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Sensation as China's Li fires 63 at British Open

The world number 35, who on Saturday became the first man to shoot 62 in a major championship, had to settle for a level-par 70 in the final round. "I'm extremely pleased. Birdies on Nos. 16 and 17 fixed that. At that point, Li felt the pressure come on. "For some reason since hole No. 8 I just start holing everything", Li told reporters. Read More »

Spieth 1 round away from 3rd leg of Grand Slam


If the weather remains manageable on Sunday, the leaders may want to keep their heads pointed forward and focus on creating more separation from the pack. From about 60 feet behind the 18th green, he rolled a lovely lag to 2 feet and tapped in for the record. He had a 10-foot birdie putt for 62 in the second round of the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill that he left short. Read More »

Spieth Shoots Bogey-Free Round, Leads British Open


Koepka is coming off a win in the U.S. Open and looking to win his second consecutive major championship. A day after making no bogeys in shooting a 65 he bogeyed three of his first four holes and saw his three-shot lead evaporate as Kuchar moved into a tie. Read More »

Rory: No moral victory in top-5 finish at The Open

Spieth finished the third hole with another bogey to drop his lead into 1 stroke. Memories are still fresh of the Masters previous year, when like this week he led after each of the first three rounds but choked when it came to the crunch. Read More »

China's Li shoots 63 to soar into Open contention

Jordan Spieth is on a wild ride at the British Open , where he's once more tied for the lead. A score of 63 has occurred 31 times at one of the four major championships , but Grace now has a piece of golf history all to himself. Went shot to shot with Spieth on Saturday but will need to do more if he is to topple Spieth. After a lengthy deliberation and consultation with officials, the Australian Open champion ended up taking an unplayable lie and hit his next shot from the driving ... Read More »

Chelsea eye shock move for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain — Transfer News


His focus was understandably affected by the death of his mother. When Ospina attempted to murder Pedro . Could Sanchez be the key? He had already scored a hat-trick against Fulham. He has been at Chelsea since the age of just 12, signing from ASPTT Marseille in 2009 - his father worked in London and his whole family moved to the Capital. Read More »

Midway through third round, Spieth has lead

The fact remains that despite McIlroy's improved mood, he's playing inconsistently. Grace took advantage of ideal conditions and a par-70 layout reduced to 7,027 yards to card eight birdies and surge through the field in the 146th Open Championship. Read More »

The Neymar rumours continued straight after Barcelona 2

Les Parisiens are now working to figure out if a deal could be feasible, with Financial Fair Play regulations and such like potentially standing as a significant obstacle in terms of getting a deal done, according to L'Équipe . It's also expected that a move to Paris will pay him approximately $35 million U.S. per season, according to Sports Illustrated's Planet Futbol . However, according to the Daily Mail , the Barcelona manager brushed aside the speculations saying, " Neymar is with ... Read More »

Keita and Forsberg comfortable at RB Leipzig - Hasenhuttl


Last week, RB Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasnhuttl insisted that both Keita and Arsenal target Emil Forsberg 'feel great' at the club and are "looking forward to the new season" in Germany. "I am not easy to frustrate". If Jurgen Klopp believes Leipzig should give in to his demands, perhaps he should consider doing the same for Barcelona. Read More »

Knicks' Carmelo Anthony focused on Rockets trade amid Kyrie Irving rumors


But one neutral observer from another team offered one assessment. This comes with his interest in the Spurs as a "preferred destination". It just has never happened in almost a decade in a half. Cleveland recorded losing records in his first three seasons before James returned. If Irving is traded to San Antonio , the most likely players to be involved are point guard Dejounte Murray as well as National Basketball Association veterans Danny Green and LaMarcus Aldridge . Read More »

Spieth, Koepka, Kuchar lead American charge at British Open


Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka , who teed off in the afternoon on Friday, were at 5 under after the first round, co-leaders along with Kuchar. "You can certainly make up ground, in a round like tomorrow, and we'll see it happen, but being able to kind of play with shots or play a little more conservatively, you make a bogey, because you don't try to do too much on a day like tomorrow, that's nice and very helpful". Read More »

