Sunday, 20 July 2008

The Fairytale Continues!

Greg Norman played some composed golf yesterday in horrendous conditions to stay on course to become the most geriatric major winner in history. Despite barely missing a raft of putts/chips (particularly on the last 2 holes), the 53 year old used all his experience to move 2 clear of the field after a fine 2 over par 72. That left him also on 2 over for the tournament, a great achievement in the very blustery conditions, where gusts of 40-50 miles an hour were common.

Leading the chasing pack are defending champion, Padraig Harrington (72), and overnight leader, K.J. Choi (75). I can't decide which of the three I'd prefer to see winning! Being Irish, Harrington shades it, but what a story if Norman hangs on or indeed if Choi becomes the first Asian winner of a major. I only hope Norman doesn't press the self destruct button or is robbed by a lucky chip in again.

It's not just those three that are in the hunt though. There is a whole posse of players lurking just behind them and some (e.g. Simon Wakefield and Ben Curtis) played great stuff in the gales yesterday. It's shaping up to be a great day's golf - may the best Irish man win!!!!

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