PhilMick Balloons At Brit, Also Shoots Opening 79

The British Open is underway without Tiger Woods, which for some reason has meant many more bettors on the event.

Rocco Mediate British Open

(No, Rocco didn’t just get word of Phil Mick’s scorecard)

At this writing, Rocco Mediate is your first round clubhouse leader at one-under-par. I suppose Mediate’s early showing shouldn’t be a surprise, considering his performance at the U.S. Open.

Speaking of (Claret) jugs, the man most Americans thought would be our top hope to claim The Open Championship has fallen out of contention after a mere 18 holes.

Phil Mickelson continued his slump today, skying to an opening round 79. I know he’s been hampered by injuries, but at some point you would think he’d start to play better. Especially considering the Brit Open tracks have usually treated him favorably.