The Open Championship can get a little chaotic, with 156 players zig-zagging across the inward and outward links of Great Britain. With the wind and high fescue, there are always some interesting shots over the 15-hours days that mark the first two rounds. And we have a our first comical moment thanks to Thomas Bjorn, who went down into the high stuff to dig out his ball and came out with a broken $80,000 HD camera.
Bjorn was in the fescue early on Thursday, and the camera caught him hacking out. The swing was picked up on video, but the ball was not -- that is until a cracked lens took over the screen:
ESPN's Mike Tirico quickly added that the busted camera was worth $80,000 but hopefully it's not a total loss. The mishit also led to an ugly double bogey -- not the best start for the veteran Dane.
Update: An image of the damage from the other side, via Trey Wingo:
and now...the evidence RT @ ESPN TV camera on first fairway after Thomas Bjorn's second shot from the rough!! pic.twitter.com/kMCO8WtSYe— trey wingo (@wingoz) July 18, 2013