As always, some of you asked where you could watch my work for the Open Championship. The only real answer to that is if you live in Asia, I’m on the preview (or post-round) show on Fox Sports, and I also make regular appearances on Fox Sports Central. Since I know most of my reader base is North America and UK-based, you obviously can’t watch.
I’ve picked several features and interviews from the week at Royal Liverpool covering the Open — which was, as always, a complete blast. First, let’s check out the local area…
Now, a pre-tournament interview with World No. 1 Adam Scott, who ended up finishing T5 despite getting the crappy end of the draw:
Next, I caught up with World No. 2 Henrik Stenson. Oh, I have to tell the precursor to this interview. The practice range at Hoylake was across the street from the golf course, and players take courtesy cars back and forth. I was walking up to the area when I saw Stenson in a car that was driving off, but I waved and gestured at him to get out (half-jokingly), and he actually had the car stop and stepped out to do the interview. Top man!
And here’s a pre-tournament chat with Sergio Garcia, who finished tied for second and made things somewhat exciting on Sunday afternoon (he’s so close — hopefully he’ll get his maiden major at the PGA?!?):
Check out this feature on the 18th hole. Talk about being at the right place at the right time, and Zach Johnson is awesome!
Next, you’ll enjoy this piece on the history of Royal Liverpool Golf Club, particularly because our tour guide, the club historian Joe Pennington, is such a fantastic character!
Finally, here are some selects of the post-round interviews I did throughout the week. First, Dustin Johnson after he fired a seven-under 65 in the second round:
Here’s Sergio after he shot a two-under 70 to follow his first-round four-under 68:
Next, Rickie Fowler seemed a bit disappointed after he left a few out there coming in on the back nine, though he still fired a nice four-under 68 in the third round:
Jim Furyk also thought he could have scored better in the third round:
Furyk made up for it on Sunday by posting a solid seven-under 65 to finish solo fourth:
Marc Leishman shot a matching 65 to surge him up the leaderboard to a tie for fifth place:
That’s a wrap:
I’ll be reporting for Fox Sports Asia at Valhalla next week. See you soon!