British Open 2010: Mark Calcavecchia

The PGA Tour players are at the course at St. Andrews for the 130th playing of the British Open. Day one brought youth in Rory McIlroy, day two brought wind from the biggest magician of all time, mother nature and now, day three has a former winner showing off his game. If you watch the PGA for the golden oldies like Tom Watson, Mark Calcavecchia is putting on the show this year.

The man won the British Open back in 1989 and at the ripe age of 50, he is headed to play in the British Senior Open next weekend. Today’s low score of 67 is not only the best for the players making it out early, it’s also a personal best at St. Andrews. For now, the proof is in the pudding that maturity really can buy you confidence. Mark Calcavecchia has definitely carved out a place for himself beside Tom Watson and Greg Norman.

Since leaving the course today though, other players have managed to shoot really well too. Dustin Johnson seems to have snapped out of his funk and the folks at the British Open have given Phil Mickelson a nickname all his own. The man leading the whining box has been labeled a “mumper”. Rest assured, the players with the most maturity to their name, like Mark Calcavecchia and Paul Casey are flourishing right now.

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