Tuesday 22 July 2008

British Open Footnote

As Padraig Harrington became Ireland's most successful ever golfer and joined a very illustrious group of golfers who retained the British Open, the tournament statistics show that he achieved it in the hardest event thus far this season.

Available from the 'View Options/Tourn. Stats' page on Golf Predictor, the data and charts show that the average round in the British Open was almost 5 over par, almost a full shot worse than the next hardest event (the South African Airways Open). The first round was the most brutal with the player average score of just below 6 over. A lot has been said of Tiger's absence, but he hasn't a good record in challenging conditions so I doubt even he would have outperformed the pride of Ireland!

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