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#The Open

# the-open - Friday 18 July, 2014

'On Friday you know what you can do': McIlroy hoping to block out that Friday feeling
# Something For The Weekend
# Something For The Weekend

'On Friday you know what you can do': McIlroy hoping to block out that Friday feeling

Jul 18th 2014, 11:35 AM 1,841 Views 0 Comments

Day two of competition has been the Co. Down man’s downfall all season long. Can he keep his score down today?

# the-open - Thursday 17 July, 2014

5 outsiders who could make waves at Hoylake
# The Open
# The Open

5 outsiders who could make waves at Hoylake

Jul 17th 2014, 12:01 AM 4,324 Views 8 Comments

From up-and-comers in their early 20s to late-blooming veterans of the European tour.

# the-open - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

McIlroy hoping to banish that Friday feeling to claim third Major
# Hoylake
# Hoylake

McIlroy hoping to banish that Friday feeling to claim third Major

Jul 15th 2014, 3:54 PM 2,161 Views 0 Comments

The Co. Down man is battling to address his strange form on the second day of competitions this year.

Adam Scott still chasing standards set by Greg Norman
# Advance Australia Fair
# Advance Australia Fair

Adam Scott still chasing standards set by Greg Norman

Jul 15th 2014, 2:55 PM 1,220 Views 0 Comments

The Australian is hoping to bridge a 21-year gap between Claret Jugs for his nation.

# the-open - Friday 11 July, 2014

ESPN to offer 'Tiger only' channel for the Open Championship next week
# Open Season
# Open Season

ESPN to offer 'Tiger only' channel for the Open Championship next week

Jul 11th 2014, 3:59 PM 3,271 Views 5 Comments

It’s like the Truman Show, except with golf.

# the-open - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Tiger Woods feels return to 'prime' form as he prepares to tee off at Congressional
# Slowly But Surely
# Slowly But Surely

Tiger Woods feels return to 'prime' form as he prepares to tee off at Congressional

Jun 25th 2014, 9:38 AM 2,111 Views 0 Comments

The 38-year-old admitted he got a little excited when he broke 50 over nine holes.

# the-open - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Millions to be spent before Royal Portrush can host The Open Championship
# Claret Jug
# Claret Jug

Millions to be spent before Royal Portrush can host The Open Championship

Jun 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 2,894 Views 2 Comments

However, the organisers expect the economy to benefit by £70 million as a result.

# the-open - Monday 16 June, 2014

Royal Portrush confirmed as Open Championship host
# Open Season
# Open Season

Royal Portrush confirmed as Open Championship host

Jun 16th 2014, 1:05 PM 10,542 Views 57 Comments

Decision to bring one of golf’s four Majors to Antrim is “a ringing endorsement of Northern Ireland,” Peter Robinson says.

# the-open - Friday 13 June, 2014

'It's going to be very special': McDowell thrilled that the Open is coming back to Portrush
# Land Of Open Dreams
# Land Of Open Dreams

'It's going to be very special': McDowell thrilled that the Open is coming back to Portrush

Jun 13th 2014, 10:19 AM 2,007 Views 1 Comment

The Royal and Ancient is set to make the big announcement on Monday.

# the-open - Monday 22 July, 2013

Sorry tale of David Duval convinces Graeme McDowell to stick with what he knows
# No Panic
# No Panic

Sorry tale of David Duval convinces Graeme McDowell to stick with what he knows

Jul 22nd 2013, 7:41 PM 7,168 Views 9 Comments

The Portrush native refused to berate himself too much as his Open challenge faded away.

Rory McIlroy drops to third in world rankings after latest missed cut at Muirfield
# The Open
# The Open

Rory McIlroy drops to third in world rankings after latest missed cut at Muirfield

Jul 22nd 2013, 3:32 PM 2,907 Views 3 Comments

Phil Mikelson takes second spot after his stunning Open victory.

# the-open - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Gloom to glory a short step for Mickelson
# Focus
# Focus

Gloom to glory a short step for Mickelson

Jul 21st 2013, 8:28 PM 3,776 Views 2 Comments

Just five weeks after yet another second-place at the US Open, Lefty has his first Claret Jug.

