Tour news

  • Xander Schauffele is first to fail R&A driver test - but his wasn't the only one

    Written by Camilla Tait on Saturday, 20 July 2019

    Xander Schauffele is 'pissed off' with governing body after he became first person to have their driver deemed 'non-conforming' in R&A's random testing at Royal Portrush. And it turns out his wasn't the only one Xander Schauffele had a 'run in' with the governing body after he became the first person to fail the R&A's random driver testing, having been selected...

  • Robert MacIntyre in heated bust-up with Kyle Stanley after Open partner strikes caddie's mum, and fails to shout 'fore'

    Written by Michael Catling on Saturday, 20 July 2019

    A furious Robert MacIntyre confronted playing partner Kyle Stanley during the second round of The Open at Royal Portrush after the American twice hit people in the crowds without shouting 'fore', including his caddie's mother. The Scot, who is making his Open debut this week, was angered when the two-time PGA Tour winner first hit a marshal on the shin with...

  • The Open: Round 3 Tee Times

    Friday, 19 July 2019

    The 148th Open: Third Round tee times 9.35 am: Paul Waring (+1) 9.45 am: Francesco Molinari (+1), Jason Kokrak (+1) 9.55 am: Graeme McDowell (+1), Bubba Watson (+1) 10.05 am: Charley Hoffman (+1), Ashton Turner (+1) 10.15 am: Yosuke Asaji (+1), Andrew Wilson (+1) 10.25 am: Yuki Inamori (+1), Matthew Wallace (+1) 10.35 am: Nino Bertasio (+1), Tom Lewis (+1) 10.45...

  • Rory McIlroy ties low round of the day, misses cut by one

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 19 July 2019

    Rory McIlroy tied the lowest round of the day with a six-under-par 65 on Friday but still came up one shot shy of making the cut at the 148th Open Championship  There was nobody better at Royal Portrush than Rory McIlroy on Friday, but despite putting together the best round of the day the World No.3 is still heading home early...

  • Holmes and Lowry hold 36-hole lead at Open Championship

    Friday, 19 July 2019

    J.B. Holmes and Shane Lowry hold a share of the 36-hole lead heading in to the weekend at The Open as 11 players sit within three strokes    Shane Lowry posted a four-under 67 for the second day in a row to join J.B. Holmes at the top of the Open leaderboard after 36 holes.  Lowry was left playing catch-up as Holmes...

  • Tiger Woods to skip WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational after Open MC

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 19 July 2019

    Tiger Woods: “I just want to go home” Tiger Woods has confirmed he will not be playing the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis after missing the cut at The Open for just the third time in 21 career starts. The 15-time champion shot rounds of 77 and 70 to finish on six-over-par at Royal Portrush, and blamed fatigue as he sought to...

  • The Open: The best quotes after round two

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 19 July 2019

    From Rory's reflections, Hatton's dig and Spieth's rough ride to Rose's lucky caddie and Van Rooyen's choice of trousers, these are the pick of Friday's soundbites from The Open. Tom Lehman paid an emotional tribute to his son, who was caddieing for him, after what is likely to be his last appearance at The Open. Tissues at the ready. “I just...

  • Tom Lehman emotional after likely playing in last Open

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 19 July 2019

    Tom Lehman bid an emotional farewell after likely playing in his last Open Championship If that was to be the final round of Tom Lehman’s Open Championship career, it was a fitting goodbye.  Lehman lifted the Claret Jug at Royal Lytham in 1996, and the former Open winner waved a tearful goodbye as he bowed out early of this year's Championship.  After walking...

  • Revealed: The real reason why there is internal out of bounds on the 1st and 18th

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 19 July 2019

    Internal out of bounds: What is it and why did it penalise Rory McIlroy in the first round of The Open at Royal Portrush? The first round of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush will always be remembered for what happened to Rory McIlroy.  It wasn't a pretty start for the hometown hero. After pulling his tee shot on the par-4...

