The Royal Birkdale: An Open Championship History

Thursday marks the beginning of the 10th Open Championship to be held at Royal Birkdale. It has hosted nine previous from 1954 to 2008. Here's a historic look back at the previous nine hostings at Royal Birkdale. 1954: ¬†Peter Thomson, a 23-year-old Australia, one of the first of his five Open titles by a single … Continue reading The Royal Birkdale: An Open Championship History

Spieth’s Fourth Year to Set Tone for Career

Much like famous UK resident Harry Potter, the third and fourth years are a big deal for professional golfers. While Potter was off reconnecting with his godfather and winning the Tri-Wizard Tournament in those formative years, some of the world's greatest golfers have forged their steel in years three and four of their career. By … Continue reading Spieth’s Fourth Year to Set Tone for Career

Spieth, Palmer Locker Mates at Augusta

American Jordan Spieth returned to Augusta National for the first time since winning the Masters last April and discovered a pleasant surprise. The country club has Masters champions share lockers, and Spieth's co-habitant is Arnold Palmer. Also prominently featured in the locker room is Spieth's 60-degree wedge which he donated after winning the green jacket … Continue reading Spieth, Palmer Locker Mates at Augusta