The Normans Have Invaded England Yet Again

Not since 1066 has England been this shocked of a Norman ruling their empire. Greg Norman, winner of the '86 and '93 Opens, is the clubhouse leader after 54 holes with 2-over-par. He was a half-inch from finishing the 18th hole with a chip-in and another few inches from an eagle on 17. A couple more breaks and the 53-year-old newlywed might possess a four-stroke lead.

He hasn't won a PGA tournament in 11 years. He hasn't played in a major in three years. Tiger Woods goes on golf's disabled list, and suddenly you've got chaos. Actually, maybe Tiger Woods will make a charge on Sunday and win this thing. I wouldn't be surprised.

And to liken the scoreboard to baseball's National League West, Ben Curtis and three others, all at +7, are in fifth place, five shots back. David Duval shot an 83. Atta boy.

So, in conclusion: Greg Norman. When the hell did every single golf major become exciting for a different reason?

2008 Open Championship Leaderboard