Tiger Woods knew he needed a big start Sunday, and when it didn't happen he knew even a miracle finish was out of reach. Now it's back home to practice, especially on the putting greens.
Graeme McDowell hopes his U.S. Open "hangover" is officially over after a mid-pack finish Sunday. With the PGA Championship looming, he says it's time to get back down to business.
Colin Montgomerie was happy to play four rounds this week, but not happy with his putting. He is, however, very pleased with the strong play of several of his potential team members.
Phil Mickelson called his week "fun," and stressed that his disappointment at the way he played couldn't diminish from the enjoyment of experiencing a British Open at St. Andrews.
Stewart Cink wasn't happy with the way he played, but enjoyed his week as defending champion and is still reveling in the satisfaction of his breakthrough triumph last year at Turnberry.
After struggling mightily on the greens during the first three rounds at St. Andrews, Tiger Woods has put his old Titleist putter back in his bag for the final round of the Open Championship.
Five-time British Open champion Tom Watson bade a fond farewell to St. Andrews on Friday with a pause on the Swilcan Bridge and a final-hole birdie. He fully plans to play in 2011, though.
Arnold Palmer grew emotional as he discussed St. Andrews on Wednesday, and he had every right. His hope is that other golfers will come to love and understand the place as much as he does.