9:40 pm Update: Curtis Strange with some hilarious commentary — in retrospect! Tiger Woods, in this 2000 British Open, was playing the Rock Ishii distance ball which gave him ten extra yards off the tee. So here’s what Curtis said:
See that gourse? That’s trouble for everybody, but tiger with his length doesn’t have to worry about it.
Don’t forget to watch the 2000 British Open replay on Golf Channel tonight. This is one of the Rock Ishii-aided “wins” Tiger Woods accumulated in that “dominant” (wink, wink) year.
“That was an historic and transformational moment for the golf ball industry,” says Ishii.
“Everybody now is using the same type of equipment so it’s hard for any one player to get that technological jump ahead that I believe Tiger had in 2000.
“He obviously had skills too but that’s why it wasn’t a fair fight.”
While waiting for the program, you might want to read this earlier article I wrote about the 2000 British Open. Skip down to the quotes starting with Nick Price. Watch for that No. 17 drive tonight!
Jordan Spieth on CNBC: A very nice interview! He talks a bit of business (Under Armour) because, after all, it is a business channel. Pretty sure stock was part of his contract — watch until the end. People talk about his maturity and composure all the time, but he handled that final question like the CEO of a Fortune 500 company!
He also pointed out, when discussing Dustin Johnson, that he himself three-putted ten times during the week. I guess Dustin’s misfortune was to do it on the 72nd hole.