Golfing World have shared these great videos of a hole-by-hole guide to the host of this week’s Open Championship, Royal Birkdale.Read more
In 1991 Ian Baker-Finch claimed The Claret Jug after an incredible, almost perfect weekend of golf.
Royal Birkdale has been a popular Open venue for Australians. Peter Thomson won two of his five Open Championships at Royal Birkdale and then in 1991 Ian Baker-Finch produced some sublime weekend golf to beat fellow Australian Mike Harwood by two-strokes.Read more
Defending Open champion Henrik Stenson got a futuristic ride to Royal Birkdale to return the Claret Jug.
Each year The Open champion receives a replica of The Claret Jug to take away with him, only to have to return it the following year. The 2016 Open winner Henrik Stenson returned with the Claret Jug in fine style with a ride in the futuristic-looking Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion research car.Read more
Here is a quick guide to the favourites and dark horses at this week’s 146th Open at Royal Birkdale.
A field of 156 players will contest this week’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in north-west England and if recent history is anything to go by, we may have another first-time major winner on our hands.Read more
The Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale in the north-west of England this week and it holds a special place for Australian golfers.
Ian Baker-Finch raised the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale in 1991 (we’ll get to that in another post) but we first wanted to look back at Peter Thomson two victories there; the first of his Open Championship victories in 1954 and the last of his five in 1965.Read more
The fate of Australian hopes at The Open may lay in the laps of the weather gods after all 11 were given afternoon tee times for their opening round.Embed from Getty Images
Few golf tournaments are as affected by the weather as The Open. Traditionally played on wind-swept links golf courses, the chances of a player getting his hands on The Claret Jug can be decided by the time at which they tee off on Thursday and Friday.Read more
The Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale this week and Golfing World have selected the their top-10 moments from the host venue.
Australians Katherine Hull, Ian Baker-Finch and Peter Thomson all feature along with the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer among others.Read more
Royal Birkdale in will host this week’s Open Championship and you can see it live on FoxSports.
Our favourite major of the year arrives at Royal Birkdale this week as it plays host to the 146th Open Championship.
FoxSports will broadcast hours and hours of the 2017 Open Championship on a dedicated channel.Read more
Dedicated channel switches July 17, Exclusively live action from start to finish, Watch on the go with multi-platform coverage.Embed from Getty Images
Media release via Fox Sports:
FOX SPORTS is gearing up for its biggest ever coverage of The Open Championship, with fans able to watch the opening tee shot through to the end of play, all on a dedicated, 24/7 pop up channel.Read more
This is a must read piece on one man’s passion for golf and his thoughts on the final round of The Open Championship.
Surfing the internet this week I stumbled upon The Footy Almanac; a collection of yarns from sport tragics. While the game reports and stories are primarily focussed on AFL games, one writer, Peter Baulderstone wrote wonderful a rumination on his love for golf and his view of last week’s outrageous finish to The Open Championship.Read more
Henrik Stenson fronted the media after his incredible final round, beating Phil Mickelson to win the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon.Read more
Henrik Stenson has become the first Swedish player to win a major golf championship after out-duelling Phil Mickelson in a round of golf for the ages.Embed from Getty Images
The final round of the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon was more like a boxing match than the end to a golf tournament.Read more
After a great Friday, Rory McIlroy didn’t have the same experience during the third round at the 2016 Open Championship.
With three bogeys in his first three holes, McIlroy was getting a little frustrated and when he didn’t hit his three-wood the way he would have liked at the par-5 sixth hole at Royal Troon, he let out his anger on the club.Read more
As poor conditions hit Royal Troon, two veterans of world golf rose to the top of the leaderboard and are set for a Sunday duel, Henrik Stenson v Phil Mickelson.Read more
Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson are set for a showdown at The 2016 Open Championship.Embed from Getty Images
by Martin Blake, Golf Australia @ Royal Troon
The Open Championship at Royal Troon is headed for a two-man shoot-out between a legend of the game and one who aspires to that status yet who so far has failed to achieve it.Read more
The veterans lead the wat at Royal Troon with Phil Mickelson taking a one shot lead over Henrik Stenson going into the weekend.Read more