  • The Open: The best stats from round two

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 19 July 2019

    All the facts and figures from the second round of The Open at Royal Portrush, including an unwanted first for Tiger and Phil, a new personal record for Fleetwood, and some good news for David Duval.  1ST This is the first major championship in which Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson both played and both missed the cut. TWO The number of Irishman...

  • Tiger Woods: 'I can't hit shots the way I used to'

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Tiger heading for treatment after a 78 leaves him fighting to make the cut at The Open. A downcast Tiger sparked fears for his health again after admitting he was “sore” and unable to swing the way he wanted as he stumbled to a seven-over 78 in the first round of The Open at Royal Portrush. The 15-time major champion, who headed...

  • The Open: J.B. Holmes leads by one shot after first round 66

    Thursday, 18 July 2019

    J.B Holmes carded a five-under 66 to lead Shane Lowry by a shot after the opening round at Royal Portrush. Shane Lowry held the clubhouse lead for most of the afternoon at four-under-par, but a final-hole birdie put J.B. Holmes one shot ahead of the Irishman after 18 holes of the 148th Open Championship. "I hit it great," Holmes said after an...

  • Ryan Fox shoots lowest back-nine in Open history

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Ryan Fox became the first person in Open history to score a back-nine of 29 as he fired a three-under 68 at Royal Portrush Ryan Fox made six birdies in his final seven holes at Royal Portrush on Thursday to earn himself a spot in the record books as the first person ever to break 30 on the back-nine of an...

  • The Open: 2nd Round Tee Times

    Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Second round tee times for the 148th Open Championship at Portrush 0635 Tom Lehman (USA), Joaquinn Niemann (Chl), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp) 0646 Byeong Hun An (Kor), Jorge Campillo (Esp), Chris Wood  0657 Joel Dahmen (USA), Adri Arnaus (Esp), Dimitrios Papadatos (Aus) 0708 Stewart Cink (USA), Rory Sabbatini (Svk), Innchoon Hwang (Kor) 0719 Erik Van Rooyen (Rsa), Kurt Kitayama (USA), Jake McLeod (Aus) 0730 Ryan Fox...

  • Rory McIlroy after opening round 79 (+8): "I would like to punch myself"

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Rory McIlroy: 'I let myself down' and want to 'punch myself' after disastrous eight-over 79 during the first round of the Open championship that included a quadruple AND a triple bogey This was not how it was supposed to go.  The focus on Rory McIlroy as the pre-tournament favourite was more than justified by a season that has been punctuated with two...

  • The Open: The best quotes from round one

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 18 July 2019

    What the players said: From Shane Lowry's pub pep-talk to Eddie Pepperell comparing himself to Brooks Koepka... Rory was fighting his game, and now he wants to fight himself “I would like to punch myself. I made a couple of stupid mistakes. I let myself down more than anyone else and need to pick myself back up." *You can read more about...

  • The Open: Shane Lowry sets early target with opening round 67

    Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Shane Lowry said he was 'fairly happy' with a four-under 67 as he set the early scoring target on the opening day of the 148th Open Championship Shane Lowry was as nervous as he's been 'almost ever' on the first tee of a golf tournament, but he needn't have worried as he worked that anticipation to his advantage to post a...

  • The Open: The best stats from round one

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 18 July 2019

    All the numbers and stats from the first round of The Open Championship at Royal Portrush. ONE Argentine Emiliano Grillo got the drinks in after a hole-in-one on the par-3 13th from 200 yards. It was the first ace at the Open Championship since Louis Oosthuizen on the 14th hole of Royal Troon in 2016. TWO The number of players who have...

  • Thursday at The Open: JB tops a congested leaderboard, tough starts for Rory and Tiger, and Fox sets an Open record

    Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Recapping the first round of the Open: From a tough start for Rory and Tiger to Ryan Fox's record, a 91 for David Duval and Justin Harding's tumble in the bunker It was a dramatic opening round at Royal Portrush on Thursday as some of the favourites unexpectedly sruggled while J.B. Holmes grabbed the outright lead. Here, we recap McIlroy's nightmare start...

Load more