2019

  • Video surfaces of Garcia throwing club at caddie during The Open

    Wednesday, 24 July 2019

    Sergio Garcia was captured throwing his driver over his shoulder at his caddie after hitting a bad tee shot on the 5th hole at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Sergio Garcia was filmed by a spectator throwing his club in the direction of his caddie on Sunday at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. In this shocking video, which emerged on social media...

  • WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational: TV Times, Betting Tips

    Wednesday, 24 July 2019

    This week the WGC FedEx St Jude Invitational makes its debut as a World Golf Championship event. Here's how to watch and who to back The PGA Tour heads to TPC Southwind this week for the third WGC event of 2019, with Tiger Woods the only player in the World’s top 10 not in the field. Last week's Open Champion Shane...

  • Herman credits Trump's advice for Barbasol victory

    Monday, 22 July 2019

    Jim Herman credited Donald Trump for putting advice after claiming his second PGA Tour title at the Barbasol Championship  Jim Herman earned the second PGA Tour title of his career at the Barbasol Open on Sunday with a one stroke victory over playing partner Kelly Kraft.  Herman, who posted a two-under round of 70 to finish at 26-under-par, took advantage of a...

  • Rory McIlroy ‘more motivated than ever’ after Open disappointment

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 22 July 2019

    Rory McIlroy has paid tribute to Shane Lowry, and his hometown of Northern Ireland for the “overwhelming” support he received during The Open.  McIlroy, who was bidding to win his fifth major title, missed the cut by just one shot at Royal Portrush to extend his winless streak in majors to 19.  But the despite his own disappointment, he lavished praise on...

  • Open talking points: Scheduling, Driver Testing and Shouting Fore

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    Open talking points: Is the major schedule too condensed? Was Xander right to call out R&A over driver testing? And who should take responsibility for shouting fore?  We take a look at three of the biggest talking points from this year's Open Championship - where Xander Schauffele blasted the R&A, Rose criticised the 'too condensed' major schedule and Robert MacIntyre slammed...

  • What Shane Lowry said after winning The 148th Open Championship

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    What Open Champion Shane Lowry said after his first major victory at Royal Portrush Shane Lowry was full of elation as he celebrated winning his first major championship at Royal Portrush - and it's hard to believe he was the same man who cried in the car park at Carnoustie about the state of his golf game just twelve months ago. Lowry,...

  • Tommy Fleetwood disappointed with runner-up finish: "I didn't do a good enough job"

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    Tommy Fleetwood said he was disappointed and a 'bit low' after finishing runner-up to Open Champion Shane Lowry, but hopes his time to win a major 'will come eventually' It was always going to be a big ask to overturn a four shot advantage and beat Shane Lowry to the Claret Jug on Sunday, but Tommy Fleetwood was left disappointed after...

  • WITB: Open Champion Shane Lowry's winning clubs

    Sunday, 21 July 2019

    Find out what clubs Shane Lowry used to win the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush Driver: Srixon Z 585 (9.5 degrees) Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana White 70X 3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees) Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI-8X Irons: Srixon Z U85 (2, 3), Srixon Z 575 (4, 5), Srixon Z 785 (6-PW) Shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX (2), KBS Tour 130X (3-PW) Wedges: Cleveland...

  • Shane Lowry crowned Champion Golfer of the Year at Royal Portrush

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    Shane Lowry has been crowned the 2019 Champion Golfer of the Year in front of home crowds after winning the claret jug at Royal Portrush. Shane Lowry expertly navigated an afternoon of brutal scoring conditions to claim his maiden major title by six shots as the Open Championship returned to Ireland for the first time in 68 years. With huge crowds lining...

  • The Open: Players pay tribute to Royal Portrush

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    Sell-out crowds, spectacular views and a course which 'ticked every box'. Why Royal Portrush is a new jewel in The Open's crown. As far as second round auditons go, Royal Portrush delivered a spectacle that left Tiger Woods and many others asking why it had taken The R&A so long to bring The Open back to Northern Ireland. It was a valid...

