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Stenson Finds No Calmness At ‘Calamity Corner’ As McIlroy Says ‘What’s The Fuss’

It’s called Calamity Corner but it’s got a former Open Champion complaining why is there no calmness at the last of the par-3s at Royal Portrush. Henrik Stenson found himself in a state of calamity last Monday in playing the par-3 16th hole at Royal Portrush for a first time. It is the famous of four par-3s at Royal Portrush and a hole measuring 236-yards from the back tee. For those playing the hole for a first time, the 16th is a heart-in-the-mouth par- 3 hole with your initial attention drawn ...

Thomas Declares: “I Wish I Was In Rory’s Shoes’

Only once in his professional career has Justin Thomas felt as though he’s had anything like an overwhelming ‘home’ crowd support. That was in 2017 for the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow where Thomas came from two shots back with a round to play and shoot a last round 68 to capture a maiden Major. Thomas won prevailing over compatriot Patrick Reed and also ‘foreigners’ Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen. Rory McIlroy’s savoured four Major Championship victories and has done so ...

First Round Tee-Times – 148th Open Championship – Royal Portrush

Thursday: Tee Times – Round 1; 148th Open Championship 1 – 6:35 a.m. Darren Clarke, James Sugrue (a), Charley Hoffman 2 – 6:46 a.m. Emiliano Grillo, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway (a) 3 – 6:57 a.m. Andy Sullivan, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Alexander Levy 4 – 7:08 a.m. Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a) 5 – 7:19 a.m. Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Matthias Schmid (a) 6 – 7:30 a.m. Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick Andrew Putnam 7 – 7:41 a.m. ...

Clarke To Hit Cermonial Opening Royal Portrush Tee Shot

Darren Clarke will have the honour of teeing off first on Thursday at the start of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. It has been 68 years since golf’s oldest major was held in Northern Ireland and at Royal Portrush and it seems only appropriate a Northern Irish golfer should have the honour of hitting the first tee shot. Clarke captured the 2011 Open Championship amid emotional scenes at Royal St. George’s and in what was a first Open victory for a Northern Irish born golfer. The ...

Woods Has Plenty Of Homework After First Look At Royal Portrush

Tiger Woods clearly has plenty of homework to do ahead of teeing-off Thursday in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Woods was joined by fellow American Patrick Reed and with the duo taking to the Northern Ireland course around 9.30am local time. It wasn’t long before those spectators on the course flocked to the Mastesrs-winning pairing and while it was warm sunshine, Woods was bizarrely wrapped-up under three layers and then once he made his way up the first the now 43-year old ...

Harrington Grateful To Photographer Finding Lost Ball At Scottish Open.

Padraig Harrington had a photographer to thank after finding a lost ball within seconds of the new 3-minute time limit on day one of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at the Renaissance Open. Harrington was out from the 10th and starting with a birdie but after birding the par-3 15th, the Dubliner was way left off the 16th tee, and with the three-minute ‘search’ clock ticking Harrington was getting anxious. “The three minutes now to find your golf ball is very short and it goes ...

McIlroy Makes It Look Easy With Scottish Opening 67

Rory McIlroy made it look easy in posting a four-under par 67 on day one of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open near Gullane. McIlroy grabbed six birdies to end the round trailing four shots from the front on the Renaissance course to the east of Edinburgh. The foursome of the Italian duo of Edoardo Molinari and Nino Bertasio plus Frenchman Romain Wattel and visiting American Matt Kuchar head the field thanks to eight-under par 63s. McIlroy was at his best over the opening nine grabbing ...