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Spieth Storms To 146th Open Championship Success & With Grand Slam Glory Next.

In claiming the Claret Jug for the first time, Jordan Spieth moved to within one win of a grand slam of major championships and, at the age of 23, now has the Masters Tournament, the US Open and The Open crowns to his name. Next up: the US PGA Championship in August. Only Jack Nicklaus has been quicker to win three of golf’s most coveted titles. Whereas Nicklaus achieved the feat in his 16th major, Spieth was playing here in his 19th. Tiger Woods took one more. As he will be only too aware, Spieth ...

Branden Grace Creates History Becoming First To Shoot A 62 In The Majors.

South African Branden Grace created Majors golfing history to become the first male golfer to shoot a round of 62 on day three of the 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. Grace, 29 grabbed eight birdies to lower The Open record set by Mark Hayes at Turnberry in 1977 and later equalled by nine other golfers including Jodie Mudd at Royal Birkdale in 1991. Grace’s 62, on a par 7o course, also set a new standard for the 18-hole record at all four male Majors which was set by Johnny Miller on his way to ...

McIlroy Sees Plenty Of Good Signs After Having Birkdale Signpost Removed.

Royal Birkdale ..  It has to be one of the strangest sights seen in championship golf for some time First it was former Open champion Rory McIlroy who sent his tee shot at the par five, 15th way right off the tee only to be followed by Charl Schwartzel. McIlroy found his ball embedded that had landed close to a spectator course directional metal post while Schwartzel eventually found his ball some 25 yards further back in the deep rough. However there was a metal spectator sign held in place ...

Jordan Spieth Pieces Together A Share Of The Open Lead Thanks To Mint Chewing Gum.

Royal Birkdale ….  Those who followed Jordan Spieth during the first round of The 146th Open will have noticed for much of the round he was chewing on gum .. mint gum. After revealing he began his day with eggs and avocado and toast, orange juice, and a shake the three time Major winner went out to set the clubhouse lead with a five under par 65 in ideal scoring conditions at Royal Birkdale. It is the current World No. 3 lowest starting round in golf’s oldest Major since shooting a ...

Stenson Satisfied With Royal Birkdale Starting 69

Royal Birkdale ….  Defending champion Henrik Stenson sits within touching distance of the leaders heading into the second round of The 146th Open at Royal Birkdale. The 41-year-old Swede opened his defence with a one under par 69 and he believes it gives him a platform to challenge the leaders over the next three days. It is also seven shots better than his first round score ten years ago on his championship debut at the Southport links. ”I will definitely take that start,” he said. “I’m ...

R & A CEO Expresses Hope For Return For Tiger Woods To The Open.

Royal Birkdale …  The CEO of the R & A, Martin Slumberss has s expressed hope Tiger Woods will still return to contest The Open. This year’s championship tees off on Thursday at Royal Birkdale and with Woods again on the sidelines. The 41-year-old’s attempts to resurrect his career have been hit by a series of operations on his back since 2014, and he has made only one top-20 finish in the past two seasons. His absence this week means it is now seven straight majors that ...

Mark O’Meara First On The Tee To Start 146th Open.

The first tee shot of The 146th Open will be hit by 1998 Champion Golfer of the Year Mark O’Meara. O’Meara’s love affair with Royal Birkdale started in 1991, when he was tied for the lead heading into the final round, only to finish three shots behind Ian Baker-Finch. But it was here seven years later, in a season that saw O’Meara transform himself from solid touring pro to Hall of Famer, that he enjoyed his greatest moment and lifted the Claret Jug. Arriving as the Masters ...