  • The Open: The best stats from the final round

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    All the facts, figures and record-breaking feats from the final round of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. ONE Shane Lowry won by six shots to claim his first major win and the title of Champion Golfer of the Year. He's the only man in history to win his first two PGA Tour titles in a major and WGC, and the...

  • The Open: The seven things you missed...

    Written by Michael Catling on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    Koepka misses out on history Were it not for four consecutive bogeys to start his final round, Brooks Koepka might have departed Royal Portrush as the first player in the modern era to finish third or better in all four majors in a season. Instead, he fell one shot short of history, albeit with an incredible record that now reads second, first,...

  • The Open: Prize Money Breakdown

    Written by Camilla Tait on Sunday, 21 July 2019

    2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry will receive $1.935 million from a total prize fund of $10.75 million for winning the Claret Jug The total purse ($10.750 million) for this year's Open at Portrush has increased by $250,000 from last year, with the Shane Lowry's winner's share also increasing to $1.935 - $45,000 more than Francesco Molinari took home after being crowned...

  • Brooks Koepka: "Nobody has hit it better than me this week"

    Saturday, 20 July 2019

    World No. 1 Brooks Koepka says he has hit the ball as good as he 'could possibly imagine' this week but 'really bad' putting has left him needing a lot of help if he wants to win the Open on Sunday Brooks Koepka was frustrated after he failed to capitalise on the greens at Royal Portrush for a third day in...

  • Tommy Fleetwood looking forward to 'special day' on Open Sunday

    Saturday, 20 July 2019

    Tommy Fleetwood said he is 'very happy to have that challenge' of a final round pairing with Shane Lowry as he heads in to the final round at Royal Portrush four-shots behind  Tommy Fleetwood is relishing the challenge of a final round pairing with third-round leader Shane Lowry as he searches for his maiden major title at the Open Championship on...

  • The Open: Final round tee times

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 20 July 2019

    The 148th Open: Final round tee times Note: Sunday's tee times have been moved forward to 7:32am due to the predicted bad weather, with the leaders going out at 1.47pm 07.32: Ashton Turner +7 07.42: Shubhankar Sharma +6, Kiradech Aphibarnrat +5 07.52: Eddie Pepperell +5, Nino Bertasio +5 08.02: Paul Waring +5, Thorbjorn Olesen +4 08.12: Jason Kokrak +4, Branden Grace +3...

  • Shane Lowry heads in to final round with four shot lead after course-record 63

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 20 July 2019

    Shane Lowry set a course record of 63 and will take a four shot lead in to the final round of the 148th Open Championship  The atmosphere was a level about europhic when Shane Lowry walked down the 18th fairway to chants of 'ole, ole, ole', and the celebrations continued long after he put the finishing touches on an eight-under par...

  • The Open: The best quotes after round three

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 20 July 2019

    What the players said: From Schauffele's swipe at The R&A and Fowler's love of movies to Koepka's frustrations and Finau's new putting grip... J.B Holmes still didn't feel great after shooting a two-under, 69 “When you're playing with a guy making everything, it feels like you shot a million.” Shane Lowry felt a million dollars after his record-breaking round “That's the most...

  • Kyle Stanley fires back at Robert MacIntyre over 'fore' discussion

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 20 July 2019

    Kyle Stanley has fired back after Robert MacIntyre criticsed him for not shouting 'fore': "he left out quite a few details. I wouldn't really say that was an accurate description of what happened." Kyle Stanley has said he was 'surprised' by comments made by Robert MacIntyre after the pair were involved in a discussion about shouting 'fore' on Friday, stating that the...

  • The Open: The best stats from round three

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 20 July 2019

    All the facts and figures from Saturday at The Open, including Lowry's record-breaking stats and a bad omen for Fleetwood & Co. ONE The number of birdies made on the par-3 6th, the lowest on any hole. Nearly a quarter of the field hit the green in regulation, but averaged 1.92 putts. THREE Sixteen of the previous 19 Open champions were at/within...

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