"Laissez-faire" is not a good Open Championship strategy
By mustang6560 on 7/19/12
Prior to the start of The Open Championship, Alistair Tait noted that Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood appeared to have opposing strategies for Royal Lytham & St Annes.
One sounds as if he’s done set on sitting a major examination, the other one seems to have turned up for a pub quiz.

Those seem to be the respective approaches of Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood. Be interesting to see which attitude bears fruit.
Well, the results are in for the first round and early indications favor the mindset of the 14-time major champion. Tiger shot an almost blemish free 3-under-par 67, while Lee was up and down en route to a 3-over-par 73, which puts him nine shots off of the lead. You can't win a tournament on Thursday but you can definitely play yourself out of contention. Maybe Lee should have adopted Jeev Milka Singh's strategy and not played a full practice round in the lead up to the tournament.

With Lee nine strokes behind first round leader Adam Scott and Justin Rose 10 strokes back, the only Englishman left who can end the English drought in The Open Championship on English soil is Luke Donald. The current world number one is 1-under-par thru seven holes and seems to be in solid form. Hopefully he can keep it up today as reports are the course conditions are favorable for scoring.

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[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
mmontisano says:
who are we to say what's right and what's wrong. the dude has been close so many times, i'm sure he's just looking for that 1 angle that will push him in front of everyone else that 1 time so he can finally get his major.

i would hate to see him pull a Monty and not get at least 1 major. he's too good.
jeremyheslop says:
Luke ended Even. Bummer there goes my fantasy stats lol
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