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Indy Car Watching

On Sunday, I watched my first Indy Car race…ever. Of course, in the beginning I was switching back and forth from the British Open, but because Louis Oosthuizen had such a big lead, it was okay.

I decided to watch because I had a dog in the hunt. I’m a Mona Vie distributor and Mona Vie has a car and driver – Tomas Scheckter. It was interesting to watch the cars drive through the actual streets of Toronto. I’ve only ever seen bits and pieces of previous races in huge cereal bowls. I must admit this was pretty cool. The announcer mentioned that it was much more difficult and challenging due to the curvatures, bumps, and other exposures not present on a regular track. This probably was the main reason there were so many crashes.

Scheckter was one of those crashes, although he was ale to back out and finish the race. He eventually finished 15th out of 26 racers. I actually found myself interested in the race and may (just may) tune in again…

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Louis Louis….

Wow…who would have thunk it?

If you would have heard that someone won the British Open by 7 strokes, the last name you would have guessed was Louis Oosthuizen. That’s because even the most ardent golf enthusiast never heard of the South African.

He took the lead on Friday on #7 ad never looked back. Unlike all the other big names, he looked like he was playing a round of golf with his pals on a cool Sunday afternoon. Instead, he was playing on the greatest course in the world on the biggest stage. At 27 years old, it’s odd that this talent hasn’t surfaced before. It will be fun to see if Louis is a one-hit wonder, or if he can parlay this into more wins and major challenges.

I three-putt on my predictions all weekend. Congratulations to King Louis on taming St. Andrews and the top golfers of the world. Last chance for a major championship for Tiger and the gang next month at the PGA at Whistling Straights…

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Moving Day at St Andrews

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One of my favorite things to do on British Open week is getting up early and watching The Open on TV. It’s my World Cup. It’s still windy, but looks playable. U.S. Open champ Graeme McDowell is at -5 and in the hunt. The last two times players have won both the US and British Opens were in 2000 (Tiger Woods) and 1982 (Tom Watson). Don’t be surprised to see McDowell in contention tomorrow.

((Hey look – Phil finally makes a putt this weekend))

I love having Tom Watson and Paul Azinger in the booth with Mike Tirico on ESPN. As much as I loved watching Watson play as a leader last year, he is very goo as an analyst , and Azinger is brilliant.

As I watch this morning I can only think of one thing – I just love The Open.

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British Open

Play is suspended at the British Open for the 2nd round, however I think we can make some good guesses at this point for the weekend…

1 – John Daly needs to go on “What Not to Wear.” Somehow Daly always manages to play well at The Open and is a 2-time past champion. I just wish he’d find someone to help him dress.

2 – As is normally customary except for last year, there is a virtual unknown at the top of the board. Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa boasts a 5-shot lead over Mark Calcavecchia. After that, three British golfers are on the leaderboard and none of them are Justin Rose. Rose has been terrific this year, but he will miss the cut after shooting +4 today.

3 – Tiger Woods is hanging around. Just like the first two majors of 2010, Woods is hanging around the top of the leaderboard. He’s tied for 15th, but only 3 strokes out of second place. Tomorrow is moving day and if the leaders falter and Woods plays well, we might see him in the final group on Sunday.

4 – The weather is going to be a factor over the weekend at St. Andrews. Watch for a lot of wind and a lot of crying players.

My pick at the halfway point. For some reason, I think Tiger Woods is going to make a charge. He’s my pick to be on the platform on Sunday.

Stay tuned…

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