2018

  • Brothers in arms: The Molinari story

    Written by Jock Howard on Monday, 23 July 2018

    Paolo and Micaela Molinari have raised not one but two Ryder Cup players, as well as multiple Tour winners and, now, an Open Champion. We were welcomed into the home of Francesco and Edoardo to find out about their upbringing and discover that though they are brothers, the two Italians couldn’t be more different as characters. We are looking at some old...

  • Open Prize Money: Find out how much each player earned

    Monday, 23 July 2018

    Francesco Molinari won his first major title at The Open on Sunday to take home the winning prize of $1,890,000. But how much did everyone else win? Below, find a full breakdown of the prize money earned by each player at the 147th Open Championship Win: Francesco Molinari, -8, $1,890,000 T-2: Justin Rose, -6, $694,250 T-2: Rory McIlroy, -6, $694,250 T-2: Xander...

  • The 147th Open Championship: In Numbers

    Sunday, 22 July 2018

    The 147th Open in numbers: Some of the key stats and facts throughout the week  0: Number of bogeys made across the weekend by Molinari at Carnoustie. His last came on the 17th in round two. 0: Practice rounds played at Carnoustie by Eddie Pepperell ahead of his T6 finish. 1: The number of Italian’s to win The Open after Francesco Molinari claimed the...

  • The Open: 10 things you missed during the final round

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 22 July 2018

    From Molinari's retirement plan and airline booking to Pepperell's prep and Rickie's tache, here are some of the best (and more unusual) talking points from before and during the final round of The Open. Molinari’s final call Winning brings fame and fortune, but it can’t get you a refund from easyJet. While Francesco Molinari was busy smartening up for the champions...

  • The Open: How players reacted to Molinari's win

    Sunday, 22 July 2018

    Find out how players reacted on social media to Francesco Molinari's victory at the 147th Open Championship Francesco Molinari went bogey-free all weekend at Carnoustie to claim the Open Championship - which was his first major title and his third victory in last six starts.  His brother Edoardo was one of the many players on social media to send out their congratulations...

  • What Francesco Molinari said after winning The Open

    Sunday, 22 July 2018

    Francesco Molinari claimed his first major title in historic fashion, becoming the first Italian player to claim The Open Championship with a bogey-free final round: Here's what he said after his win...  On how he feels after claiming the Claret Jug  Just disbelief, to be honest. It's amazing to stand here with the Claret Jug. I knew I was coming in with...

  • Tiger Woods: I did everything the way I thought I needed to do to win

    Sunday, 22 July 2018

    Tiger Woods briefly held the outright lead during the final round but ultimately came up three shots short of winning his 15th major title at Carnoustie on Sunday. Less than a year ago it seemed completely unfathomable that Tiger Woods might play in The Open again, let alone hold the lead during the back-nine of a major and have a chance...

  • Open Champion Francesco Molinari: WITB

    Sunday, 22 July 2018

    Find out what clubs Francesco Molinari used to claim the 147th Open Championship Francesco Molinari is a major champion, producing the only bogey-free final-round to claim the Claret Jug by two shots.  These are the clubs he used to become the Champion golfer of the year.  Driver: TaylorMade M4 (8.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei White 60X 3 Wood: TaylorMade M3 (13 degrees) Shaft: Aldila XTorsion Green...

  • 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...

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