Benign Troon tamed by the Mickelson 63

July 14, 2016

Royal Troon was green, soft and welcoming. Perfectly set up for that Phil Mickelson 63 in fact.

The outline of Goat Fell, the highest...

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Quiz: Englishmen who almost emulated Faldo at the Open

July 23, 2019

England's wait for a winner at the Open is now into its second quarter of a century. Since Nick Faldo became the last Englishman to lift...

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What's it like being a rules official at a major?

July 22, 2019

It’s not an exaggeration to say they potentially hold the outcome of the championship in their learned hands. When the players get into...

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Erratic, endearing, enigmatic McIlroy is failing the major test

July 22, 2019

The enigmatic Rory McIlroy shoots one of the worst rounds of his professional career yet somehow leaves Portrush with his reputation...

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Sky Sports' golf coverage is exhausting – but we wouldn't have it any other way

July 22, 2019

A practice round was essential before the Open Championship, Royal Portrush being an unfamiliar venue with a number of blind shots to...

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'I sat in the car park in Carnoustie a year ago and I cried'

July 21, 2019

There will always be anomalies – Shane Lowry had missed his last four Open cuts – but now it makes perfect sense. Lowry is made for...

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Tiger for a day: How the Portrush crowd roared Lowry to victory

July 21, 2019

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of making that walk – past the famous giant yellow leaderboard – with the Claret Jug at our mercy?

But...

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Local boy done good: Sweet taste of victory for 'Sugar' Shane

July 21, 2019

2019 Open report: What happened on the final day?
In 2016, Shane Lowry had a comfortable lead at the US Open before a hat-trick of bogeys...

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The Open prize money

July 21, 2019

Before the start of the tournament it was announced there would be an increase to the 2019 Open prize money.

The total prize fund was...

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'As soon as I took the club back it felt like a feather'

July 20, 2019

Less than three weeks ago the Royal Portrush head pro Gary McNeill tried qualifying for the Open at Baltray. That ended in a 6-over 78 and...

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Can anyone catch runaway leader Lowry?

July 20, 2019

After one of the great Saturdays in Open history Shane Lowry came within a whisker of shooting a 62 to leave a stellar supporting cast well...

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