Jul
20
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

It was Sunday drama at The Open Championship, and Rory McIlroy emerged as the Champion Golfer of the Year. A couple bogeys by Rory on the front nine kept the final round challengers in the tournament, but a clutch up-and-down on 17 secured the third leg of the career Grand Slam for McIlroy.

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Jul
19
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Rory McIlroy has the rare ability to make golf look easy. If he misses the green, he makes a nice par putt to keep the momentum going. If he gets to a par-5 late in his round, he uses his exceptional length to make an eagle. The simplicity Rory has demonstrated over the first three rounds of The Open Championship has led to a six-shot lead over Rickie Fowler.

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Jul
19
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Sometimes you just need to play better. That’s exactly what Dubuisson did after a first round 74 that had him staring at the cut line. Over the last 36 holes, only Rory McIlroy has equaled Dubuisson’s rounds of 66-68.  The amazing turnaround has the Frenchman in fifth place at eight-under for the tournament.

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Jul
19
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Tiger Woods is still shaking rust off his game. After going three-under through his first 10 holes at Hoylake, Tiger double-bogeyed 2 (his 11th), and triple-bogeyed 7 before finishing with a birdie on 9 for a 73. At three-over for the championship, Woods is currently T58.

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Jul
19
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

Darren Clarke was just going about his business in the third round with seven straight pars before getting to the 17th. Clarke then put on a show with four straight birdies on holes 17, 18, 1, and 2. He bogeyed 3, and added two more birdies on 4 and 5 before cooling off with four pars to end the day. The amazing run in the middle part of Clarke’s round yielded a score of five-under 67.

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