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The Open 2017

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Greetings Golfers,

How good is the Open? It just has such a great feel about it – I’d love to see it in person. The Masters also has a unique and great feel. The US Open used to, but it’s starting to feel more like a PGA Championship (and that’s not a compliment).

The first round leader board is excellent – Spieth and Koepka and Kuchar lead at 5 under. Three Americans are leading the Open … but England’s Paul Casey is right behind them – don’t be surprised if Casey wins his first Major – he’s the real deal.

Today (Friday) is supposed to get nasty – rainy and windy and cold … it’s Britain! Then the fun begins. I love links golf – especially bad weather links golf. I want to see shot making and course management and resiliency. The winner will definitely have those qualities.

How’s this for goofy – Tom Lehman beat Sergio and Phil in the first round. If the weather gets crazy, crafty Tom could sneak his way up the leaderboard … like another Tom did a few years ago (Watson).

Justin Thomas played great and is at 3 under. He also wore a cardigan sweater and a tie. But Jordan Spieth is probably the guy to watch. He just knows how to play golf.

Cheers,

Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Professional
tabts@deerrungolf.com