Friday, July 15, 2005

Weir misses the cut; Tiger, Monty surge

I must admit to having enjoyed watching the Open today. It is always more interesting to watch a tournament on a course with which one is familiar. I don't know Old Course, but I do have a pretty good sense of it.
That said, Tiger continues to bomb it over everything and that's going to make him pretty hard to catch. Singh would be right there with him if he manage to make a putt or two. Interesting to see Colin Montgomerie playing so well. Now a win by Monty would be quite the story after all the incidents (re: divorce, bad drop) he's been through over the last two years. Still, it'll probably be Tiger in a walk. Unless the wind blows -- we can only hope.
That said, one player who won't be in the field come the weekend is Mike Weir. After another pathetic round, Canada's favourite son is heading on holiday and then back to Utah. On his website, Weir says every part of his game has issues these days. That saying a l0t. What's his swing coach, Mike Wilson, doing if there are so many problems? Weir says he may not play until the PGA Championship, which seems counterintuitive. Wouldn't it make more sense to work some of these problems out in a tournament before heading to another major?
Maybe Canadians will have to start owning up to the fact that Weir might not be as great as we think. He's had a good run, and at 35 could do it again, but he's had two straight off years.

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