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Open Championship to Return to Royal Portrush in 2025

Royal Portrush (Dunluce Links), Northern Island’s most iridescent emerald of a golf course, has been awarded the 2025 Open Championship. Ireland’s Shane Lowry brought the Claret Jug home to Ireland after winning in 2019, the last time Portrush hosted the Open, one of the most widely celebrated wins in the 149 years of the tournament. Here are the sites...

Youth is Served, Morikawa Claims 2021 Open Championship at Royal St. George’s

Fresh-faced recent college grads that play video games, eat hamburgers every day, don’t have a sense of golf history, and never played links golf in their life aren’t supposed to be taking home ancient championships with silver encrusted trophies that have names, but damn “paying your dues” and “learning how to win,” just point Collin Morikawa to the winner’s circle...

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...

John Daly Changes Mind, Will Skip 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush

Ryan Ballengee at Golf News Net reports that John Daly has reversed himself. After stating last week that he would play the Open Championship at Royal Portrush despite not being allowed a golf cart by the R&A, Daly has, instead, withdrawn. Instead, he will play the PGA Tour’s opposite field event, the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky. Ballengee wrote:...

2018 Open Championship Odds (British Open) at Carnoustie

The de facto world championship of golf will be contested at one of golf’s most horrifying torture chambers. You think Shinnecock was tough? Wait till the wind blows at Carnoustie! The winner will need a complete game all facets must be sharp, Moreover, the Euros have a huge advantage here at this somber, narrow, Barry Burn criss-crossed Byzantine maze of a...

From the Vault – My Review of Royal Birkdale for PGA.com Open Championship Coverage

This was the old major championship preview I did for PGA.com back in 2008. From the article: Indeed, all Merseyside rocks every 10 years or so, as though the Beatles have returned to prominence, every time professional golfers return to Birkdale. The patrons are duly rewarded for their fervor with outstanding views of the golf: Birkdale was a stadium golf course...