Sorry Stewart, but we won't remember you

BY foxsports • July 20, 2009

Turnberry can lift your spirits. It can also break your heart.

So close...


It was agonizing watching Tom Watson's dreams die in the British Open playoff. Robert Lusetich calls it 'one of the saddest things I've ever seen in sports.'.

It broke the hearts of millions of golf fans around the world today. It now holds a special place in golf history. It is scene of the most exhilarating Open ever, and the most disappointing.

The 138th Open Championship won't be remembered for Stewart Cink's first major victory. It will be remembered for the year when we witnessed the biggest anti-climax in golf.

Tom Watson's playoff loss is what we will remember about the 138th Open. His inability to make a par down the 72nd hole will live not just with him for the rest of his life, but with golf purists too.

This Open championship will haunt us forever. When we think of Turnberry Opens we won't know which one to pick: the 1977 Championship when Watson exhilarated us by outgunning Jack Nicklaus in the famous Duel in the Sun or this year when Watson broke our hearts.

We will remember Turnberry 2009 as the year history wasn't made, as the year the fairy tale did not come true, and lasting proof that there is no such thing as golfing gods, or fate: just the grim, harsh reality of life.

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