There are moments while watching sports when you get the feeling that someone or a team is destine to win. Often times it’s nothing more than a gut feeling with nothing tangible to justify the conclusion. However, while watching the Darren Clarke during the final round of the 140th Open Championship at Royal St. George it wasn’t a gut feeling that Clarke would be lifting the Claret Jug at the end of the day. Rather, as so often happens in golf, it was a few key tangible shots that carried the 42 year old Northern Irishman to a victory that seemed like destiny.
Clarke headed in the final round with a one stroke advantage over his playing partner Dustin Johnson. Through the first six holes neither player seemed to be taking charge, with Clarke failing to capitalize on birdie opportunities and Johnson scrambling to remain competitive.
In the meantime, seemingly out of nowhere, the improbable was happening. Phil Michelson was making a fearless charge up the leader board and his birdie on the 10th hole actually tied Clarke for the lead. Lefty, whose resume lacks Continue reading