Back page lead stories in the UK Daily Mail and Daily Mirror

Rory McIlroy’s Open Glory …. “What The World’s Newspapers Said”.

Rory McIlroy’s historic Open Championship glory naturally commanded the leading sports news in newspapers across Great Britain and Ireland. As well, leading USA newspapers reported on McIlroy’s brilliant two-shot success at Royal Liverpool. And Australian, Asian and other areas of world gave the Northern Irishman’s third Major Championship rightful coverage. Here is a selection of UK newspapers and worldwide headlines resulting from McIlroy’s victory. Jul 21st  Rory McIlroy ...
Rory McIlroy delighted with the R & As decision to adopt a two tee start as he will now take a six shot lead into the final round.  (Photo - Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie)

Rory McIlroy … R & A Get Two Things Right This Year!

Open Championship leader Rory McIlroy stated the R & A, as organizers of golf’s oldest major, have got two things right this year. McIlroy, who will take an impressive six shot lead into the final round at Royal Liverpool, was asked after his round what he thought of the R & A’s decision to adopt a two-tee start. And the question could not have come at a more timely occasion with torrential rain falling on the course some 45 minutes after McIlroy had putted out for eagle in a ...
Rory McIlroy looking to finish No. 1 in  the 2014 Open Championship.  (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

Rory McIlroy Has One Hand On The Claret Jug Leading By Six Shots.

Double Major winning Rory McIlroy has one hand on the famed Claret Jug heading to the final round of the 143rd Open Championship. McIlroy went into the second round leading  by four and at the end of day three the 25-year old was a massive six shots ahead of nearest rival, Rickie Fowler. “I feel like today my patience was rewarded,” he said. “I didn’t get off to the best of starts again, and had a few chances around the turn to make birdies, and I wasn’t able to do ...
Rhein Gibson staring at his bunker shot at the par three 13th and just moments after Tiger Woods had hit out of the same bunker. (Photo - Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ie)

Rhein Gibson … The Day I Played Golf Alongside Tiger Woods.

Rhein Gibson was overheard on the 11th tee that he may need to change his underpants. The 28-year old Australian was smiling at the time and just two holes into the third round of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. Gibson, who was born in the northern New South Wales city of Lismore, had posted opening scores of 72 and 74 for a two over par tally and make the halfway cut on debut in golf”s oldest Major. However also finishing the first two days at two over par was 14-time Major ...
Stuart Adam's wonderful photo of Bob Torrance taken during the staging of the 2012 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.  (Photo - Stuart Adams/www.golftourimages.com)

Paul McGinley Adds Him Tribute To Bob Torrance Who Coached Him For 20 Years.

Like everyone who knew him European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has been saddened by the news of the passing of Scottish golf coach legend Bob Torrance. Torrance passed away Friday after a some seven month fight with lung cancer. Torrance coached many people including McGinley, who will lead his European Team into competition next September at Gleneagles. However McGinley has paid special tribute to the man who coached him for some 20-years. “This is an incredibly sad day as we have lost ...
Michael Hoey in more comfortable times.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Michael Hoey Withdraws With Injury From Open Championship.

Five-time European Tour winner Michael Hoey has withdrawn from this year’s Open Championship through injury. Hoey had shot an opening round of a five over par 75 and was three over par through seven holes on day two when he withdrew. It has been revealed Hoey recently had a callous removed from his left foot but in replacing the bandage this morning a large portion of flesh came away from the bandage. Hoey applied new bandages to the foot but was also struggling to get on his golf shoe. The ...
Ernie Els coaxing a frog off the 18th tee.

Ernie Els Flattens Spectator At The 1st But Then Coaxes Frog Off 18th Tee.

Former double Open winner Ernie Els was left visibly shaken when an errant drive at the opening hole cannoned straight into the face of a male spectator. The adult spectator immediately fell to the ground with blood pouring out of a facial wound. “I hit the guy right in the face and there was blood everywhere,” said Els. “I felt pretty bad about it because I was trying to hit it, left which I did but then I should have asked for the people down the left to be moved, but I  didn’t ...