Posts tagged with: "Open Championship"

QUICK TAKE: With Saturday 66, Woods Puts Himself In The Picture View More
Tiger Woods shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday but still remains four strokes back of the leaders heading into the final round. (Photo: Andrew Yates, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: With Saturday 66, Woods Puts Himself In The Picture

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND | The line was cast but Tiger Woods wasn’t taking the bait. Asked what it would mean if he were to win the Open Championship on Sunday at Carnoustie, Woods smiled and shook his head. “We’re not there yet. I know what you’re trying to say in asking,…

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: 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…