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WATCH: Spieth Leads By Two At Halfway Mark View More
Jordan Spieth takes shelter beneath his umbrella during a wet and windy second round at Royal Birkdale. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

WATCH: Spieth Leads By Two At Halfway Mark

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Jordan Spieth had a second great day on the links to finish on 6-under par and two ahead of Matt Kuchar at the halfway stage of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. One more American, Brooks Koepka, is a shot further back, only he is not on…

QUICK TAKE: Stenson Perseveres Despite Burglary View More
Henrik Stenson played the second round of the Open Championship, trying to forget the burglary at his rental home the day before. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

QUICK TAKE: Stenson Perseveres Despite Burglary

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Henrik Stenson, the defending Open champion, finished Thursday at 1-under par and minus his clothes, his credit cards and his watches. The house where he is staying had been looted while he was out on the course. “When I finished my (first) round, I was informed that…

QUICK TAKE: Over-40s Come Into Focus At Birkdale View More
Henrik Stenson will try to successfully defend his title this week at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Over-40s Come Into Focus At Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | Henrik Stenson, the defending champion, is in the older, more experienced age group they’re all talking about this week. He’s 41, he knows what it is to have won an Open and he’s comfortable with the kind of golf you have to play when the weather gets…

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: 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…

QUICK TAKE: U.S. Open Is ‘Uphill Marathon,’ Not Sprint View More
Amateur Mason Anderson drives off the first tee during his Monday practice round. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: U.S. Open Is ‘Uphill Marathon,’ Not Sprint

ERIN, WISCONSIN – The U.S. Open may be golf’s ultimate mind game. Though its caretakers go to great pains to insist they’re not concerned with par – much less the unnerving sight of under-par scores cluttering the leader boards – the U.S. Open is golf’s boot camp. It won’t be…