Rory McIlroy gains early momentum on day two of the Open


The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes. Kuchar - who made the turn at 5-under 29 Friday before carding all pars on the back nine - doesn't place any significance on the breakthroughs by Stenson , Jimmy Walker (37 when he won the PGA Championship ) and Sergio Garcia (37 when he won the Masters ). Read More »

McIlroy wants "more than four majors" in next 10 years

Here's what to expect in this tournament: the unexpected. The weather was just changing the whole time. It could be attractive weather one minute and then 50 miles per hour gusts and sideways rain the next. Leaderboard 1. Jordan Spieth -6 (65 & 69) 2. A slightly despondent Johnson finished on 72, two over for the day and three over for the tournament, which will be good enough to make the cut but probably insufficient to mount a genuine tournament challenge. Read More »

Five things to know about the 146th British Open at Royal Birkdale


The Nairn teenager is joined in the team by two other players now at college in the USA, namely Rory Franssen (Inverness) and Ryan Lumsden (Royal Wimbledon). Rickie has come close numerous times at majors and, like Bum Phillips used to say about his Houston Oilers beating the dominant Pittsburgh Steelers, " Last year we knocked on that door, this year we beat on it, next year we're gonna kick it in". Read More »

McIlroy 'ecstatic' after second-round 68

It is the sort of term that would have fustier members of the venerable Southport club spluttering into their gin, but none could fail to admire the assuredness and skill with which the tyro American has plotted his way around their links over... Read More »

Spieth leads British Open entering final round

Kuchar now faces the task of running down one of golf's great frontrunners, playing in the final group of a major for the first time in his career. Day, Hend and Norris were six in arrears of Spieth, who was yet to tee off but who held a two-stroke advantage over fellow American Matt Kuchar . Read More »

BCCI announces Rs 50 lakh each for Indian team


More numbers. Many have compared Harmanpreet's heroics to Kapil Dev's iconic 175 not out in the 1983 World Cup, and rightly so. It will go down as legend. A player as experienced as her could just give the right suggestions for a player, heading to play the most important game of her career. Mithali Raj would be leading the Women in Blue and hoping to turn things around from the disappointment of 2005. Read More »

THE OPEN: Spieth has one hand on the Claret Jug

Open champion. A double bogey at the 16th gave Spieth a three-shot cushion. Spieth's round was eventful, to say the least. "I've had a five-shot lead in a major and squandered it before". Perhaps things might have been different if McIlroy had managed the 10th hole better: Hitting a 3-iron off the tee brought bunkers into play. I've believed when I turned professional that I was going to rise and be able to play with the best in the world. Read More »

Co-leader Kuchar underway in British Open second round


Most of the players are already in the clubhouse or on their way home, and a lot of those are very happy about it. Kuchar has yet to win a major championship. Ian Poulter and Brooks Koepka are on three-under, Scotland's Richie Ramsay is on two-under and Austin Connelly, Gary Woodland and Richard Bland are level with McIlroy on one-under. Read More »

Jordan Spieth's Caddie Has Hilarious Struggles With Umbrella At British Open

McIlroy hasn't won a major in almost three years. And now he is contending in a major championship again. Spieth never could quite wash away the questions, but he's done his best to put the worst day of his career behind him. The 69 and 66 he has followed with has seen him climb the leaderboard . Open champion in 2014 at Hoylake and a four-time major victor, McIlroy admitted it took some strong words from his caddy JP Fitzgerald to help him recover. Read More »

Can Rory McIlroy win The Open Championship 2017?

