Windsorite Jeff Mingay writes an interesting take on the Old Course for Golfobserver.com. Jeff’s a friend and an aspiring golf architect. Of course he’s like one of a million architects to write on the Old Course, but so what? It is interesting nonetheless.
My collegues at the Globe and Mail go nuts on the Open. Mike Weir “writes” in his diary for the paper about playing a round with Nicklaus, Watson and Kenny Perry. Not particularly insightful though. Who writes this stuff for him? Mike Grange? Here’s another story on Weir’s round with the Bear.
The R&A were so worried that after 150 years the Old Course was becoming obsolete that they went ahead and made a bunch of changes. Now former Open champ Peter Thomson says the changes won’t make any difference — Tiger and the like will still bomb it over them. Ugh.