Three Up, Three Down: It's not how you start, it's how you finish

Originally Published: August 8, 2008
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Leading after the first round of any golf tournament is like leading after the first quarter of an NBA game: It's better than the alternative … but it really doesn't mean anything.

Don't believe it? Quick: Name the three opening-round co-leaders at last month's British Open. No, it wasn't eventual winner Padraig Harrington, runner-up Ian Poulter or headline-grabbing Greg Norman. (The answer: Robert Allenby, Rocco Mediate and Graeme McDowell, who finished ...

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