Stewart Cink then became the first twittering golfer to win a major golf championship by beating a tiring Watson in a four hole playoff. Despite looking a little like a caddie at the US Masters, Cink was solid and claimed the Open Championship. Apart from his green shirt, the one thing that distinguished him from the rest of the contenders was a good back nine. Bogeys abounded and ruined the chances of Westwood, Goggin and Goosen.
Goggin’s birdie putt to go one shot in front on 13 may have changed things. He pushed it just wide and although getting up and down for par on the 14th the nerves were beginning to show. His short iron play couldn’t set himself up for any more birdies. He hung in there and despite it being a cliche, will be better for the experience.
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