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WATCH: Three Americans Share Open Championship Lead View More
Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar raced out to hot starts at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Hannah McKay, Reuters)

WATCH: Three Americans Share Open Championship Lead

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | What a leaderboard. Americans Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka handed in a couple of morning 65s. Then, by way of keeping a long, long day well and truly alive, Matt Kuchar, out at 1:37 pm UK time, sped to the turn in 29 on his way to…

QUICK TAKE: Sunny Skies Not Expected To Last At Birkdale View More
Spectators huddle under umbrellas early in the morning of the first round at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

QUICK TAKE: Sunny Skies Not Expected To Last At Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND – A gift arrived Thursday afternoon at the Open Championship. The sunshine. Relatively gentle breezes. And almost no hint that when Mark O’Meara hit the opening tee shot at 6:45 a.m. at Royal Birkdale the weather was frightful. It was cold. It was blowing. It was raining. The…

OPINION: Spieth’s Confidence Cresting At Birkdale View More
Jordan Spieth opened with a 65 at Royal Birkdale, chewing the same stick of gum all the way. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

OPINION: Spieth’s Confidence Cresting At Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Jordan Spieth knows a good thing when he sees it. Or chews it.    Two weeks ago, Spieth was on vacation in Cabo San Lucas with friends and when they left, he hung around a little longer and spent the Fourth of July with Michael Phelps, Michael Jordan,…

QUICK TAKE: A Return To Form For Poulter View More
Ian Poulter has his strut back, as he walks up the 18th fairway at Royal Birkdale during the first round of the Open Championship. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs)

QUICK TAKE: A Return To Form For Poulter

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | It’s not surprising that Ian Poulter began this Open Championship at Royal Birkdale with a stress-free 3-under-par 67 that immediately thrust him into the emerging tournament storyline. Poulter had a chance to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open last week at Dundonald until he three-putted three…

NEWS: O’Meara Shows Grace Despite Opening 8 View More
Mark O’Meara hits the opening tee shot on the first tee at the 146th Open Championship. But it didn't go according to plan. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

NEWS: O’Meara Shows Grace Despite Opening 8

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | He opened with an 8, he finished with an 81 and still he came in smiling. The 60-year-old Mark O’Meara did not need too much in the way of consolation at the end of the morning, the reason being that he had had his name etched on…

Wanted: One Sport-Dominating Superstar View More
Golf could get a boost from a dynasty like the New England Patriots. (Photo Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Wanted: One Sport-Dominating Superstar

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Professional golf has many things at the moment. A run of first-time major champions. Media savvy stars. Really good ice cream trucks at the Open Championship. What golf needs is a dynasty. Jack Nicklaus was a dynasty. Tiger Woods was a dynasty. Rory McIlroy may yet become…