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Reigning Open Champion Spieth Singles Out Peter Thomson For Very Special Tribute.

Reigning Open Champion Jordan Spieth has paid special praise for fellow and five-time Open Champion, Peter Thomson. Thomson passed away earlier today in Melbourne, Australia at two months shy of his 89th birthday. “It was deeply saddening to learn of his passing,” said Spieth ahead of his defence of this week’s Travelers Championship but in speaking with the media in an R & A organised phone-conference call ahead of his defence of the 146th Open Championship next month at Carnoustie. “I ...

Tributes Flow Following The Passing Of Australian Golfing Great Peter Thomson.

It is a very sad day in golf awakening to news Australian golfing great Peter Thomson has passed away. Thomson, who was 88, died at his home in Melbourne surrounded by his family on Wednesday morning. ‘Thommo’, as he was more affectionately known, was arguably Australia’s greatest golfer capturing the Open Championship on five occasions. R & A CEO Martin Slumbers leads the tributes:- “Peter was a true gentleman and will be forever remembered throughout the world of golf ...

Spieth Reveals Travelling With The Claret Jug Was Like ‘A Kid In A Stroller’.

TPC River Highlands, CT … In a month’s time Open Champion Jordan Spieth will hand back the famed Claret Jug. Spieth captured a third Major Championship and a first Open with an emphatic three-shot victory last July at Royal Birkdale. And since being handed the most famous trophy in all of golf the Texan revealed, and ahead of his defence of this week’s Travelers Championship, that he’s wheeled the Claret Jug about in it’s protective casing as though it was a ‘kid ...

Spieth Reveals 1910 Quote From U.S. President Teddy Rosevelt Pivotal To His Open Success.

Exactly a month from today (July 19th) and Jordan Spieth will step onto the first tee at Carnoustie in the defence of his Open Championship title. Twelve months ago, Spieth arrived at Royal Birkdale in the best form possible having won his last event ahead of The Open and that being his stunning play-off success at the Travelers Championship. Spieth teed-up near Southport in England in only his fourth showing in golf’s oldest Major and his 19th appearance competing at the game’s highest ...

Koepka Singles Out Irish-Born Caddy Declaring ‘I Love Him To Death’.

Double US Open winning Brooks Koepka singled out Irish-born caddy Ricky Elliott declaring ‘I love him to death’ following his Shinnecock Hills success. For a second year running Elliott was the first to be congratulated by Koepka in also becoming the first player in 29-years to successfully defend the U.S. Open title. The Portrush-born Elliott, and now aged 41, enjoyed a very successful amateur career and was representing Royal Portrush in winning the 1995 Ulster Boys Amateur Open at ...

McIlroy Joint Travelers Favourite With Koepka, Spieth & Thomas But Third In Carnoustie Betting

Despite missing the halfway cut in last week’s U.S. Open Rory McIlroy finds himself joint betting favourite for this week’s PGA Tour Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. McIlroy shares favouritism at a handsome 12/1  with PaddyPower for Thursday’s start to the $US 7m event and this, in part, due to McIlroy’s stunning 2017 final round 64 on the TPC River Highlands course. Sharing top favouritism with McIlroy is now double US Open winning Brooks Koepka and defending ...

McIlroy Has Issues To Address Says McGinley

After three U.S. Open flops in succession Rory McIlroy clearly has issues that need addressing. That’s the view of victorious Ryder Cup Captain and fellow Irishman, Paul McGinley after McIlroy’s sad Shinnecock Hills failure. McIlroy produced a horror opening day 10-over par 80 and while he shot a second round 70, that included a ‘where have you been’ closing inward nine of just 31, it was far too many shots to play the weekend. It was the third U.S. Open McIlroy failed to make any impression ...