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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What to expect from Royal Portrush for the Open Championship

June 24, 2019

After working with Donald Steel for 15 years, Tom Mackenzie and Martin Ebert set up their own design company in 2005 and they now advise on...

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'Rory needs to turn Portrush pressure into adrenaline'

June 20, 2019

Sir Nick Faldo knows a thing or two about arriving at the Open Championship as the home favourite. He offers his advice to Rory McIlroy as...


McDowell proves fairy tales can come true

June 20, 2019

It is not every day that I cheer out loud while watching TV but that is exactly what I did when Graeme McDowell holed the 30-foot putt at...


'Fifty years is a hell of a long time but I remember it vividly'

June 20, 2019

If you've never watched a clip of Tony Jacklin winning the 1969 Open then it's worth it for Henry Longhurst's commentary alone. It had been...


'The Open is the biggest, the oldest and the best'

June 20, 2019

“I’m very fortunate my name is on the Claret Jug,” Darren Clarke says as he leans back in his chair and sips on his latte....


'The Claret Jug is the most sought-after trophy in golf'

June 19, 2019

It was 21 minutes that will live long in the memory of Jordan Spieth, not to mention everyone watching both at Royal Birkdale and those...


'The Portrush Open will be special – but only if I qualify!'

April 23, 2019

Graeme McDowell has tended to walk away from the Masters disappointed with how his week has turned out. He loves the place, it's his...

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'Nobody thought an event of this magnitude would come here'

January 10, 2019

For an often-stuttering sport things can occasionally move very quickly. We spoke to the R&A’s Mike Tate in 2011 about the...

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What clubs did Molinari use to seal Europe's Ryder Cup win?

September 30, 2018

Francesco Molinari WITB. The Italian was the hero at Le Golf National with five points from five including the winning point against Phil...

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Who will be more frustrated at not winning The Open – Spieth or Woods?

July 22, 2018

Jordan Spieth will be more frustrated at not winning The Open, says Dan Murphy
This was a tournament where the winning score, relative to...


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