British Open

  • It's simple really says McIlroy, just process and spot July 21, 2014

    For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot. That was the mantra he repeated in his brain throughout four majestic rounds of golf at the Royal Liverpool course. "Very simple," he disclosed when asked what were...
  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major July 20, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. With two key birdies around the turn, and a powerful tee shot at just the right moment, McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire...
  • Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open July 19, 2014

    Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance on Friday in the British Open. Once he made a birdie, and...
  • Sick Anirban Lahiri bows out of The Open July 19, 2014

    Hoylake: An ailing Anirban Lahiri of India bowed out of The Open Championship golf with a second straight three-over-par 75 on Friday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader contemplated pulling out before the start of his second round at Royal Liverpool after struggling to shake off the effects of...
  • George Coetzee makes early move for clubhouse lead at The Open July 18, 2014

    Hoyelake: South African George Coetzee made light of stiffening breezes to sail up the British Open leader board on Friday, claiming the clubhouse lead on five-under par with a barrage of birdies in a three-under 69 in his second round. After the calm conditions of Thursday when Rory McIlroy made the...
  • Michael Hoey pulls out of British Open with foot injury July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey withdrew from the British Open because of a foot injury after seven holes of his second round on Friday. The five-times European Tour winner was three-over-par for his round and six-over for the tournament when he pulled out. Hoey, who romped to a four-stroke victory at the...
  • Rory McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half of his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on...
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri struggles at The Open July 17, 2014

    Hoylake: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, the current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, struggled to make headway after missing half the fairways with some wayward tee shots as he opened with a disappointing three-over-par 75 at The Open Championship on Thursday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader hit only...
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show July 17, 2014

    Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy has developed a penchant for making fast starts and he did it yet again on a...
  • Englishman David Howell hits first shot at British Open July 17, 2014

    England: David Howell launched the 143rd British Open on a glorious sunny morning at Royal Liverpool on Thursday, hitting his opening drive down the right of the 458-yard first hole. With the small grandstand around the first tee already packed at 6.25am local time, Englishman Howell was followed on to the...
  • Tiger Woods drawn with Henrik Stenson and Angel Cabrera at Hoylake July 14, 2014

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee-off at 0904 local time at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, the R&A (Royal and...
  • Squash: Joshna Chinappa out of Allam British Open May 16, 2014

    Hull: The Indian challenge in the Allam British Open squash championship ended here on Thursday as Joshna Chinappa lost 1-3 to Joelle King of New Zealand in the quarter-finals. King seemed to be in control when she jumped to a 2-0 lead, but in the third game, the Kiwi seemed to...
  • Ghosal goes down fighting in British Open squash May 13, 2014

    Hull: India's top squash player Saurav Ghosal flattered to deceive by losing to Englishman Daryl Selby in the opening round of the prestigious British Open here. The World No.15 from Kolkata could not keep pace with his 10th-ranked opponent in the 65 minute battle, going down 11-7 8-11 5-11 6-11 at the...
  • Golfer Rahil Gangjee top Indian at British Open qualifying March 6, 2014

    Chonburi: It was a tough day for Indian hopefuls at the Open Qualifying Series-Thailand as Rahil Gangjee emerged as the best with one-under 71, on Thursday. Gangjee, who was placed tied 15th, is three behind the leader Hiroshi Iwata (68) of Japan at the end of the first round of the...
  • Golf Yearender: Scott, Tiger Woods and company serve up tasty 2013 December 30, 2013

    Like an enticing chocolate box offering an exquisite array of pralines, truffles, fudge and liqueurs, global golf gave its fans just about everything they might have wanted during a riveting and unpredictable 2013. The quality and variety of golfing 'confectionary' was exceptional and, with Tiger Woods's remarkable dominance in the late...
  • British Open spots up for grabs in Australia under new system October 28, 2013

    Three slots at next year's British Open will be up for grabs at the Australian Open in November as part of a new qualifying system for golf's oldest major championship. The 'Open Qualifying Series', comprising 14 events on different tours around the world, will replace the previous system of staging...
  • Rory McIlroy once again looks to regain form at Firestone August 1, 2013