Phil Mickelson wins The Open with stunning round of 66
# Leftie
# Leftie

Phil Mickelson wins The Open with stunning round of 66

Jul 21st 2013, 5:59 PM 10,914 Views 32 Comments

A brilliant Sunday of golf earns the American his first Claret Jug and fifth major.

Westwood and Scott share Open lead as Poulter charges
# Major Sunday
# Major Sunday

Westwood and Scott share Open lead as Poulter charges

Jul 21st 2013, 4:15 PM 2,597 Views 3 Comments

Tiger Woods and Adam Scott are both two over ar through the opening four holes.

Just a 450-yard drive to within six foot of the hole at the Open

Just a 450-yard drive to within six foot of the hole at the Open

Jul 21st 2013, 12:36 PM 5,823 Views 0 Comments

This, from Charl Schwartzel yesterday, was more than a little special.

Woods confident of Open success despite past failures
# Tiger Time?
# Tiger Time?

Woods confident of Open success despite past failures

Jul 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 1,419 Views 0 Comments

The 14-time Major winner has never come from behind to claim victory.

# the-open - Saturday 20 July, 2013

5 images that sum up the wide variety of golf fans at the Open
# Say Cheese
# Say Cheese

5 images that sum up the wide variety of golf fans at the Open

Jul 20th 2013, 11:59 PM 3,391 Views 2 Comments

Everything from fake tigers to Rickie Fowler look-a-likes were on display on Saturday.

Westwood leads the Open as Tiger and Hunter stalk close behind
# Get In The Hole
# Get In The Hole

Westwood leads the Open as Tiger and Hunter stalk close behind

Jul 20th 2013, 8:57 PM 4,078 Views 8 Comments

Lowry, Harrington and McDowell struggle but Clarke remains in touch.

Golfer putts from bunker with the ball at waist height
# Trick Shot
# Trick Shot

Golfer putts from bunker with the ball at waist height

Jul 20th 2013, 1:29 PM 4,462 Views 0 Comments

Even those of us who hack their way around a golf course once a week have probably never played a shot like this.

Here are all the big-name golfers who missed the cut at the Open
# The Open
# The Open

Here are all the big-name golfers who missed the cut at the Open

Jul 20th 2013, 10:28 AM 3,071 Views 0 Comments

Ten top-40 players are toast.

# the-open - Friday 19 July, 2013

'If I can't shoot low, I won't be here': Age no problem for feisty Jimenez
# The Open
# The Open

'If I can't shoot low, I won't be here': Age no problem for feisty Jimenez

Jul 19th 2013, 11:25 PM 2,570 Views 2 Comments

‘I don’t know what’s going to happen Sunday, I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow…” Miguel is starting to sound like Liam Neeson to us.

Hard-living Jimenez takes halfway lead at The Open
# Muirfield
# Muirfield

Hard-living Jimenez takes halfway lead at The Open

Jul 19th 2013, 9:09 PM 3,086 Views 2 Comments

2011 champion Darren Clarke is once again carrying Ireland’s hopes as Rory McIlroy slumped to 12 over par.

Miguel Angel Jimenez does this great stretching routine before every round
# The Open
# The Open

Miguel Angel Jimenez does this great stretching routine before every round

Jul 19th 2013, 4:28 PM 2,350 Views 0 Comments

Try this before five-a-side next week.

Faldo plays down rift with McIlroy
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# The Open

Faldo plays down rift with McIlroy

Jul 19th 2013, 12:21 PM 2,767 Views 2 Comments

‘I’m like a big grandad here’, says the former Ryder Cup skipper as he dishes out more advice.

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

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

Jul 19th 2013, 12:00 PM 6,777 Views 4 Comments

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

Watch in horror as Darren Clarke spends more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff*
# Enter Sandman
# Enter Sandman

Watch in horror as Darren Clarke spends more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff*

Jul 19th 2013, 10:52 AM 2,831 Views 0 Comments

*Lame joke courtesy of golfing legend Shooter McGavin.

Tiger Woods' niece Cheyenne roars into Spanish Open lead
# Family Ties
# Family Ties

Tiger Woods' niece Cheyenne roars into Spanish Open lead

Jul 19th 2013, 10:27 AM 3,345 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year-old shot a superb round of 64 to lead the way after the first round.

