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QUICK TAKE: With New Haircut, Spieth Looks To Claim Back-To-Back Titles View More
Jordan Spieth showed up with a tight haircut and confidence Saturday at the Open Championship (Photo: Jason Cairnduff, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: With New Haircut, Spieth Looks To Claim Back-To-Back Titles

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | Stop me if you’ve heard this one before … A guy walks into a Carnoustie barbershop and asks for a haircut. Nothing special. Just the usual. He walks out £20 lighter in his pocket book and wearing it high and tight on the sides. The guy doesn’t…

QUICK TAKE: Lincicome Exits Despite Bounce-Back Effort In Kentucky View More
Brittany Lincicome (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Lincicome Exits Despite Bounce-Back Effort In Kentucky

Well, at least she got to play the weekend. Because of thunderstorms that blew through Kentucky on Friday morning, Brittany Lincicome didn’t start her second round at the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship until early Saturday, which delayed her exit from the event by a day and allowed fans another opportunity…

QUICK TAKE: Rose Takes Advantage Of Making The Open Weekend View More
England's Justin Rose (Andrew Yates, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Rose Takes Advantage Of Making The Open Weekend

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – Late Friday evening, the trunk was open and the engine running on Justin Rose’s getaway car from this Open Championship at Carnoustie. Among the pretournament favorites, Rose had spent two days playing scratchy, uncertain golf and was on the wrong side of the cutline as he leaned…

QUICK TAKE: Perez Looms As Unlikely Open Contender View More
Pat Perez (Paul Childs, Resuters)

QUICK TAKE: Perez Looms As Unlikely Open Contender

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – Pat Perez knows his career record in major championships. “Terrible,” Perez said. In 24 previous major championships, a tie for sixth at the PGA Championship back in 2005 is the highlight, if you can call it that. “Didn’t even break the top five,” Perez said. So how…

QUICK TAKE: No ‘First World Problem’ Incentives For Open Winner This Year View More
Kevin Kisner (Paul Childs, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: No ‘First World Problem’ Incentives For Open Winner This Year

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – If you’re familiar with so-called “first world problems,” here’s one for you. It’s not so much a problem but a lifestyle option. One of the unwritten rules of the houses where Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Zach Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker and Jason Dufner have spent their…

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood In The Major Mix Again View More
Tommy Fleetwood (Andrew Yates, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood In The Major Mix Again

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND – A colleague from overseas asked recently how Americans would take to seeing Englishman Tommy Fleetwood win the Open Championship or any major, for that matter. The way they take to ice cream, cheeseburgers and free t-shirts. What’s not to like about Fleetwood? He’s got the hair, the…

QUICK TAKE: Lincicome Stays Calm, But She Shoots 78 In PGA Tour Event View More
Brittany Lincicome and her caddy Missy Pederson chat with Conrad Shindler on the first tee. (Photo Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Lincicome Stays Calm, But She Shoots 78 In PGA Tour Event

Not the best day. The triple didn’t help. But overall Brittany Lincicome continued to achieve her objective. She inspired everyone who saw her at the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship on Thursday in Kentucky, even as she shot 78 and seems almost certain to miss the cut. “I was actually calmer…

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….