Rymer Bites: 3 Thoughts from The Open Championship

Charlie Rymer checks in from one of his favorite Murrells Inlet spots, and offers three observations coming from this year’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Plus, he gives us a quick recap on how he and his son, Hayden, fared in last week’s Father & Son Team Classic in Myrtle Beach!



Charlie Rymer:
So I’m hanging out here at my favorite spot in Murrells Inlet, the Dead Dog Saloon. Having a pretty big day here on Wednesday. Got my haircut. I think it’s pretty sexy. Hope my wife thinks so.

So anyway, I’ve got some observations on last week at The Open. Wow, what an amazing week. I’ve got three thoughts on it. First, Shane Lowry, who just a year ago had thoughts of quitting the game. He came in and missed his last four cuts in The Open, putting it together in Ireland, in front of friends, family, countrymen that came up to watch him play. The emotion that he had to deal with, just really amazing to me.

Second thought, Royal Portrush. Wow. What a home run that was. It looked so cool on television. A lot of thought going around the world of golf that behind the Old Course at St. Andrews, Royal Portrush might just be the second best venue in that Open rotation. Sort of hard to argue that that isn’t the case.

And then finally, how about Brooks Koepka? He didn’t get it done with the win, but look what he did this year in major championship golf. A second place, a win, a second place, and fourth place finish at The Open. Among the players that made the cut in all four of the majors this year, Brooks Koepka was 22 shots better than any of them. That’s getting it done right there. What a major season that Brooks Koepka had.

And then finally last week, I chance to play with my youngest son, Hayden, in the Father & Son Team Classic. We didn’t play really good golf. In fact, I played like a suck egg mule, but we still had a good time. Hayden doesn’t play a whole lot of golf, but I think we finished around 25th. Not bad. Made a lot of good friends and new friends on some really good golf courses. That Father & Son, you ought to check it out if you haven’t played in it in the past, come on down and see us in Myrtle Beach next year. And of course you can get all the info on that over at PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com. I’m heading back into the Dead Dog!