July 31, 2010

British Open

Two weeks ago I went to the British Open at St. Andrews. For a golf fan, the Open Championship at the Old Course is a trip of a lifetime. I went for two days. The first was the Wednesday practice day, which was supposed to have a past champions event. However, the weather was terrible. There was a tedious downpour the whole day with very strong winds. I spent most of the day hiding under tents and grandstands. The champions event ended up being canceled. After the rain slowed down, I played paparazzi outside the R&A clubhouse. I got to see Tom Watson up close and saw Arnold Palmer drive by.


Sunday was a great day for golf. The weather was warm and sunny. I spent most of the day sitting in the grandstand behind the 7/11 double green. I got to see all of the groups except for the first couple. I saw Tiger double bogey a hole, John Daly crush a drive, Phil, Sergio, Vijay, and the rest of the top golfers. Once the leaders finished 11, I went to the 18th and watched the last groups finish. I got to see the trophy presentation and saw the Claret Jug up close as Louis Oosthuizen took his victory lap around the 18th fairway.


As a side note, I finally got around to redoing this blog's template. The new one should look more professional and maybe feel a little more British with the background picture. I hope you like it.

This also happens to be the first post from my new laptop. After 5 years of outstanding service, my old one has been granted a peaceful retirement.

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