Angel Cabrera (left) got his first Tour win and also the first major victory
for a South American since Roberto De Vicenzo hauled the claret jughome from
Hoylake back in 1967.
The land Down Under's much hyped young stars wilted under Oakmont's pressure.
First Adam Scott, then Geoff Ogilvy and finally Aaron Baddeley (right).
By all rights, Oakmont should have played as a par 71, which means Cabrera's
plus-five would've been one over, but either way, par definitely meant
something during Open week.
Fans who think birdies and low numbers equal exciting golf were sorely
disappointed by Oakmont. There were a total of seven eagles and only eight
rounds in the 60s.
The commercial in which the clubmaker hand-produces a tiny version of TW's
sticks was a fun Father's Day tribute.
With major number 13 there for the taking, Woods couldn't produce one of his
When things got tough, the experienced guys took over-- Jim Furyk, David Toms
(left), Scott Verplank and Jerry Kelly all battled into the top�10, and
Steve Stricker (13th) held the lead on Sunday.
Nick Dougherty hung on to tie for seventh, but fellow up-and-comers (and
Englishmen) Paul Casey (right) and Justin Rose failed to make a run at the
title after putting themselves in prime position.
The super coach has clients, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott, ranked among the
top five in the world, but both flamed out in spectacular fashion and missed
Perennial whipping boys, the association brass take heat for everything from
the course to the concessions, but they did well this year to swallow their
pride, put some water on the course and keep it fair.