Month: July 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Rory McIlroy’s opening hole in the 148th Open Championship wasn’t an inconsequential fender bender. Nor was it a routine car crash. No, this was more akin to a multi-car pileup involving head-on collisions. A quadruple-bogey? On a downwind, 421-yard par-4 where most members of the 156-man field — McIlroy included —
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Things have gotten interesting for 2018 Open Championship runner-up Kevin Kisner. His caddie, Duane “Dewey” Bock, injured his right calf while walking to the driving range on Wednesday. So Kisner’s swing coach, John Tillery, is on his bag for the opening round of The Open at Royal Portrush. “We’re going to go have fun,” Kisner
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6:44 PM ET Associated Press MIDLAND, Mich. — Canadians Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp shot a 5-under 65 in alternate-shot play Wednesday to take the first-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour’s first-year team event. Henderson and Sharp had seven birdies and two bogeys at Midland Country Club. “We really
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One of the great mysteries of links golf—aside from why there isn’t more of it in golf’s competitive landscape—is the inherent inscrutability of the wind. Golf on linksland has many distinct challenges from firm conditions that emphasize ball control over power, to bunkers that have nicknames like “Coffin” and “Hell” for what amounts to almost
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9:01 AM ET PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Twenty years after playing Royal Portrush for the first time as a 10th birthday present from his father, Rory McIlroy is trying to fully grasp the reality of a tiny country hosting a major championship so near his boyhood home, while also figuring out how to win it.
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Phil Mickelson dominates the Greatest Moments video for the Scottish Open with some incredible shots. Keep up to date with the European Tour at: Website: www.europeantour.com Facebook: The European Tour Twitter: @EuropeanTour Welcome to the Official YouTube channel of the European Tour. Every week you can find extended tournament highlights and individual player highlights of
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1:42 PM ET Associated Press For the second straight year, Dustin Johnson received a trophy at The Open Championship. Johnson won the Mark H. McCormack Award again for spending the most weeks at No. 1 in the world in 2018 (35 weeks). He joins Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as the only player to win
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It’s not a huge surprise that at the final major of the year, the outfit scripting is very navy. With traditionally dreary weather conditions, Open Championship competitors will match their outfits with the dark skies. And with layering an integral part of planning for any golf played in the United Kingdom, darker shades can be
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8:46 AM ET PORTRUSH, Northern Island — U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland said he decided to play in this week’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush only after his wife, Gabby, pushed him to go. Gabby Woodland is pregnant with twin girls and on bedrest. The twins are due to be born later this month. “She’s
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The Happy Gilmore Nearest The Pin Challenge. Ahead of this week’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, we challenged European Tour pros at The Renaissance Club to take on a nearest-the-pin challenge with a difference. Two words… Happy Gilmore. At the 2013 Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, some of the world’s finest golfers attempted the distinctive
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