Andrews. I just have to try to keep that going for the next two days. Most of that had to do with the shots he hit. I stayed out of trouble off the tee today. "I made some key up-and-downs on the start of the back nine", he told Sky Sports . Scotland's Martin Laird had five bogeys and two double bogeys in his 79 to fall to seven over, while 1999 champion Paul Lawrie (79) is at nine over. Read More »

McGirt misses cut at British Open

McIlroy went from thoughts of contending for the Claret Jug on Sunday to finishing 9 strokes back of Spieth and 6 behind second-place Matt Kuchar after 54 holes. "If I play the way I've been playing, then things will take care of themselves". "It was a really solid round given the position we were in at the start of the day". Read More »

British Open: Phil Mickelson projected to miss cut after rough 2nd round

Seeking his first Open title, Spieth is three clear of Matt Kuchar . A victory in The Open Championship would allow him to claim three of the four major championships before the age of 24. It may be hard for any of the golfers to catch Spieth, who was striking the ball well and also was the beneficiary of some good luck during the first two rounds. Read More »

British Open Leaderboard 2017: Saturday Score Updates and Tournament Predictions

Austin Connelly , who grew up in Dallas and shares a swing coach with Spieth, extended his remarkable run with birdies on his last two holes for a 66. "That confidence is what you need", Spieth said of his own mindset heading into Sunday. "That would scare a lot of people off". Until his wedge-tossing victory celebration three weeks ago when he won the Travelers Championship , there was some thought Spieth had modestly underachieved this year. Read More »

Open Championship: Spieth, Kuch and Poulter thinking about Sunday faceoff

Kuchar does not have a glowing major championship resume, but he's one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour . "I'm just going to stand up there and hit every shot to the best of my ability. Grace, whose caddie told him of the record after he holed out at the last, added: "I feel I'm playing well". "I knew I was playing well and I was just in the zone". Read More »

THE OPEN: Caddie's jolt got me going says McIlroy


Bland, who is yet to win on the European Tour in more than 400 attempts, shared the lead after starting his second round with birdies on the second and fourth. The incident happened while the Swede was playing his first round on Thursday. He still wouldn't trade it. "Kooch is tough because he's so consistent", Spieth said . Read More »

Spieth keeps lead; Grace shoots 62 to set new record

Those trophies are quality trinkets, for sure. "It's a dream come true", said Connelly. Spieth wasn't ruling him out. But Sunday at Birkdale, the stage - and control of the 146th Open Championship - will belong to Spieth. Josh Sens: I'm with Bastable, and not just because I'd like to have tomorrow off. "I've always been good when I get off to fast starts being able to keep it going, and I didn't today. Read More »

"Ecstatic" McIlroy roars into Open contention

This course has a lot of crosswinds, so it's tough to judge how far the ball is going to fly depending on what shot you play. Maybe it's one shot, one round, one week to get that spark. But now Johnson hasn't won since March, slowed by his slip down the stairs at the Masters. The 23-year-old even impressed himself with how well he played, putting his round in the top-five or six major rounds he has ever played. Read More »

Las Vegas party the flawless Open warm-up for Koepka


In addition to Spieth, Stone made the cut which allows him to play through Sunday's fourth round. So any time I can come across the pond and play links, it's special, especially after missing previous year through injury. He can out make Birdies and he tends to not make too many mistakes. Sometimes it helps not knowing these things. The 146th british Open has started under the rain, the cold and a sudden wandering. Read More »

Barguil takes stage as Froome holds lead

I think it suits me well, it's quite a power time trial. Bardet squeaked his way onto the podium by a single second over Landa. "It just was just an wonderful feeling to finish in this atmosphere in this stadium", Froome told ITV4. "It's a time trial with some big, long and straight boulevards so there's plenty of places to put the power down, then stay calm on the technical sections". Read More »

Jordan Spieth maintains the lead at The Open Championship

The two-time major victor got off to a good start in search of the third leg of the career grand slam with a 5-under-par 65 at Royal Birkdale to grab a share of the early lead in the oldest championship in golf . Koepka said: "I'm excited about it". Six days before that win he sectional-qualified for the U.S. Open . "He's always able to make up for a mistake with his putter and his short game". Read More »

Rory McIlroy inspired by pep talk at British Open

With the way he's played this summer, he could totally make a charge in the final 36 holes. U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka , with no competition and barely any practice since capturing his first major a month ago, ran off three straight birdies and holed a tough shot from a pot bunker for eagle on the par-5 17th hole for a 5-under 65. Read More »