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The nasty links of Carnoustie loom once again at The British Open

Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns.<p>Any mention of Carnoustie immediately brings back that image of Jean Van de Velde, equal parts tragedy and comedy, standing in Barry Burn on the 18th hole with water up his shins and rising. He made …


Laura Davies dominates, wins inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open by 10 shots

The inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open was a success by virtually every metric, notably the outcome coming down to the two players likely to have the best chance to win.<p>Euphoric best describes the general reaction to a championship that came up short only on drama. Laura Davies of England took a …


Who is Brandon Stone, the South African who has just shot a course-record 60 to win the Scottish Open?

Spectators arriving at the ASI Scottish Open were funnelled along the avenue of champions. Huge posters of past champions from the event’s 31-year history were designed to showcase the prestige of the event.<p>Stellar talents Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler …


'Extremely sad': Ian Poulter defends self after Scottish Open marshal alleges verbal abuse

Ian Poulter took to Twitter to defend himself against accusations made by a Scottish Open marshal, who alleged Poulter was verbally abusive. Poulter …


Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson for his fourth Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England — Novak Djokovic’s more than two-year title drought at the Grand Slams came to a welcomed end at the 132nd staging of Wimbledon on Sunday.<p>The 12th-seeded Djokovic was a bundle of emotions as he won his 13th Grand Slam title — his fourth victory at Wimbledon — and his first major …


British Open 2018 odds: Model that predicted the Masters releases surprising picks

SportsLine simulated the 2018 British Open 10,000 times and came up with some surprising picks<p>The year's third golf major tees off Thursday at …


Tenth hole of Camberley golf course could make way for 80 new houses

The tenth hole of a Camberley golf course could become the site for an 80 home development.<p>No formal planning application has been submitted yet but …

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Castlerock Golf Club fire 'deliberate' say police

A fire at Castlerock Golf Club that caused "extensive damage" is being treated as deliberate by the PSNI.<p>The blaze broke out at the club's course and …


Patrick Reed heads for the Open: 'I feel like I can win every week'

Four years have passed since Patrick Reed, giddy with excitement following a World Golf Championship success in Florida, declared himself a world top-five golfer. Oh, how they laughed. Who does he think he is?<p>In April, Reed delivered on that promise in emphatic style. Rory McIlroy was among those …


Laura Davies talks with Holly Sonders after winning US Senior Women’s Open

Laura Davies shares her thoughts after winning the first ever US Senior Women's Open.


Open Championships 2018: European contenders to wrestle back major control from America

The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie for the eighth time this week, with the Europeans in the field keen to grasp back control of golf's …


Jordan Spieth has learned he can handle adversity as he prepares to defend title at British Open

The scenes were nothing alike and wildly memorable.<p>Both started with a tee shot that sailed some 60 yards to the right during the final round of the British Open, and that's where the similarities end.<p>Seve Ballesteros didn't have to take a penalty drop from near the front tire of a black car in a …


U.S. Senior Women’s Open: The good, the bad, and the ugly!

The inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open simultaneously thrilled and infuriated us.<p>The inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open has been a long time in the …


British Open 2018: Tiger Woods, baked course among 10 major Carnoustie storylines

The Open is always wacky and woolly, and this year figures to be no different<p>For the last time in the foreseeable future, The Open Championship will …


Morgan's wish to meet Jordan Spieth comes true

Morgan Comer, an 18-year-old who survived a rare liver disease at 10 months old, gets her wish to spend the day with her golfing idol, Jordan Spieth.

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Images: Sunday at the Constellation Senior Players Championship golf tournament

See Sunday action from the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park.


Man arrested over paraglider protest at Trump's golf course in Scotland | Reuters

TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) - A 55 year-old man has been arrested following a protest at U.S. President Donald Trump’s golf course in Scotland on Friday, Scottish police said, after a an activist used a powered parachute to get within a few hundred yards of the president.<p>U.S. President Donald …

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Winner's Bag: Michael Kim's golf clubs

Kim ranked 37th in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee with the new driver, but it was his Scotty Cameron Newport GSS 350 putter that helped the 25-year-old …


July 16, 2018

> THE FORECADDIE<p>Phil Mickelson likely to play Carnoustie without driver, and he’s pleased<p>> BY THE NUMBERS<p>Jordan Spieth slowed by missed mid-range …


Ashton Turner's incredible journey to the Open: From overcoming cerebral palsy to sharing the fairways with Tiger Woods

When parents push three-year-old sons into playing golf, it is usually with the dream of seeing them play in a major. Well, 19 years after guiding young Ashton to the fairways, Angie and Simon Turner will watch him play in the 147th Open. But this story is anything but the norm.<p>At the age of one, …


The Roundup: Kim Strides Clear

<b>Recap of the day</b><p><b>Early Movers:</b> Scott Brown and Seamus Power secured early 65s which bounced them up the leaderboard, but the real early impetus came …


This week’s best bet in sports TV

<b>BEST BET OF THE WEEK</b><b>147th British Open, Carnoustie GC, Angus, Scotland</b>NBC, NBC Sports NetworkJuly 19-22<p>Just when you thought it was safe to focus on …

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Club Golfers Play on Golf’s Greatest Stage at Carnoustie

Forty-two club golfers competed in the second playing of The R&A's 9 Hole Championship Final at Carnoustie yesterday.<p><b>Club Golfers Play on Golf’s</b> …


Kim cruises to first victory at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. – Michael Kim obliterated TPC Deere Run, shooting a final-round 66 to win the John Deere Classic by eight shots over Francesco Molinari …


Graeme McDowell misses out on Open place after final-round 71 in Scotland

<b>Graeme McDowell has failed to qualify for next week's Open at Carnoustie after finishing 63rd in the Scottish Open on Sunday.</b><p>The former US Open winner from Portrush was aiming for one of three spots available for non-exempt players to secure a top-10 finish.<p>McDowell carded a one-over-par 71 in the …


Tour pros try the Hickory Challenge at the Scottish Open, and the results were hilariously mixed

Much has been said about the lack of shotmaking required on the PGA Tour, with many of the courses on the schedule calling for bomb and gouge rather than using the ground to your advantage. It's why this European Tour stretch of the French, Irish and Scottish Opens is always so fun to watch, as …


Jordan Spieth joins US Ryder Cup recce to Paris

Jim Furyk has plenty to thank Jordan Spieth for. Alongside Bubba Watson, the Open champion afforded substance to the United States Ryder Cup captain’s reconnaissance mission on Saturday to Le Golf National, the venue for September’s showdown.<p>There were fears that Furyk would suffer the same …


Scots call Trump a ‘big orange jobby’ as thousands march for second day

Scotland has no intention of letting Donald Trump have a quiet day as thousands of protesters make their voice heard.<p>As Trump plays a round of golf …

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Donald Trump booed by protesters while playing golf at Turnberry

US President Donald Trump was booed by protesters as he took to the fairway at his golf course in Ayrshire.<p>Mr Trump is in Scotland with his wife and family on a private visit ahead of his summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

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Danny Willett reveals how painkiller battle derailed his career - but targets The Open 2018 success

Danny Willett has revealed the “painkiller chomping” nightmare that wrecked his game.<p>The Sheffield star admits it was ­“depressing” to spend the last …

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