Most British Opens are memorable to some extent, and especially so when they are played at St. Andrews.
2010, although it didn't have a big name like Tiger Woods winning by eight shots or a Jean van de Velde meltdown on the last hole, the tournament did have its moments that we will look back on years from now.
Here are what I think the ten most memorable things were that came out of the '10 Open on the Old Course.
Miquel Angel Jimenez's shot off the wall. Did he call the bank shot?
We learned that you can make the cut at The Open shooting an 80 if you happen to shoot a 63 the day before.
For all the wind we had Friday, it was strangely absent Thursday, especially in the morning. The result was some incredible scoring by the morning guys during round one.
Friday brought us such winds that play had to be suspended for an hour until it died down a bit.
Trying to putt a moving ball is not as easy as one would think...
Never have the world's top two golfers seemed quite so ordinary.
Not horrible. Not great. Very average. Very much non-factors.
Woods tied for 23rd, Mickelson for 48th.
Wait, I still don't know how to say it.
If it was built today we'd call it gimmicky. But it wasn't built today. It wasn't built at all. It just, 'became'; about 450 years ago.
The oldest golf course proved once again it is still the best golf course.
For a long time on Sunday it appeared as though Louis Oosthuizen might win by double digits. Not quite, but he did end up winning by seven, just one stroke shy of Tiger's eight-shot victory ten years ago on the old course.
It will be interesting to see if this victory propels Oosthuizen to stardom, or if he follows in the tradition of past surprise winners like Paul Lawrie and Ben Curtis, who never did much after their Open victories.
Picking a winner at the PGA Championship, in this year of no one dominating, could be a tall order. A safer bet might be to lay some money down on Englishman Lee Westwood to finish second.
In 2009 Westwood had two third-place finishes in majors (British Open and the PGA Championship). This year, he moved that up to two second place finishes in majors (Masters and now the British Open).
Maybe 2011 he'll step that up to wins?
Although he never won at the old course, Watson feels like a part of the history here somehow. Perhaps it is just the basic connection we all feel with him and the British Open in Scotland, and his five wins.
Tom figures to play in a couple more British Opens before he hangs it up, although unlikely he will still be playing when the Open returns to the Old Course.
For that reason Watson took his moment on the Swilcan Bridge on Friday. Watson failed to make the cut this year, so took his couple minutes to acknowledge the crowd that was aware of the moment and was saluting the five-time champion.
For me, the image I will most associate with the 2010 British Open will be Watson giving the bridge a little kiss.
Too bad he couldn't have one just one time here.