Click on the image below to hear Tom Watson's post-round interview following his playoff loss at the Open Championship.
With relatively calm playing conditions on day one, several players with Open Championship experience took full advantage. 59-year-old Tom Watson owns five Open Championships, including the 1977 "Duel in the Sun" at Turnberry. Watson kept the ball in the fairway, rolled in five birdies and bailed himself out the few times he got into trouble, including a testy 6-footer at the final hole to preserve a bogey-free 65 that has him tied for second with another former champion. Ben Curtis "shocked the world" six years ago when he won the Open Championship. He appears ready to contend once again, having finished in the top 10 the last two years. On Thursday, Curtis overcame a pair of bogeys with an eagle at the par-5 seventh and birdies on four of his last six holes. He finished with a routine two-putt par at No. 18 to match Watson with a 5-under 65. Click on the images below to hear from Watson and Curtis as well as Mathew Goggin and John Senden who are tied for fifth at 4-under.
Tom Watson (-5, T2)
Ben Curtis (-5, T2)
Mathew Goggin (-4, T5)
John Senden (-4, T5)
We've got more photos from our FJ folks onsite at Turnberry! Pretty busy few days for everyone at the Open Championship, especially the players as they make final preparations for tomorrow's opening round. One of my favorite sayings is that you can't win a major on Thursday, but you can certainly lose one! Can't wait to see how this event unfolds, starting tomorrow morning.
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Check out the action from Tuesday at the Open Championship where we saw several players wearing their new FJ ICONS!
We'll have updates, photos and interviews all week from the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry. Click on the images below to see interviews from players we caught up with last week to talk about the Open.
Davis Love III