Australians watch the weather as all 11 handed late tee times at 2017 Open Championship

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.

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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.

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Aussies out for major championship glory at US Women’s Open

Six Australians will tee it up at this week’s 71st US Women’s Open starting later today at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster New Jersey, with at least three of them going into the week with seemingly legitimate chances of lifting the trophy on Sunday.

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Katherine Kirk got the late call-up to the event after her sensational win last week at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic, and must be given a chance again this week if her putter remains as hot as it has been in recent weeks.

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Fox Sports launches exclusive, dedicated Open Championship channel

Dedicated channel switches July 17, Exclusively live action from start to finish, Watch on the go with multi-platform coverage.

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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.

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Jordan Spieth to defend Emirates Australian Open title at The Australian Golf Club

Dual champion Jordan Spieth is coming back to defend his Emirates Australian Open title.

Jordan Spieth with the Stonehaven Cup at Royal Sydney in 2016 (Photo: Golf Australia)

Media release:

American Jordan Spieth, the world No.3 fresh off his 10th career US PGA Tour victory, is the first big name to commit to what promises to be an impressive field for the national championship at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from November 23-26.

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Jon Rahm wins Irish Open amid rules controversy

Spain’s Jon Rahm romped to a six-stroke victory at the Irish Open at Portstewart yesterday but it wasn’t without controversy.

Jon Rahm seems to have come from nowhere. After turning professional just a year ago, Rahm now has two professional victories and a string of great finishes that has seen him rocket up inside the top-10 of the world golf rankings.

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Rory McIlroy bans himself from Twitter after spat with Steve Elkington

Rory McIlroy regrets online feud with Steve Elkington and banned himself from Twitter.

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A few weeks ago four-time major champion Rory McIlroy got into a Twitter spat with one-time major champion Steve Elkington. After missing the cut at the US Open at Erin Hills, Elkington suggested (on Twitter) that McIlroy looked bored playing golf which began a bit of to-and-fro between the pair.

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Seven and Australian Golf sign long-term partnership

Australian golf’s premier events will be broadcast by the Seven Network this summer and beyond.

PGA of Australia media release:

Seven, Australia’s most-watched broadcast television platform, the PGA of Australia and Golf Australia today confirmed a new long-term agreement to broadcast the Emirates Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship.

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Jordan Spieth holes incredible bunker shot to win Travelers Championship: video

An incredible hole-out birdie from a bunker has seen Jordan Spieth beat Daniel Berger in a playoff at the Travelers Championship.

Jordan Spieth has won his 10th PGA Tour trophy in dramatic fashion. Despite struggling on the greens all day, Spieth tied with Daniel Berger for the lead after 72-holes and the pair went back down the par-4 18th hole for sudden death playoff.

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