This comes from defending PGA champion Y.E. Yang:
I thought I new St Andrews, I realize I have no idea
Yang does know is that he opened with a 67 and then St. Andrews
hit. “The practice rounds here felt good but I couldn’t
apply the feeling on the golf course when the conditions were not
favorable,'' he said. "My reading of the weather, the wind speed
and direction, was a bit off. I need to learn from this.'' Yang
made the cut for the first time in three tries and closed out this
139th British Open with a 74 to finish at 3-over. “It was
good to play in this sort of situations,'' he said. "The elements
were so hard to play in. I can put that to good use in the latter
stages of the PGA Tour season, considering as well that the last
Major will be held in a windy course.''
Yang will defend his title next month at
Whistling Straits where weather could also be a factor.
“You cannot be a better player without
assessing your mistakes,'' he said. "It was a good learning
process with what this golf course threw at us.''
-- Melanie Hauser