July

  • 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...

  • What you need to know about Erik van Rooyen

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Erik van Rooyen. The name probably didn't ring much of a bell until earlier this month... Unless you watch a lot of the Sunshine Tour and Challenge Tour that is. If you do, you may already know that he’s got two professional wins under his belt and should have had a third at the Irish Open two weeks ago. Russell Knox ultimately...

  • Jhonattan Vegas needs helicopter to make tee time after visa nightmare

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 19 July 2018

    Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas was all smiles when he began his first round at the 2018 Open Championship – but not for the reason you might think. The three-time PGA Tour winner was simply relieved he hadn’t missed his 10.31am tee time after problems with his visa, passport and flights left him needing a private helicopter just to get to the course...

  • Martin Slumbers explains why the R&A have been testing drivers at The Open

    Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    Martin Slumbers explains why the R&A have been testing drivers from 30 players at the Open; Rory McIlroy weighs in When players arrived at the 147th Open, thirty had received letters from The R&A requesting their drivers for testing at the equipment standards office at Carnoustie’s practice ground by 5pm on Tuesday. The list of randomly selected players included seven major champions,...

  • WIN tickets to The Senior Open in St Andrews with Staysure

    Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    Staysure are giving away 50 pairs of tickets for you to win for The Senior Open Presented by Rolex at St Andrews next week! The next leg of The Staysure Tour will take us to Fife, Scotland, for The Senior Open Presented by Rolex. This is being held at the iconic St Andrews Old Course from 26 to 29 July 2018...

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