SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND -- The rain was not coming down in sheets, and the wind was not howling quite as much, but Camilo Villegas' 65 Friday is the round of the tournament so far.
One of the most interesting things about the British Open is learning what clubs players are using to hit certain shots in extreme conditions. Invariably the numbers get comical.
"Downwind you can hit a driver here that goes 370 yards," Villegas said in his post-round press conference, "and then you get into the wind and you hit it 230. I mean, on the sixth hole I believe, I had 205 to the front, and I killed a 3-wood, perfect, and it pitched two yards on. My 3-wood normally goes 260."
Villegas drew laughter when he told reporters about what he did on the 18th. "I believe I had 176 to the pin and I hit a pitching wedge. That tells you how funky it is to play around here."
According to the Cobra Golf's Web site, these are the clubs Villegas has in his bag: Driver: Cobra L4V X (9°)Fairway: Cobra Speed LD (3, 5)Irons: Cobra Carbon CB (3), Cobra Pro CB (4-PW)Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled (54°, 58°)Putter: Titleist by Scotty Cameron GSS Circa '62 #6Ball: Titleist Pro V1(Photo by Nick Potts/AP Photos)