Collin Morikawa Wins Claret Jug in Open Debut ‘After a Flawless Round of 66’

The Open on YouTube: Collin Morikawa is The Champion Golfer of the Year after he produced a stunning final-day charge to win The 149th Open at Royal St George’s.  The American beat Jordan Spieth by two shots in the Sandwich sunshine after a flawless round of 66 to take home the Claret Jug on his … Read more

THE OPEN: Will Louis Oosthuizen Finish the Job at Royal St. George’s?

Embed from Getty ImagesLOUIS OOSTHUIZEN WILL TAKE A ONE-SHOT lead into the final round of the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England. Oosthuizen shot a 69 in the third round and is 12 under for the tournament. 2020 PGA champion Collin Morikawa is one back after a 68. (This is Morikawa’s first … Read more

Open Champion Shane Lowry Credits Caddie Brian ‘Bo’ Martin

Embed from Getty Images SHANE LOWRY HAS BEEN GRINNING from ear-to-ear since capturing the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush on Sunday evening. The big, bearded Irishman might be wearing that smile for a very long time after his historic Open victory. Lowry tipped his cap to the man who was at his side every step … Read more

Jordan Spieth ‘Flipped Switch’ for Stunning Finish and Victory at 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

JORDAN SPIETH IS THE CHAMPION GOLFER of the year. But how Spieth closed out his first Open Championship to get his named etched on the Claret Jug almost defies explanation. Spieth fired a 69 on Sunday to win by 3 strokes over runner-up Matt Kuchar, who also put together a 69 and played well enough … Read more

New Film ‘Summer of ’76’ Featuring Johnny Miller and Seve Ballesteros Is Coming to Golf Channel on July 18

JOHNNY MILLER. A KID NAMED SEVE. ROYAL BIRKDALE. If you love golf history, this will be good stuff. Made by Golf Channel, the “Summer of ’76” will premiere on Tuesday, July 18, to coincide with Open week. From Golf Channel (edited): In July of 1976, America celebrated it’s Bicentennial. At the same time, the golf … Read more Wanders Offline to Celebrate Open Victory

(A spoof from the 2011 archives.) NORTHERN IRISHMAN DARREN CLARKE IS a self-described regular guy who likes to puff on a cigarette and have a drink or two or three. Now he’s the highly improbable and popular Open champion whose head hasn’t hit the pillow since Saturday night.“I have not been to bed yet,” Clark … Read more

VIDEO: Phil Smitten With Pinehurst No. 2

PHIL MICKELSON IS IN MEMPHIS THIS WEEK trying to find some game before he heads to Pinehurst for the 114th U.S. Open. Mickelson has no top tens in 13 starts this season. In addition, he has been dogged in recent days by allegations of insider trading. Lefty has professed his innocence. In the above video, … Read more

Hall Monitor: Is Monty Worthy?

From the ARMCHAIR GOLF archives. This originally ran on December 9, 2009. Colin Montgomerie (Newton-Flickr) SOME HAVE SPECULATED WHEN Colin Montgomerie will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Monty was on the 2009 International Ballot but didn’t receive enough support. (There are two ballots: the PGA Tour Ballot and the International Ballot … Read more

Paul Lawrie Reveals Hurt in ‘An Open Book’

Paul Lawrie (camflan) IF YOU WON THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP and sipped your favorite beverage out of the Claret Jug, do you think you would ever live to regret it? Paul Lawrie has. The 1999 Open winner triumphed over Jean van de Velde (who famously took a triple bogey on the final hole of regulation play) … Read more

Nice Guys Win and Lose at Royal Lytham

A HEART-BREAKING, BOGEY-TRAIN FINISH that brought back painful memories of Greg Norman could not have happened to a nicer guy. And a comeback win that included an improbable clutch birdie on the 72nd hole also could not have happened to a nicer guy. Ernie Els At the 141st Open Championship contested at Royal Lytham & … Read more