Everybody's got a story
TROON, Scotland -- At a long-ago point in time, Skip Kendall could not have even dreamed of a 66 to take the lead at the Open Championship. He was hitting balls in an Orlando field, between shifts waiting tables at an Olive Garden, trying to make ends meet while hoping to revive his career.
Then there's Colin Montgomerie, who always dreamed of such glory. He grew up at Royal Troon, site of the 133rd Open Championship, and is still a member of the historic club. He's been in position to win major championships, just never pulled it off.
Through two rounds of the British Open, there are stories galore. And it is difficult to say which one is best.
"I feel like I've been very close," Kendall said. "I think it's just a matter of time. Hopefully this will be mine."
"I used to live less than 100 yards from here," he said. "It is emotion in such circumstances. I know this course better than anybody and I'm in a good position for the weekend."
But that would make the story even better.
Bob Harig covers golf for the St. Petersburg Times, and is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com. He can be reached at email@example.com.