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Clash of Major Champions Looms at 2021 Open Championship Final Round

With England under the inept tutelage of a weak king, Edward VI, the only legitimate son of Henry VIII, in 1457 a French raiding party made its way to Kent and burned much of the city of Sandwich to the ground. What was left was pillaged under the orders of the Marshal of France, one Pierre De Breze. During the carnage, the Mayor of Sandwich was murdered. Ever since...

Top Reasons to Watch the Open Championship this Morning

Top Reasons to Watch the Open Championship this Morning GOLF FOR BREAKFAST Don’t you just love it? Wake up to the greatest golf tournament in the world. The heck with playing; it’s high summer, there’s plenty of time for 18 holes after the Open is over. Think of this weekend as golf’s proper rejoinder to breakfast at Wimbledon. And speaking of such… STRAWBERRIES AND...

Oosthuizen Leads, Morikawa, Spieth, and DJ Lurk as 149th Open Championship Reaches Halfway Mark

Louis Oosthuizen fired a scintillating 65 in the second round of the 149th Open Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Club to post 11-under 129 and take a two shot lead over 2020 PGA Champion Collin Morikawa and three strokes over three-time major champion Jordan Spieth. Oosthuizen also set a new Open Championshjip record for the lowest opening 36 holes. A group...

Bogey-free 6-under 64 has Louis Oosthuizen Atop Open Championship Leaderboard at Royal St. George’s

He said he was over the disappointment of the U.S. Open, and then he proved it with his golf clubs. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, 2010 Open Champion, fired a sparkling, blemish-free, 6-under 64 to lead the first round of the 149th Open Championship golf tournament at Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Americans Jordan Spieth (the 2017 Open Champion at Royal Birkdale)...

Timeless Royal St. George’s Hosts Resurrection Open Championship

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Open Championship, the de facto world championship of golf, returns for its 149th iteration in the grandest of English traditions. The setting is the sparkling white cliffs of Dover, the ancient, storied town of Sandwich, and the hurly-burly gnarled mounds and frightful bunkers of Royal St. George’s...

Spanish Lullaby – Jon Rahm Wins 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

Jon Rahm, who has endured genuine heartache through the Coronavirus pandemic both on and off the golf course found solace, synchronicity, and redemption in the unlikeliest of places – the crucible of U.S. Open golf championship. Rahm became the first Spaniard to win the U.S. Open after firing a scintillating 4-under 67 to edge South Africa’s starcrossed Louis...

Puzzling Stranger, Promising Young Gun Lead U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

At a U.S. Open where PGA Tour uber-stars and wily veterans were expected to have an advantage a puzzling stranger and a promising young gun hold the lead after 36 holes at 5-under. England’s Richard Bland, obscure even in his own country, fired a dazzling 67, balancing seven birdies against three bogeys, while American Russell Henley, the first round co-leader...

The Roar-y Returns, McIlroy Seeks Another Major at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course

We were having a fine run-up to this, the 103rd PGA Championship, even before Rory McIlroy’s TaylorMade TP5x golf ball tumbled into the cup at the 72nd hole of the Quail Hollow Championship two weeks ago. Nearly all of golf’s young gun stars and marquis names had won since the turn of the year:  Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Brooks...

Golfer Thorbjorn Olesen Suspended From European Tour After Charges of Sexual Assault, Drunkenness on Plane

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen, a former European Ryder Cup player and current world number 62 has been suspended by the European Tour pending the outcome of his trial on charges of sexual assault and drunkenness on a flight from Memphis to London. According to various reports, Olesen was allegedly drunk and unruly with other passengers and had to be calmed by fellow...

The Incomparable Lightness of Being Louis Oosthuizen

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – Louis Oosthuizen found the poem, the song, the fragrance that is Pebble Beach Golf Links so irresistible, he had to stop and take some pictures. “I was out there, probably looked like a tourist taking all the pictures on my phone and forgot I was playing a practice round. But, yeah, that’s what this place does to you,” he explained candidly...

Star Power! Major Champions Crowded Atop Leader Board at Halfway Point of 2019 Masters

Somewhere in Heaven Dan Jenkins is smiling, because this is what a major championship leader board is supposed to look like. Our great lion of a sports writer may be watching his first Masters from Heaven, but the heart of a true golf writer always aches for the greatest names to be in contention, not puzzling strangers. So right now, with five former major champions...