SOUTHPORT, England – Not even Masters champions can escape the gorse. Sergio Garcia was frustrated after a poor tee shot on the par-3 fourth hole Friday at The Open, and he attempted to take it out on the gorse behind him, taking an angry swipe at the bush. He ended up injuring his right arm and requiring the services of an on-course physiotherapist. The Open: Full-field scores | Live blog: Day 2 | Full coverage "It wasn’t very smart. To be honest I thought I was done," Garcia said following a round of 1-under 69 that left him with a 2-over-par total. "It was little sore on the next tee. Took some ibuprofen and some Advil, got a little bit of work done … fortunately started loosening up as the
Golf fans everywhere knew Jim "Bones" Mackay would bring a unique perspective to Golf Channel's television broadcast when he signed on after splitting with Phil Mickelson after 25 years on the bag. And he delivered on his first day during Round 1 of The Open at Royal Birkdale. Following Bubba Watson down the back nine, "Bones" told a fantastic story about the time a college-aged Watson took on Mickelson in the late '90s, long before the two had ever donned a green jacket. In town visiting his caddie in Athens, Ga., Mickelson ran into Watson and the rest of the University of Georgia golf team. Watson apparently challenged Mickelson, a budding PGA Tour superstar at the time, to a match. The stakes?
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.