Americans take backseat at Open

Originally Published: July 17, 2010
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Is there an American in the house?

I'm just asking because you can't swing a plate of haggis without hitting a South African, a Brit, a German, a Swede or a Spaniard on the sweet spot of the Open Championship leaderboard. It's the only tournament that needs subtitles.

Meanwhile, the Americans are being held in a St. Andrews safe house, apparently too busy to break free from the magnetic pull of possible Open irrelevancy. They're this close to ...

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