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Struggling Tiger says 'Father Time' catching up with him

Jul 18 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland If Tiger Woods fans were hoping his Masters win in April marked a return to the days when he was a consistent threat at every major championship, then Thursday's opening round of the British Open was a reality check.

Holmes sets pace as McIlroy cards nightmare 79 at Open

Jul 18 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods endured miserable first rounds at the British Open on Thursday with American J.B. Holmes ending in the lead after shooting a five under-par 66 at Royal Portrush.

Struggling Tiger says 'Father Time' catching up with him

Jul 18 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland If Tiger Woods fans were hoping his Masters win in April marked a return to the days when he was a consistent threat at every major championship, then Thursday's opening round of the British Open was a reality check.

'I want to punch myself' says dejected McIlroy

Jul 18 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy said he felt like punching himself after suffering a nightmare round at the British Open on Thursday, shooting an eight over-par round of 79 at the Royal Portrush course.

Clarke enjoys emotions of Portrush Open

Jul 18 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke said he was ready for the wave of support and sense of history at The Open Championship at Royal Portrush, but was more emotional than he expected when he struck Thursday's first tee-shot.

Golf-Local favourite Clarke makes bright start at damp Portrush

Jul 18 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland, July 18 Local favourite Darren Clarke made a bright start to the British Open Championship at Royal Portrush on Thursday as crowds flocked to the first major in Northern Ireland since 1951.

Pain avoided, McDowell allows himself to dream a little

Jul 17 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland For months, Graeme McDowell was facing the unthinkable -- that this week's British Open, being held in his home town, would take place without him.

Rain sweeps in on final Open practice day at Portrush

Jul 17 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland The final day of practice before the British Open Championship at Royal Portrush was hit by steady rain on Wednesday, and forecasts are for showers on the first two days of competition.

McIlroy sees Open as sign of Northern Ireland's progress

Jul 17 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland For Rory McIlroy, Royal Portrush will always be the place where, at the age of 16, he broke the course record in stunning fashion, grabbing the attention of the golfing world.

Rain sweeps in on final Open practice day at Portrush

Jul 17 2019

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland The final day of practice before the British Open Championship at Royal Portrush was hit by steady rain on Wednesday, and forecasts are for showers on the first two days of competition.

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