2011 Open Championship
July 15, 2011 by staff
2011 Open Championship, Sandwich tortured for eight years, even breaking with emotion over the death of his father three months ago and even in the 140th Open Championship until four days ago, Thomas Bjorn found between agitations some sense self-site tour the Royal St George.
The Danish 40-year-old, whose hopes of a maiden major title faded badly in a bunker in the short 16, the last time the Open was in Kent, extracted some kind of retribution with his opening 65 to go to head of a table full classification of unexpected and unknown names.
Chief among them is Tom Lewis, the young amateur Welwyn Garden City, which was built in part of the first as the wind that had raged on throughout the day Kent finally went out.
At 20 years old, who won the title of British children of St. George in 2009 and the St Andrews Links Trophy this year, had four birdies in his last five holes to be the last of the amateur golf school in the links discharge of professionals in the Open.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and others share a third American Webb Simpson hit from behind, while Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer are among a large group to share fifth at two under par.
It was unusually cold, sending headlines earlier trucks running equipment extra underwear. But Bjorn was no problem with the cold or the clock in the morning.
“This is the only tournament in which, like a shirt of time before 8,” said Bjorn, the last man on the field following the withdrawal of Vijay Singh on Monday night, and admitted frankly is “uncomfortable” in the course since his father died of cancer Ole in May.
Asked about his loss, Bjorn, always an emotional and passionate man broke and had little time to compose himself before saying, “He would have been proud of what I did today.”
He continued, “I’ve been uncomfortable in the field for a very long time, not hitting the ball or from where I want. I work with my coach Pete Cowen yesterday, where things started to make sense, but not the kind of things solved in a day even after a good as this.
“If you can last all the way until Sunday, only time will tell.”
The coincidence that Singh was replaced, having shared the second place in Fiji in 2003, was not lost on him, but will not go to his bad luck before.
“That was eight years ago – in the past,” he said. “It was my best chance, but I got over it pretty quickly and not think about it, as long as some people thought.
“That, and the second at the 2005 PGA at Baltusrol, he showed that had the game to win races, and maybe someday it will fall into place. I have 40 years but could be a little more in me.”
A lucky bounce into a bunker at 16 – not the same trap that took three to get rid of in 2003 – was not justice, he said.
“I played fantastic week, I did not hit the shot at the time,” he said. “That hole owes me nothing – no hole in golf does not of course in the golf course not everyone knows -. A bounce here or there go left or right today went my way.”
Had considered, with the hassle of waiting for the first booking of a call cannot come, and memories of 2003, just not bother?
“Absolutely not,” he said indignantly. “This is the Open Championship. Where else do you want to be?”
The place to be if you were here it was late in the draft, a course set by 20 mph winds that swept the morning he was helpless when he became a whisper of 17:00.
The capitalization was Simpson, who has had great chances to win twice on the U.S. Tour this year, and returned in 31, like the beard Glover.
“We talked a little rest,” admitted the former U.S. Open champion. “I asked Robert (Karlsson) 14 ‘, from where the wind goes?” “Comfortable” is the term I would use it thereafter. ”
With the expectation that the climate will remain benign this morning and the wind picked up again at the end of the day, they have to call later appears in the clover.
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