Tag Archives: Open Championship

Jul
15
2016

It’s Friday, so why not mix things up with a bit of fun and I promise you’ll get a good laugh (if you don’t, then get a sense of humor)? Plus, there was a request from a fellow media member to post the above video or make it available to share. On Wednesday morning I played Prestwick GC, the home of the Open Championship (yes, it’s where the first one was staged in 1860).

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Sep
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Wei Goes Golfing
Coming "Home" on no. 18!

Coming “Home” on no. 18!

When I walked from the car park onto the grounds at Carnoustie Golf Links, I immediately knew it was going to be a memorable experience. I was about to play a course that’s obviously in the Open Championship rota, so that immediately makes it special, but when you step onto a major championship golf course, you can feel something particularly distinct in the air.

The atmosphere at Carnoustie is welcoming and relaxed, but there’s a grandeur to the venue. After covering nearly every major over the last four years, you can sense that feeling right away. (Then again, you also show up at some major venues and don’t get that vibe, but I won’t go into naming some of those places.)

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Jul
1
2014

 

Tom Watson is arguably the greatest links player of all-time. He won The Open in 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, and 1983. In addition, he lost in a playoff to Stewart Cink at the 2009 Open Championship at the age of 59. He is in the field for this year’s Open, and the R&A has extended a special exemption for Watson to play in the 2015 Open at St. Andrews.

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Jun
27
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Tiger Woods

 

The only good coming from Tiger Woods’ return to competition at the Quicken Loans National is that his back seems to be holding up well after hitting a variety of shots. Woods needed nearly every shot in the bag because of a wayward driver, and he missed the cut by four strokes with rounds of 74-75 (+7).

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Aug
16
2011

Dufner: so close.

Here’s something I put together for TheScore.ie earlier on:

WHEN JASON DUFNER stood on the fifteenth tee during the final round of this year’s USPGA Championship, he held a five-shot lead over the rest of the field.

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Jul
17
2011

En Fuego!

I’ve been live-blogging early this afternoon over at WSJ.com,

Earlier this morning I was nearly blown over walking from the parking lot to the media center at Royal St. George’s. It was gusting. And if it’s that windy inland, then it’s even gustier on the course, especially near the 6th tee, 7th hole and 13-15. The pins are bending like contortionists and conditions are supposed to worsen around the time the last group, Darren Clarke and Dustin Johnson, tee off. Yippee, right? Players on the course needed to take advantage of the last hour or two.

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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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