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British Open: Big questions heading into weekend

We’re halfway home at the 147th British Open, and we’ve got ourselves a fine little tournament shaping up. Big names, big swings, big opportunities abound. Let’s dig in. Who’s going to win? So many options! Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner sit atop the leaderboard at -6, Johnson because he played his way up, Kisner because he played his way down ...

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Analysis

A golf bag with President Trump’s name on it is about to be loaded on to Air Force One at Glasglow Prestwick Airport in Scotland on Sunday. (Jeff Mason/Reuters) President Trump did something unusual last weekend. It was not that he played golf on both days; he has done that on 31 of the 78 weekends he has been in ...

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Rory McIlroy's aggressive approach pays off as he puts himself in contention at two-under after first round at the Open

View photos Rory McIlroy vowed to channel the freedom of play he used to have as a teen ahead of the Open – Getty Images Europe More If Rory McIlroy had any lingering doubts over the free-wheeling, all-or-nothing golf he had vowed to detonate on Carnoustie’s tees, they were all but erased on the third of 18 erratic but encouraging ...

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Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose partner up to score disappointing opening rounds of 72 at the Open

View photos Jordan Spieth (left) and Justin Rose finished one over par on day one of the Open – PA More Jordan Spieth blamed a “brain fart”; Justin Rose blamed the clicking of cameras as both major winners and playing partners finished yesterday with one-over rounds of 72 and a nagging sense of what might have been. Defending champion Spieth ...

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Golf-Mickelson repeat could lead to Carnoustie disqualification

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland, July 18 (Reuters) – British Open organisers the R&A have hinted a similar incident to the Phil Mickelson controversy from last month’s U.S. Open could lead to disqualification in golf’s oldest major at Carnoustie this week. The 48-year-old American was out of title contention when he deliberately prevented his ball from rolling off the 13th green at Shinnecock ...

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Woods feared British Open visits were a thing of the past

Golf – The 147th Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 17, 2018 Tiger Woods of the U.S. during the practice round REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff More By Tony Jimenez CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (Reuters) – There was a spell not so long ago when Tiger Woods, in the depths of despair over recurring back problems, felt he would never again grace the fairways ...

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Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major

View photos Tiger Woods of the United States walks the 3rd hols during a practice round for the 147th British Open Golf championships in Carnoustie, Scotland, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The Open Golf championships starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) More CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods doesn’t feel as old at the oldest championship in golf. Back at the British ...

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