Doug Ferguson

Editorial Staff

ARTICLES BY Doug Ferguson

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Lloyd Saltman made his British Open debut four years ago at St. Andrews, when the Scottish amateur tied for 15th and spent the week with his entire family.

  • Martin Kaymer has won the Scottish Open, closing with a 2-under 69 in the rain and sunshine at Loch Lomond for his second straight European Tour victory.

  • Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano has taken the 54-hole lead in the Scottish Open with a 7-under 64 at Loch Lomond, taking advantange of mistakes by Retief Goosen and Adam Scott on the back nine.