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#The Open

# the-open - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Quiz: Can you recognise these past golf major winners?
# Let's Get Quizzical
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# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: Can you recognise these past golf major winners?

May 14th 2020, 3:03 PM 11,876 Views 7 Comments

The US PGA championship had been scheduled to start today. What’s your knowledge of former major champions like?

# the-open - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

In Pictures: 10 of the best snaps as Lowry savours his triumphant homecoming in Clara
# It's Coming Home
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# It's Coming Home

In Pictures: 10 of the best snaps as Lowry savours his triumphant homecoming in Clara

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:49 PM 27,771 Views 21 Comments

The 2019 Open winner was greeted by thousands in Offaly this evening.

'Who ever thought there would be an Open champion going home to Clara?'
# Dreaming
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# Dreaming

'Who ever thought there would be an Open champion going home to Clara?'

Jul 23rd 2019, 4:36 PM 7,868 Views 3 Comments

Shane Lowry is still in dreamland after lifting the Claret Jug on Sunday.

# the-open - Monday 22 July, 2019

The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights
# Major Winner
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# Major Winner

The people's champion: Dream season propels Shane Lowry to rarefied heights

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:04 PM 22,715 Views 10 Comments

A player for the big occasion, the Clara man has hit the form of his life having endured a worrying slide down the rankings.

TV Wrap - Shane Lowry reminds us why we love sport in stunning Open triumph
# On The Box
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# On The Box

TV Wrap - Shane Lowry reminds us why we love sport in stunning Open triumph

Updated Jul 22nd 2019, 5:13 PM 23,944 Views 14 Comments

Elsewhere, a Sky commentator claimed Lowry as British while Rory McIlroy was left on the verge of tears after a cruel return to Royal Portrush.

Open champion Lowry soars back to career-high world ranking
# Top 20
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# Top 20

Open champion Lowry soars back to career-high world ranking

Jul 22nd 2019, 1:25 PM 16,860 Views 9 Comments

The Major winner is back inside the world’s top 20 after pocketing €1.7 million in prize money at Royal Portrush.

10 years since amateur triumph, Lowry's career comes full circle on Irish soil
# Happy As Lowry
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# Happy As Lowry

10 years since amateur triumph, Lowry's career comes full circle on Irish soil

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:14 AM 8,542 Views 3 Comments

‘I don’t think I’m a much different golfer, but I feel like I’m a different person now.’

'I cried in the Carnoustie car park': Lowry's remarkable turnaround
# Major Success
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# Major Success

'I cried in the Carnoustie car park': Lowry's remarkable turnaround

Jul 22nd 2019, 8:05 AM 48,165 Views 28 Comments

Lowry has enjoyed a superb year, with his Open triumph following success in Abu Dhabi back in January.

# the-open - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Fleetwood rues missed chances after another second-place Major finish
# So Close Yet So Far
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# So Close Yet So Far

Fleetwood rues missed chances after another second-place Major finish

Jul 21st 2019, 10:02 PM 11,519 Views 14 Comments

The Englishman was unable to overhaul Shane Lowry but remains confident his time will come.

President Higgins leads the tributes to 'role model' Lowry
# The Open
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# The Open

President Higgins leads the tributes to 'role model' Lowry

Jul 21st 2019, 7:49 PM 18,959 Views 21 Comments

In addition to lifting the Claret Jug, Lowry pockets €1,718,320 in prize money.

'My Mum and Dad sacrificed so much and I'm so happy I can give them this trophy'
# Major Moment
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# Major Moment

'My Mum and Dad sacrificed so much and I'm so happy I can give them this trophy'

Jul 21st 2019, 7:06 PM 46,315 Views 37 Comments

Shane Lowry was crowned Open champion amid emotional scenes at Royal Portrush.

Shane Lowry weathers the storm to win The Open at Royal Portrush
# The Champion Golfer
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# The Champion Golfer

Shane Lowry weathers the storm to win The Open at Royal Portrush

Jul 21st 2019, 6:09 PM 74,069 Views 145 Comments

The 32-year-old held his nerve brilliantly to claim a maiden Major title in style on the County Antrim links.

As it happened: The Open, final round From The42
Live Jul 21st 2019, 5:00 PM

As it happened: The Open, final round

# the-open - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Shane Lowry shoots 63 to take four-shot lead into final round of The Open
# The Open
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# The Open

Shane Lowry shoots 63 to take four-shot lead into final round of The Open

Updated Jul 20th 2019, 7:57 PM 77,752 Views 72 Comments

Up the Faithful.

