8 days. 15 hours. 15 minutes.
That is what the countdown clock reads at this post on the website for the British Open golf tournament.
July 11-18 sees the return of the British Open to the home of golf – St. Andrews. That makes it even better.
Catch up early on the history and lore of Open Golf at the website. Called just “The Open” – its fans are known to be as knowledgable as any in the world. Its website is comparable in class.
See how many of your ancestors may have been competitors in the early days of the event. See what it took to win one of the early Opens. See how long ago they were playing this same championship – known as the oldest in golf.
British golf is different than American golf and requires different shots and another level of creativity to be successful. Knowledge of the course and how to deal with weather changes and extremes will, no doubt, be an advantage.
Who can forget last year’s duel to a gripping end with Stewart Cink emerging as Open winner in a play-off over Tom Watson. Thinking of that just makes the anticipation of this year’s tournament even greater.
To Good Golf,
Tony Simpson, PGA