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#The Open

# the-open - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Quiz: Can you recognise these past golf major winners?

The US PGA championship had been scheduled to start today. What’s your knowledge of former major champions like?

# the-open - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

In Pictures: 10 of the best snaps as Lowry savours his triumphant homecoming in Clara

The 2019 Open winner was greeted by thousands in Offaly this evening.

'Who ever thought there would be an Open champion going home to Clara?'

Shane Lowry is still in dreamland after lifting the Claret Jug on Sunday.

# the-open - Monday 22 July, 2019

The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights

A player for the big occasion, the Clara man has hit the form of his life having endured a worrying slide down the rankings.

TV Wrap - Shane Lowry reminds us why we love sport in stunning Open triumph

Elsewhere, a Sky commentator claimed Lowry as British while Rory McIlroy was left on the verge of tears after a cruel return to Royal Portrush.

Open champion Lowry soars back to career-high world ranking

The Major winner is back inside the world’s top 20 after pocketing €1.7 million in prize money at Royal Portrush.

10 years since amateur triumph, Lowry's career comes full circle on Irish soil

‘I don’t think I’m a much different golfer, but I feel like I’m a different person now.’

'I cried in the Carnoustie car park': Lowry's remarkable turnaround

Lowry has enjoyed a superb year, with his Open triumph following success in Abu Dhabi back in January.

# the-open - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Fleetwood rues missed chances after another second-place Major finish

The Englishman was unable to overhaul Shane Lowry but remains confident his time will come.

President Higgins leads the tributes to 'role model' Lowry

In addition to lifting the Claret Jug, Lowry pockets €1,718,320 in prize money.

'My Mum and Dad sacrificed so much and I'm so happy I can give them this trophy'

Shane Lowry was crowned Open champion amid emotional scenes at Royal Portrush.

Shane Lowry weathers the storm to win The Open at Royal Portrush

The 32-year-old held his nerve brilliantly to claim a maiden Major title in style on the County Antrim links.

As it happened: The Open, final round

We followed all the Sunday afternoon action from Royal Portrush as Shane Lowry chased Major glory.

# the-open - Saturday 20 July, 2019

# the-open - Friday 19 July, 2019

Emotional McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush after coming agonisingly close The Open This post contains videos

Emotional McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush after coming agonisingly close

The dream is over for McIlroy despite a sensational second-day charge, with Tiger Woods also falling short.

Shane Lowry lights up The Open and shares the lead after day 2

The Offaly man showed delight and disappointment in equal measure on his final hole today, but he shares the lead with JB Holmes.

Dream start for Lowry after Koepka hits second-round 69 at The Open

Lowry has gone on a birdie blitz with four in his opening six holes today.

# the-open - Thursday 18 July, 2019

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McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush

The home favourite’s dream day quickly turned into a nightmare.

Picture perfect Portrush and leaderboard latest - Clarke tees off 148th Open Championship

Royal Portrush plays host to the Open Championship for the first time in 68 years, with Darren Clarke teeing off the action earlier.

# the-open - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

The Open: 5 outsiders who could challenge for the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush

The 148th British Open gets underway on Thursday morning.

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

# the-open - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Koepka gains the inside track on Royal Portrush from Irish caddie

Ricky Elliott has been on the American’s bag for six years and will be able to provide some local knowledge this week.

'It would mean the world': McIlroy out to end Major drought at Portrush

The Northern Irishman is the bookmakers’ favourite to get his hands back on the Claret Jug this week.

# the-open - Monday 15 July, 2019

Woods among the afternoon starters as The Open arrives at Royal Portrush

The tee times for the first two rounds of this week’s Major in Northern Ireland have been announced.

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.

# the-open - 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’.

# the-open - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

No Masters complacency from Open champion Molinari

The Italian is adamant he will not let his recent success contribute to a complacent performance in Augusta.

# the-open - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Extra tickets to go on sale for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush

The tournament had sold out last year.

# the-open - Saturday 9 March, 2019

McDowell tumbles out of top ten after difficult second round at Bay Hill

The 34-year-old carded a second-round 75, dropping 39 places at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

# the-open - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Brexit causing a headache for Open Championship organisers ahead of Portrush staging

‘Would I be wanting to do Portrush in the year that we would be potentially leaving the European Union without a deal? No’, said the R&A’s Martin Slumbers.

The Open returning to venue where McIlroy lifted Claret Jug

Royal Liverpool will host the event in 2022, it has been announced today.

# the-open - 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.

# 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.

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