# British Open

Last year
# Persona non Grata
LIV chief Greg Norman barred from British Open anniversary events
The 67-year-old Australian golf great won the competition in 1986 and 1993.
# Claim
Jordan Spieth fears British Open at St Andrews could be 'too easy'
The American will be bidding for a second title to add to the one he won at Royal Birkdale near Liverpool five years ago.
All time
# Review
Nordqvist wins British Open to claim third major, 13th-place finish for Maguire
The experienced 34-year-old shared the lead with playing partner Nanna Koerstz Madsen heading down the 18th, but a par was enough to secure victory.
# unfortunate
Former champion hits worst British Open round for 22 years
It was a day to forget for David Duval.
# problems
Father time takes hold on tame Tiger Woods
The American captured the world’s attention by winning his 15th major at the Masters in April.
# The Great Hunger
'The first day and a half was tough' - Mickelson after losing 15lbs in six-day fast ahead of Open
The 49-year-old says he only drank water and a ‘special coffee blend’ throughout the diet.
# hoylake
The Open returning to venue where McIlroy lifted Claret Jug
Royal Liverpool will host the event in 2022, it has been announced today.
# Eye of the tiger
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.
# Halfway stage
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.
# Hope
McIlroy bids to end American dominance as Open returns to Carnoustie
The Holywood native is aiming to overcome a four-year drought without a major victory.
# Ambition
Old devil-may-care attitude could reap major reward, says McIlroy
The 29-year-old’s last triumph in a major dates back to 2014.
# The Open
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# Up and Running
In the mix! Strong start for Ireland's Leona Maguire at the Women's Open
The Cavan native carded three-under in the opening round, while Olivia Mehaffey is also in action at Kingsbarns.
# British Open
Spieth joint leader after first round of The Open as McIlroy bounces back with late rally
The Irish contingent are further down the leaderboard.
# Open season
British Open back on agenda for Muirfield as golf club passes move to allow female members
The vote for change cleared the required two-thirds majority this time around.
# Star In the Making
Leona Maguire completes memorable week by winning prestigious amateur award at the Open
The Cavan native continues to impress on the world stage.
# challenging times
Stewart Cink to take indefinite break from golf to care for cancer-stricken wife
The American has described the news as being a ‘startling and unexpected revelation’.
# back swinging
BBC apologises for sexist 'new kitchen' remark by golf commentator
The broadcaster has said that the comment was “inappropriate”.
# grand job
Jordan Spieth is just 25/1 to win the Grand Slam - here's why it's VERY unlikely
History has not been kind on golfers who’ve won the first two Majors in a calendar year.
# rory slam
Rory McIlroy has a secret weapon to win next year's Masters
And it’s not a hoverboard.
# Big bet
Rory McIlroy could make his dad much, much richer tomorrow
Gerry McIlroy could cash in on a long-standing bet.
# problems
McIlroy soars with double eagle finish at Open
Torrential rain drenched the players as they arrived for third round action at Royal Liverpool.
# route 66
Thank birdies it's Friday as Rory McIlroy leads The Open way
The Northern Irishman dropped a shot on the first but bounced back in luminous style.
# off the charts
Wrong fairway on the first, eagle on the second as Sergio hunts Rory
The Spaniard recovered from a dreadful start to dispatch an eagle from way, way back.
# Weather watch
The weather could be Rory McIlroy's best friend at the Open today
Adam Scott and Shane Lowry will both have to deal with some strong winds and rain in Hoylake this morning.
# The Open 2014
It's Route 66 for Rory! McIlroy leads Open Championship after blistering start
McIlroy now hoping to avoid another “Freaky Friday” and continue his challenge for a third Major.
# lefty's right
44-year-old Open champion Phil Mickelson believes his best is yet to come
Lefty is seeking his sixth Major win at Hoylake this week.
# hoylake
Here are the groups and tee times for the first round of The Open
There’s an early start for Tiger Woods on Thursday while Rory McIlroy goes out with Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth.
# second round slump
Ruffled McIlroy eager to shake Friday feeling ahead of British Open
The Northern Irishman shot a 64 on Thursday and a 78 the following afternoon.
# Leftie
Phil Mickelson wins The Open with stunning round of 66
A brilliant Sunday of golf earns the American his first Claret Jug and fifth major.
Just a 450-yard drive to within six foot of the hole at the Open
This, from Charl Schwartzel yesterday, was more than a little special.
# Tiger Time?
Woods confident of Open success despite past failures
The 14-time Major winner has never come from behind to claim victory.
# Say Cheese
5 images that sum up the wide variety of golf fans at the Open
Everything from fake tigers to Rickie Fowler look-a-likes were on display on Saturday.
# Take a load off
Forget the hovercraft, a Skate Caddy is the next big thing in golf
The easiest way around a golf course we’ve ever seen.
# Get in the hole
Westwood leads the Open as Tiger and Hunter stalk close behind
Lowry, Harrington and McDowell struggle but Clarke remains in touch.
# The Open
Here are all the big-name golfers who missed the cut at the Open
Ten top-40 players are toast.
# Muirfield
Hard-living Jimenez takes halfway lead at The Open
2011 champion Darren Clarke is once again carrying Ireland’s hopes as Rory McIlroy slumped to 12 over par.
# Take a Bow
This incredible shot inspired 19-year-old Jordan Spieth to win the John Deere Classic
He is the first teenager to win a PGA Tour event since 1931.
# Wave Goodbye
Els, Clarke, Harrington miss Scottish Open cut
Four former British Open champions in total have prematurely exited the competition.
# Honour
Watson a prime candidate for Ryder Cup job
The eight-time major champion could be set to be awarded the coveted position, according to reports.