# the-open - Friday 19 July, 2019

Emotional McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush after coming agonisingly close
# The Open
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# The Open

Emotional McIlroy misses Open cut at Portrush after coming agonisingly close

Jul 19th 2019, 8:51 PM 19,805 Views 54 Comments

The dream is over for McIlroy despite a sensational second-day charge, with Tiger Woods also falling short.

Shane Lowry lights up The Open and shares the lead after day 2
# Sugar Shane
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# Sugar Shane

Shane Lowry lights up The Open and shares the lead after day 2

Jul 19th 2019, 6:32 PM 28,260 Views 21 Comments

The Offaly man showed delight and disappointment in equal measure on his final hole today, but he shares the lead with JB Holmes.

Dream start for Lowry after Koepka hits second-round 69 at The Open
# Portrush
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# Portrush

Dream start for Lowry after Koepka hits second-round 69 at The Open

Jul 19th 2019, 2:29 PM 25,337 Views 27 Comments

Lowry has gone on a birdie blitz with four in his opening six holes today.

# the-open - Thursday 18 July, 2019

McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush
# 79
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# 79

McIlroy's Open hopes in tatters after disastrous first round at Portrush

Updated Jul 18th 2019, 4:01 PM 64,634 Views 124 Comments

The home favourite’s dream day quickly turned into a nightmare.

Picture perfect Portrush and leaderboard latest - Clarke tees off 148th Open Championship
# The Open
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# The Open

Picture perfect Portrush and leaderboard latest - Clarke tees off 148th Open Championship

Jul 18th 2019, 9:21 AM 9,272 Views 0 Comments

Royal Portrush plays host to the Open Championship for the first time in 68 years, with Darren Clarke teeing off the action earlier.

# the-open - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

The Open: 5 outsiders who could challenge for the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush
# Dark Horses
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# Dark Horses

The Open: 5 outsiders who could challenge for the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush

Jul 17th 2019, 5:11 PM 7,254 Views 11 Comments

The 148th British Open gets underway on Thursday morning.

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush
# Memory Lane
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# Memory Lane

Remembering 16-year-old Rory McIlroy's record-breaking round at Royal Portrush

Jul 17th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,835 Views 17 Comments

The teen sensation stunned the world with his 61 in Antrim.

# the-open - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Koepka gains the inside track on Royal Portrush from Irish caddie
# The Open
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# The Open

Koepka gains the inside track on Royal Portrush from Irish caddie

Jul 16th 2019, 1:02 PM 5,607 Views 2 Comments

Ricky Elliott has been on the American’s bag for six years and will be able to provide some local knowledge this week.

'It would mean the world': McIlroy out to end Major drought at Portrush
# Home Soil
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# Home Soil

'It would mean the world': McIlroy out to end Major drought at Portrush

Jul 16th 2019, 8:47 AM 2,807 Views 4 Comments

The Northern Irishman is the bookmakers’ favourite to get his hands back on the Claret Jug this week.

# the-open - Monday 15 July, 2019

Woods among the afternoon starters as The Open arrives at Royal Portrush
# Tee Times
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# Tee Times

Woods among the afternoon starters as The Open arrives at Royal Portrush

Jul 15th 2019, 1:39 PM 4,151 Views 0 Comments

The tee times for the first two rounds of this week’s Major in Northern Ireland have been announced.

McIlroy satisfied by Scottish Open display as Royal Portrush looms
# Happy Out
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# Happy Out

McIlroy satisfied by Scottish Open display as Royal Portrush looms

Jul 15th 2019, 9:29 AM 4,410 Views 1 Comment

Despite finishing nine shots back from Bernd Wiesberger, the 30-year-old got some valuable links practice in ahead of The Open.

# the-open - Sunday 9 June, 2019

McDowell secures Open berth at Royal Portrush with monster putt on the 18th hole in Canada
# Clutch
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# Clutch

McDowell secures Open berth at Royal Portrush with monster putt on the 18th hole in Canada

Jun 9th 2019, 10:56 PM 10,498 Views 6 Comments

The Northern Irishman avoided a bogey on the last to book a place at his ‘home Open’.

# the-open - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

No Masters complacency from Open champion Molinari
# Contender
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# Contender

No Masters complacency from Open champion Molinari

Apr 9th 2019, 11:00 PM 2,856 Views 0 Comments

The Italian is adamant he will not let his recent success contribute to a complacent performance in Augusta.

