McIlroy headed for another insignificant Sunday in a major
Rory McIlroy finally got the better of par at the British Open, just barely. McIlroy ran off five birdies on the front nine, only to make none on the back nine at Royal St. George’s. It added to a 69, his first round under par this week, and only his second sub-70 score in 13 rounds at the majors this year.news.yahoo.com
Final 2 hours show anything can happen in this British Open
Louis Oosthuizen stood on the 11th tee with only one bogey on his card over 46 holes at Royal St. George's and a two-shot lead Saturday afternoon in the British Open. Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead and belted a drive down the middle of the 17th fairway, leaving him only a half-wedge to the green. In the middle of all this chaos was Collin Morikawa, who went from a two-shot deficit to four shots behind after five holes, and he was fortunate it wasn't worse.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Oh, Canada! Conners works way into mix at Open
This time it's Corey Conners, who quietly put together one of better rounds in the British Open. Then, he ran off four birdies over the next five holes and closed with four pars. How much of a chance Conners has on Sunday depends on Oosthuizen over the final seven holes.news.yahoo.com
Here’s why an albatross is the rarest achievement in golf
While a birdie is 1-under par on a hole and an eagle is 2-under par, a step better than that is an albatross, which is 3-under par on a hole. In the four major tournaments, it has only happened 18 times since 1870, according to GolfLink. An albatross has happened the most times at golf’s oldest major, the British Open, which has seen an albatross occur eight times in its history. The U.S. Open and PGA Championship were the last to see three, by Nick Watney in 2012 and Joey Sindelar in 2006, respectively. Maggert has two of the 18 albatrosses at major tournaments, collecting one at the 1994 Masters and one during the 2001 British Open.
Shane Lowry playing golf this week, but not where he thought
It will go to Royal St. Georges next summer. Its just very strange times for us at the minute, isnt it?Lowry said he has never seen the lunar landscape of Royal St. Georges. Id love if we were playing in front of 40,000 or 50,000 people this week in St. Georges, he said. For the week of the U.S. Open, golf was in its second week of returning from the pandemic, at Harbour Town. So everything that I miss or that I wont get to do this week, Im sure Ill get to do next year.
Shot-by-shot recap: Tiger Woods falters late, fails to make British Open cut
ON THE GREEN: Tiger lags this one to a foot and taps in for par. APPROACH SHOT: Another great tee shot blown by an awful approach. Hell have inside 20 feet feet for birdie. ON THE GREEN: Tiger buries the putt for consecutive birdies to make another move towards the cut. TIGER ON THE DAY: 1-under thru 8 (6-over overall)Hole 7 Par 5OFF THE TEE: B-e-a-utiful tee shot here from Tiger.rssfeeds.usatoday.com
Here's how much money the winner of the 2019 British Open will earn
The 2019 British Open kicked off on Thursday at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland and will finish on Sunday, July 21. The tournament is the fourth and final golf major of the year. The winner of the 148th Open will bring home more than the Claret Jug: He'll earn $1.935 million, a slight increase from last year, when Italy's Francesco Molinari won $1.89 million. The runner up will collect $1.12 million. Here's how the top eight finishers will fare:First place: $1.935 millionSecond place: $1.12 millionThird place: $718,000Fourth place: $558,000Fifth place: $449,000Sixth place: $389,000Seventh place: $334,000Eighth place: $282,000cnbc.com
SHO Lands Graeme McDowell
HOUSTON – Winner of the 2010 U.S. Open, McDowell joins countryman Darren Clarke, the 2011 British Open champion, in the field that also features No. He also played in 2006 when the Shell Houston Open made its debut on the Tournament Course. McDowell, or "G-Mac" as he is known on the European Tour, has actually played in another Shell Houston Open. Defending SHO champion Phil Mickelson won his 40th PGA TOUR event last weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. "We feel very good that both Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell, who are now PGA Tour members, committed to our event early."