Tee Room Special: A look back at the Open sees Rose fail to flower

Rose wilts in sun

Most of the English hopes disappointed, above all Justin Rose, who after a season of promise could not make the cut. And we need a search party to be sent out for former world No 1 Martin Kaymer, who vanished without trace.

Missed the cut: A dejected Justin Rose

Missed the cut: A dejected Justin Rose

Fashion statement

Many golfers still live in the land that style forgot, as ever the most prominent being John Daly. The most dynamically dressed these days is American Rickie Fowler, who from top to bottom brings some youthful pizazz to proceedings.

Pizzazz: Ricky Fowler makes a style impact

Pizzazz: Ricky Fowler makes a style impact

We’ll see you again

He fell away on Sunday but 22-year-old Dane Thorbjorn Olesen suggested, in his first Open, he is made of the right stuff. Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium also looks more than a one-hit wonder.  

Enduring image

Despite some sunshine on the final day, the overriding memory will be of the world’s best golfers, hands on hips, looking at balls in puddles of water in the bunkers. 

Keegan Bradley
Officials look at water in a bunker

Water trouble: Keegan Bradley hits out of a water filled bunker (left)

A good move

The R&A decided enough is enough with slow play and put players on notice that a snail-like pace could result in a stroke penalty. Martin Laird, first out on his own yesterday, seemed to take it to heart, whizzing round in two hours 20 minutes. Now will they get tough with belly putters?  

Quote of the week

Out-of-form Darren Clarke on what was on his mind as he walked down the 18th: ‘I thought how the **** did I win this last year?’ 

Tweet of the week

From Ian Poulter:

Poulter tweet

Shot of the final day

Arguably shot of the week — on the 481-yard par-four second, Ian Poulter hit a respectable enough drive down the left of the fairway. He then pulled out his five-iron and from 202 yards drilled it straight in.