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The 2011 Open Championship: By George, This Sandwich Tastes Terrific

Hey waiter! Make my Open-faced Sandwich a double because I’m super-hungry for a four-day helping of Royal St. George’s! No course in England has hosted more Open Championships than ancient and storied St. George’s, hard by the sea in the quaint town of Sandwich, which dates back to the mid-seventh century and has a wonderfully colorful and bloody history. St...

2011 Open Championship (British Open) Week Events – Name all Open Rota Courses

Quick! Can you name every course that has hosted the Open Championship? There are 14 in all. Scotland The Old Course at St. Andrews Royal Troon Turnberry (Ailsa) Musselburgh (That’s the tough one) Prestwick Muirfield Carnoustie England Royal Liverpool (Yuck…) Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s Royal Birkdale Royal St. George’s Royal Cinque Ports...

Iceland Volcano may Cause Problems for British Open?

You all remember last year when Icelandic volcano Ejyafjallajokall erupted and grounded 100,000 flights and 8 million passengers. Now a sister volcano, one far more active and infamous, is poised to erupt. According to British paper The Telegraph: “The movements around Hekla have been unusual in the last two to three days,” University of Iceland geophysicist Pall...

2011 Major Championship Venues Look Good for Tiger Woods

You might remember all the talk in late 2009 about how it looked like Tiger could run the table and win the Grand Slam of golf, (until a bunch of Ulricas and Jezebels got in the way), but 2011 looks like a great year venue wise for Woods as well. The Masters – Woods plays well at Augusta National. Even with his world in flames and his wife screaming like Nancy...

Runners-up to Tiger Woods in Golf Major Championships

While I prepare some Jazzy Award presentations, here is the list of people who came in second to Tiger Woods at majors. This is a sure bar bet winner for you… THE MASTERS 1997 – Tom Kite 2001 – David Duval 2002 – Retief Goosen 2005 – Chris DiMarco THE U.S. OPEN 2000 – Ernie Els, Miguel Angel Jimenez 2002 – Phil Mickelson 2008...

Video of the Week: Tiger’s New Respect for the Game of Golf

Here’s some video that qualitatively shows exactly how far along Tiger Woods is in trying to show more respect for the game and why suckers…sponsors should throw money at him without asking any questions. Nice to see that he’s really learned something from his scandal and fall, and that he’s devoted to avoiding all the mistakes he made in the...

Future Open Championship Venues (British Open)

Here are your future Open Championship (British Open) venues: 2011 – Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, Kent, ENGLAND 2012 – Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s, Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND 2013 – Muirfield Golf links, Gullane, East Lothian, SCOTLAND 2014 – Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, Merseyside, ENGLAND 2015 – The Old...

Rory McIlroy Roars into Open Championship Lead with 63

Christmas Day in July dawned clear, bright, and windless, and with a heavy hand from advanced golf technology, golf’s greatest players ripped the wrapping paper of the venerable Old Course at St. Andrews. Birdies were the coin of the realm and red numbers dominated the trademark giant yellow scoreboard overlooking the 18th green. Northern Ireland’s Rory...

R&A Under Fire for Changes to St. Andrews Road Hole

“It’s only my opinion and carries no weight, but I will say ‘Forgive them Old Tom for they know not what they do,” raged Melvyn Hunter Morrow, when he heard the R&A will lengthen the iconic Road Hole – the 17th at The Old Course at St. Andrews – by building a new tee on part of the adjacent Eden Course. “Certainly, Peter Dawson seems totally in...