Tag Archives: Bobby Clampett

Jul
16
2010

Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen would absolutely be the coolest name to ever win a British Open. Obviously no lead is safe in these conditions, demonstrated so sadly by Rory McIlroy (above), who shot 63 Thursday, but was already at 63 through 14 holes today. (He finished with an 80, nearly a stroke per hole worse than Thursday, to drop to 1-under.)

But Oosthuizen holds a five-shot lead over 50-year-old Mark Calcavecchia, the largest 36-hole cushion since Bobby Clampett in 1982, after shooting an early morning 67 to reach 12-under for the championship. (That’s somewhat of an ominous stat, since Clampett plummeted from 11-under to even to eventually lose by four.)

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