Better to be away on Saturday

I’m up earlier on Saturday than usual, but that’s not unusual for the road. When I’m at home, I have the terrible tendency to sleep all day.

The third day of The Open Championship is almost complete. There was a double tee off from the first and tenth holes due to a forecast of heavy rain, which is very rare for a major championship.

The only major championships which use a double tee off are the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, and the double tee is only used on the first two days, prior to the field being cut. The Open Championship usually does not need a double tee off, since there is usually 18 to 19 hours of daylight in July. The Masters only tees off from 1 and 10 if rain is threatening or time needs to be made up.

Rory McIlroy still leads at 13-under, but Rickie Fowler is challenging. He got to within one stroke before a bogey at 13 set him back. Sergio Garcia was at 9-under and Dustin Johnson still at 8-under. Tiger is currently 1-under for the day but 1-over for the tournament.

I’m going to Buffalo Wild Wings earlier today. I’m going to eat lunch there, but leave earlier, probably around 8, maybe earlier. It’s back to Russell in the morning.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on July 19, 2014, in Golf, Personal, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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