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Jul 15, 2010

Oosthuizen anoints holy ground with splash of birdies

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Louis Oosthuizen sensed his spiritual side after an inspired 65 fired him to within two shots of the lead at the British Open on Thursday.

The 27-year-old South African dallied with Rory McIlroy’s lead and a course record-equalling 63 before a bogey at the treacherous 17th ‘Road’ hole cut him back.

Jul 15, 2010

Golf-Open-Oosthuizen anoints holy ground with splash of birdies

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 15 (Reuters) – Louis Oosthuizen
sensed his spiritual side after an inspired 65 fired him to
within two shots of the lead at the British Open on Thursday.

The 27-year-old South African dallied with Rory McIlroy’s
lead and a course record-equalling 63 before a bogey at the
treacherous 17th ‘Road’ hole cut him back.

Jul 15, 2010

Naked truth is Old Course will bite back: Watson

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – The Old Course was a seductive temptress on Thursday in a flirtatious mood toward the world’s best golfers but Tom Watson warned the British Open field to take advantage of her generosity while they could.

“She didn’t have her clothes on today,” the five-times champion said after carding a one-over 73, kicking himself that he failed to capitalize on the flat calm conditions.

Jul 15, 2010

Golf-Open-Naked truth is Old Course will bite back – Watson

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 15 (Reuters) – The Old Course was
a seductive temptress on Thursday in a flirtatious mood towards
the world’s best golfers but Tom Watson warned the British Open
field to take advantage of her generosity while they could.

“She didn’t have her clothes on today,” the five-times
champion said after carding a one-over 73, kicking himself that
he failed to capitalise on the flat calm conditions.

Jul 15, 2010

McIlroy’s “pleasant” round sees records tumble

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – ‘A very pleasant round of golf’ clearly means something a bit different to Rory McIlroy than the rest of us, for his 18-hole links masterclass put him in a league of his own at the British Open.

That is how the young Northern Irishman described his 63 at the Old Course Thursday, a nine-under record at the home of golf and a score which has never been bettered at any of the game’s majors over generations. A few pundits scoffed when McIlroy was placed second in the list of odds before the tournament but it should be remembered that you rarely see a poor bookie and the sight of a 21-year-old mercilessly carving up St Andrews is even rarer.

Jul 15, 2010

Golf-Open-McIlroy’s ‘pleasant’ round sees records tumble

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 15 (Reuters) – ‘A very pleasant
round of golf’ clearly means something a bit different to Rory
McIlroy than the rest of us, for his 18-hole links masterclass
put him in a league of his own at the British Open.

That is how the young Northern Irishman described his 63 at
the Old Course on Thursday, a nine-under record at the home of
golf and a score which has never been bettered at any of the
game’s majors over generations.
A few pundits scoffed when McIlroy was placed second in the
list of odds before the tournament but it should be remembered
that you rarely see a poor bookie and the sight of a 21-year-old
mercilessly carving up St Andrews is even rarer.

Jul 15, 2010

Daly, the “Mild Thing”, tames St Andrews again

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – John Daly has become more synonymous with alcoholism, divorces and gambling debts than for his golfing prowess but the reformed hellraiser reminded everyone on Thursday what a sublime player he can be.

The 44-year-old American, a lot lighter and a lot wiser since he won the Open here 15 years ago, played golf as dazzling as his lilac and green pants to hit a first-round, six-under 66 in the 150th anniversary British Open.

Jul 15, 2010

Golf-Open-Daly, the ‘Mild Thing’, tames St Andrews again

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 15 (Reuters) – John Daly has
become more synonymous with alcoholism, divorces and gambling
debts than for his golfing prowess but the reformed hellraiser
reminded everyone on Thursday what a sublime player he can be.

The 44-year-old American, a lot lighter and a lot wiser
since he won the Open here 15 years ago, played golf as dazzling
as his lilac and green pants to hit a first-round, six-under 66
in the 150th anniversary British Open.

Jul 15, 2010

Lawrie gets action under way at St Andrews

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, the last British player to win a home Open, struck the first tee shot to get the 150th anniversary tournament under way at a soggy St Andrews on Thursday.

Before a an eager smattering of spectators at 0530GMT and with the forecast rain holding off, the 1999 Open champion found the centre of the first fairway at the Old Course to lead out the 156-man field in the third major of the year.

Jul 15, 2010

Golf-Open-Lawrie gets action under way at St Andrews

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 15 (Reuters) – Scotland’s Paul
Lawrie, the last British player to win a home Open, struck the
first tee shot to get the 150th anniversary tournament under way
at a soggy St Andrews on Thursday.

Before a an eager smattering of spectators at 0530GMT and
with the forecast rain holding off, the 1999 Open champion found
the centre of the first fairway at the Old Course to lead out
the 156-man field in the third major of the year.