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  Saturday, 20 July, 2002, 10:35 GMT 11:35 UK
Golf is the food of love
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Jimenez is not entirely satisfied with the menu
BBC Sport Online's Matt Slater

Where Angel fears to tread

The Scots are a remarkable people - as they frequently like to point out.

Speak to any self-respecting Scot about what makes their country so great and you will hear wondrous tales of inventors, engineers, explorers and sports stars.

Scotland: a little nation that has made a big impression.

But amongst those stories of Scottish success, you will not hear much about excellence or innovation in the kitchen.

They might have invented the television, penicillin and internal combustion engines, but the Scots have not won many Michelin stars.


They serve us things I wouldn't give to my dog
Miguel Angel Jimenez

Admittedly, the deep-fried Mars bar is an innovation, but then so was vulcanised rubber and you would not serve that in a restaurant.

Whichever way you look at it, a "fish supper" is as good as it gets up here, and for today's pro golfer that is not good enough.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez has been the first visitor at the 2002 Open Championship to break the polite code of silence on the food issue.

"The food is terrible," the kinky-afroed Spaniard told El Mundo Deportivo newspaper on Friday.

"I'm dying of hunger. They serve us things I wouldn't give to my dog."

To spare some Scottish blushes, it should be pointed out that the Jimenez family were spotted in an Italian restaurant in North Berwick on Wednesday night, tucking into the 25 set menu.

And as a Scot would be quick to point out, they must have much better barbers here than the ones Jimenez uses back at home in Spain.


The Daily Duffy

You cannot keep a good man down.

After Thursday's 67, Duffy Waldorf fired a solid 69 on Friday to claim a share of the lead at the halfway stage.

Duffy Waldorf
Duffy has a passion for colour
Sadly, for dedicated Duffy devotees like me, the bracing weather on Friday meant the colourful Californian had to keep his Hawaiian shirt under wraps.

"It was a lot colder today. I don't have a jacket that matches the flowered look," explained Waldorf.

"I have a windbreaker that's Hawaiian patterned, but it's very subtle. You only see it up close."

Subtle? Really?

Let's see just how subtle you can be on Sunday, when the weather is supposed to be much better - a bit like a December day in California perhaps.


Price is right

Nick Price, the evergreen Zimbabwean, is well placed on Saturday, just two shots off the lead on four under par.

At 45 years of age, the 1994 Open champion has already won once this year and is showing no sign of giving up just yet.

When asked on Friday what the secret of his longevity in the game was, Price answered: "My wife keeps me young. Desire more than anything else - I still want to play."

Impressive stuff, especially with these early tee times at the Majors.

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