At any given time 5-10 players had a chance at winning the Open and one by one they slowly fell by the wayside until only three were left to playoff and find a winner.
Well, by the time this column is printed, the Open Championship at St Andrews should be either or in the last round. My pick last week were for Jordan Spieth, so we will see if I am right for a change.
Stallings, ranked 154th in the world, has missed the cut in seven of 12 events and finished outside the top 60 in four others since losing in a playoff at Torrey Pines in February while defending his most recent career title.
Well, I turned 57 yesterday (58 in Viet Nam) despite my best efforts to punch my own ticket over the last 25 years. But hey, I wasn't alone in my efforts, I had a lot of friends and enemies trying to help me.
First of all, congrats to Jordan Spieth on his win at the US Open. He played well and deserved to walk out as champion. Also, kudos to Dustin Johnson for making things interesting as it came down to the wire.
Enough of my problems, let's talk about other people experiencing disasters - yes, it's that time again. US Open, and the USGA, doing their damnedest to drive the "best players in the world" completely out of their minds.
Last weekend, The Bluffs held the Thu Duc Garden Homes tournament and everybody went all out to make it a huge success. The golf course has never been in better shape, or played harder. Kudos to GM Ben Styles and Superintendent, Ali MacFayden and their staffs.
As I write this, I am in a semi-panic because my golf swing is in pieces after trying to regain my ability to drive the golf ball long and accurately.
Once again, certain segments of the golf community, mostly in the US and Australia are trying to find a way to make golf more palatable to the masses, specifically the segments which prefer video games, iPads, iPods and the sofa with a bowl of chips and a six-pack of beer within arms reach.
Tiger is gone, Cheetah is back... According to a British newspaper, Tiger Woods admitted to cheating on his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, which was the cause of the breakup.
Sometimes it seems like the guy cannot catch a break. Perhaps it's karma coming back to haunt him for numerous past transgressions. He's getting what he deserves. Others might call it simply bad luck.
More mums know benefits of breast milk milks as breast milk
Breastfeeding felt natural and right for Nguyen Minh Thu, a worker at a garment factory in Ha Noi, but doing so meant struggling against pressure to use infant formula.
Many women, successful at work, work hard at making a success of their marriage as well, even though they feel sometimes that they are doing it on their own, without their spouse's support.
Focus less on form, more on substance
A class leader will henceforth be called "President of the Student Council," it has been decreed.Students, parents and other adults are scratching their heads over this one.
Sherlock Holmes, a fictional detective born out of Sir Conan Doyle's imagination, is revered for his logical reasoning and sharp observations that have solved many a murder mystery.
Ignorance of history is no laughing matter
On a TV show this week, viewers were laughing at the absurdly low knowledge of Vietnamese history among student participants. Most of the students in the show showcased their ignorance of the simplest historical fact.
Will it be Ha Noi or HCM City? Cost considerations may prove decisive as the government mulls where to organise the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2021. It will be the second time Viet Nam will host the Games, having staged the 22nd edition in Ha Noi in 2003.
Good job, but not a job well done
The scenes were hectic and familiar, but there were some important differences.
Minh, a former teacher at the city's Military University, studied in Hungary in the 1970s. He said that while studying there he was often invited to drink wine and beer with his foreign friends.
Rough language may be banned from offices
Ha Noi is preparing to issue a code of conduct for people working in offices, agencies and communities. However, many wonder about a provision banning people from using derogatory language.
Viet Nam's elderly long for open skies and doors
During the day, she looks forward to her children and grandchildren coming home for dinner and throughout the year, the 75-year-old woman longs for the Lunar New Year to come to her hometown in the northern province of Ha Nam.
Couples should help determine family size
National Assembly delegates, academics and the public are discussing whether Viet Nam should end its population-control policy because the national birth rate has become alarmingly low. This could lead to an ageing population at risk of not having enough people and funds to support them.


Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".