2018

  • Francesco Molinari wins 147th Open Champion at Carnoustie

    Sunday, 22 July 2018

    Francesco Molinari has become the Champion Golfer of the Year, winning the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie by two shots  Francesco Molinari broke free of a packed leaderboard on Sunday to claim the Claret Jug, posting the only bogey-free round of the final day at Carnoustie to claim his much deserved first major title. He was a worthy winner, becoming the first...

  • Will history be set at Carnoustie on Sunday?

    Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Could history be broken at Carnoustie tomorrow? 6 records which could be set on Sunday Several records stand to be set at the 147th Open at Carnoustie on Sunday thanks to low scores during the third round which gave way to a packed leaderboard ahead of the final day.  Defending champion Jordan Spieth made the second biggest move of the day with...

  • The Open: 4th Round Tee Times

    Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Fouth Round Tee Times for The Open; Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele in final group as trio share 54-hole lead 8.00am: Beau Hossler 8.10am: Rafa Cabrera Bello, Kiradech Aphibarnrat 8.20am: Si Woo Kim, Bryson DeChambeau 8.30am: Keegan Bradley, Luke List 8.40am: Brendan Steele, Cameron Smith 8.50am: Paul Dunne, Tyrrell Hatton 9.00am: Brooks Koepka, Cameron Davis, 9.10am: Kevin Na, Brett Rumford, 9.20am: Paul Casey, Henrik Stenson 9.30am: Ryan Fox, Gavin Green 9.45am:...

  • WATCH: Jordan Spieth drives first green, makes eagle

    Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Jordan Spieth got off to the best start possible during the third round of the Open at Carnoustie, driving the 1st green and making the putt for eagle The defending champion posted a six-under 65 during Saturday's play to book his spot in the final group on Sunday at The Open for the second year running. Spieth, who holds a share of...

  • Spieth, Kisner and Schauffele share 54-hole lead; McIlroy, Tiger among players chasing

    Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Jordan Spieth, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele share the 54-hole lead as benign conditions yielded low scores during the third round at Carnoustie Plenty of low scores and calm conditions for much of third round made for a packed leaderboard come the end of play on Saturday, with 12 players within four shots of the lead. Defending Champion Jordan Spieth made the...

  • The Open: The key takeaways from round three

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Moving day at The Open delivered everything we hoped for and more. Defending champion Jordan Spieth stormed to the front, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy put themselves within touching distance of the leaders and the weather even managed to stay dry. But if you did miss any of the action, don't worry because we've got you covered. You can click here...

  • Tiger Woods after third round 66: 'I have a chance'

    Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Tiger Woods posted his lowest round in a major championship since 2011 during the third round at Carnoustie on Saturday - and feels he has a chance to win his 15th major title. Tiger Woods was never going to post a third successive 71. He’s made a habit of making a charge on the often dubbed 'moving day', to the extent...

  • Justin Rose ties Open record at Carnoustie early on Saturday

    Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Justin Rose was among the early starters on Saturday to take advantage of the easier conditions, tying the Carnoustie scoring record in an Open with a seven-under 64. Justin Rose needed to birdie the final hole on Friday to make the weekend on the cut line at the 147th Open. Off in Saturday’s third group, he shifted his mind-set and took...

  • The Open: 3rd Round Tee Times

    Friday, 20 July 2018

    The Open: Third Round Tee Times for the 147th Open Championship 09.15 Gavin Green (Mal) 09.25 Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed (USA) 09.35 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Justin Rose 09.45 Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Tyrrell Hatton 09.55 Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley (USA) 10.05 Ryan Fox (Nzl), Jason Dufner (USA) 10.15 Bryson DeChambeau (USA), Henrik Stenson (Swe) 15.50 Pat Perez (USA), Tommy Fleetwood 16.00 Kevin Kisner (USA), Zach Johnson (USA)   10.45 Bernhard Langer (Ger), Rafa Cabrera Bello (Esp) 11.00 Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford (Aus) 11.10 Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn),...

  • Johnson, Kisner top packed leaderboard after round 2

    Friday, 20 July 2018

    Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner top a packed leaderboard as they share the 36-hole lead at the 147th Open. Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner are already sharing a house this week with a host of other American players. And now, they also hold a share of the lead after 36 holes of the 147th Open Championship.  It was Johnson who set the...

