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Whinging won’t secure Open win says former champion Jacklin

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – Title contenders at this week’s British Open will not be the ones whinging about the weather or the condition of the golf course, 1969 champion Tony Jacklin said on Monday.

“Somebody is going to win, I’ll tell you that, no matter how unplayable it is,” Jacklin, who won his only Open title at Royal Lytham & St Annes 43 years ago, said in a news conference.

Jul 16, 2012
Jul 16, 2012

Watson’s wacky side comes to the fore at Lytham

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – Bubba Watson mixed his quirky humor with some tactical talk after playing Lytham for the first time on Monday, proving his reputation as one of golf’s most colorful characters.

There are more than 200 bunkers on the Lancashire links and the American left-hander said he would have to fight his nature to belt the ball colossal distances, with accuracy at a premium in this week’s 141st British Open.

Jul 16, 2012
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