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France to Host Ryder Cup

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Wild Dunes

12 Oaks Foundation

Gary Player at the Western Golf Associiation

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In The News

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:09:54 GMT
Tiger Woods, a links course enthusiast, thinks he's got a major or two left in him, and he believes the British Open offers his best chance to win.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:00:59 GMT
Tiger Woods can’t worry about others’ “f–king issues.” A video is going viral of the golf star mocking rivals who couldn’t stand toe-to-toe with him. The video shows Woods saying it was their “f–king issue” if players were intimidated by him. It was shot in May at Tiger Jam — an event hosted by Woods to raise funds for his charity — where he entertains businessmen and treats them to a star-studded concert in Las Vegas. The Twitter user who posted the clip admits he had kept it until the British Open, saying he “saved this gem for the Major week.” Woods, 42, is seen holding a golf clinic in which he discussed whether opponents were afraid of him when he was at the peak of his powers, winning 14
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:25:06 GMT
Phil Mickelson isn’t waiting until Thursday to put on a show at Carnoustie. The left-hander obviously has one of the most remarkable short games of all time, and on several occasions he’s used his magic to demonstrate the quick-rising flop shot over a person standing just feet in front of him. For example: Well … you might as well show this off at The Open, too! Former European Tour pro Gary Evans, 49, decided to be the brave assistant in another Mickelson flop display on Tuesday ahead of the Open. As always with Lefty, he didn’t disappoint: Another angle: We’d still be shaking too, Gary. (And we can’t blame you for the flinch either, no matter Mickelson’s skill level.) If Mickelson’s short game
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:17:00 GMT
At 60, next week’s Senior British Open at St. Andrews is more the wee Welshman’s speed these days. With 29 European Tour wins, 17 World Cup appearances for Wales and eight Ryder Cups as player (plus one more as a captain), Woosnam has seen pretty much all there is to see in golf over the last 40 years or so. Five of Woosie’s top-10 finishes in major championships came in the Open, an event he feels is in need of drastic change given how far today’s tour professionals are capable of hitting the modern golf ball with their modern golf clubs.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:13:20 GMT
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Padraig Harrington’s career has been as much about tenacity as talent, a combination of grim determination and an unflappable demeanor. That’s the kind of personality that succeeds at this dour links, which has never rewarded a flashy, mercurial type with a Claret Jug. Look at the champions who have survived the Tartan Death March at Carnoustie, the most brutally demanding course on the Open rota: Harrington, Lawrie, Watson, Player, Hogan. Contenders grind here, pretenders are ground down. “At Carnoustie you have to hit the shots. You just continually have to keep hitting big shots. There’s a lot of questions to be asked,” Harrington said Monday. “You have to be that character.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:27:00 GMT
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Two rounds of 63, made eight months apart and on different sides of the Atlantic, are fuelling the belief that Tommy Fleetwood can end the American dominance of the majors at the British Open. The first came at the Dunhill Links Championship in October when he broke the course record at Carnoustie, where the world's oldest major will be staged this week. Then came another in the final round of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills last month, which propelled him to within a stroke of eventual winner Brooks Koepka. Fleetwood, with his long, flowing hair and cherubic smile, was the face of last year's British Open played at his home course of Royal Birkdale. With those recent
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:00:41 GMT
Car-nasty. The nickname says it all. Mention the Old Course at St. Andrews and you think of the history. Same with Muirfield, home to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Turnberry? The name brings to mind the grand hotel overlooking the great seaside links. But Carnoustie? There’s nothing scenic or nostalgic about it. You know when you step on the first tee that you’re going to go 18 rounds, and you’re probably going to walk to the clubhouse with your psyche, if not your body, bruised and battered. We wanted to capture the essence of the Carnoustie experience, so we asked more than a dozen Golfweek course raters to tell us about their recent experiences on this year’s British Open venue.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:32:04 GMT
Three years ago, when Jordan Spieth was at the height of his powers, he won the Masters, the U.S. Open and nearly won the British Open at St. Andrews. He had a fantastic all-around game without a glaring weakness. Spieth was not as long as Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy or Bubba Watson but was solid off the tee, hit iron shots with precision, could chip and pitch well and was a marksman with his putter. He also had a knack for being clutch and hitting a great shot when the pressure was on him. Spieth is the defending champion this week at the British Open, having won at Royal Birkdale. But he is not playing like the No. 1 player in the world that he once was. Fans and the media alike have pointed
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:20:42 GMT
Sergio Garcia says he has no lasting scars from his heart-breaking previous encounters at Carnoustie as he prepares to battle for a second major at the Scottish golf course in this week's British Open tournament. The most memorable images of Garcia at Carnoustie come from 1999, when the then 19-year-old wept after scoring a dismal 89 in the opening round, and 2007, when he lost the title after a failed putt in the fourth hole of the play-offs. "There are no demons waiting for me there," Garcia was quoted as saying by the Telegraph.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:49:06 GMT
Tiger Woods is excited by the different challenge Carnoustie will present as he prepares to contest The Open for the first time since 2015. Woods is finally playing regularly on the PGA Tour with the worst of his well-documented back issues seemingly


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