A name you may not recognize found his way into contention at the Czech Open on Thursday. Spaniard Pedro Oriol shot 5-under 67 to get into contention at a course designed by countryman Miguel Angel Jimenez. He did it with clubs he did not recognize.
Oriol had to play his first round with a set of borrowed Mizuno irons because his typical Ping set was not available. With Mizuno the only clubmaker on site at the event, Oriol had to make do.
“I’m not sure I’m going to switch back to my own clubs now even if they arrive,” the 25-year-old Oriol told reporters. 'I was worried about my round because even though I practiced very hard for the past two weeks my confidence has been quite low … but then I go and shoot a 67 which just goes to show what a crazy game golf is.”
Surely, the borrowed set Oriol had is better than what you or I might get on vacation, but that’s impressive.
The luster wore off in the second round, though, as Oriol shot 79.