British Open: Report Card


British Open: Report Card

August 19, 2007

Tiger Woods, T-12, 282 (-2)

What worked: Woods described his putting as "phenomenal." His 115 putts ranked T-19 for the week.What didn't: Erratic drives (he hit five fairways in Friday's 74) and troublesome sand play set him back.PGA prospects: Can his putter stay sharp? Woods was T-7 in putts at Southern Hills at the '01 U.S. Open.IN THE MAJORSMasters: B (T-2)U.S. Open: A- (T-2)PGA: 1, 3 times

Phil Mickelson, MC, 148 (+6)

What worked: No longer bothered by the wrist injury, Lefty began the week by hitting seven straight fairways.What didn't: With an MC looming, Mickelson had three three-putts in his last five holes Friday.PGA prospects: Tied for seventh at Southern Hills in 2001. He hasn't missed the cut at the PGA since '95.IN THE MAJORSMasters: B- (T-13)U.S. Open: A- (T-2)PGA: 1, 2005

Jim Furyk, T-12, 282 (-2)

What worked: Only two players had more birdies than Furyk, who also was T-5 in driving accuracy.What didn't: Always on the verge but never quite in contention, he bogeyed the 18th hole three times.PGA prospects: The fact he was T-3 in accuracy at the '01 U.S. Open doesn't offset his final-round 82.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C- (T-24)U.S. Open: F (MC)PGA: T-6, 1997

Ernie Els, T-4, 279 (-5)

What worked: No three-putts helped his confidence. Els went 24 holes sans bogey after the triple Saturday.What didn't: Inconsistency off the tee and on approaches kept him from challenging at the end.PGA prospects: He has only three top-10s at the year's final major and was T-66 at the Southern Hills Open.IN THE MAJORSMasters: F (MC)U.S. Open: C- (T-51)PGA: T-3, 1995

Adam Scott, T-27, 286 (+2)

What worked: After missing his first six fairways he didn't miss another on the front nine until Saturday.What didn't: Like Furyk, he never broke 70, keeping him from making big gains on the leaders.PGA prospects: Last year's T-3 at Medinah was his best finish in a major. He didn't play the '01 Open.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C- (T-27)U.S. Open: F (T-MC)PGA: T-3, 2006

Vijay Singh, T-27, 286 (+2)

What worked: Saturday's 68 was a solid round, with 10 fairways, 12 greens and 27 putts.What didn't: He was OK through three rounds, but his putter failed him in Sunday's 75 (33 putts).PGA prospects: Could this be the major that salvages his season? He won the PGA in 1998 and 2004.IN THE MAJORSMasters: B (T-7)U.S. Open: F (MC)PGA: 1, '98, '04

Henrik Stenson, MC, 147 (+5)

What worked: Was two under through 11 holes while hitting nine greens and seven fairways.What didn't: Failed to repeat the front-nine success Friday, hitting four greens with two bogeys and a triple.PGA prospects: Since the Accenture he has one top-10 on the PGA Tour and MCs in his last two majors.IN THE MAJORSMasters: B- (T-13)U.S. Open: C (T-20)PGA: T-14, '06

Geoff Ogilvy, MC, 149 (+7)

What worked: It's no solace, but Ogilvy was T-5 in birdies and greens among those who missed the cut.What didn't: Very inconsistent. His week included a four-putt bogey, a double and a triple.PGA prospects: He admits to battling his ball-striking all year, and that will be hard to correct in Tulsa.IN THE MAJORSMasters: F (MC)U.S. Open: F (MC)PGA: T-6, 2005

Luke Donald, T-63, 297 (+13)

What worked: Nobody hit more fairways than Donald (two others also had 46), who hit 14 of 15 Thursday.What didn't: Starting at No. 15 Saturday Donald made nine bogeys in 11 holes despite hitting eight fairways.PGA prospects: Tied for third at the PGA a year ago, Donald should do well on Southern Hills' doglegs.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C (T-17)U.S. Open: F (T-MC)PGA: T-3, 2006

Padraig Harrington, Won, 277 (-7)

What worked: Perseverance and an amazing 15 greens Sunday and 28 in the final two rounds.What didn't: His grade would be A+ if not for No. 18. Remember, he also made a double bogey there Friday.PGA prospects: He needs to hit more fairways at Southern Hills. He has never had a top-10 at the PGA.IN THE MAJORSMasters: C- (T-24)U.S. Open: C- (T-42)PGA: T-17, '02

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