Clarke throughly deserved his win, played consistent stuff over all days. Mickelson looked like on the front nine today to be on the march but that bogey on the 11th knocked the stuffing out of him. Slightly annoyed that the interviewers after the day were keen to focus on Clarke's tough off the court issues (which not great for him with his wife passing) but focus should have been for his good play.
I'm also a tad disappointed by McIlroy's comments that he wasn't happy that the weather played such a role in the Open and probably rightly so that he wouldn't change his game for one tournament. But the gist of what he is saying sounds completely defeatist. "If the weather isn't great" then I'm not going to be winning that tournament seems to be the implication his comments and he needs to realise that by grinding out performances in horrible weather conditions will be much better for him than coasting to victory in nice, sunny conditions. I hope he changes his mindset regarding that.
Last edited by Aky786UK; 17-07-2011 at 22:39.