Bryden Macpherson shoots 90-80, says he'd never withdraw
The young Australian had an incredibly tough week but says he's better off for it.
Good on Australian Bryden Macpherson here for hanging around for 36 full holes of the 2014 British Open. You might be asking why anyone wouldn't hang around but when your first three nine-hole scores are 41-49-41 you might be too embarrassed to finish.
Not Macpherson, though. And he shot a 39 on that final nine (finally) for a 36-hole total of 170 which will be around 35 strokes worse than Rory McIlroy after McIlroy finishes his second round.
"I enjoyed every moment of it, as much as you could," Macpherson said. "You go out there and you try and take in the experience for what it is, instead of what you want it to be."
When asked if he ever thought of withdrawing, he seemed appalled.
"Definitely not, no. I've never pulled out of a tournament, a competitive event, and I plan to keep it that way for the rest of my career."
Fellow Australian Adam Scott weighed in, as well. On Thursday when Scott was asked what advice he had for Macpherson after that ghastly 90.
"Have a couple of beers," Scott said. "That’s all he can do."
Macpherson followed him up on Friday with an even funnier quip.
"Yeah, there might be a couple," said Macpherson. "Maybe Scotty will buy."
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