Common threads


TURNBERRY, Scotland – There is always something to be said for experience, but this is extreme. Check the leaderboard at the 138th Open Championship, the most common thread between the frontrunners is having one's name on the Claret Jug.

Tom Watson and Ben Curtis are at 65 and one shot out of the lead, while Mark Calcavecchia and Mark O'Meara are at 67 and Tom Lehman and John Daly are another shot back.

'One of those golf god's days when the past champions played pretty good,' Daly said.

Just a hunch, but there's one former champion - Tiger Woods - who will likely join the fun soon enough.