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Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

2018 British Open field: Root for these nine golfers at Carnoustie this week

With each major championship comes a new set of reasons to root for certain golfers. Rory McIlroy and the Masters. Phil Mickelson and the U.S. Open. Those are white whales that have already past for yet another year. This week’s 147th Open Championship presents a new batch of players and storylines melding together to give us myriad points of entry ...

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Woods needs top-10 at Open to qualify for WGC

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Thomas took a familiar slash with his driver on the 18th tee on Monday at Carnoustie and watched anxiously as his golf ball bounced and bounded down the fairway. Unlike the two previous editions of The Open, at what is widely considered the rota’s most demanding test, a particularly warm and dry summer has left Carnoustie ...

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Fox firing ahead of Carnoustie

Set the ‘Fox Tracker’ for Carnoustie. On the back of his runner-up finish at the Irish Open a week ago New Zealand’s Ryan Fox has further emphasised his credentials on links courses with another top-10 result at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at the Gullane Golf Club. Fox and Queenslander Scott Hend started the final round in a tie ...

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Mbappe: France World Cup star 'taking crown from Messi and Ronaldo'

World Cup 2018: How France won the World Cup – MOTD analysis Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are “handing over their crown” as the world’s best players to teenage France forward Kylian Mbappe, says former England defender Rio Ferdinand. Mbappe, 19, scored his side’s fourth goal as France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final in Moscow, and wo… ...

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Fleetwood keen to be a major contender

Tommy Fleetwood admits his Carnoustie course record may not count for much once the Open Championship begins on Thursday, but the Race to Dubai winner believes he is ready to challenge for a first Major title. Fleetwood fired a 63 at Carnoustie in the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but conditions in mid-October were very different to the fast and ...

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Johnson begins Open week as 12/1 betting favorite

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Thomas took a familiar slash with his driver on the 18th tee on Monday at Carnoustie and watched anxiously as his golf ball bounced and bounded down the fairway. Unlike the two previous editions of The Open, at what is widely considered the rota’s most demanding test, a particularly warm and dry summer has left Carnoustie ...

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