Tag: British Open

Finally, a Little Info on Shibuno

Hinako Shibuno

Unusual to Know So Little About a Major Winner like Hinako Shibuno A tip of the hat and a note of thanks to Bill Speros of Golfweek for finally getting us some information on British Open Winner Hinako Shibuno. After reading his article, written in the “10 things you didn’t know about…” format, I added …

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Unknown Shibuno Takes British Open

Himako Shibuno

Shibuno Just Hoped to Make British Open Cut This was the British Open the way it should be. It was possibly the most fun I have had in years watching. Somebody had to win, and somebody had to lose, but I didn’t. The level of golf among the top five contenders was so good that …

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Charley Hull and Secret Weapon in Wild Week

Charley Hull

Hull Makes Good Start at British Open on Familiar Course Charley Hull took a good step toward redirecting the week’s news back to playing golf after some troubling snafus during the week. For a little while, she even took an early lead, but that is less important for a first round than being in the …

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Schauffele Responds to St. Andrews

Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele Fails Driver Test, Not Happy About Process When someone asks a golf devotee in North America who the governing body is of his or her favorite game, The USGA springs to mind. Pretty much everyone else in the world answers differently. Leave New Jersey or Newfoundland, and it’s all run by the R&A.  …

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The Open – First Day at Portrush

The Open

The Open Gets Underway at Portrush With List of Victims I grew up around seaside courses. I was also crazy about playing them as a kid. However, in those days, what a seaside course represented was the customary green fairways edged with green rough reinforced by a row of green trees. The links thing never …

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Georgia Hall Wins British Open

Favorite Daughter Won’t Fold, Wins Her National Tournament Golf is so global these days. Great ones are coming from everywhere, so winning one’s national tournament, a major to boot, is so very difficult and unlikely most of the time. It is especially difficult for a new player who joined the rookie ranks in 2018 and …

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Van der Velde Returns

Returns to Scene of Epic Collapse So many years have gone by since that painful scene at Carnoustie in 1999. The idea of a Frenchman winning the Open, which is to say, the British Open, must have been off-putting to a few Brits, but they had to admit that Jean Van der Velde had played …

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Spieth – Lost Moment

Spieth’s Chip Could Have Changed Everything What an Open It Was! All right, so after an extra day, a lot of dramatic weather and golf, Zach Johnson is your new British Open champion. I have no problem with that. He’s a terrific golfer and, by all accounts, a great guy. I remember when Zach won …

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Open Becomes Disaster Area

Winds at the Open Cause a Disaster Winds Become Unmanageable I once walked in a 90 mile per hour wind, and wondered if I could get off the ground by stretching my coat out – what a stupid idea. Fortunately, I couldn’t quite do it. The winds at St. Andrews might not have reached the …

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Open’s First Round – Spieth Close

American Major Winner Spieth Makes Excellent Start There are many stories at this year’s British Open. First of all, what set this one apart from others of past years, is that it was an absolutely beautiful day in Scotland at St. Andrews. That fact alone might have been enough to shake up some scores, just …

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