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Paul Dunne Shoots Promising Round, As Kisner Sets Early Pace

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American Kevin Kisner put down an early marker at the British Open as a five-under-par first round of 66 gave him the clubhouse lead on Thursday. Kisner narrowly outlasted South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen, who shot a four-under-par 67 after his first round. Ireland’s Paul Dunne finished his first round at level par 71. Shane Lowry shot a disappointing +3 on …

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Four Key Holes That Could Decide This Year’s Open Championship

We analyse four key holes at Carnoustie where the third major of the golf season, The British Open, tees off on Thursday. The following four should have a major (pun intended) bearing on the outcome of this year’s championship. _____ Hole: No. 6 Distance:580 Yards Par: Five Known as “Hogan’s Alley” after the legendary American Ben Hogan who won the 1953 …

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The Open: Tee Times For The Irish Challengers On Day 1

The Irish contingent has descended on Carnoustie ahead of the most eagerly anticipated golf tournament this side of the Atlantic, The Open Championship. The Open kicks off on Thursday at the site of one of Padraig Harrington’s greatest triumphs. Harrington will be looking to add a third Claret Jug to his illustrious list of achievements but has found form difficult …

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Open Debutant Motivated By Emotional Memories Of Late Father

Luke List will be more emotional than most of the golfers teeing off at The Open on Thursday recalling how his late father first introduced him to links golf. The 33-year-old American, who came agonisingly close to his first win on the PGA Tour earlier this year at the Honda Classic, will be experiencing the unique atmosphere of the only …

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Looking Back At Carnoustie’s Top Three Open Championships

Carnoustie or “Car-Nasty” as it is referred to by some stellar golfers who have suffered on the course hosts The Open for the eighth time this week. Such are the unique challenges thrown up by the Scottish links golf course that in the wake of the 1999 Open it inspired a phrase “The Carnoustie effect.” Its definition is: “That degree …

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The Open Championship: Preview And Tips

The 147th edition of the British Open Championship is nearly here, bringing with it the promise of high drama, world class talent and perhaps, a new Major Champion. Preview Nestled in the Eastern district of Angus in Scotland, Carnoustie is as far removed from the subtropical climates of Florida and Georgia as it gets. So many of the world’s top …

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Watch: Mickelson Produces Insane Flop Shot Over Brave Volunteer

It’s Open week and Phil Mickelson is already producing the goods in front of the cameras. The 2013 Champion produced this inch-perfect flop shot over fellow pro Gary Evans during practice for the tournament at Carnoustie which begins on Thursday. Evans flinched slightly but did well to keep his composure in what was surely a nerve-wracking situation regardless of who …

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2018 Open Championship Preview And Betting Tips

The 2018 Open Championship is upon us, and it provides untold intrigue for both observers and punters. As is often the case in modern Major golf, there’s no stand-out candidate for players and bettors to fear at Carnoustie this week. It’s as wide open as ever, and when you add a course that could play almost as tough as Shinnecock …

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Tiger Woods: The Open My Best Chance Of Adding To Majors Haul

American superstar Tiger Woods returns to The Open after three years saying said on Tuesday that it is his best long-term chance to add to his 14 Major victories. The 42-year-old — whose dominance of the sport ended with the emergence of his serial infidelity in 2010 and, from 2014, serial back problems which led to several operations  — told …

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Spieth & Rose Grouped Together As Open Tee Times Announced

Jordan Spieth has been grouped with Justin Rose and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat as he looks to retain his Open Championship at Carnoustie on Thursday. Spieth earned his third Major at Royal Birkdale last year, winning by three shots from compatriot Matt Kuchar. The trio will begin their tournament at 9:58 am on Thursday morning. Rory McIlroy who is also looking …

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