Innovations like the shot tracker that ESPN uses for golf are supposed to make following, understanding, and enjoying sports simpler. Putting Graeme McDowell's wayward hook on a shot tracker made following it easier, and McDowell will surely understand why, but he's not going to enjoy seeing it. At all.
This was McDowell's second shot from the fairway on the par-5 11th hole. It went left, and then left, and then left some more; it was like the Noam Chomsky of golf shots.
McDowell couldn't find the ball, took an unplayable lie, retook a fairway shot (it, too, went left) and ended up making bogey on the hole. He has had just about as poor a day at the British Open as Tiger Woods, who, if you'll remember, smacked a bunker shot off the wall of the bunker and then took a shot with his leg on the ground en route to a triple bogey.
McDowell is 4-over for Sunday's final round and has fallen to 3-under for the tournament, six shots back of Adam Scott.
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