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

Padraig Harrington Wins 1st Euro Title Since 2008

Padraig Harrington won an European Tour event for the first time since 2008, using a final-round 65 to take the Portugal Masters on Sunday to outpace Andy Sullivan. It's a big win. Portugal Masters is a big tournament. I've been coming here for 10 years so I've always liked it down here. I've always liked … Continue reading Padraig Harrington Wins 1st Euro Title Since 2008

Featured PGA Championship Tee Times

The tee times have been announced for this week's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. Some of the more interesting opening round trios are listed and analyzed below. Front Nine 7:45 a.m. - David Toms, Mark Brooks, Vijay Singh: All three are former PGA Championship winners; the 54-year-old Brooks in 1996; the 48-year-old … Continue reading Featured PGA Championship Tee Times

Zach Johnson Rises to No. 12 Post-Open Win

The Open Championship winner Zach Johnson rose from 25th to 12th in the latest Official World Golf Rankings following his triumph on Sunday at St. Andrews. Runners-up Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman did nicely as well, with the South African jumping four sports from 17th to 13th and the Australian soaring 34 places from 61st … Continue reading Zach Johnson Rises to No. 12 Post-Open Win

Six Share Irish Lead After 36 Holes

The Irish Open proved to be an international affair on Friday as six players representing five countries tied for the lead at 3-under. Austria's Bernd Wiesberger, Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen, Scotland's Richie Ramsay, and England's Tyrrell Hatton and Chris Wood are all tied for the lead. Kjeldsen has not won on the European … Continue reading Six Share Irish Lead After 36 Holes