Posts tagged with: "Open Championship"

NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past View More
Martin Slumbers poses with Henrik Stenson prior to last year's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

NEWS: R&A Intent on Modernizing Golf While Honoring Past

For years, it was said that one of golf’s greatest strengths lay in the fact that professionals and amateurs were playing the same game with the same equipment. Now it looks as if the time is not too far away when the professionals could be using a tournament ball of…

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Defends His Big Miss View More
Jordan Spieth's wayward tee shot at Royal Birkdale's 13th hole set the stage for a memorable bogey. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

QUICK TAKE: Spieth Defends His Big Miss

AKRON, OHIO – Jordan Spieth wants to clarify one thing about his magnificent victory at the Open Championship. That tee shot he hit on the 13th hole – the one that sailed wide right then banged off a spectator’s head and wound up in an unplayable lie, setting in motion…

OPINION: Lowest Round Great, But Not Greatest View More
Branden Grace of South Africa during the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale (Photo credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

OPINION: Lowest Round Great, But Not Greatest

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND – The inevitable arrived mid-afternoon Saturday at Royal Birkdale in the form of Branden Grace. In the third round of the 442nd major championship, Grace became the first player to shoot 62 and that was remarkable for any number of reasons, not the least of which is Grace…

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: Spieth On Song In Tough Conditions View More
Jordan Spieth carries a two-shot lead into the weekend at Royal Birkdale. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)

QUICK TAKE: Spieth On Song In Tough Conditions

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | With Jordan Spieth, it seems there’s always another highlight. When Spieth is on – and through 36 holes of the Open Championship at weather-stained Royal Birkdale he has been locked in – he seems to play golf the way lightning plays with the night sky. Crackling. Sudden….

OPINION: Caddie Helps Change Rory’s Direction View More
Rory McIlroy stayed patient and recovered from a rough opening nine at the Open Championship. (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

OPINION: Caddie Helps Change Rory’s Direction

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND – Two more long, windy and potentially rainy days remain and there is ground to be made up on the Open Championship scoreboard but it’s possible that in a perfectly timed and brilliantly biting comment on Thursday, caddie J.P. Fitzgerald may have stirred the beast in Rory McIlroy…