The USGA has nothing to do with the British Open golf tournament-- so that's good right? You may know I am no fan of the USGA. The Royal and Ancient runs the British Open and while Ian Poulter tweeted his disgust for two holes, others in the broadcast booth thought Muirfield was "hard but fair" on the first day. It sure is brown. Next to the sea and no trees, typical for the British Open.
It appeared Tiger Woods might make a ten on the first hole but salvaged a bogey and after struggling for a few holes he got it going. He and Mickelson are each two under, three back of leader Zach Johnson so that's a good start.
Johnny Miller told a San Francisco newspaper this week he thinks that Rory McIlroy's problems are his girlfriend and his new equipment. McIlroy shot 79 on the first day. Miller says that McIlroy is in love for the first time with tennis player Carolyn Wozniacki and because of that he is distracted from working on his game. Long way to go but it could be a great finish come Sunday and we won't have to wait all day to enjoy it because of the five hour time difference.