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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…

NEWS: Putting Regulations At The Fore Again View More
Bernhard Langer's putting style has been cleared by the USGA and R&A. (Photo Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters Picture Supplied by Action Images)

NEWS: Putting Regulations At The Fore Again

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | If not quite literally, putters seldom fail to rear their heads at an R&A pre-Open media conference and today was no exception. To no-one’s surprise, there was a return to the subject of whether Bernhard Langer and Scott McCarron could be anchoring their long putters and thereby…

Slumbers On BBC Coverage: “Tired And Outdated”

Slumbers On BBC Coverage: “Tired And Outdated”

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Martin Slumbers created a few raised eyebrows at the R&A’s annual pre-championship conference with the media when the subject turned to how the Open is delivered on TV. Amid reports of how this year’s US PGA Championship will be shown on the BBC rather than Sky, the…