Category: Europe Postings - Page 2

QUICK TAKE: Driver Test Shows R&A Continuing To Monitor Distance View More
Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, discusses equipment testing during a new conference Wednesday at the Open Championship. REUTERS/Paul Childs

QUICK TAKE: Driver Test Shows R&A Continuing To Monitor Distance

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | Read into it what you will that the R&A requested 30 players bring their drivers to an on-site testing facility at the Open Championship. Is it purely a matter of curiosity? Or is the R&A looking for something specific as the distance discussion continues to percolate? Might…

QUICK TAKE: Carnoustie Offers Scattering Of Strategies For Long-Hitters View More
Players agree that the rough at Carnoustie is preferable to bunkers. (Photo: REUTERS/Paul Childs)

QUICK TAKE: Carnoustie Offers Scattering Of Strategies For Long-Hitters

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | The question inside the question at the Open Championship as it begins Thursday at Carnoustie is this: Are longer hitters such as Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka better off hitting drivers around the bunker-speckled layout or adopting a more conservative approach with irons off many…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy Aims To ’Play Carefree And Just Happy’ View More
Rory McIlroy plays a shot during Wednesday's practice round at the Open Championship. (Photo: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy Aims To ’Play Carefree And Just Happy’

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – Rory McIlroy has seen the photos – taken 11 years ago when his round face was topped by bouncy, curly brown hair as he captured low amateur honors at Carnoustie in his first Open Championship – and laughs. “It’s good memories,” McIlroy said Wednesday. “When I looked…

QUICK TAKE: Reflections On The Late Peter Thomson View More
Peter Thomson holds the Claret Jug at the 1954 Open Championship.

QUICK TAKE: Reflections On The Late Peter Thomson

My first memories of Peter Thomson were from flickering images on a black-and-white television set in my parents’ home. He wore, as I recall, a white cap or visor, and white shoes. He looked neat. If I said he also often looked querulous it was because his fine head of…

QUICK TAKE: Europeans’ Performances Give Bjørn Reason To Smile View More
Thomas Bjorn (center) with Graeme McDowell (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) (Photo credit: by David Cannon/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Europeans’ Performances Give Bjørn Reason To Smile

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | The happiest man at Shinnecock as the third round dawned might have been Dustin Johnson, the leader by four strokes, or Matt Parziale, the amateur, a fireman from Boston, Mass., who had reached the weekend. Actually, the happiest man was none of these but Thomas Bjørn,…

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood And Stenson Loom As Challengers View More
Tommy Fleetwood (Photo credit: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood And Stenson Loom As Challengers

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | If it’s the US Open, then Tommy Fleetwood must be up there, high on the leaderboard. He finished fourth at Erin Hills in 2017 and after a brilliant 66 in the second round at Shinnecock Hills he has positioned himself on the coattails of Dustin Johnson….