The good news is that Phil won as favorite golfer this year in the 2010 ESPY awards. At least that much ended Tiger’s five year run as a favorite. Unfortunately, Phil is still waiting to claim the World No. 1 on the golf course. However, the year’s not over yet and we don’t need media-approved statistics to show that even without the Claret Jug, sports life will go on.
I did watch the tournament on the Golf Channel - owners of the Golf Course Directory at GolfNow.com - and did really enjoy the broadcast and the expert commentary.
Phil’s pretty much uneventful first round during this year’s British Open at St. Andrews left him at +1 after an unfortunate double bogey at 13. The second round was his usual roller-coaster ride of up and downs (birdie-eagle-bogey-birdie) on the front nine with the nearly the same stats on the back (bogey-bogey-bogey-birdie) which left Phil barely missing the cut. Round 3 started out with a postive note on the front 9 but ended up with a +5 on back nine and didn’t seem to be the “turn-round” round that Phil had hoped for.
The fourth round front nine could have been promising but the back nine took out all the air in the hope of a claret jug.
If you ask me it was just a disconnected line to the top, maybe just a lack of attention devoted to it but it’s not like this is the last round of life, really Phil will go on! And may I say how long before we go to Wisconsin? See you at the PGA!