Calcavecchia a surprise
Mark Calcavecchia won the British Open an eon ago, back in 1989, when he was in his prime. Now, he is 50. He has arthritic knuckles. He’s headed from the Old Course here up the road to Carnoustie next week, where he will play in the British Senior Open.
But for the second straight year, Calcavecchia is playing well in the British Open. His 67 early Friday morning put him in an unlikely spot — at 7under 137 and in second place, five shots behind leader Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.
Calcavecchia has made the cut in only half of the 14 events he has entered on the PGA Tour this year and hasn’t finished higher than 24th. His wife, Brenda, is serving as his caddie here, as she did last year at Turnberry, where he opened with rounds of 67 and 69.
“We have fun together most of the time,” he said. “The times we don’t, it’s entirely my fault.”