Saturday at the Open: Contenders and Pretenders, Ryder Cup debate gets hot
Andy and Brendan check in after an eventful Saturday at Royal Liverpool that may leave us with a relatively academic Sunday. Brian Harman leads by five, but they discuss his round and how the good conditions allowed for some scratchiness that could come back to bite him with Cam Young and Jon Rahm as the immediate chasers. They discuss those two, their low scores, and how the likes of Tommy, Rory, and Jordan couldn’t do the same. There’s some level of critique for all three, particularly on Rory’s putting. They ponder who is actually a contender anymore given the spread, as well as the flop that was the 17th hole. They close with a longer Ryder Cup chat as Justin Thomas’s candidacy for a roster spot seems to have become a hot topic while some of the on-course developments have lagged. It wraps with a few compliments for Zinger analogies!