The Open Championship: Mcilroy breaks 3 wood, Stenson leads

By Peter Santo


The Open Championship 2016 has sure been a good one so far. There have been lots of stories off the course and some great play on it as well. With a 100 yard par 3 wreaking havoc on the field at Royal Troon, most of the pros have been humbled this week.

Rory Mcilroy has had a tough week, it started off with his questionable comments about how it is not his job to grow the game of golf. When asked about the decision not to play in the Olympic games in Rio, Mcilroy responded “I’ll watch the stuff that matters,” citing track and field and swimming as sports that matter. He also said he did not get into golf to grow the game, so that was not important to him.

Mcilroy briefly worked his way into contention on Friday before falling back on Saturday, and was clearly frustrated with his play. Unfortunately for Rory’s Vapor Speed two dot three wood, he let out his frustration by snapping the club in half. 

Meanwhile up at the top of the leaderboard, Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson appear to be in a two man race for the Claret Jug. Stenson holds a one shot lead heading into Sunday and is looking to become the third first time major champion this season, joining Danny Willett and Dustin Johnson.

Mickelson meanwhile is looking for his first victory in three years, although he seems to have found a liking for links golf, as his last victory also came at The Open in 2013.

I don’t really have much of a rooting interest in this one, just looking forward to watching some great golf down the stretch on Sunday. That said, I’m picking Henrik to win his first major.


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