Best of the British
Here are a collection of the best shots from Sports Illustrated's photographers at Turnberry
The story of the week was Tom Watson, as he flirted with a sixth claret jug, but in the end Stewart Cink grabbed it, beating him in a four-hole playoff.
2 of 15Robert Beck/SI
Rory McIlroy made the cut, but didn't do much else. He shot 69-74-74-71 .
3 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
Ross Fisher, who would have withdrawn at any moment if his wife went into labor, shot par or better in each round leading up to the final day. Seventy-five on Sunday dropped his name down the leaderboard.
4 of 15Bob Martin/SI
What's next for the world's No. 1 player? "Well, go home, get something to eat. I'm really hungry right now."
5 of 15Robert Beck/SI
"It was just -- it was just problem after problem. I kept compounding my problems out there," Woods said.
6 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
Looking frustrated, and at times furious, Tiger Woods missed only the second major cut of his professional career.
7 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
Greg Norman was unable to build on the success he had at last year's British Open. He missed the cut.
8 of 15Bob Martin/SI
Lee Westwood had a shot at the Open Championship, but missed making the playoff by one stroke.
9 of 15Bob Martin/SI
Cink went par-par-birdie-birdie in the playoff.
10 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
Cink's one gaffe during the playoff came when he sent his second shot into the bunker on the first hole, the par-4 fifth.
11 of 15Robert Beck/SI
Fifty-nine-year-old Watson still has one shot left at a sixth claret jug. "I feel like I can play St. Andrews. I still have some of the shots to be able to play that golf course. We'll just have to see. We'll have to see," he said.
12 of 15Robert Beck/SI
"It would have been a hell of a story, wouldn't it? It would have been a hell of a story. It wasn't to be," Watson said. "And yes, it's a great disappointment. It tears at your gut, as it always has torn at my gut. It's not easy to take."
13 of 15Robert Beck/SI
The crowds were behind Watson all week during his historic run, chanting "Tome! Tome!"
14 of 15Fred Vuich/SI
"I'm engulfed by the joy, for sure. I can understand, though, the mystique that came really close to developing here and the story," he said after the playoff. "But in the end, you know, it's a tournament to see who lasts the longest. It's a survival test out there, as you look at the scoreboard with the winning score being -2. It's a survival test, and I don't know what else to say."
15 of 15Bob Martin/SI
John Daly made a strong, and bright, showing at Turnberry, topped off with an eagle on the par-5 17th on the final day. He finished T27.
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