SOUTHPORT, England – Jason Day said he wasn’t concerned about his right wrist after an injury scare on the back nine Thursday at The Open. Day hit an iron shot out of tall rough and rubbed his wrist as he walked toward the green. His right wrist was wrapped after his opening 69 at Royal Birkdale. “Every time I come over here the ground is so hard. They need to get out and water it a little bit,” he said, laughing. “It’s so hard, and then once again I’m always in the wispy stuff. It’s not very good on the wrist when you’re hitting out of the hay.” The Open: Full-field scores | Live blog: Day 1 | Full coverage Day hit only half of the fairways despite using the driver sparingly. He mixed four
Rickie Fowler’s tee shot on the 539-yard, par-5 15th hole Thursday soared way left and landed in the deep, deep grass. An army of spectators began an earnest search, eventually finding the ball. Fowler salvaged a 6 on the hole, despite his very, er, rough start.
Sergio Garcia did not have a very strong start to the 146th Open Championship. Garcia shot a 73 in Round 1, and then it really got interesting in the second round. Early in Round 2, Garcia's ball found a bit of gorse, which he had to punch out of. He was able to, but then he got a few punches in at the thick stuff which caused him to grab his right shoulder. Garcia looked hurt for a while, but he was able to bounce back. "It wasn't very smart. To be totally honest, I thought I was done," Garcia told Golf Channel's Todd Lewis. "It was a little sore on the next tee. I got a little bit of work done on the 8th tee. Fortunately it started loosening up as the round went on. It still feels a little