Did anyone really think Sergio Gracia was really going to win the British Open? We’ve all seen this before from him. He can’t finish on Sunday. There was the time he looked like a banana playing with Tiger Woods on Sunday at I believe the PGA last year (might not have been the PGA but I don’t feel like looking it up). I think he choose the all yellow outfit to hide the urine that was certain to stain his pants. Call it Sergio being Sergio. He’s just not good when it matters.
My roommate said it best, “If Sergio played in three day tournaments he would be really good.” Nothing could be more true.
Yep, that looks about right.
The best part about the British Open is it airing so early in the morning. I woke up Sunday morning, made my way out to the living room and laid down on the love seat couch where I stayed for the next 5 hours watching the Open. I love Sundays. Yeah, 5 hours of golf can get a little boring but watching the final half hour was well worth it.
First there was Andres Romero. Looking like a mini-Tiger Woods in his red polo and black vest, he did his best Tiger impression by birdie 4 holes in a row and seven of nine on the back nine. However, the two he didn’t birdie, he double bogeyed. He started the 17th hole with a two shot lead. By the time posted a 6, he was two shots back of the leader.
Then there was Padraig Harrington, who immediately became my favorite golfer of the day since he was battle Sergio and I hate Sergio. He did his best Jean Van de Velde impression and put two balls in the water on 18 for a double, giving Sergio a one shot lead.
If it was anyone else other than Sergio, I would have assumed he would win. But it’s Sergio and he his a worse closer than Jose Mesa post 1997. He had a 10-foot par putt to win The Open. It’s just the type of putt he has missed all day. He steps up to the ball with a chance to get critics like myself off his back. He strikes the putt, it looks good at first but, of course, Sergio being Sergio, he pushes the putt left and bogeys the hole.
He has another chance to redeem himself on the playoff. But Sergio being Sergio,he goes on to bogey the first playoff hole and lose the playoff. Well done Sergio. After all, everyone knew you weren’t going to win. Sergio was just being Sergio.