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#Open Championship

# open-championship - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

'Strange' times find Shane Lowry unable to defend Open crown

The cancellation marked the first time since 1945 that the Claret Jug won’t be awarded.

# open-championship - Monday 6 April, 2020

The 2020 Open Championship has been cancelled and won't be rescheduled this year

Ireland’s Shane Lowry was due to defend the Claret Jug at Royal St George’s in July.

# open-championship - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Opening 67 gives Shane Lowry early clubhouse lead at Portrush

The Offaly man shares an early lead with Dylan Fritelli, while Graeme McDowell is also hitting form.

# open-championship - Monday 15 July, 2019

McIlroy satisfied by Scottish Open display as Royal Portrush looms

Despite finishing nine shots back from Bernd Wiesberger, the 30-year-old got some valuable links practice in ahead of The Open.

# open-championship - Sunday 9 June, 2019

McDowell secures Open berth at Royal Portrush with monster putt on the 18th hole in Canada

The Northern Irishman avoided a bogey on the last to book a place at his ‘home Open’.

# open-championship - Friday 5 October, 2018

'I always go into Carnoustie with a bit of trepidation' - Padraig Harrington relishing return to 'The Beast'

The Dubliner shot an opening round three under par at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday.

# open-championship - Saturday 21 July, 2018

# open-championship - 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.

# open-championship - 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.

# open-championship - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

# open-championship - 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.

# open-championship - Sunday 17 July, 2016

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.

# open-championship - Saturday 16 July, 2016

McIlroy makes woeful start to third round at Royal Troon

The world number four has been struggling on the greens.

# open-championship - Thursday 14 July, 2016

McIlroy in contention at Troon as Reed holds clubhouse lead

Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne have plenty of work to do after disappointing opening rounds while Darren Clarke and Pádraig Harrington had decent days at the office.

Open preview: DJ in best shape of golf's elite to reign at Royal Troon

Six Irish golfers are teeing it up in Scotland today.

# open-championship - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'It's not what I was expecting' - Tiger Woods is shocked by St. Andrews ahead of The Open

And many commentators expect super low scoring as a result.

# open-championship - Sunday 20 July, 2014

The Hoylake crowd weren't impressed when McIlroy mentioned his United allegiances

The golfer also described his “incredible” win.

Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy's Open Championship victory

The Northern Irish golfer triumphed to win his third Major this afternoon.

Untouchable McIlroy holds his nerve to claim third major with the Open Championship

The Co. Down man’s lead was never less than two shots while shooting 71 on his final round at Hoylake today.

# open-championship - Saturday 19 July, 2014

5 interesting stats as round 3 of the Open Championship gets underway

In the competition’s history, the second round leader has held on to win 45 times.

# open-championship - Friday 18 July, 2014

We’ll leave it there so: Rory builds on excellent start, UFC weigh-ins in Dublin and all today's sport

Also, the prospect of Pat’s v Celtic, LVG’s new-look United squad and more.

# open-championship - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'Jesus Christ!' - Tiger Woods wasn't happy with Open photographers

The American shot an impressive three-under par despite the distractions at Royal Liverpool.

Ominous weather ensures little room for error at The Open

The year’s third major is under way in Hoylake.

# open-championship - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Venueless, sponsorless Irish Open to take place just a week after US Open in 2014

The Irish event has moved forward a week.

# open-championship - Friday 19 July, 2013

Quadruple bogey halts Clarke charge at The Open but Westwood birdies it up

Tiger Woods and Graeme McDowell set off just before 10am in pursuit of tournament leader Zach Johnson.

# open-championship - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Want to dress like Tiger and Rory for the Open next week? Here's what to wear

Nike have released details of what the world numbers one and two will be wearing in Muirfield next week, if you’re interested.

# open-championship - Monday 23 July, 2012

In pictures: the hipster Olympics... yes, that's a thing now Trendy This post contains images

In pictures: the hipster Olympics... yes, that's a thing now

Events included beard tweaking, tote bag sack races, skinny jeans tug-o-war, chunky-framed spectacles throwing.

# open-championship - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Els takes Open shocker as Scott collapses

The Australian golfer suffered a heartbreaking late collapse, dropping four shots in four holes.

The Open 2012: Jittery start for leader Scott, bunker blues for Woods

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell is now five shots off the lead.

McIlroy on McDowell: 'I'm going to be sitting in front of the TV and pulling for him'

The Northern Irishman also says he must “stay patient”.

# open-championship - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The Morning Score: Thursday

The 141st Open Championship is under way and we’ve got four more stories to kick-start your day.

# open-championship - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

The Morning Score: Wednesday

Rovers facing an uphill struggle in Lithuania, doping at the Tour de France plus lots and lots of money for our favourite languid Swede.

# open-championship - Monday 16 July, 2012

I never drank from Claret Jug - Clarke

‘I thought about it a few times, but I couldn’t get myself to do it.’ He may have sipped from the replica once or twice though.

Woods to play alongside Garcia and Rose at Royal Lytham

Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, is in a strong group with PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.

# open-championship - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

US Open champion Webb Simpson could miss Open Championship

The 26-year-old’s wife is heavily pregnant and she says he’s unlikely to risk it.

# open-championship - Monday 24 October, 2011

R&A scraps some of golf's most annoying rules

Three-time major winner and occasional rules martyr Padraig Harrington thinks the changes will make it a little easier for players to focus on the greens.

# open-championship - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

So near, yet so far: the seven most heartbreaking major cameos Tragedy This post contains videos

So near, yet so far: the seven most heartbreaking major cameos

Jason Dufner isn’t the first major challenger to burst from obscurity only to fall at the final hurdle; major championship history is littered with bolt-from-the-blue contenders who stopped just short of fulfilling their life’s ambition.

# open-championship - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Clarke dismisses talk of financial trouble

Open champ has shrugged off claims by his manager, Chubby Chandler, that he was in increasingly severe financial difficulty prior to his victory.

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