Open Championship wrap: Stenson The Ballstriking Viking

Open Championship wrap: Stenson The Ballstriking Viking

As much as we like watching a new rising star like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth walk into golf’s largest arena and thoroughly beat the best players in the world, and whilst we get transfixed on the re-writing of the scoring records and ushering in a new era, there is nothing quite as […]

Zach Johnson captures Claret Jug, Leishman pipped in playoff

Zach Johnson captures Claret Jug, Leishman pipped in playoff

Zach Johnson of the United States outclassed South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and Australia’s Marc Leishman in a four-hole playoff to win The Open Championship. Victory was especially sweet for the emotional Johnson as it was his second Major victory since he won The Masters in 2007. “I’m at a loss for words. But I’m grateful […]

An Open discussion with Peter Thomson

An Open discussion with Peter Thomson

The Open Championship being played at St Andrews is about as nostalgic as we can get as golfers … immediately it conjures up history, familiarity and anticipation. To win The Open at St Andrews is a feather in the golfing cap of a selected handful of golfing immortals including; J.H Taylor, James Braid, Bobby Jones, […]

Open picks: Who will lift the Claret Jug?

Open picks: Who will lift the Claret Jug?

TIGER Woods has been in and out of love a lot in recent years, but his love and respect for the Old Course at St Andrews, host of this month’s Open Championship, has never waned. Why would it? Tiger has won the Claret Jug at St Andrews twice – in 2000 and 2005. “I love […]

The Open Championship drawing near

The Open Championship drawing near

St Andrews is bracing for an Aussie invasion as 15 Aussies prepare to compete in The Open at the home of golf from the 16-19 July. Australia has a strong affinity to The Open and always has a healthy contingent of competitors vying for the Claret Jug, however 2015 will see the most Aussies in […]

R&A announces new broadcast partners from 2017

R&A announces new broadcast partners from 2017

The R&A, golf’s governing body and organiser of The Open Championship, has announced a number of broadcast partner agreements in recent months, effectively changing the landscape of watching golf’s oldest championship on television across the globe. This week, the R&A announced NBC Sports Group will become its media partner in the United States for a twelve […]

National Sports Museum celebrates Peter Thomson’s British Open glory

National Sports Museum celebrates Peter Thomson’s British Open glory

As Adam Scott, Jason Day and several other Australians set out to claim their first Claret Jug at the British Open at Royal Liverpool starting tonight, the National Sports Museum at the MCG recognises the achievements of another Australian golfing great whose success at the British Open saw him become arguably Australia’s greatest ever golfer. […]

Senden, Gibson and Macpherson qualify for The Open

Senden, Gibson and Macpherson qualify for The Open

John Senden, Rhein Gibson and Bryden Macpherson qualified for next year’s Open Championship at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) through the first event in the new Open Qualifying Series in Australia . The three Australians secured the three places on offer at the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney to join winner Rory McIlroy and runner-up Adam […]

Muirfield to test world’s best

Muirfield to test world’s best

The Open Championship returns to historic Muirfield this month for the first time since Ernie Els’ triumph on a late Sunday afternoon in 2002 following a rain and windstorm of immense proportions only the day before. Located in the East of Scotland, Muirfield is a meaningful Open Championship venue for many reasons. It was built […]

Video: Els captures Claret Jug; Scott stumbles

Video: Els captures Claret Jug; Scott stumbles

SOUTH African Ernie Els fired a final-round two-under 68 to capture his second Claret Jug and fourth Major championship, following a final round collapse by Adam Scott.
With a four-shot cushion and four holes to play, it was Scott’s tournament to lose. But a few critical mistakes – including a costly missed green on the 17th – saw him bogey the last four holes and hand the championship to Els via a five-over-par 75.

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at The Open Championship

Video: Highlights of Day 2 at The Open Championship

Day 2 of The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes saw a flurry of action on the leaderboard, with Aussie Adam Scott holding firm near the top of the leaderboard. Now sitting in second place behind American Brandt Snedeker, Adam is joined by 5 other Aussies to make the cut: Greg Chalmers (T15), Geoff Ogilvy (T28), John Senden (T40), Aaron Baddeley (T51) and Brendan Jones making it “on the number” with +3 total (T68).

Townsend hopes to shine at Open

Townsend hopes to shine at Open

Aaron Townsend’s chief memory of winning International Final Qualifying for Britain’s 2012 Open Championship earlier this year was heavy rain and gale-force winds that forced play to be suspended for hours at Melbourne’s Kingston Heath golf course. The Australian OneAsia player may well have to draw deep on that memory if he is to shine in his first-ever Major this week.