Weathering The Open
More than any other major championship, the British Open is a test of playing in tough conditions. We look back at some memorable images of players battling the elements
July 17, 2012
Tiger Woods battles the rough and the weather during the 3rd round at Muirfield. Woods entered the day in contention and in the hunt for the calendar grand slam, but an 81 ended any hope of history.
K.J. Choi seeks shelter during his opening round at St Andrews . . .
. . . The next day play was delayed due to high wind at St Andrews. Louis Oosthuizen took advantage of missing the tough conditions on the first two days and wound up running away for his first major title.
Amateur Drew Weaver gets a local dose of weather at Carnoustie Golf Links.
Ian Poulter bundles up as the rain falls during the first round at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.
Die-hard fans follow the action at St. Andrews.
Mark Calcavecchia and his wife/caddie Brenda keep pace during the second round at Turnberry.
This rain thing isn't new: Here, a rainstorm stops play at Hoylake.
Rain creates a rainbow of umbrellas at Troon.
Phil Mickelson has said he's decided to embrace tough conditions and even to welcome them. That fresh attitude paid off at Royal St George's when he had his best Open finish, a T-2.