# the-open - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Extra tickets to go on sale for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush
# Up For Grabs
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# Up For Grabs

Extra tickets to go on sale for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush

Apr 2nd 2019, 11:10 AM 4,925 Views 0 Comments

The tournament had sold out last year.

# the-open - Saturday 9 March, 2019

McDowell tumbles out of top ten after difficult second round at Bay Hill
# Wobble
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# Wobble

McDowell tumbles out of top ten after difficult second round at Bay Hill

Mar 9th 2019, 9:58 AM 2,292 Views 1 Comment

The 34-year-old carded a second-round 75, dropping 39 places at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

# the-open - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Brexit causing a headache for Open Championship organisers ahead of Portrush staging
# Uncertainty
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# Uncertainty

Brexit causing a headache for Open Championship organisers ahead of Portrush staging

Feb 26th 2019, 6:24 PM 5,792 Views 2 Comments

‘Would I be wanting to do Portrush in the year that we would be potentially leaving the European Union without a deal? No’, said the R&A’s Martin Slumbers.

The Open returning to venue where McIlroy lifted Claret Jug
# Hoylake
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# Hoylake

The Open returning to venue where McIlroy lifted Claret Jug

Feb 26th 2019, 3:00 PM 3,715 Views 0 Comments

Royal Liverpool will host the event in 2022, it has been announced today.

# the-open - Friday 5 October, 2018

'I always go into Carnoustie with a bit of trepidation' - Padraig Harrington relishing return to 'The Beast'
# The Beast
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# The Beast

'I always go into Carnoustie with a bit of trepidation' - Padraig Harrington relishing return to 'The Beast'

Oct 5th 2018, 11:26 AM 3,649 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner shot an opening round three under par at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship yesterday.

# the-open - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Tickets for final three days of 2019 Open at Royal Portrush have already sold out
# Demand
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# Demand

Tickets for final three days of 2019 Open at Royal Portrush have already sold out

Aug 9th 2018, 6:30 PM 3,961 Views 2 Comments

The general admission sale only opened last week.

European Tour apologises after sending €133k in prize money to wrong Tommy Fleetwood
# Namesake
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# Namesake

European Tour apologises after sending €133k in prize money to wrong Tommy Fleetwood

Aug 9th 2018, 3:39 PM 7,312 Views 1 Comment

A 58-year-old in America received an unexpected payday.

# the-open - Monday 23 July, 2018

Rory McIlroy becomes the European Tour's all-time highest earner on €35 million
# Make Money Money
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# Make Money Money

Rory McIlroy becomes the European Tour's all-time highest earner on €35 million

Jul 23rd 2018, 9:28 PM 43,142 Views 33 Comments

A tied second place finish at The Open has seen the 29-year-old leapfrog Lee Westwood.

# the-open - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Molinari shoots blemish-free final round in Carnoustie to become first ever Italian major winner
# The Open
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# The Open

Molinari shoots blemish-free final round in Carnoustie to become first ever Italian major winner

Jul 22nd 2018, 6:56 PM 10,624 Views 14 Comments

Francesco Molinari has captured his first major.

# the-open - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Champion Spieth in three-way tie for the lead as Woods and McIlroy remain in Open contention
# Eye Of The Tiger
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# Eye Of The Tiger

Champion Spieth in three-way tie for the lead as Woods and McIlroy remain in Open contention

Updated Jul 21st 2018, 8:25 PM 18,850 Views 12 Comments

On a day of low scoring at Carnoustie, Tiger Woods set the clubhouse lead in a bid to win his first major in a decade.

Brilliant back nine helps Rose challenge at the Open as Miyazato and Wood amongst early movers
# Claret Jug
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# Claret Jug

Brilliant back nine helps Rose challenge at the Open as Miyazato and Wood amongst early movers

Updated Jul 21st 2018, 3:05 PM 7,813 Views 14 Comments

It’s moving day at Carnoustie.

# the-open - Friday 20 July, 2018

Confident McIlroy in contention as housemates Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace
# Halfway Stage
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# Halfway Stage

Confident McIlroy in contention as housemates Kisner and Johnson set British Open pace

Jul 20th 2018, 9:44 PM 6,161 Views 6 Comments

Rory McIlroy is in a strong position at the British Open after shooting a second-round 69 on Friday.

McIlroy well-placed for the weekend and determined to go down swinging
# Georgia On His Mind
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# Georgia On His Mind

McIlroy well-placed for the weekend and determined to go down swinging

Jul 20th 2018, 5:00 PM 4,132 Views 1 Comment

“Sunday at Augusta was a big learning curve,” says the 29-year-old aiming for a second Claret Jug this weekend.

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