# the-open - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Zach attack as Johnson leads The Open but McIlroy slumps to +8
# Bad To Worse
# Bad To Worse

Zach attack as Johnson leads The Open but McIlroy slumps to +8

Jul 18th 2013, 7:50 PM 12,963 Views 25 Comments

Migual Angel Jimenéz stormed into an early lead but remains in the mix despite dropping two late shots.

Rory McIlroy blames 'too many stupid mental errors' after nightmare 79
# The Open 2013
# The Open 2013

Rory McIlroy blames 'too many stupid mental errors' after nightmare 79

Jul 18th 2013, 3:23 PM 2,241 Views 6 Comments

The Northern Irish golfer is 13 shots adrift after a day to forget at Muirfield.

Thomas Bjorn smashes a TV camera with his second shot
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# The Open

Thomas Bjorn smashes a TV camera with his second shot

Jul 18th 2013, 10:54 AM 3,345 Views 5 Comments

The Dane can look forward to getting an invoice in the post, presumably.

The Open gets underway at Muirfield
# Tee-Off
# Tee-Off

The Open gets underway at Muirfield

Jul 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,813 Views 12 Comments

Play has started this morning with a host of the world’s best golfers eyeing the prize.

# the-open - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

WIN! A round of golf and overnight stay for 2 in TheScore.ie’s Open competition
# Competition
# Competition

WIN! A round of golf and overnight stay for 2 in TheScore.ie’s Open competition

Jul 17th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,838 Views 307 Comments

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Graeme McDowell confident he has the game to win The Open
# Read My Lips
# Read My Lips

Graeme McDowell confident he has the game to win The Open

Jul 17th 2013, 11:21 AM 1,055 Views 1 Comment

The Portrush golfer has two wins on Links courses so far this season.

Good to go: Woods says elbow fine, no loss of confidence ahead of Open tilt
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# The Open

Good to go: Woods says elbow fine, no loss of confidence ahead of Open tilt

Jul 17th 2013, 8:10 AM 776 Views 0 Comments

Tiger hasn’t won one of golf’s biggest events since the 2008 US Open

# the-open - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Phil Mickelson practices his backwards chip 'trick shot' before the Open
# The Open 2013
# The Open 2013

Phil Mickelson practices his backwards chip 'trick shot' before the Open

Jul 16th 2013, 12:39 PM 4,381 Views 1 Comment

This is the kind of thing we do by accident all the time…

Nick Faldo's advice to Rory McIlroy ahead of The Open: 'Concentrate on golf'
# Under Scrutiny
# Under Scrutiny

Nick Faldo's advice to Rory McIlroy ahead of The Open: 'Concentrate on golf'

Jul 16th 2013, 9:20 AM 3,247 Views 3 Comments

The six-time Major winner says the Northern Irishman can enjoy the finer things in life once he retires.

# the-open - Monday 15 July, 2013

NBC's top golf analyst blames Caroline Wozniacki for Rory McIlroy's slump
# Wozilroy
# Wozilroy

NBC's top golf analyst blames Caroline Wozniacki for Rory McIlroy's slump

Jul 15th 2013, 5:07 PM 4,799 Views 5 Comments

Young love is distracting’ says Johnny Miller.

McDowell gets Woods and Oosthuizen in Open draw
# Golf
# Golf

McDowell gets Woods and Oosthuizen in Open draw

Jul 15th 2013, 1:46 PM 1,372 Views 1 Comment

Rory’s been drawn with Phil Mickelson and a rising star, meanwhile.

# the-open - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Phil Mickelson in the mood for Claret Jug after gutsy Scottish Open win
# Playoff Drama
# Playoff Drama

Phil Mickelson in the mood for Claret Jug after gutsy Scottish Open win

Jul 14th 2013, 7:51 PM 2,190 Views 2 Comments

The American stormed to the title at Castle Stuart after a nerve-jangling playoff against Branden Grace.

# the-open - Monday 31 December, 2012

Have boots, will travel: 6 sporting trips to take in 2013
# Flightplan
# Flightplan

Have boots, will travel: 6 sporting trips to take in 2013

Dec 31st 2012, 10:30 AM 7,164 Views 16 Comments

We mark your sporting calendar and give you a couple of resolutions you may actually enjoy.