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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# British Open

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Watson a prime candidate for Ryder Cup job
The eight-time major champion could be set to be awarded the coveted position, according to reports.
Darren Clarke wrestling with swing changes
The Northern Irishman says he is “starting to feel a lot better” about his game.
Belly up? Decision on controversial putters to be delivered today
Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els and Adam Scott have the consolation champagne on ice.
Westwood's 61 catches Oosthuizen at HSBC
Meanwhile, Ian Poulter and Bill Haas are four shots off the lead along with Ernie Els
Cork's Savoy venue to re-open, creating 65 new jobs
The venue, which is located in a historic building in the city, will have live events, trapeze artists and 3D mapping visuals .
Amazing Grace opens five-shot lead at Dunhill
The 24-year-old South African carded a second round 67 at St. Andrews.
Furyk holds onto Bridgestone lead, McIlroy fourth
The Irish golfer has produced an improved performance, following his recent disappointment in the British Open.
'I've been there' -- McIlroy backs Scott to bounce back
Holywood man Rory McIlroy experienced a similar disappointment to Adam Scott’s Open collapse.
Els takes Open shocker as Scott collapses
The Australian golfer suffered a heartbreaking late collapse, dropping four shots in four holes.
The Open 2012: Jittery start for leader Scott, bunker blues for Woods
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell is now five shots off the lead.
McIlroy on McDowell: 'I'm going to be sitting in front of the TV and pulling for him'
The Northern Irishman also says he must “stay patient”.
Tiger's birdie blast rattles Snedeker's Open lead
A birdie on the 18th kept the American very much in the mix at the end of Day 2.
The Open: McIlroy and Harrington in danger of missing cut as Snedeker storms into the lead
The Northern Irish golfer is struggling to find the fairway while Padraig Harrington has moved into the red.
British Open: Woods and McDowell in the mix as Adam Scott leads the field
Tiger has kept the galleries rapt but Rory McIlroy is putting together a solid round to catch the championship leading Aussie.
Double bogeys cost amateur golfer Alan Dunbar on his Open debut
The 22-year-old was left cursing three mismanaged holes but still outscored his compatriot, a ‘disgusted’ Darren Clarke.
Here's your 'whoa, Usain Bolt has really let himself go' pic of the day
Oh, it’s only Lee.
Major efforts boost Harrington's Open Championship hopes
The Irishman says it is “about managing where my head is at going into this tournament”.
Here we are again: These were the 5 best Opens at Royal Lytham & St Annes
Seve to Jacklin to Gary Player. There’s a lot of history around this old course.
McIlroy wants to improve his bad weather game at Royal Lytham
The world number two says he’s looking forward to teeing off in difficult conditions this week.
Woods labels rough at Royal Lytham 'almost unplayable'
The former world number one has expressed his fears ahead of this week’s British Open.
Singh holds nerve to capture Scottish Open title in tense play-off
The challenge of Phil Mickelson never appeared while Francesco Molinari went from the sublime to the merely good.
Francesco Molinari maintains Scottish Open lead
The Italian golfer said he was satisfied with “another good day,” while Shane Lowry struggled to keep up with the chasing pack.
Late double bogey costs Shane Lowry chance of Scottish Open lead
The Offaly golfer got off to a superb start with a birdie blitz but scuppered a good round on the 16th.
In the swing: Ted Potter Jr emerges from obscurity
The little-known golfer raised eyebrows last Sunday when he claimed his maiden PGA win, writes Neil Cullen.
Phil Mickelson signs up as late entry for Scottish Open before major challenge
After missing the cut at the weekend, the three-time Masters winner is heading for Scotland to get some links practice in.
British Open should return to Portrush - McDowell
G-Mac urged golfing authorities to considere using the venue for the illustrious event.
In the swing: The Irish Open is finally upon us
Neil Cullen analyses the upcoming event and suggests it has the potential to be an even greater spectacle.
Clarke pulls out of US Open with injury
The British Open champion’s next appearance is likely to be at Royal Portrush as he has also decided to give the Nordea Masters a miss.
Chip off the old block: Young Ballesteros to follow in the spiked footsteps of Seve
Javier, son of the late Spanish golfing legend, is playing the same course where his father made his pro debut in 1974.
In the swing: another fine mess, Stanley
Kyle Stanley bounced back from disappointment to take a tour win, within the space of a week. That’s not bad going.
Clarke fires his caddie six months after British Open win
The Ulsterman had a nightmare in Abu Dhabi last week and has decided to give bagman John Mulrooney the boot less than a year after hiring him.
Poll: who should win RTÉ's Sports Person of the Year Award?
The nominations are in ahead of the awards ceremony on Sunday week. Here’s your shortlist…
Darren Clarke: 'It ain’t that much f***ing downhill'
British Open champion isn’t particularly happy about a 260-yard par three at the PGA Championship in Atlanta this weekend.
Darren Clarke caught speeding; poses for pictures with cops
Recently-crowned British Open champion tells critics of his much-publicised celebrations to “get a life”.
In pictures: home, sweet home for Darren Clarke
The British Open returned to Royal Portrush this afternoon with the Claret Jug. And he brought a present.
Chart of the day: Wee Mc is still dominating
Despite his poor showing at Sandwich, the 22-year-old is still on top.
Open champ parties all night - but refuses to fill famous old trophy
“I feel a bit funny about putting stuff in the Claret Jug that shouldn’t be in there,” says Open champion on the morning after the night before.
The six keys to Northern Ireland's golfing success
Northern Irish golf has emerged as an unlikely golfing superpower how does a country with the population of Columbus, Ohio outperform the rest of the globe?
The Morning Score: Monday
Darren Clarke wakes up as Open champ, while it’s a good morning for Mayo, Donegal and Japan’s ladies too.