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It's All About the Journey
ALAN SHIPNUCK
July 27, 2009
The American players, particularly Stewart Cink and Tom Watson, had a big week at Turnberry, which is not surprising considering that their annual voyage to the home of golf and the British Open was, as usual, part fun, part frustration and totally different
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July 27, 2009

It's All About The Journey

The American players, particularly Stewart Cink and Tom Watson, had a big week at Turnberry, which is not surprising considering that their annual voyage to the home of golf and the British Open was, as usual, part fun, part frustration and totally different

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Eliminating some of the travel hassles were Weekley, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Davis Love III and a few other players and their various wives and caddies, who on Sunday night hopped on a chartered Airbus to take them directly to Brunswick, Ga. That's a convenient port of call for the Cinks, but in advance of the tournament they passed on the invitation. "It was too much," says Lisa, though it's not clear if she was referring to the money or the thought of such close quarters with so many colleagues. It's probably just as well. The British Open week may be a fun communal experience, but you can be sure no group of players would have enjoyed spending a long flight over the Atlantic having to stare at Cink's very shiny new carry-on.

JACK VS. TIGER

The British Open was Tiger Woods's 55th major (amateur and pro), while the 1973 British was Jack Nicklaus's 55th. Here's how the two players with the most major victories match up at this point in their careers.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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