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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 19 September, 2018

#The Open

# the-open - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Tickets for final three days of 2019 Open at Royal Portrush have already sold out

The general admission sale only opened last week.

European Tour apologises after sending €133k in prize money to wrong Tommy Fleetwood

A 58-year-old in America received an unexpected payday.

# the-open - Monday 23 July, 2018

Rory McIlroy becomes the European Tour's all-time highest earner on €35 million

A tied second place finish at The Open has seen the 29-year-old leapfrog Lee Westwood.

# the-open - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Molinari shoots blemish-free final round in Carnoustie to become first ever Italian major winner

Francesco Molinari has captured his first major.

# the-open - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Champion Spieth in three-way tie for the lead as Woods and McIlroy remain in Open contention

On a day of low scoring at Carnoustie, Tiger Woods set the clubhouse lead in a bid to win his first major in a decade.

# the-open - Friday 20 July, 2018

Confident McIlroy in contention as housemates Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace

Rory McIlroy is in a strong position at the British Open after shooting a second-round 69 on Friday.

McIlroy well-placed for the weekend and determined to go down swinging

“Sunday at Augusta was a big learning curve,” says the 29-year-old aiming for a second Claret Jug this weekend.

Rollercoaster Open round is no fun ride for Tiger

Kevin Kisner is motoring nicely meanwhile.

# the-open - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Kisner leads scorched Open Championship after day of mixed fortunes for Irish contingent

With Dustin Johnson falling way down the field, Brooks Koepka was the real hero of the day.

McIlroy two-under and in contention at The Open despite persistent putting problem

Padraig Harrington endured a tough back nine to finish with 76.

Steady start for Dunne in first round of The Open, Lowry +3 and 2011 champion Clarke struggles

The action is underway at Carnoustie.

# the-open - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 Open Championship this weekend? Crystal Ball Gazing This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the 2018 Open Championship this weekend?

The first round tees off at Carnoustie tomorrow.

Conquer our annual Open Championship tipping contest and win a The42 goody bag

On the tee from Ireland… The42 comment section!

# the-open - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Woods: The Open is my best chance to win another Major

The 42-year-old makes his first appearance at the tournament in three years this week.

# the-open - Friday 21 July, 2017

Spieth copes best in grim conditions to lead British Open

Matt Kuchar looks to be the biggest threat to the American at Royal Birkdale.

'This was definitely the round that got me back into the Championship'

Rory McIlroy happy with how his Open bid is progressing.

Overnight leader Kuchar in strong position as McIlroy marches into contention

Spieth and Koepka are among the afternoon starters at Royal Birkdale.

# the-open - Thursday 20 July, 2017

# the-open - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

# the-open - Monday 17 July, 2017

Out-of-form McIlroy paired with world number one Johnson for the Open Championship

The pairings and tee-times were released today.

# the-open - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

'Broken record' McIlroy confident of finding form ahead of the Open

McIlroy goes in search of that elusive spark at this week’s Scottish Open.

# the-open - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Open champ Stenson dedicates victory to friend who lost battle with cancer last week

“He was one of the real good guys back in Dubai.”

Henrik Stenson wins duel with Mickelson on enthralling final day of The Open

The Swede claimed his first major in a tense final round battle.

Final round 67 for McIlroy not enough to touch front-runners at The Open

Phil Mickelson is hot on the heels on Henrik Stenson.

# the-open - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Shoot-out Sunday! Stenson takes one shot lead over Mickelson into final round of Open

A thrilling final round at Royal Troon is in store.

Rory McIlroy smashes 3-wood to pieces at tail end of frustrating round

Cheer up, Rory. There’s always the Olymp… oh.

# the-open - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Agonising! Phil Mickelson came so close to first-ever 62 in 157 years of Major history

We have a clear leader after the first round of The Open.

# the-open - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Paul Dunne hoping the magic of the Open can bring the best out of him again

The Wicklow golfer is preparing for his third Open and first as a professional.

Caddie in hospital after being hit on head by Vijay Singh's tee-shot at the Open

William Ciplinski is in a stable condition in hospital.

# the-open - Monday 11 July, 2016

Lowry to tee off with Spieth and Rose in opening round of The Open

Rory McIlroy has been drawn with Danny Willett and Rickie Fowler, while Padraig Harrington is alongside Jamie Donaldson and Louis Oosthuizen.

# the-open - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'This one's for you, Dad' - Monty ready for Open swansong on the course where it all began

The veteran golfer is hoping for one last hurrah at Royal Troon.

# the-open - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Tiger Woods withdraws from Open

“It’s not fun. It’s a tough road. I know I’m getting better. I’m progressing, but still I’m just not quite ready to be out here.”

# the-open - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

He's Dunne It Again! Ireland's 2015 bolter clinches place at this year's Open

Paul Dunne is off to Troon after winning the Woburn qualifier for the third year in a row.

# the-open - Friday 20 May, 2016

McIlroy blasts 'stuffy' Muirfield's men-only vote

The former world number one says the R&A were right to strip the venue of their Open status.

# the-open - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Muirfield still won't let women in so loses right to host The Open

R&A remove Scottish course from rotation following controversial vote.

# the-open - Monday 26 October, 2015

'We're proud to be representing the island of Ireland by hosting the British Open'

After coming through tougher times, Royal Portrush is primed to front a new era for Irish golf. The42 meets the man at the centre of the club’s successful bid to stage the game’s most illustrious tournament.

# the-open - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

The Open will be played in Northern Ireland in 2019

Royal Portrush has been named as host for the 148th Open Championship.

# the-open - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

It's another big week for Paul Dunne at St Andrews as he makes his professional debut

There are 11 Irishmen in the field at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships this week.

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