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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…

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: Mickelson Misses Cut ‘With Flair’ View More
It was a tough couple of days for Phil Mickelson at the Open Championship. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

QUICK TAKE: Mickelson Misses Cut ‘With Flair’

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | The good news for Phil Mickelson is he made a birdie at Royal Birkdale on Friday – actually four of them – after not making a birdie in the first round of the Open Championship. The bad news is Mickelson tacked on a second-round 77 to his…