Callaway’s Newest Golf Balls ( 6)
If you think about this, it all makes perfect
and proper sense. Northern Ireland produces
the past two U.S. Open winners in Graeme
McDowell and Rory McIlroy. Then, it turns
loose resurgent countryman Darren Clarke,
who wins the Open Championship earlier this
month and celebrates by threatening to drink
oceans of Guinness from the Claret Jug.
If function was going to follow form, the
slumping Americans' best hope at the RBC
Canadian Open last week was always going
to be the Yank with the most Irish-sounding
name. That would be Sean O'Hair. And he
would now be the winner in Vancouver at a
course called Shaughnessy.
If young local Adam Hadwin had won, he
would have been the first Canadian to retrieve
his country's national championship in 57
years. Alas, from Whitehorse to Halifax, they're
still waiting after his T4.
On the Euro Tour, a Swede named Alexander Noren triumphed in Sweden.
In France, Japan's Ai Miyazato won the
Evian Masters. If Miyazato had waited until
2013, when the Evian Masters becomes an
“official” women's major, she would be even
happier than she was Sunday. Meanwhile, what
does this make her, “the best player ever to
have won a major-in-waiting?”
Finally, it came as no surprise when the
acrimony surrounding the public split between
caddie/goon Steve (I knew nothing) Williams
and fallen idol Tiger (Time for a change) Woods
predictably set the highly combustible Twitter-
verse on fire.
To paraphrase Juliet's immortal words to
Romeo: Parting is such Tweet sorrow.
RBC Canadian Open
champion Sean O’Hair