Henrik Stenson buried a 20-foot birdie on 18 at the British Open to finish the final round a ridiculous eight under par, winning his first major. Stenson’s four days at Royal Troon broke or set a number of records:
As Paul Howard discovered during his second round at the British Open, golf can be a real big jerk:
Zach Johnson claimed his second career major today at St. Andrews after dispatching Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff to claim the Open Championship.
Unless you’re a huge UAB men’s golf fan, chances are you didn’t know who Paul Dunne was before this weekend. So let’s get caught up to speed.
Phil Mickelson made a remarkable run in his fourth round at the British Open today, stepping up to 17 at six-under for the day and just two strokes back of the leaders. It would have required a whole series of miracles for Mickelson to pull out a win—his first of any kind since the 2013 Open at Muirfield—but…
Former UAB golfer Paul Dunne shot a 6-under 66 at St. Andrews on Sunday, putting him at 12-under for the tournament and tied for the lead after 54 holes, the first time an amateur has led The Open at St. Andrews after three rounds since Bobby Jones in 1927.
Tiger Woods missed the cut at The Open by seven strokes after shooting a second round 75 Saturday. It’s the second straight major championship Woods has failed to reach the end of, the first time in his career he’s missed the cut at consecutive majors.
A raven, or possibly some disguised trickster god, made a run at Henrik Stenson’s tee shot on 14 at the British Open today. It failed to either swallow the ball or pick it up and drop it directly into the hole:
Not great, my friend! Not great at all.
That ankle injury that Rory McIlroy suffered while playing soccer will indeed keep the golfer out of this year’s British Open. McIlroy announced that he’ll be missing the tournament with a sad Instagram post:
2014 Open champ Rory McIlroy may not be around to defend his title, after rupturing a ligament in his left ankle playing soccer this weekend.
Rory McIlroy just made his dad a lot of money.
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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…
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…
Who's a good doggy? Who? Who? Not you! Because you...are a great doggy.
"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…
A reminder: Tiger Woods has never won a major when trying to come from behind after 54 holes. He'll have to do it to win the British Open.
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.