Stories tagged: British Open
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
Tim Dahlberg: A win by Spieth that will live long in golf lore
Someday, perhaps very soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
A wild journey: Jordan Spieth wins British Open
Trailing for the first time all weekend at Royal Birkdale, Jordan Spieth followed with a birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie stretch that allowed him to close with a 1-under 69 and win the British …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
British Open: Jordan Spieth one round away from third leg of career Grand Slam
Jordan Spieth did his part to make history on an extraordinary day of scoring in the British Open, capping off his 5-under 65 by seizing on a good break and …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Branden Grace sets major championship record with 62 at British Open
Branden Grace posted the lowest 18-hole score in 157 years and 422 major championships, and he didn’t even know it.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 8 p.m.
Bud Nameck takes whirlwind golf vacation to Scotland with 11 rounds in seven days
If you are a Mariners fan, you can go to a game at Safeco Field, but take batting practice there? Forget it! Still a tennis player? I doubt you will …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Bill Ames takes golfing trip of a lifetime to Scotland
I am not much of a bucket list guy, but the one thing I have always wanted to do was play golf in Scotland.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
Leader Jordan Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty second day at British Open
With a short game as sharp as it has been all year, and a 3-wood that turned out a lot better than it looked and led to an eagle, Jordan …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
British Open notebook: Jon Rahm escapes two-shot penalty on 17th hole
Jon Rahm thought he was moving a loose twig, didn’t realize he had violated a rule and eventually was cleared of a penalty in the opening round of the British …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
British Open features an All-American opening round
The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
Former No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy hopes to catch his wave at British Open
Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best player in the world without a trace of argument.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Jordan Spieth feels rested, sharp in pursuit of another major
With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and it never left the flag, bounding onto the …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
British Open notes: Phil Mickelson to play Open with no drivers
Royal Birkdale and Torrey Pines would seem to have nothing in common except that Phil Mickelson is playing major championships on both without a driver in his bag. Mickelson carried …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Sports letters to the editor: How about a little golf with your commercials?
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Mon., July 18, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
Phil Mickelson’s duel with Henrik Stenson one for the ages
Turnberry had the bigger stars. Troon had the better golf.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 11:55 p.m.
Henrik Stenson wins duel with Phil Mickelson to claim British Open
Henrik Stenson kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, because there was no other way to beat Phil Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 10:22 p.m.
British Open showdown: Henrik Stenson leads Phil Mickelson by one shot
Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 7:22 p.m.
Rory McIlroy snaps 3-wood in two pieces at British Open
Rory McIlroy’s 3-wood already wasn’t in the best shape, so it had no chance when he chucked the club to the ground in frustration after a bad shot at the …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 9:04 p.m.
Phil Mickelson shines in wind and rain, keeps British Open lead
Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
American Billy Horschel misses British Open cut after following 4-under 67 with 85
With his cap on backward, Billy Horschel placed his ball on the tee and smashed his drive down No. 18 without even taking a practice swing.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
Lefty shines in wind and rain, keeps British Open lead
Phil Mickelson has nearly everything going his way at this British Open. He has control of his shots and the flight of his ball in the wind and rain. He …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 6:54 p.m.
‘Railway’ hole derails top golfers at Troon
Bill Haas struck his drive on the 11th hole, immediately flung his arm to the right, and asked his caddie: “Am I gonna find that?”
Thu., July 14, 2016, 6:43 p.m.
Phil Mickelson ties major record with first-round 63 at British Open
Phil Mickelson smiled and joked like a man who shot 63 in the opening round of a major championship.
Thu., July 14, 2016, 9:42 a.m.
Led by Patrick Reed, Americans rule again at Royal Troon
On a gorgeous, sunny day along the Scottish coast, the Americans resumed their domination of Royal Troon.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp is a little menace
There is a noted celebrity on the course this week for the British Open at Royal Troon.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Rory McIlroy still believes he deserves spot among Fab Four
Rory McIlroy still considers himself a full-fledged member of the Fab Four.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
On the Fringe: The forgotten art of the victory speech in golf
Nearly 20 years later, Justin Leonard still gets compliments for his British Open victory at Royal Troon.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Woods to sit out British Open and miss another major
TROON, Scotland – Tiger Woods is out of the British Open, the first time he has sat out three majors in one year. The R&A announcement that the 14-time major …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 9:27 p.m.
Golf Notes: Woods making progress toward a return; no date set
Tiger Woods registered for the U.S. Open, which was more procedure than pronouncement. Three weeks later, he played five holes during the official opening of the golf course he designed …
Tue., July 21, 2015
Zach Johnson shoots final-round 66, wins playoff for British Open title
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be …
UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2015, 9:36 p.m.
Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff
Jordan Spieth’s spirited bid for a Grand Slam was stopped Monday by Zach Johnson, who is no longer just a normal guy from Iowa. Not with a claret jug to …