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.
Why were Wimbledon, British Open canceled instead of postponed?
Of course, both were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it does lead to one question: Why were both events outright canceled and not simply postponed? Theres a two-pronged answer as to why Wimbledon and the British Open wont take place in 2020: Insurance money and incredible foresight. Just like the AELTC, the R&A had an insurance policy protecting against a global pandemic, and the British Open was reportedly the most insured of all the tournaments, according to Golf Digest. Unlike Wimbledon, it is unclear what the insurance payout was for canceling the British Open. It was the first time since 1945, when World War II was in its final stages, that Wimbledon and the British Open werent played in the same year.
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
British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show
The Open returned to Royal Portrush after a 68-year absence and made up for lost time with an unusual amount of theater Thursday. He was the betting favorite who as a 16-year-old stunned Irish golf with a 61 to set the course record at Royal Portrush in the North of Ireland Amateur. The throaty cheers went silent when his tee shot went left and out of bounds. Clarke turned and applauded the grandstand that filled up before his opening tee shot at 6:35 a.m., and he treated everyone else to three birdies through five holes. That belonged to Royal Portrush and the people who filled the links to see championship golf.