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British Open Week Brings Injuries, Predictions, Business of Golf Fun, Forecasts, Family Features

by Bill Zortman

It starts with Austad. In a crazy weather year--Austad's is having a 6AM Sale on Thursday while the British Open is playing on ESPN. Some items 80% off.

First 156 customers in the door will pull one of the players in the British Open -- the ultimate winner will get the #1 Driver at the Open--Taylor Made SLDR Driver.

We'll also ask Dave Austad and Golf Etc Paul Doherty about golf balls. With companies fitting clubs and now golf balls to players and their swings --- other companies like Titleist are responding --- use the best ball in the business --- your ball or your club doesn't know you club speed.

In putting that to golfers I played with yesterday in the Home Federal Golf Event at Brandon --Casey Prostrollo and Mark Buehler -- both one hand (less than 5) handicappers. They suggested that the ball does make a difference. Our 4th in our group -- one of the principals at Spring Creek --- said he plays the same ball I do -- the Bridgestone 6. He did that until he lost the Bridgestone and went to his next choice.

By the way our Team shot a 55 at Brandon and won the event with 20 or so teams entered. Trust me the only difference I had were some par threes, approaches to greens, and as the teams 1st putt Lt to just hit the ball and get out of the way of the good golfers. But I surprised them and made several putts.

Randy Derheim--Pinnacle -- joins us early -- he has a shotgun 10:00 event --- today he talks about if at first you don't succeed.

Dr. Tim Lee Burton--Speciality Orthopedics and Dr. Max Reinecke -- Reinecke Chiropractic look at the health of golf there and here.

Dr. Tim has been right on top of Tiger, Jason Day, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, and now Ian Poulter. We'll talk about the British --- and his Speciality Orthopedics that gets people in and out.

Dr. Max will talk injury, scare tissue like road rash only deep inside muscle, muscle contraction affected and effects on the nervous system.

Paul Doherty Golf Etc---was inundated with requests last week to help those on the Dakota Circuit. Plus he'll talk about the projects. One of those is Anna from Harrisburg --- the other KTWB's Chris Carter---another lefty that doesn't want to stink it up on KTWB outings with his $25 driver he bought in 1998.

Adam Scott--Golf Addiction---will have to pick his name sake -- won't he this week in the British Open. Adam is also planning a trip to multiple sites next weekend. Golf Addiction provides the indoor-outdoor stuffings that give you golf at 72 degrees -- regardless -- no wind and 50 simulated courses to play on. And you can bet that the British Open this week at Royal Liverpool will be even more fun.

You'll also hear from a record setter. Last week the winner of our Yahoo Fantasy --Business of Golf --event at the John Deere was former commissioner Chad Zortman. He took it even further he was there when his pick -- Brian Harman won the Deere in Silvis, Illinois.

Here are the picks for the British Open...

---Dave Austad-------Austad Golf

A--Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar

B--Jordan Spieth, Justin rose and Jason Dufner, Jason Day

C--Sergio Garcia andGraeme McDowell

---Randy Derheim----Pinnacle

A--Jonas Blixt and Henrik Stenson

B--Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy, Brendon de Jonge

C--Richard SterneandGraeme McDowell

---Dr. Tim Lee Burton-----Speciality Orthopedic

A--Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson

B--Rory McIlroy, Justin Roseand Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth

C--Sergio Garcia andGraeme McDowell

---Dr. Max Reinecke--Reinecke Chiropractic

A--Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar

B--Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer

C--Paul Casey and Jimmy Walker

---Paul Doherty--Golf Etc

A--Adam Scott and Luke Donald

B--Zach Johnson, Bill Haas and Jim Furyk,Chris Kirk

C--Ryan Palmer and Jimmy Walker

---Adam Scott--Golf Addiction

A--Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar

B--Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson andJordan Spieth, Jim Furyk

C--Kevin Na and Sergio Garcia

---Dave Scaturro--Project 1

A--Adam Scott and Rick Fowler

B--Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth

C--Sergio Garcia andGraeme McDowell

---Last week's Winner--Chad Zortman--former commissioner

A--Ryan Mooreand Matt Kuchar

B--Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson andBrian Harman, Justin Rose

C--Jimmy Walker andFrancisco Molinari

---Bill Zortman -- Show Host --- Mr. "55" in Home Federal Scramble

A--Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson

B--Angel Cabrera, Martin Kaymer andZach Johnson, Justin Rose

C--Sergio Garcia andMiguel Angel Jiminez