  • DJ, Thomas among top players to miss The Open cut

    Written by Kevin Brown on Friday, 20 July 2018

    Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas bow out early; The World's top two players among many notable names to miss the weekend at Carnoustie The list of players to miss the cut at the 147th Open comprises a string of former major champions including current world no.1 Dustin Johnson - who faltered over the closing hole for the second day in a...

  • Sam Locke guarantees low amateur honours

    Friday, 20 July 2018

    Sam Locke was the only amateur of four to make the 147th Open cut, guaranteeing him a special piece of silverware – no matter what he shoots over the weekend at Carnoustie. The 19-year-old Scot, who works part-time in the café of Paul Lawrie’s Golf Centre and earned his spot in the field by winning the final qualifying event at the...

  • The Open: Things you may have missed on day two

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 20 July 2018

    From Danny Willett's lookalike shell suit and Zach Johnson's big bet to Iceland's new hero and David Duval's 'illness', here are some of the more unusual talking points from day two of The Open. Kisner and Zach Johnson caught up in high stakes bet The 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year might need an advance on their $1.89 million prize money.

  • Johnson, Fleetwood and McIlroy make big moves up the leaderboard on Friday morning

    Friday, 20 July 2018

    Zach Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy were among the players to score well in much damper, dreicher conditions during Friday morning. The persistent rain and cold made for softer fairways and slower, receptive greens – a combination that seemed to suit course record holder Tommy Fleetwood as he cruised to a bogey-free six-under 65 during the second round of the...

  • 10 things you can buy from The Open shop

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 20 July 2018

    Sometimes even the best golfers in the world can't resist buying some Open memorabilia. Others do it out of neccessity. Just ask Tommy Fleetwood. He forget to pack an umbrella, and had to pop by the merchandise tent before his round and pick up an Open brolley (£40) - along with 749 other people on Friday (according to the shop assistants). They've...

  • WATCH: Sergio hits 410 yard drive into burn - and then hits out of it!

    Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Sergio Garcia hit a 410 yard drive on the 10th hole at Carnoustie... in to the burn. And then he got in it and hit out.  In a Jean Van de Velde-esq moment, Sergio Garcia got in to the Barry Burn at Carnoustie and contemplated hitting his shot out of it.  Only unlike Van de Velde, Garcia actually followed through with his...

  • The Open: 10 things you may have missed during round one

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 19 July 2018

    From DJ and Sergio's Van de Velde moments to Paul Lawrie's protege and Rory's wacky shoes, here are 10 things you may have missed from day one at The Open.  You’ve probably already heard about Jhonattan Vegas needing a helicopter to make his tee time, but there were plenty of other weird and wonderful stories on day one of The Open.  1.

  • The Open: 2nd Round Tee Times

    Thursday, 19 July 2018

    The Open: Second Round Tee Times  Notable tee times include: Full list of second round tee times 06:35 Brandt Snedeker, Sam Locke (a), Cameron Davis 06:46 Patton Kizzire, Jonas Blixt, Charles Howell III 06:57 Charl Schwartzel, Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis 07:08 Alex Levy, Ryan Moore, Byeong Hun An 07:19 Michael Hendry, Kelly Kraft, Lee Westwood  07:30 Henrik Stenson, Tommy Fleetwood, Jimmy Walker  07:41 Matthew Fitzpatrick, Russell Henley, Jovan Rebula...

  • Kevin Kisner takes early lead at The Open after round one; Several big names struggle

    Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Kevin Kisner set the early pace at Carnoustie as the morning starters took advantage of balmy conditions over the Angus links during the first round of the 147th Open Championship.  Kevin Kisner teed off in the eighth group of the day, posting the clubhouse lead early and holding on to it for the rest of the day as the later groups...

  • Could a long-standing Carnoustie record be under threat?

    Written by Kevin Brown on Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Could this be a week of historic and record-breaking scoring at Carnoustie? It certainly looks like it could head that way...  In seven previous Opens at the legendary, ultra demanding, penal and punishing links on the Angus coastline, not one of the seven Champion Golfers of the Year ever triumphed with a score in double-figures under-par. Tom Watson (-9) came the...

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