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QUICK TAKE: The Game’s Youth Can Win Majors At Any Time View More
Brooks Koepka became the seventh consecutive first-time major winner last month at the U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: The Game’s Youth Can Win Majors At Any Time

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Brooks Koepka is Exhibit A – or example No. 7 – that major championship golf appears to have moved into a new era. Instead of a handful of players winning most of the majors, the past seven have been won by first-time champions. Two years ago, Zach…

QUICK TAKE: Rose Seeks To Recapture Innocence At Birkdale View More
It's been 19 years since Justin Rose was introduced to the golf world at Royal Birkdale in the 1998 Open Championship. (Photo Credit: Andrew Boyers,

QUICK TAKE: Rose Seeks To Recapture Innocence At Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Justin Rose was looking for a new wave of competitive desire ahead of this Open and he found it during a holiday week in Italy after the US Open: “All of a sudden, the hunger was back.” Last week, there was another source of inspiration for the…

WATCH: Arnie Honored with Open Tribute Video View More
Arnold Palmer's influence on the Open Championship can not be understated. (Photo Credit: Russell Cheyne, Reuters)

WATCH: Arnie Honored with Open Tribute Video

There is little doubt that the Open Championship wouldn’t be what it is today without the influence of Arnold Palmer. It was Palmer who crossed the pond in 1960 and lost to the late Kel Nagle at St. Andrews, only to come back again the following year at Royal Birkdale…

QUICK TAKE: Minimal Stress, Maximal Work For Harrington View More
Time off has done the trick for two-time Open Champion Padriag Harrington. (Photo Credit: Lee Smith, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Minimal Stress, Maximal Work For Harrington

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | If unintentionally, Pádraig Harrington has done a bit of a Roger Federer. The winner of the 2008 Open at Royal Birkdale has lost 14 weeks of playing and practising through injuries and is feeling pretty good about himself as a result. He may be 45, but he…

QUICK TAKE: A Jug And A Ring On Tap For García? View More
Sergio Garcia is hoping to add a second major trophy to his collection this week at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: A Jug And A Ring On Tap For García?

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Sergio García has a green jacket. He will try again this week at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale to win the Claret Jug, which he has had a finger on more than once but never wrapped his hands fully around it. FEATURED GROUPS FOR THE OPEN…

QUICK TAKE: Groups to Watch at the Open Championship View More
Jordan Spieth has a date with Henrik Stenson and Si Woo Kim for the opening two rounds of the Open Championship. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Groups to Watch at the Open Championship

With the year’s third major upon us and the tee times for the first two rounds released, let’s take a look at some of the groups to keep an eye on at Royal Birkdale: Henrik Stenson-Si Woo Kim-Jordan Spieth After winning in remarkable fashion last year at Royal Troon, Stenson…