July

  • Inside Kingsbarns at the Ricoh Women's British Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 02 August 2017

    Kingsbarns Golf Links plays host to the Ricoh Women's British Open this week, but there is one notable change to the course.  Kingsbarns has been a co-host of the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship since 2001 with St Andrews and Carnoustie, but the Ricoh Women's British Open marks the first year the course will hold a major over four days. For those...

  • Ricoh Women's British Open: Tee Times

    Tuesday, 01 August 2017

    First round tee times for the Ricoh Women's British Open at Kingsbarns The first round of the Ricoh Women's British Open gets underway at Kingsbarns on Thursday, as Ariya Jutanugarn prepares to defend the title she won at Woburn last year. Jutanugarn is paired the other two members of the World's top three players, Lexi Thompson and So Yeon Ryu, as some...

  • WGC Bridgestone Invitational: Preview

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    The best players in the world head to Firestone Country Club this week for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Dustin Johnson tamed the course last year , and the World No.1 will be hoping to build on both WGC titles he's already won in 2017 and take the opportunity to be the first man to win three WGC championships in a single...

  • Rory McIlroy splits with long-term caddie J.P.Fitzgerald

    Monday, 31 July 2017

    Rory McIlroy has ended his nine-year partnership with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald, according to a report published by Reuters  The news comes just a couple of weeks after Rory finished fourth in The Open and credited his long-term caddie for some choice words during his opening round at Royal Birkdale. ‘JP, he reminded me who I was, basically. He said, ‘You’re Rory McIlroy,...

  • Fantasy Golf: Canadian Open & European Open

    Wednesday, 26 July 2017

    The European Tour is heading to Germany while the PGA Tour tee up in in Canada this week – so who should be on your fantasy team? World No.1 Dustin Johnson is in Canada this week with Open runner-up Matt Kuchar, and they are joined by the likes of in-form Charley Hoffman and Ian Poulter.  Heading in the opposite direction after Royal...

  • Jordan Spieth: The toughest mind in golf?

    Written by Stuart Hood & Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth's incredible rise to become one of the World's best has been characterised by his remarkable mental strength.  How else could you describe what he did from the 14th hole onwards at Royal Birkdale? He'd already blown a three shot lead when he was standing on the practice range over 100 yards right of the 13th fairway looking more like...

  • Open win adds to Jordan Spieth's crazy career accomplishments

    Monday, 24 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth produced an incredible record-breaking final five holes to turn around what looked like a Sunday collapse into a worthy Open championship victory. And it's a win that we should be careful not to understate. The mental grit shown by Spieth is a huge reason why the things he's already accomplished in his career at such a young age have...

  • The 2017 Open: In Numbers

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 24 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth is the youngest American ever to win golf's oldest trophy.  He did so playing the final five holes in five-under-par – the lowest ever by an Open champion – to become only the second player after Jack Nicklaus to win three different Majors at the age of 23. Oh, and he was also crowned the youngest winner since Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros in...

  • Matt Kuchar: "It's crushing...but Jordan is a great champion"

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Matt Kuchar came as close as he's ever been to finally winning that maiden major, and described the bitter taste of runner-up as 'crushing'. Always the nearly-man. It's a difficult pill to swallow when you're leading the Open by a shot with five holes to go only to be denied your maiden major title by a barely believable Jordan Spieth performance...

  • Jordan Spieth's Open victory: As it happened

    Written by Rob Jerram on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth carded a final-round one-under 69 to win The Open by three shots, completing a wire-to-wire victory to win his third major championship.  Or so the record books will say. But for those who watched one of the most dramatic championship-winning final-rounds in major history, that doesn't do justice to the true story of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.  Rob...

  • Jordan Spieth: WITB of the Open Champion

    Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth completed one of the most dramatic final-rounds to win his third major championship and become the 2017 Champion golfer of the year at Royal Birkdale.  The putter was a huge key for Jordan Spieth this week, as it has been during many of his 11 career victories - but without holing two length putts for eagle and birdie during...

  • Jordan Spieth wins 146th Open with dramatic back-nine comeback

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth has become the 2017 Champion Golfer of the year after producing one of the most dramatic final rounds in Open history Jordan Spieth put together the most outrageous back-nine comeback performance to win his third major title and first Open championship at Royal Birkdale by three shots over Matt Kuchar with a final-score of 268. There’s barely enough words to...

  • The Open recap: How the British & Irish players fared

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    Another Open, and another champion who heralds from these shores. And no, Jordan Spieth hasn't switched allegiances in case you were wondering. We're referring to amateur Alfie Plant, who won the Silver Medal on home soil at Royal Birkdale. The European Amateur champion joined an illustrious list of former winners, which includes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. The latter had to...

  • Seve's lost Birkdale interview

    Written by John Huggan on Sunday, 23 July 2017

    When Seve Ballesteros won his first major title in the 1979 Open at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s, he was just 22-years-old. If Jordan Spieth can hold on to his 54-hole lead at Royal Birkdale on Sunday he will become the youngest winner since Seve (38 years later!), but at 23-years-old won’t surpass his record. His maiden major victory came three year's...

  • The Open: Jordan Spieth leads by three shots after 54-holes

    Written by Rob Jerram on Saturday, 22 July 2017

    Jordan Spieth fired a flawless 65 in perfect scoring conditions as the 23-year-old American closed in on a wire-to-wire Open Championship success at Royal Birkdale.  It was a day when South Africa’s Branden Grace grabbed the headlines, taking full advantage of benign conditions to unwittingly make the first 62 in Major history. Latest News:  Branden Grace breaks major scoring record Open Leaderboard...

  • The Open Day 3: How the British & Irish players fared

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 22 July 2017

    Britain’s hopes of a home winner look all-but over after Rory McIlroy’s quest for major glory faded in the sunshine on moving day at the 146th Open Championship. On a record-breaking day at Royal Birkdale, McIlroy briefly got to within two shots of leader Jordan Spieth with three birdies in his first five holes, including a chip-in on the par-3 4th. Latest...

  • The Open in Numbers: Day 3

    Saturday, 22 July 2017

    We love crunching numbers at TG, especially when you can compare your stats with the best golfers on the planet.  So, while you may not average 334 yards off the tee this weekend or set any major championship scoring records, there's a chance you can take pride in not being the one person we heard shout 'mashed potato' after a Kuchar...

  • Branden Grace breaks major scoring record with 62

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 22 July 2017

    Branden Grace made history at Royal Birkdale by breaking the major championship scoring record and carding the first-ever 62 in the third round of the 146th Open.  Walking up the middle of the fairway on the 18th hole, having just had back-to-back birdies, Branden Grace's caddie Zack Rasego knew he was on the verge of making history. Grace however, was none...

  • Shaun Norris posts 65 as early conditions brings big moves

    Saturday, 22 July 2017

    Shaun Norris was the first of the early morning, and by 1pm he'd already posted a five-under 65 to get back to level par and in a tie for 10th.  There's barely a breath of wind in comparison to the first couple of days at Royal Birkdale, and the conditions are bringing with it some incredibly low scores.  Jason Day, Tommy Fleetwood...

  • The Open in Numbers: Day 2

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 22 July 2017

    We love crunching numbers at TG, especially when you can compare your stats with the best golfers on the planet. So, while you may not average 316 yards off the tee this weekend, see if you can avoid shooting 47 on the back nine or running up a nine (or worse) on just one hole. But even if you don’t,...

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