Month: July 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — As Tiger Woods made his way slowly down the 11th fairway Thursday while the late-afternoon sky began slowly curling around Royal Portrush, an elderly fan shouted in exhortation at the 15-time major champion. “Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, you are the greatest,” he bellowed. “Tiger Woods, you are the greatest in the
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One of the great mysteries of links golf—aside from why there isn’t more of it in golf’s competitive landscape—is the inherent inscrutability of the wind. Golf on linksland has many distinct challenges from firm conditions that emphasize ball control over power, to bunkers that have nicknames like “Coffin” and “Hell” for what amounts to almost
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It’s not a huge surprise that at the final major of the year, the outfit scripting is very navy. With traditionally dreary weather conditions, Open Championship competitors will match their outfits with the dark skies. And with layering an integral part of planning for any golf played in the United Kingdom, darker shades can be
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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — In professional golf, focusing on your swing and focusing on your score are two vastly different propositions. At times, even, they can be mutually exclusive. Welcome to Jordan Spieth’s world, at least of late. “You’re constantly thinking a little more than you want to,” Spieth said after missing the cut in
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Not all last-minute invites are created equal, in fact, sometimes they are preferable. Just ask Andrew “Beef” Johnston, who earned one of the more coveted last-minute invites in all of professional golf on Sunday. Johnston, who began the day 10 shots off the lead of Bernd Wiesberger, carded a final-round 62 at the Aberdeen Standard
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