I turned on Golf Channel's Open coverage last night, just in time to hear (((Rich Lerner))) the Urbane Caste Buffoon, give his closing essay on Tiger. Tuned in again just now, as Lerner was directing Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo to dissect virtually every shot of Tiger's first round. Worried that Woods might actually be in contention, I went to ESPN and found their banner headline "Tiger Cards Opening Round 71 at Carnoustie." He's tied for 32nd. You just can't make this stuff up. It really is the old National Lampoon magazine come to life, and then some. What used to be humor and satire is now presented as serious coverage. As for the actual tournament, Kevin Kisner leads at -5. A fair amount of obscure names near the top of the leader board but that will undoubtedly change as the event unfolds. Carnoustie is a very tough course, and the weather will also play a big factor, as always in British Opens. I'll root for Phil, but more realistically, if Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy or any of the other young guns or big names wins, I'll be happy. Just don't wanna see some unknown or near unknown come out of nowhere, ala Ben Curtis in '03.