    Akron, Ohio: Dispirited and frustrated after missing the cut at the British Open 12 days ago, Rory McIlroy was in a much more upbeat mood on Wednesday as he prepared for this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Twelve months ago, the Northern Irishman played well at this event to end a poor run...
  • Phil Mickelson still pinching himself after Open win July 31, 2013

    Ohio: Phil Mickelson has no doubt what will be most remembered from his career. "It will always be the '04 Masters and showing off my Olympic jumping ability," he cracked of his celebratory hop, which will never be mistaken for Michael Jordan leaving the launch pad. But there's also no question in...
  • Mark Wiebe wins Senior British Open golf July 29, 2013

    Southport, England: Bernhard Langer gave Mark Wiebe one too many chances at the Senior British Open. Wiebe took advantage of Langer's failure to close out the tournament, beating the German on the fifth play-off hole on Monday at Royal Birkdale for his first senior major title. The American used a superb approach...
  • Bernhard Langer, Mark Wiebe share halfway British Seniors lead July 27, 2013

    Southport: Bernhard Langer shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to share the halfway lead in the Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale with Mark Wiebe of the United States. The German, the 2010 champion at Carnoustie, holed five birdies but dropped two strokes at No. 6 when he double-hit the...
  • Gene Sauers leads Senior British Open after 1st round July 26, 2013

    Southport: Gene Sauers mastered a stiff breeze to shoot a 3 under 67 and take the first round lead by one stroke at the Senior British Open on Thursday. The 50-year-old from Georgia parred all the way to the turn to be out in 34 at sunny Royal Birkdale. He then...
  • Mickelson faces huge task to seal sweep of majors: Player July 23, 2013

    London: Nine-times major champion Gary Player believes Phil Mickelson faces a "monumental task" to achieve a clean sweep of major wins and said it would be "eating him alive" if he was perennial nearly-man Lee Westwood. Mickelson, who became only the second left-hander to win the British Open when he triumphed...
  • Phil Mickelson missing a peculiar link in majors July 23, 2013

    Gullane: Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year. Now he loves it. He felt that way even before his name was engraved on the silver claret...
  • Phil Mickelson climbs rankings after British Open victory July 22, 2013

    Gullane: Phil Mickelson suddenly has the world No.1 ranking in his sight after what he said was the best round of his career took him to a superb British Open victory at Muirfield on Sunday. The American, who burst from the pack to win by three shots after a sizzling last...
  • Stenson so close but Sweden's long wait goes on July 22, 2013

    Gullane: Henrik Stenson continued his recent resurgence with a calm final round of 70 to finish runner-up to Phil Mickelson in the British Open on Sunday. He emulated the feat of compatriot Jesper Parnevik, who was second in the 1994 and 1997 Opens, but Sweden's long wait for a first...
  • Tiger still in the Woods as Open challenge fizzles out July 22, 2013

    Gullane: Tiger Woods resorted to technical jargon and gripes about slow greens as his long major drought continued on Sunday with a disappointing final round at the British Open. The American, who has been stuck on 14 majors for five years, never looked like restarting his collection at Muirfield despite beginning...
  • Fired-up Poulter in Ryder Cup mode for closing charge July 22, 2013

    Gullane: Ian Poulter found his Ryder Cup rhythm to shoot a brilliant 67 in the final round of the British Open and earn a tie for third place on Sunday. The 37-year-old Briton started the last round at Muirfield five over par, eight shots behind the leader, but he played...
  • Mickelson wins British Open for 1st time with brilliant finish July 21, 2013

    Gullane: Phil Mickelson has won the British Open with a spectacular finish. Mickelson shot a 5-under 66 Sunday to match the best round of the tournament and win his first claret jug. The celebration began while there were still four groups on the course. Lefty birdied four of the last six...
  • Fitzpatrick wins Open silver medal, praise from Couples July 21, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Baby-faced teenager Matthew Fitzpatrick rounded off a dream week on Sunday by claiming the silver medal at the British Open as the leading amateur. The 18-year-old from Sheffield, England finished with a one-over 72 for a 10-over total for his four rounds over a Muirfield course that has...
  • Kapur remains in high spirits after British Open experience July 21, 2013

    Muirfield (Scotland): Ace Indian golfer Shiv Kapur will take with him the sweet and bitter memories of the 142nd Open Championships after ending his campaign with an even-par 71, here on Sunday. Kapur will leave Muirfield with his head held high after a dramatic week where he led briefly in...