I often wonder why ESPN doesn’t televise the early teeoff times at the British Open. Tiger, Lee Westwood, and a Japanese teen sensation tee off at 4:09 EST. I had the privilege of going to Scotland one time and among the courses I played were Royal Troon and Turnberry. Royal troon was the more difficult of the 2 with many 200 plus carries that were not kind to my straying tee shots. Add 30 mile an hour winds and intermittent rain and the day I played I probably would not have broken 150 with gimmees, had I continued to keep score. The Ailsa Course at Turnberry is a gorgeous track that also left me helpless. This trip I could not find my drives and my caddy finally told me on 15 that caddying for me might make him quit the game. Woodholme golf pro Pat Coyner will make his predictions on the website tomorrow and appear for a brief day one summary on Thursday night.
Check out some great video of Turnberry at http://www.opengolf.com/ChampionshipGolf/TheOpenChampionship/TheCourse.aspx