Truth & Rumors: Adam Scott's name had been traced onto British Open's Gold Medal
Adam Scott said all the right things following his dreadful collapse yesterday at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, but it probably doesn’t make coming home without the Claret Jug any easier. Nor does this mistake that ESPN’s coverage caught in the aftermath:
That screen grab, from Yahoo’s Jay Busbee, is an image of the Gold Medal that Open Championship victors receive in addition to a replica of the Claret Jug. Apparently, the R&A metal smiths had taken the liberty to trace Scott’s name in in preparation for engraving. Oops.
This Isn't the Football Pitch?
Carlos Tevez makes a living carrying soccer club Manchester City F.C as a striker. So what could the Argentinian superstar possibly be doing carrying golf clubs? Supporting compatriot Andres Romero at the Open Championship, reports The Daily Mail’s JJ Anisiobi:
Carlos said of his day: 'It was my first time at The Open and I enjoyed it but my shoulder is killing me.It’s much easier playing football than carrying that big bag around.'
The two men had a laugh as they made their way around the course and Carlos, who is an avid golf player in his spare time, picked all the right clubs for Andres to use.
He followed orders perfectly, unlike his days at Manchester City, and even pulled out a flag as his friend attempted a put [sic].
After Romero shot a 77 on Saturday to fall out of contention, Tevez visited the Memorial Tournament runner-up Saturday night asking for the loop. But Tevez was not nearly as useful on the golf course as he is on the football pitch, as his boss for the day finished in last place among players who made the cut.
We’re also still trying to figure out how you tip a caddy who makes $10 million a year.
A Break From Olympic TV
It’s nearly that time again when televisions across the world will be flooded by coverage of the Olympic Games, which are set to begin this week. After a weekend where golf was center stage, this can be a tough time for those of us who need our fix. But PBS brings some respite with “Golf’s Grand Design,” a new 60-minute documentary about American golf course architecture:
The program features interviews with ASGCA President Bob Cupp and fellow members Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye and Bill Coore, among many others.
Golf's playing fields have recognizable characteristics – fairways, greens, bunkers, and water hazards – but golf is the only sport played on a field with no specifically defined dimensions. "GOLF'S GRAND DESIGN" focuses on golf course architecture from the 1880s through present day and highlights some of America's best known and most influential courses.
The show airs Friday, Aug. 3 at 10 PM. And don’t worry, Olympic golf in Rio is just four years away.
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