to see a final pairing of John Daly and Rory or Tiger.

AND- the best part?! Because there is apparently daylight for about a million hours this time of year, there is still TONS of golf to go. If I heard correctly (ESPN3 at the office, baby!) they said only 1/3 of the field has played. That's nuts that they can send of 3 waves of tee times in a major championship. That's like 17 hours of live golf!

Hopefully you're lucky enough to have ESPN3 (or work at home) so you can watch all day.

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[ comments ]
Scott Shields says:
GO go Tiger go .... Rory is pretty sick too though. :p
7/15/10
 
birdieXris says:
I'm all over the ESPN3- Their bandwith is sucking though because apparently everyone in the world is on it, but at least it's golf. Sweet pixely golf. Rory lit it up today fo' sho'! I can't wait to see how the rest of the weekend plays out.
7/15/10
 
Dazinkster says:
It's just picked up, balls rolling off greens soon I rekon. One advantage of being a brit, over 40 hours of live golf over the next 4 days :)
Come on Rory!!!
7/15/10
 
birdieXris says:
I'll tell you what.. lots of chunking going on. Must still be mighty wet out there. The crosswinds have started though and i'm with Dazinkster, it's gonna get ugly as it starts to dry and the winds get stronger.
7/15/10
 
Kickntrue says:
I'm not going to change it at this point... but I am laughing at my idiocy of writing "old man weather." Didn't quite sound right... and now i figured out why. oh well. on the plus side- oobgolf is already the first google result for "old man weather" so next time someone makes the same stupid mistake as me- they'll find us!
7/15/10
 
birdieXris says:
@kick - well look at it this way, don't they have a nickname for the old course Old Lady or Old Woman or something like that? You could go that route. No better pairing for the Old Woman than Old man Weather. You were just before your time. haha
7/15/10
 
Kickntrue says:
@birdieXris- ya, i think that's what i was doing. mixing old lady with old man winter and well... you get this. example #4536 on oobgolf of what happens when you're your own editor.
7/15/10
 
mjaber says:
Watson states after his round, and I quote, "The lady didn't have any clothes on today. She was there for the taking."

Kinda sounds like something the other TW would say.
7/15/10
 
birdieXris says:
ROFL @mjaber
7/15/10
 
mmontisano says:
espn3 upsets me that you have to pay to view the live feeds. it was the same for the World Cup, so i went to Univision where it was free. they should be able to cover those costs with advertising. ridiculous...
7/15/10
 
birdieXris says:
@badcaddy - i don't know what ESPN3 ur watching, but i've been watching it all day for free. try again. You could try googling british open and i think it's britishopen.org has the BBC coverage live feed.
7/15/10
 
tennesseeboy says:
I heard that Tiger is testing the new oobgolf iPhone app during the tournament.
7/15/10
 
birdieXris says:
Play suspended due to high winds.
7/16/10
 
birdieXris says:
Play resumes, but it is UUUUUUUGLY strong wind. I'm so glad I haven't had to play in that yet.
7/16/10
 
srogers13 says:
They do not split up the field, each threesome tees off the first tee. Ivor Robson is on the first tee, announcing each group until they have all teed off, no potty breaks needed.
7/16/10
 
mmontisano says:
@birdieXris - www.britishopen.org only has links to other sites. and ESPN3 is only free to Verizon members.
7/16/10
 
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