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QUICK TAKE: Woods Sticks To Game Plan On ‘Tricky’ Carnoustie View More
Tiger Woods plays a bunker shot from his knees during the first round at Carnoustie. (Photo: REUTERS/Paul Childs)

QUICK TAKE: Woods Sticks To Game Plan On ‘Tricky’ Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | Even with a bothersome neck and a mid-afternoon tee time nearly two hours after first-round leader Kevin Kisner had posted his Thursday-best 66 at Carnoustie, the Open Championship hardly could have begun better for Tiger Woods. A tee shot in the middle of the sun-browned first fairway….

QUICK TAKE: A Long, Strange Trip To Carnoustie For Vegas View More
It was a nightmare getting there, but Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas made it to Carnoustie for the first round of The Open. (Photo: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)

QUICK TAKE: A Long, Strange Trip To Carnoustie For Vegas

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | And you think you’ve got a nightmarish travel story. Jhonattan Vegas has you 2 down at the turn. Here’s the good news: Vegas arrived at Carnoustie on Thursday in time to make his first-round tee time at 10:30 a.m. The bad news, well, that’s going to take…

QUICK TAKE: Kisner (66) Gets His Kicks At Carnoustie View More
Kevin Kisner fired an opening 66 Thursday at Carnoustie. (Photo: REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff)

QUICK TAKE: Kisner (66) Gets His Kicks At Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | Put Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler together in adjacent houses not far from Carnoustie and how do they spend their downtime in the evenings at the Open Championship? Do they compare major-championship trophies because they have eight…

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…