Doug Ferguson

Editorial Staff

ARTICLES BY Doug Ferguson

  • The attendance for the second round of the British Open was estimated at 28,000 on Friday. Apparently, most of them got lost on their way to the grandstands lining the 18th green.

  • Past champions gather at St. Andrews every time the British Open returns to the home of golf. Just his luck, the first time Mark Calcavecchia was invited to the party, he was holding the Claret Jug.

  • Tiger Woods opened with a 1-over 71 Thursday at Turnberry, his worst opening round at the British Open since '03.

  • Anthony Kim took three swipes to escape a pot bunker, and by the time he was done making a mess of the second hole at Turnberry on Thursday, he had a quintuple-bogey 9.

  • Turnberry offers an experience unlike any other ' Ryo Ishikawa's first test of links golf, his first meeting with Tiger Woods.

  • British bookmakers have listed Rory McIlroy as the third favorite at Turnberry, unusual for someone playing in his first British Open as a pro. Even at golfs oldest championship, the focus turns to youth.

  • Vijay Singh can now play as much as he wants without overly affecting his world ranking.

  • The sea breeze in his face was not nearly as important to Tiger Woods as finding the best route around three pot bunkers on the 10th hole at Turnberry.

  • Adam Scott embraces his Australian golf heritage and the comparisons to major champions whom he would like to join someday, the sooner the better. This one, however, made him wince.

  • Walking up to the 15th green at Turnberry, his ball safely in the middle, Tiger Woods turned to his left and pointed to a spot a few yards off the putting surface.