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Ed. note: In case you’re wondering where the heck I’ve been in a week and why there was no post after Henrik Stenson delivered the most epic final round performance in major championship history, here’s the answer: Minutes away from pressing “publish,” my Macbook, which had been acting up all day, froze and then after I tried to reboot it, but it wouldn’t let me past the page where you enter your username password (and I’ve tried *everything* as I’m generally good at troubleshooting). After three or four hours, I gave up and I couldn’t do anything but laugh because, well, sh*t happens and I wasn’t going to freak out over my first world problem, especially after the insane week of real tragedies around the world. I couldn’t do anything about it, so I’ve ignored the problem all week as I only returned to NYC from Glasgow today, and now I’m trying to post from my iPad. I have an appointment at the Apple Store tomorrow. My apologies. And my thumbs hurt. 

In case you’re already having withdrawals from watching major championship golf, good news! — you only have to wait a few more days as the PGA Championship kicks off next week at Baltsurol GC in Springfield, New Jersey (due to the scheduling changes to accommodate the Olympics). Not a fan of the schedule and I don’t even have to play, so think how the golfers feel — not that I feel too much sympathy for them. Just sayin’.

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By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship


The groupings at The Open Championship are one-of-a-kind. Every player goes off the first tee from 6:25 a.m. to 4:06 p.m local time. The roughly ten hour time difference creates what Matt Kuchar calls “luck of the draw here or unluck of the draw.” Weather is a huge factor in links golf, and the players who adapt to the changing conditions will be on top of the leader board on Sunday.

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It will take a little over ten hours for the 157-man field at this year’s Open Championship to clear Lytham’s first tee on each of the opening days.

Enough to trouble the vocal chords of Ivor Robson, the tournament’s official announcer since 1975, the endless parade of international talent will also disorient all but the most ardent supporters.

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By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Good afternoon from Sandwich! The tee times for the first two rounds of the Open Championship have just been published, and I must say, well done, R&A! There are several intriguing threesomes! I love the mix of nationalities, age and personalities, along with a few marquee groups for TV.

My favorites are highlighted in bold (but I may have missed some — long story, but I’ve had an…errr…interesting morning). I’m looking most forward to watching Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Errnie Els, who is sure going to feel old — I mean, are they trying to remind Ernie of his age?!

And too bad Bubba Watson wasn’t paired with at least one Frenchman…

Without further ado, here they are:

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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Oh, if we only knew seeing Tiger Woods agonize in the jaws of defeat would actually be a common sight less than a year later, it wouldn’t have been such a novelty to watch Y.E. Yang celebrate with such glee on the 72nd hole at last year’s PGA Championship. In the spirit of morbid humor, Yang and Woods will play the first two rounds together at Whistling Straits. They’ll be joined by two-time PGA Champion Vijay Singh.

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