If you’re a golfer, you know that The Open 2012 refers to what most Americans call The British Open, a golf classic. This is played each year in July on one of about six courses in the UK. This year it is being played in northwest England at the Royal Lytham and St. Annes Club.
Most of the courses that are used are public, but this is a private club. However, it is right in the midst of a residential setting. Some of the views of the golfers hitting their shots include the residential setting surrounding this course.
Here is the link if you would like to view The Open on ESPN through your computer.
This is an interesting event for so many reasons. One of which is the prize trophy. The Claret Jug. Lots of history here. This is passed around from winner to winner with each winner’s name engraved on it. Wow! How really special this is.
Will you or have you watched The Open? Thoughts? Would love to hear from you.
It must be obvious that I would post many of these posts before the actual time they go out live. This is being done before the first day of The Open, so it will be interesting to see how things unfold throughout the four days.
What I have read online is one story indicating that Rory McIlroy is favored to win this event. If you remember, he is the young man, barely out of ‘boyhood’, who won the U.S. Open a few weeks back. He had a stellar performance there and beat the sox off everyone else in the field.
Now, he has the dubious ‘honor’ or is it ‘pressure’ of being compared to Tiger Woods and the success he experienced at such a very young age. Is this correct? Is it even fair to this young man to put such pressure to measure up to someone else’s image?
Well, time will tell and it will be an exciting event I’m sure. By the way, in case you missed yesterday’s post, here is The Open–live…
Let us know what you think about all of this. Look forward to hearing from you about it.
We here in The States, call the event being played in the U.K this week, The British Open. However, around the world, it is known simply as The Open.
So here it is for you to view live, if you choose. Since the time difference is five hours, for us here in the states, we would need to wake up earlier than most of us are willing to do to see it live. I believe they may replay it on one of the sports channels… probably Golf Channel, so you can see it in it’s entirety without loosing sleep.
The British Open, better known to golfers around the world as The Open, has been ongoing all week and will wrap up today.
This year it is at St. Andrews course in Scotland, which is where golf originated. This is the 150th anniversary of this event.
The event rotates around certain courses on the British Isles and it was last played here in 2000 and 2005, with Tiger Woods being the winner both times. You might imagine that Tiger would have aspirations of winning this time as well, but it doesn’t appear this will be the case. But who knows. When he was at the top of his game, he would pull out all kinds of seeming miracles. But this year, for what would seem obvious reasons, he has not demonstrated that in the various events in which he’s participated.
For those who are interested, here is a link I found that gives a graphic and information for each hole of the St. Andrews course.
We were able to watch some of the first two days of the event on Thursday and Friday and saw Tom Watson make a great effort to make the cut for the weekend. He did not make it, but what a great thrill to see him take the walk over the bridge on 18 and stand for his ovation from the crowds. He’s 61 this year and has won this event five times in his great career. Last year he had a chance of winning up until the end and couldn’t quite pull it off. What a great golfer and what a great golf career!
The event is aired live early here in the states due to the 5 hour time difference. It will be interesting to see if Louis Oosthuizen, the young man who has maintained the lead as of the first 54 holes, will continue to do so and be awarded the Claret Jug.