Lowry Goes From Knees Knocking On Day One To Heart-Racing Sharing Second Day Open Lead

Some 34-hours after admitting his knees were knocking loudly on the first tee and Shane Lowry’s heart is racing furiously in sharing the lead after two rounds of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Lowry, who had commenced his second round at four-under par, brilliantly raced to seven-under with three starting birdies before moving to 10-under par thanks to birdies on five, eight and the 10th holes. The reigning Abu Dhabi HSBC champ dropped shots at 14 and 18 to sign for a second ...

Smith Boosts Hope Of Ending 20-Year Aussie Victory Drought At The Open

Cam Smith was one month short of his second birthday when fellow Queenslander Ian Baker-Finch captured the 1991 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. That was 28-years ago and now Smith, who turns 26 on August 18th, has put himsel in frame to become the first Australian since Baker-Finch to be handed the famed Claret Jug. Smith is contesting just his third Open and with scores of 70 and 66 for a five-under par tally he is right in the mix to be sharing 5th place and only two shots from the lead in ...

Woods Confirms He’s Not Playing Memphis After Missing Portrush Cut

Tiger Woods missed the halfway cut in an Open Championship for only a third time in his career and revealing he has withdrawn from next week’s inaugural WGC – FedEx Championship in Memphis. Woods indicated he was taking time off after posting a Royal Portrush second round 70 for a disappointing seven-over par tally in the 148th staging of golf’s oldest major. The 15-time Major winner got his second day off to a super start with a 30-foot opening hole birdie after being in the left ...

McIlroy Smashes Woman’s Mobile Phone On Route To Portrush 79

Rory McIlroy broke the screen in woman’s mobile phone in what was a horror start to his much-anticipated opening round of the 148th Open Championship here at Royal Portrush. McIlroy’s opening tee-shot kick from the left rough and OB by about four feet and ending-up probably posting a career first worse opening hole score in signing for a quadrupble-bogey ‘8’. The four-time Major hit 34-year-old Anna McKelvey from Bangor who was wearing a pouch around her waist, and in the ...

Duval Shoots Highest Open Score For 69 Years A Horror 20-Over 91.

Former Open champion David Duval shot the worst round in Open history for 69 years at Royal Portrush on Thursday. Duval, 47 crashed to last place posting a horrible 20-over par 91 and this after having walked from the course leaving R & A officials in total confusion after posting what was first a 13 at the par-5 7th hole but then changed to a 14. Duval was originally credited with a 13 at the 7th but after ending his round in what everyone thought would be a 90 it was later adjusted to a 14. This ...

Woods Heading Straight For Back Treatment After Shock 78 Day One At Portrush

As revealed @tourmiss Tiger Woods is heading immediately to a back therapist after posting a shock seven-over par 78 on the opening day of the 178th Open Championship. Woods was clearly in some discomfort from the outset given play was slow and whenever there was a delay, Woods was swinging a club continually on the tee to stay ‘loose’. However, there was a shot left the par-5 7th hole that could have been cause for alarm when he grimaced noticeably following his second shot that travelled ...

Clarke Delivers Royal Portrush Dream Start – Birdies The First

It had been a wait of a long 68-years but Northern Ireland’s own Darren Clarke delivered the 148th Open Championship a dream start. After being introduced on the first tee at 6.35am Clarke hit the first tee shot in golf’s oldest major. It had been a wait of 68 years and Clarke did not disappoint finding the first fairway and then after a short-iron into the green the now 50-year old holed his birdie putt to be also the first to lead The Open. “Darren can go on and shoot 80 as ...