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The 2009 British Open

A missed 8-foot putt at the British Open kept Tom Watson from becoming the oldest player to win one of golf's major championships. In the end, a playoff on the dramatic Ailsa course at the Turnberry Resort in Scotland was Watson's undoing, and even winner Steward Cink seemed saddened that Watson hadn't pulled it off. That bit of missed history wasn't the only news from the Ailsa course at Turnberry Resort, as Tiger Woods somehow missed the cut in a major for only the second time in his career. ( 25 photos total)

Tiger Woods hits a shot during a practice round July 14. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Martin Kaymer reacts after Alvaro Quiros and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano wrapped him in a net on the 15th tee during practice July 14. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) #

Mike Weir (right) walks in the rough with his caddie on the 17th hole during a practice round July 15. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #

Tiger Woods hits a shot on the range during a practice round July 15. (Harry How/Getty Images) #

A fan with an autographed hat watches play during a practice round July 15. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #

Lee Westwood peers out of a bunker on the fifth hole during a practice round July 15.(REUTERS/Mike Blake) #

Jim Furyk hits a shot during a practice round July 15. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) #

John Daly plays a shot from the rough on the tenth hole during the first round July 16. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) #

A lighthouse highlights the scenery during the first round. (David Cannon/Getty Images) #

Mark Calacavecchia putts on the second green during round one July 16. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) #

A member of the ground staff prepares the course during round one. (David Cannon/Getty Images) #

Tomohiro Kondo walks towards the beach to find his ball during the second round July 17. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) #

Some supremely-conditioned athletes competed at the British Open's second round. John Daly also competed. (AP Photo/Jon Super) #

Sergio Garcia hits out of a bunker on the 5th hole during round two July 17. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images) #

Wen-Chong Liang hits his approach shot on the 9th hole during round two July 17. (Warren Little/Getty Images) #

Tiger Woods fans sit on the ninth hole during the second round July 17. Woods would fail to make the cut. (REUTERS/Russell Cheyne) #

Brandt Snedker (center) takes a shot from the rough on the ninth hole during the second round July 17. (AP Photo/Jon Super) #

People dressed in vintage clothing promote a beverage during the third round July 18. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) #

Camilo Villegas lines up a putt on the fifth green during the third round July 18. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) #

Ross Fisher of England lines up a putt on the fourth green, as Ailsa Craig Island looms in the background, during the third round July 18. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) #

Ross Fisher's ball rests next to a photographer's cameras in the rough on the 4th hole on the final day July 19. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Stewart Cink plays out of the rough on the 9th hole on the final day July 19. (PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images) #

Tom Watson plays from the 10th tee during the final round July 19. (AP Photo/Jon Super) #

Tom Watson looks at his ball before playing from the rough near the sixth green during a playoff following the final round July 19. (AP Photo/Jon Super) #

Stewart Cink holds up the trophy after winning a playoff following the final round July 19. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) #


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caption on 13 is brilliant, well done.

Posted by Jon July 23, 09 11:07 PM
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i love caption 13. love his attitude which is at the same time detrementle though. apprently he was up at 4am drinking beer and eating nachoes after round one. love him waste of talent

Posted by dann October 9, 09 07:25 PM
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