Sunday, 20 July 2008

One Armed, Bagged it!

I've been sitting on that awful pun for almost a week! Great news for Irish sports fans as Padraig Harrington successfully defended his British Open title. He prevailed despite a wrist problem that threatened his very participation before the start of the event. While his injury wasn't as severe as Tiger's, at least Harrington won without needing a play off! Despite a rough patch just before the turn, Ireland's finest came home brilliantly in 32, hitting some fantastic shots under pressure. In particular, his second shot to 4 feet on 17 for eagle wrapped up the title in fitting style.

Greg Norman ended his amazing week in tied third place, despite some odd club and shot choices. He seemed to tighten up somewhat on the final day, unfortunately a characteristic of his game for many years. Poor old K.J. Choi (aka The Tank), the final member of the top three coming into the final day, unfortunately lived up to his nickname by tanking! He topped off an awful day with a disastrous 8 on the par four 18th to plummet even further down the leaderboard.

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