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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Open Championship: Rory McIlroy 'ecstatic' after second-round 68

Kuchar is on eight under after a 66. Nowhere else does something as simple as the forecast take out so many players in the field. The scoreboard was a sea of red figures as player after player peppered the flags. He will need Spieth to back up a couple shots to have a realistic chance. He walked up the fairway and off into the distance, leaving Paul Broadhurst and Richard Bland to debate the tee shot. Read More »

Barguil vainqueur à l'Izoard

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Car pour décrocher la première place du classement général et espérer prendre l'avantage avant le contre-la-montre de Marseille, attendu comme le rendez-vous décisif de cette Grande Boucle, il faudra bousculer l'équipe du Britannique, au risque de rester coincé en position d'outsider jusqu'aux Champs-Élysées. Read More »

Spieth in tie for lead at British Open as rivals trail

And if I don't win [Sunday], it has nothing to do with that. He was also in contention until the last three holes with a double bogey, bogey, double bogey placing him 11 shots off the Spieth pace. The most previous 63 in a major was recorded by Justin Thomas in the third round of the U.S. Open last month. He finished in a six-way tie for sixth, one shot behind Paul Casey and Charl Schwartsel. Read More »

Man Utd have Lukaku at perfect time, says legend

You know it's there but you just can't care about that. It doesn't matter whether he is or he isn't, that's the way he approaches every single training session and every game. The two sides face each other in the UEFA Super Cup at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia on August 8, but first they lock horns in a friendly that is set to once more attract a big audience in the States. Read More »

British Open 2017 Leaderboard: Updating Results and Standings for Friday

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McIlroy will be among the early starters on Friday's second round, and with heavy rain forecast for later in the day, this could be advantageous. Brooks Koepka had been level with Spieth and Kuchar overnight but the current US Open champion struggled a little more in the afternoon rain - which at one point forced a temporary halt to play as greens became waterlogged. Read More »

Cavs looking to sign Derrick Rose

Rose averaged 18 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists on 47 percent shooting over 64 games for the New York Knicks last season after being traded from Chicago in June of past year. For Rose, it's an opportunity to play in scenario where the pressure isn't squarely on his shoulders, and a chance at not only seeing the playoffs but making a run at the NBA Finals. Read More »

British Open 2017: Updated leaderboard after Round 3

I enjoy links golf, and I'm just very confident where my game is at right now. After Kuchar made bogey on the next hole, Spieth had the same two-shot lead he started the day with. "Zack came up and said, "You're in the history books". "I think I will assume that we are tied for the lead". Austin Connelly is playing in his first major and only qualified when he won a playoff for the final spot at Royal Cinque Ports. Read More »

Spieth takes lead into the weekend

They will see each other again tomorrow, and they put some distance from everyone else. "With a nifty lie, I had a 3-iron out and I changed to 3-wood and let it just slide". Kuchar shot a 66, and that includes a double-bogey on 16, when he drove into a fairway bunker, had to punch out and had a three-putt after his approach. Read More »

After pair of 2nd-place finishes, Boasson Hagen wins Tour stage

Froome said he wasn't bothered about not winning a stage during this Tour, saying: "You have to do the race over three weeks and that is what we did". This caught out the partisan crowd which was equally exuberant in cheering on Bardet as booing Froome. The first two places are returned to the riders Polish, as Bodnar has surpassed Michal Kwiatkowski , the team-mate of Froome very valuable in this Tower. Read More »

Stenson and Spieth paired for British Open

Something's got to give in this week's British Open at Royal Birkdale . With winds of nearly 50km/h gusting through the course, Kuchar earlier mixed four bogeys with three birdies and hoped to kick back in his hotel and watch the afternoon carnage unfold. Read More »

British Open Leaderboard: Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka Race to the Top

Defending champion Henrik Stenson was happy with a solid 69, while McIlroy and Johnson (71) both have ground to make up early on Friday after both failed to break par. The 65s of Ryder Cup team-mates Spieth and Koepka equalled the second lowest first-round score in an Open at Birkdale, a shot outside Craig Stadler's record of 64 set in 1983. Read More »