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British Open: A day later, Bryden Macpherson can joke about his 90
British Open: A day later, Bryden Macpherson can joke about his 90

An event such as the British Open can create heroes among the unheralded. There is Bryden Macpherson, for example. The 23-year-old Australian and former University of Georgia player, exempt into this event because he was fourth at the 2013 Australian Open, shot 90 in his first round at Royal Liverpool. That included a run to open his back nine Thursday of 7-6-8-4-7. Friday, he picked it up a bit, shot 80 and said, with humor and a sense of perspective, "I actually hit the ball in play today." He also had other gems: —"Yesterday, my short game was actually really good." —"There are glimpses out there." —"It would be a little...

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