If Rory McIlroy Wins British Open, His Dad Will Win 10-Year-Old Bet

This story has been out there for a while, but this is the last chance for McIlroy to make his dad some easy money. In 2004, when Rory McIlroy was 15, his dad and some of his buddies bet 400 British pounds, the equivalent of $171 U.S. dollars each, that McIlroy would win the British Open before he turned 26, at… » 7/19/14 6:02pm 7/19/14 6:02pm

John Daly At The British Open: A Gallery

There are many great pictures available of John Daly. This, from Friday action at the British Open, is one of them. There's a lot going on: the half-smoked cig, the bleached-blonde mullet, the jack and coke in the Dallas Cowboys travel cup, it's almost enough—amazingly—to distract from those pants. But don't sleep… » 7/19/14 11:07am 7/19/14 11:07am

Phil Mickelson Had One Of The All-Time Great Comebacks

"I'm playing the best I've ever played," Phil Mickelson said after winning his first Claret Jug, and maybe that's true, maybe it was a back nine, or a weekend, or a season of especially inspired golf. But Mickelson's run—four birdies on the final six holes, as the rest of the leaderboard stumbled trying to keep his… » 7/22/13 9:14am 7/22/13 9:14am

Robert Garrigus Sinks Incredible Putt From The Fairway

This just happened on the 15th hole at Muirfield. That's Robert Garrigus, who is currently tied for 94th place at this year's British Open, sinking the putt of his lifetime. You probably could have gone for a more emphatic fist pump there, Robert. » 7/19/13 12:51pm 7/19/13 12:51pm

A Pissed-Off Charl Schwartzel Smashes His Club In Frustration

After bogeying Nos. 10, 12, 13, and 14 today at Muirfield, Charl Schwartzel found himself in the rough at No. 15. He didn't quite get to the green from there, and his 6-iron paid the price. Stupid 6-iron. Schwartzel wound up with a double-bogey at 15. » 7/18/13 5:50pm 7/18/13 5:50pm

Errant Thomas Bjorn Shot Smashes ESPN Camera Lens At British Open

Via Guyism, Mike Tirico said that was an $80,000 camera lens Thomas Bjorn destroyed as he tried to hack his way out of the rough at Muirfield's No. 1: » 7/18/13 11:39am 7/18/13 11:39am

Teenager Jordan Spieth Finally Wins PGA Tour Event

Here's something to remember if you played 18 this weekend: 19-year-old Jordan Spieth won his first PGA Tour event on Sunday, outlasting David Hearn and 2007 Masters champ Zach Johnson at the John Deere Classic. And it was arguably a long time coming for Spieth. (P.S.: You're so old.) » 7/14/13 8:22pm 7/14/13 8:22pm

Tiger's Errant Drive At 11 Today Created A Thundering Herd Of Freaks

A haphazard day for Tiger Woods continued at the par-five 11 this morning as his tee shot went well to the right, landing behind the gallery and creating a stampede of idiots desperate to get a glimpse of Tiger's golf ball. Our favorite is backpack guy, but there's plenty of gems to pick out in slow motion. [ESPN] » 7/22/12 12:21pm 7/22/12 12:21pm

U.S. Open Videobomber "Jungle Bird" Checks In At The British Open

When last we saw "Jungle Bird," he was caw-cawing his way through the trophy presentation at the U.S. Open. The deforestation activist has now made his way to Royal Lytham & St. Annes for the 2012 British Open Open Championship. » 7/21/12 12:10pm 7/21/12 12:10pm

Rory McIlroy "Nearly Decapitates" Spectator With Errant Drive At 15th…

Rory McIlroy's wacky season (claiming the #1 ranking, but missing the U.S. Open cut) continued today at Royal Lytham and St. Annes as he crept his way onto the leaderboard only to find his drive at the par four 15th go far to the right, drilling a spectator in the skull. (Never a publication to engage in hyperbole,… » 7/19/12 1:39pm 7/19/12 1:39pm

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Wins The British Open Trick Shot Competition

Miguel Ángel Jiménez will never have to buy...whatever his drink of choice is after this shot Saturday. On 17—the affectionately named Road Hole—he had no choice but to Tin Cup it off the wall onto the green. Smooth, MAJ. Smooth. » 7/19/10 5:30pm 7/19/10 5:30pm

Tiger Woods Is Back To Cussing At Himself

Over the weekend, Tiger didn't perform as well as he had planned and, following a missed putt, decided to let the obscenities fly. While oddly familiar, we are glad to see Tiger getting his act together on the green. [Devil Ball Golf] » 7/19/10 5:15pm 7/19/10 5:15pm

Public Urination: The Scourge Of St. Andrews (UPDATE)

During the adorable "wind delay" today at the British Open, a time-filling Scott Van Pelt was forced to remark-without-actually-remarking on a man just mindin' his own business, tryin' to drain the main vein. » 7/16/10 4:00pm 7/16/10 4:00pm

John Daly Dresses For The Job He Wants, Not The One He Has

Daly is turning heads at St. Andrews with his sartorial splendor and his Hooters waitress girlfriend. This is like a dark comedy, where the party animal teaches the country club types to loosen up, and then drinks himself to death. [Reuters] » 7/14/10 11:30am 7/14/10 11:30am

The One Good Thing About Tom Watson Losing The British Open

If there's one silver lining to Tom Watson's agonizing 2nd place finish at the British Open yesterday, it's that we are now spared from old people suddenly thinking they are somehow useful again. » 7/20/09 10:30am 7/20/09 10:30am