Down the fairway

The British Open is under way at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Kent, England. Tough, windy conditions today.

According to their web site, the club was founded in 1887 and is considered “…one of the most famous and most difficult golf courses in the world, providing a great test of true links golf.”

PGA tour pro Jerry Kelly learned just how tough the course is: he shot an 11 on the difficult 1st hole, a 442 yard par 4 which plays into the wind. His 5th, 6th and 7th shots went a total of 5, 3 and 1 feet.

On a positive note, he took it all in stride, which was good to see. Having been there myself, I can definitely understand his predicament.

Davis Love III is currently 2nd on the leaderboard — it would be great to see him win his 2nd major, especially after the family situation he had to deal with couple months back.

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