British Open 2013

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kapur tumbles down at the British Open July 21, 2013

    Muirfield: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur's fortunes continued to take a tumble as he carded a nightmarish 12-over 83 to be placed bottom of the leaderboard after the third and penultimate round of the British Open here. The 31-year-old, who had a dream start with six birdies in seven holes on Thursday,...
  • Matsuyama in first Open slow play penalty since 2004 July 21, 2013

    Gullane: Japan's Hideki Matsuyama was the unlucky recipient of the British Open's first slow-play penalty for nine years during the third round at Muirfield on Saturday. Almost out of the blue, slow play suddenly became a hot topic as the Royal & Ancient (R&A) organisers decided to clamp down on...
  • Lee Westwood leads Tiger Woods after third round at Muirfield July 21, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Lee Westwood is positioned to win the first major title of his career. Long considered one of the best players without a signature win on his resume, the Englishman curled in a 60-foot eagle putt on the way to a 1-under 70 that put him two strokes ahead of...
  • Hideki Matsuyama penalized for slow play at Muirfield July 21, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Hideki Matsuyama is the second player this year to get a one-shot penalty for slow play in a major. It nearly cost Guan Tianlang a weekend at the Masters. It was far more costly to Matsuyama on Saturday in the British Open, where he was only three shots out...
  • Justin Rose misses cut at Muirfield July 21, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Two weeks after enjoying the perks of a US Open champion, from dining with the prime minister to watching the Wimbledon men's final from the Royal Box, Justin Rose led a parade of stars exiting the British Open. Rose shot a 6-over 77 on Friday to finish with a...
  • Players unhappy about treacherous 15th green at The Open July 20, 2013

    Gullane: Muirfield's par-four 15th hole seemed to grate on the nerves of the players at the British Open on Friday with Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Ian Poulter and Angel Cabrera summing up the general mood of discontent. The 448-yard hole is typical of the rest of the course in that the...
  • Jimenez leads, Tiger lurks in Muirfield dogfight July 20, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Wily Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez led the way and Tiger Woods ground out a second-round 71 to stay right in the mix as the British Open turned into a dogfight at Muirfield on Friday. The early starters enjoyed the best conditions on another sun-drenched day but the course bared...
  • Tiger Woods primed for British Open tilt July 20, 2013

    Gullane: Tiger Woods will start the British Open third round on Saturday perfectly placed to mount a strong challenge for his 15th major title. The world number one trails overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez by one shot after battling his way to a level-par 71 on Friday to finish on...
  • Tiger Woods in the mix on another sunny day at Muirfield July 19, 2013

    Gullane: Tiger Woods plodded along most of the day. He lipped out a putt from 2 and a half feet. He settled for a bunch of pars. Then, with his final stroke, he looked like the Tiger of old. Woods rolled in a 15-footer for birdie on Muirfield's tough closing hole...
  • Tiger Woods will be tough to beat, says Graeme McDowell July 19, 2013

    Scotland: Graeme McDowell is one of golf's hottest players at the moment but he was simply blown away by the performance of playing partner Tiger Woods in the opening two rounds of the British Open. According to McDowell, the world number one is striking the ball so well that he...
  • Shiv Kapur set to make cut at The Open July 19, 2013

    Muirfield: After a stunning start in the tournament, ace Indian golfer Shiv Kapur found the going tough as he returned with eight bogeys and two birdies in the second round but still set to make the cut in the 142nd Open Championships here on Friday. Kapur returned for a six-over 77...
  • Shiv Kapur falters in round two at the British Open July 19, 2013

    After a sparkling first round, Shiv Kapur faltered in round two, slipping off the leaderboard after a round strewn with bogeys, but the memories of a sparkling first day linger. ...
  • Woods makes solid start, Westwood on the charge July 19, 2013

    Gullane: Tiger Woods started solidly and Lee Westwood took advantage of a hot putter to charge into a share of the lead in perfect conditions in the British Open second round at Muirfield on Friday. American Woods, the world number one, made two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine...
  • Shiv Kapur tied fourth at The Open after round one July 19, 2013

    Gullane: Scroll down the British Open leaderboard and you'll come across a string of major champions entwined with serial winners on the European and PGA Tours. And right among them is a name that many probably won't recognize: Shiv Kapur. "It's a funny name in the middle of all those sort...
  • I'm not obsessed with winning a major, says Poulter July 19, 2013

    Gullane: Winning a major championship will not define Ian Poulter's golf career, the world number 20 and Ryder Cup stalwart said on Thursday. Poulter shot a one-over-par round of 72 to get his British Open campaign off to a steady start at sun-baked Muirfield, struggling to cope with what he...
  • Tiger Woods may struggle to win another major: Nick Faldo July 19, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: World number one Tiger Woods may struggle to add to his 14 major titles for a number of different reasons, former British Open champion Nick Faldo told Reuters on Thursday. Faldo was speaking after he shot an eight-over 79 in the first round at Muirfield, venue for two of...
  • Zach Johnson takes leads at British Open July 19, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Zach Johnson worked out how to play the first round of the British Open. Rory McIlroy couldn't make anything work. Bouncing back from a tough loss last weekend, Johnson began with a 6-under 66 on a sunny Thursday at Muirfield - another brilliant opening after a 65 at Lytham...
  • Rory McIlroy slumps to 79 in first round of British Open July 18, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: World number two Rory McIlroy suffered a "brain dead" moment at the 15th hole and felt he was generally "unconscious" as he stumbled his way to an ugly eight-over 79 in the British Open first round on Thursday. The 24-year-old Northern Irishman, whose form has deserted him since he...
  • Louis Oosthuizen withdraws during British Open first round July 18, 2013

    Gullane, Scotland: Former champion Louis Oosthuizen withdrew from the British Open halfway through his opening round on Thursday with a recurrence of a neck-related injury. The South African, a surprise winner at St Andrews in 2010, had laboured to four over par after eight holes on a baking Muirfield course when...