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# The Open 2012

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R&A chief says he's okay with Tevez caddying for Romero at the Open
But other members of the Royal and Ancient described the Man City player’s role as ‘absolute madness’.
In the swing: route back to the top anything but Easy for Ernie Els
Neil Cullen watched the South African take an unlikely Claret Jug victory from the grandstand at Royal Lytham on Sunday evening.
Open Championship costs Rory McIlroy as Tiger takes No 2 rankings spot
Luke Donald remains at the top of the rankings with Woods, McIlroy, Lee Westwood and US Open champion Webb Simpson completing the top five.
Dejected McDowell vows to learn from Open disappointment
A five-over-par 75 yesterday saw G-Mac drop to a tie for fifth, five shots behind eventual winner Ernie Els of South Africa.
The Morning Score: Monday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning, unless your name is Adam Scott.
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.
It’s Sunday so here’s 13 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days
Here’s how the week developed.
The Open 2012: Scott seizes four-stroke lead at Open
Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion and runner-up at last month’s US Open, fired a 67 to stand second alongside Snedeker on 203.
The Open: Rory McIlroy reveals confidence crisis
“I’m frustrated but that’s the way it is,” McIlroy said after another disappointing day at the office for the Holywood man.
The Open 2012: McIlroy, Westwood still struggling at Open
Rory McIlroy won’t win his second Major this weekend. And Lee Westwood sure won’t win his first.
The Open 2012: Tiger, Scott chase Open pace-setter Snedeker
Rory McIlroy struggled to a 75 to stand on 142 with Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, who fired a 77 after an opening 65, and Padraig Harrington, with bogeys on three of the last four holes to shoot 72.
The Open: McIlroy and Harrington in danger of missing cut as Snedeker storms into the lead
The Northern Irish golfer is struggling to find the fairway while Padraig Harrington has moved into the red.
The Open: Day 2 tees off with Rory, Tiger chasing Scott
Ground staff at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s have been working hard to clear surface water on the course overnight.
The Morning Score: Friday
Welcome to the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know this Friday morning.
The Open: 13 great photos from day one at Royal Lytham
How many people does it take to find a golf ball in that rough?
British Open: Woods and McDowell in the mix as Adam Scott leads the field
Tiger has kept the galleries rapt but Rory McIlroy is putting together a solid round to catch the championship leading Aussie.
Double bogeys cost amateur golfer Alan Dunbar on his Open debut
The 22-year-old was left cursing three mismanaged holes but still outscored his compatriot, a ‘disgusted’ Darren Clarke.
Tiger finding firm form on soft Lytham links
“I have a good feel for the greens and the pace,” Woods said. “The golf course is soft for a links course, but certainly by no means soft.”
Humbled McIlroy ready to cope with poor conditions
The Holywood star says his comments about not enjoying poor conditions were ‘pure frustration’ at last year’s Open and he’s ready to go this weekend.
Here we are again: These were the 5 best Opens at Royal Lytham & St Annes
Seve to Jacklin to Gary Player. There’s a lot of history around this old course.
McIlroy wants to improve his bad weather game at Royal Lytham
The world number two says he’s looking forward to teeing off in difficult conditions this week.
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.
Scott primed for British Open tilt
Since missing the cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May, Scott has improved significantly in his past three starts.