Tag Archives: British Open

Jul
16
2017

I caught up with Andrew “Beef” Johnston (and his agent Shaun Reddin) on Saturday evening following the third round of the Scottish Open over drinks and dinner at their hotel restaurant in Ayrshire, about 15 miles down the road from Dundonald Links.

Now, this type of thing doesn’t happen every week (or ever)–it’s not exactly normal for an agent to agree to a last-minute podcast recording the night before the final round of a tournament, especially when the player is on the first page of the leaderboard! But Beef and Shaun aren’t your average tour player and agent, respectively, and that’s why we love them– they’re just ordinary blokes.

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Mar
15
2017

Rory McIlroy has never been shy when it comes to voicing his opinions. I, for one, am pleased to see that he has stayed true to himself and not allowed backlash and strong criticisms over the years for speaking his mind deter him from continuing to do so.

Muirfield, which last hosted the Open in 2013, earned a spot “back” on the rota of venues for the major championship on Tuesday after the all-mens club finally voted to allow women members for the first time in its nearly 300-year-old existence. 

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Jul
25
2011
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Despite the unpredictable weather and hassle of international travel and finding unconventional accommodations, I’ve quickly grown to love the British Open. In fact, it’s my favorite week of the year (maybe with the exception of Hawaii). It’s not the easiest to cover, but it’s the experience that makes it so special. There’s the history and tradition, along with the intrigue of links golf. Oh, and I can’t forget Pimm’s!

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Jul
19
2011
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Americans falter at the Open on Sunday

Dustin Johnson was in striking distance once again in the final round of a major championship. Playing in the last group at the British Open with eventual champion Darren Clarke, Johnson survived the daunting tee shot on the par-5 14th and safely reached the fairway. When he pulled his two-iron from the bag, he was two strokes off the lead. It was critical for Johnson to give himself an opportunity for birdie or possibly eagle.

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Jul
17
2011
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Give me some sun, please!

Rory McIlroy didn’t have his best at Royal St. George’s. He struggled a bit in the bad weather over the weekend. While he wasn’t out of the hunt completely going into Sunday, he wasn’t in striking position. It simply wasn’t Rory’s week. He finished in a ho-hum tie for 25th. Which in the grand scheme of things really isn’t so terrible.

Amazingly, McIlroy admitted he doesn’t like playing in bad weather.

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Jul
16
2011
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

The British love them some golf!

Quote of the day comes from Paul Lawrie, who teed off early on Saturday and bore the brunt of the terrible conditions: “I said to the crowd at the 15th, there was about 40 or 50 walking around, ‘You’re just mental. Just mental.’ I just don’t understand that at all. I’m getting paid. I’ve got to be there, but it’s part of the game.”

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