Injured Rory McIlroy holds onto his World No. 1 crown after nearest rival Jordan Spieth missed out by a shot in Monday’s dramatic Open Championship play-off.
Speith had a chance to overtake McIlroy for the top spot in the world rankings, but needed to succeed at the Home of Golf to unseat McIlroy.
However a 71st hole not only saw the Texan miss out on capturing a third Major in succession but miss out on the play-off and the chance to go to World No. 1
But then the 21-year old Spieth only ...
Zach Johnson is the 144th Open Champion.
After 72 holes of regulation play the American succeeded in defeating South African Louis Oosthuizen and Aussie Marc Leishman over a four hole play-off on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
It is Johnson’s second Major Championship title and comes eight years after the now 38-year Iowa-born golfer won the 2007 Masters at Augusta National.
All three players ended regulation play tied at 15-under before Johnson finished one-under par and one fewer than Oosthuizen ...
Three-time Open champion Tiger Woods left Edinburgh Airport around 6.30am this morning (Sunday) vowing he will come back stronger after bowing out of the 144th Open by missing the cut in two major championships in a row for the first time.
Woods, 39, finished the weather-delayed second round with a three-over-par 75 for a seven-over aggregate of 151 and 17 shots behind fellow American Dustin Johnson enjoyed a one shot lead at 10-under par at the halfway stage of golf’s oldest major
Saturday is traditionally moving day in any golf tournament but the exception this week is the 144th Open Championship.
There has only been 32 minutes of golf today and it’s still the second round of golf’s oldest Major.
First there had been a 3 hour and 14 minute delay on Friday morning due to heavy rain and then when play restarted at 7am this morning balls began being blown off the greens so much so that 32 minutes later play was again suspended.
Firstly, with no prospect of play until ...
Fellow Masters champion Adam Scott has singled out Jordan Spieth for special praise in honouring his decision to defend this year’s Australian Open in Sydney.
Spieth has often this season singled out his success this season, that has included back-to-back victories at Augusta National and the U.S. Open, to his tearaway six stroke triumph last December at The Australian Club.
Spieth, who finished 24 strokes ahead of World No. 1 and defending champion Rory McIlroy, then headed to Orlando where seven ...
Three years ago Adam Scott was four holes away from lifting the most famous trophy in all of golf – the gleaming Claret Jug.
And like 2012 at Royal Lytham and St. Annes Scott’s birthday falls due the week of the Open Championship.
In fact, Scott turned 35 today and celebrated with a first round two under par 72 on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
If left the Bahamas-based Aussie trailing five shots behind big-hitting Dustin Johnson who had been out in the earlier and calmer morning conditions.
Phil Mickelson rekindled memories of his 2013 Open Championship triumph grabbing a bottle of wine and with the three people ‘closest in his life’ returning to the Muirfield course and scene of his fifth Major success.
Accompanying Mickelson was his wife, Amy long-time caddy, Jim McKay and manager Steve Loy.
Mickelson now intends to draw on the inspiration of the visit as he strives to join just 13 players in the history of the game who have captured six or more Majors.
And if successful later ...