Golfer forced to withdraw from British Open because of plane trouble
Getting to work on time can be tough for people. For most people, that means traffic and train problems, but pro golfers aren't exempt either. Just ask Mark Calcavecchia, who was forced to withdrawn from this week's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool because his flight was canceled.
Right now I thought I'd be on 3rd hole of mini practice rd at the Open!! Best we could do is a flight to West Palm Beach. #americanairsucks— Mark Calcavecchia (@MarkCalc) July 15, 2014
Totally depressed I can't be at my fave tourney in the world!! American Airlines killed us for no reason weather was fine #dontgetit— Mark Calcavecchia (@MarkCalc) July 15, 2014
For Calcavecchia, this has to be especially disappointing. At age 54, he competes primarily on the over-50 Champions Tour, but he gets a chance to compete against the youngsters with an invite each year to the British Open as a former champ. While he failed to make the cut at last year's tournament, but he did finish in a tie for ninth in 2012.
Since Calcavecchia was forced to withdraw, his spot in the field went to 35-year-old Canadian David Hearn, who makes his first ever Open appearance.
Calcavecchia, meanwhile, will have a week off to
play golf do what ever golfers do on vacation.
- Dan Gartland