# Open Championship

Last year
# So Close
Agony but no choke at St Andrews for Rory McIlroy - he remains on the right track
Though the drought goes on, McIlroy’s consistency at the majors this year has been outstanding.
# pipped at the post
Rory McIlroy: 'I got beaten by the better player this week'
McIlroy’s eight-year major drought goes on, as his final-round of 70 was usurped by a stunning round from Cameron Smith.
# holding back the tears
Emotional Tiger Woods admits he has probably played final Open at St Andrews
The former champion has missed the cut for just the fourth time in his career.
# St Andrews
Dustin Johnson takes clubhouse lead after morning of low scoring at Open Championship
Tiger Woods looks set to miss the cut despite the kind conditions at St Andrews.
# Looking Back
St Andrews will feel like the Open title defence I never had – Rory McIlroy
The Northern Irish star led from start to finish to win the 2014 competition at Royal Liverpool.
All time
# Battler
Shane Lowry: ‘I am kind of proud of myself for how I battled out there today’
Offaly man is the leading Irishman – but remains seven shots off the lead in a tie for 12th.
# King Louis
Louis Oosthuizen takes narrow Open lead into final day as Jordan Spieth falters
A third round of 69 took the South African to 12 under par and a shot ahead of playing partner Collin Morikawa.
# Frustration
'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.
# Golf
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.
# Pace setter
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.
# happy out
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.
# Clutch
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’.
# The Beast
'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.
# claret jug
Brilliant back nine helps Rose challenge at the Open as Miyazato and Wood amongst early movers
It’s moving day at Carnoustie.
# Carnoustie
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.
# Day Two
Spieth copes best in grim conditions to lead British Open
Matt Kuchar looks to be the biggest threat to the American at Royal Birkdale.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Can you guess the Open Championship winner from just a single detail of their victory?
It’s not as easy as you think.
# Lucky Dip
Conquer our annual Open Championship tipping contest and win The42 swag
Do you have what it takes?
# Tee Times
Out-of-form McIlroy paired with world number one Johnson for the Open Championship
The pairings and tee-times were released today.
# the ice man cometh
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.
# moving day
McIlroy makes woeful start to third round at Royal Troon
The world number four has been struggling on the greens.
# Early Doors
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.
# major contenders
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.
# Low scoring
'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.
# Faux Pas
The Hoylake crowd weren't impressed when McIlroy mentioned his United allegiances
The golfer also described his “incredible” win.
# Twittersphere
Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy's Open Championship victory
The Northern Irish golfer triumphed to win his third Major this afternoon.
# wire to wire
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.
# Facts
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.
# Friday
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.
# Bad timing
'Jesus Christ!' - Tiger Woods wasn't happy with Open photographers
The American shot an impressive three-under par despite the distractions at Royal Liverpool.
# Preview
Ominous weather ensures little room for error at The Open
The year’s third major is under way in Hoylake.
# schedule
Venueless, sponsorless Irish Open to take place just a week after US Open in 2014
The Irish event has moved forward a week.
# Hammer Blow
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.
# The Open 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.
# trendy
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.
# Late Drama
Els takes Open shocker as Scott collapses
The Australian golfer suffered a heartbreaking late collapse, dropping four shots in four holes.
# latest
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.
# Support
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”.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
The 141st Open Championship is under way and we’ve got four more stories to kick-start your day.
# The Open
Here's your 'whoa, Usain Bolt has really let himself go' pic of the day
Oh, it’s only Lee.