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THE BRITISH OPEN STARTED TODAY

By 07.16.09

Your workday sports-watching appetite might be satisfied with Tiger Woods chasing his fourth Claret Jug in the British Open, which started today. With tee-times as early as 6 AM Eastern today, many players have already finished their rounds, including 59-year-old Tom Watson, whose 65 this morning has set the pace for the field; he leads at 5 under par. Tiger Woods is six shots back at 1 over par, and naturally everyone’s flipping out. The British is one of the goofiest majors for the PGA Tour pros, because the courses are so different aesthetically and the weather is so unpredictable. It’s why we usually see previous unknowns win.

“The body’s a little bit old, but the enthusiasm out there was very similar,” Watson said, still grinning after his round. “What a wonderful day to play.”

“The course is defenseless,” Watson said. “The wind will pick up tomorrow. She’ll have some teeth. I’m looking forward to that.” [via]

You can watch the tournament on your personal computing device, thanks to these guys. Your leaderboard is here. The last group tees off at 11:21 AM Eastern time, so if you don’t feel like working today, you’re all set. And if you’ve been reading this site at work for any period of time and you still have a job, you owe it to yourself to start pushing the envelope.


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