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British Open might be dry, dry again
British Open might be dry, dry again

Much has changed in golf since they last played the British Open at Royal Liverpool here in 2006. Or has it? If you can harken back, that's the year where rainy, stormy, chilly western England wasn't rainy, stormy and chilly. It was none of the above. Temperatures actually reached into the 90s and the ground was so hard and dry it made it like golfing on an airplane runway. A 450-yard hole was a three-iron off the tee and an eight-iron in. Drivers gathered dust in the players' bags. Tiger Woods shot 18 under par, won the tournament — his third British Open title and his 11th major overall — and used his driver once, on the 16th hole in his first round. The memorable picture from...

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