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Ben Martin’s Wife Saw “Open Week” As Free

Mrs Martin Misunderstood “open week”

We are all human and we all can make mistakes, but this one is on quite a grand scale, that is if you are a professional. The Open Championship has to be one of the big ones on the golfing calender.

In the Martin’s household it was on their calender “Open week”. Away from golf in everyday life “open week” can mean a lot of things, i,e. nothing doing. Well this really was what Ben Martin’s wife Kelly took this to mean.

The upshot of this was that Kelly gave the all clear for the booking of a major family event. On realizing the error you can imagine that moments silence when she thought “what have I done” . It was a unfortunate mistake but you have to see the funny side.


ANDREWS, Scotland — On the back nine of Tuesday’s practice round, Zach Johnson told a funny story about Ben Martin, and why his wife Kelly won’t be attending this year’s British Open at St. Andrews. He had us in stitches, so I tracked Martin down before his own practice round this morning and got the details straight from the source:

In February, Kelly’s sister Emily (Ben’s sister-in-law) got engaged. She and her fiance planned to get married this summer, and later that month, they began to search for a reception venue and a church. Ben and Kelly were at the Honda Classic, and while Ben was at the course practicing early in the week, Kelly got a phone call. It was Emily — she wanted her sister at the wedding, of course, and was calling to see which weekends would be most convenient with Ben’s schedule. Kelly took out her calendar, flipped to the summer, and saw what looked like a perfect date: Saturday, July 18. That would definitely work, she thought, based on the words she saw written on the page:

“Open week.”

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