The Open Championship, most frequently referred to as The British Open is underway in St. Andrews, Scotland, what is widely considered to be the birthplace of the game that some people consider a sport. Sure, there’s some sport in it, but let’s call it a game, shall we?
The 2010 British Open teed off today, and will wrap on Sunday, July 18th, crowning the Champion of this illustrious event. I always get a kick out of watching The Open Championship on TV. Everything just looks so…British.
I’m particularly a fan when they play it in England, and the course looks about as enjoyable as a municipal links in rural Missouri. Yeah, I’ve got one in mind–all brown in the rough; fairways looking spotty.
In direct contrast, St. Andrews is looking beautiful this year, yet it’s not looking like it’s offering too much of a challenge.
Rory McIlroy tossed in an impressive 63 for the first round, putting him at -9, atop the leader board. Several others, including American John Daly have tossed in wonderful opening round efforts. Daly is sitting in a tie for 3rd at -6, while Tiger Woods is one stroke behind him, officially tied for 8th at -5 under.
British Open coverage has been and will be carried by ESPN throughout the week and weekend. Unlike most major championships where NBC or CBS will pick up the coverage of the final two rounds, ESPN will hang on to this one, so that’s where you can find it. If you’re trying to catch a little action while at work tomorrow, you can find it at ESPN3.
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