Complete coverage of the 2010 Open Championship

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 18, 2010, 10:38 pm
Claret Jug at St. Andrews



July 19, 2010
Still in shock, Oosthuizen contemplates future

July 18, 2010
Coffin: So Close, So Far Away
Punch Shots: Should the Old Course host every Open Championship?
Notes: McIlroy won't ask, 'What if?'
Casey leaves Open with head held high
Hoggard: Oosthuizen earns first major with dominant performance
South Africa celebrates Oosthuizen's Open win
Oosthuizen wins Open in dominating fashion
Tiger Tracks: Lost the momentum battle
Tiger Tracks: Time and talent on Tiger's side
Shag Bag: Taking the hotel out of play
Shag Bag: Where's the fireworks?
Shag Bag: First hiccup fof Oosty
Shag Bag: Lefty's links woes
Shag Bag: Slow going at St. Andrews
Tiger Tracks: Rollercoaster week for Woods
Shag Bag: Cink's reign officially ends
Shag Bag: From Cloud 9 to Cloud 5
Shag Bag: Louis the Relaxed
Tiger Tracks: Tiger switches back to old putter
Shag Bag: Mickelson teed off Round 1 without putter
Tiger Tracks: Tiger in hunt for T-4 Slam
Shag Bag: Oosthuizen makes humorous forearm reference

July 17, 2010
Notes: Tough break for Calc
Hoggard: The Unusual Suspect
Casey in the hunt for claret jug
Coffin: Unlikely Champion?
Mickelson's momentum disappears on 16 and 17
Woods faces 12-shot deficit heading to Open finale
Open poised to produce another surprising champ
Shag Bag: ''Rip your pants off'
Tiger Tracks: The irony in Tiger's game
Shag Bag: Calcavecchia crumbles with quad
Shag Bag: McIlroy bounces back with 69
Shag Bag: Lead shrinks early for Oosthuizen
Shag Bag: Lefty laments late slide
Tiger Tracks: A mountain to climb
Tiger Tracks: Friends and foes
Shag Bag: Magical moment
Shag Bag: History on Oosthuizen’s side?
Tiger Tracks: Woods in good company with Clarke
Shag Bag: Pleasant surprise for Rock
Shag Bag: Pernice sets the pace
Hawkins: Real Open Just Beginning
Shag Bag: Keeping tabs on the tabloids
Shag Bag: Tough turn for Tiley
Shag Bag: Third round underway in Scotland

July 16, 2010
Notes: Despite leg, Westwood near top of leaderboard
Shag Bag: Watson gets his moment at St. Andrews
Watson says goodbye to Old Course, not Open
Tiger Tracks: Funny guy
Shag Bag: St. Andrews swansong
Tiger Tracks: Woods pauses round for Watson
Jay Coffin: Blown Away
Tiger Tracks: Open still an option for Woods
Play suspended by darkness at St. Andrews
More drama for Daly at Open Championship
McIlroy goes from glory to misery
Shag Bag: Tough Friday for McIlroy
Hoggard: Cut Line: Auld Gray Toon edition
Tiger Tracks: Tiger prowling behind unproven leader
Fierce wind makes for brutal day at St. Andrews
Shag Bag: Lamenting Lefty's poor play
Tiger Tracks: Trio of bogeys as play resumes
Shag Bag: Back underway
Triple bogey can’t ruin Casey’s day at St. Andrews
Shag Bag: Focusing on the finish
Tiger Tracks: Tiger stuck on first hole
Oosthuizen making a name for himself at Old Course
Shag Bag: Play suspended at St. Andrews
Shag Bag: Triple play
Shag Bag: Calcavecchia back in the hunt
Shag Bag: Sinister 17th takes toll
Shag Bag: The best, and worst, of Barnes
Shag Bag: On The Mark
Shag Bag: Daly drives away
Shag Bag: Oosthuizen continues stellar play
Shag Bag: Tough draw


July 15, 2010
Shag Bag: Why not Sergio?
Lerner: Hooks and Cuts: St. Andrews
Shag Bag: Scottish surprises
Westwood looks fine, feels sore after opening 67
McIlroy rips through a defenseless Old Course
Oosthuizen gives South Africa new reason to be proud
Westwood looks fine, feels sore after opening 67
Shag Bag: Mickelson shoots 73 in Round 1
Shag Bag: Mickelson's Open struggles continue
Shag Bag: A Rorying performance
Shag Bag: Louis the Great
Shag Bag: Hard to admit
Shag Bag: No place I'd rather be
Coffin: McIlroy Shoots Opening 63 With Ease
Shag Bag: My favorite week of the year
Tiger Tracks: Woods struggles on ‘slowest’ greens
Tiger Tracks: Shades of 2000
Hoggard: Old Course, Old Daly
Coltart, ex-Ryder Cup player, gets back to golf
Tiger Tracks: Tiger in the house with 67
Shag Bag: JD suggests new nickname
Tiger Tracks: Tiger on the prowl
Tiger Tracks: Woods not wild on Day 1
Seve skips St. Andrews, but his spirit is there
Shag Bag: Look who is leading
Tiger Tracks: Woods off to solid start
Shag Bag: Daly setting early pace
Shag Bag; McDowell eyes Tour card
Shag Bag: Marcel, Marcel

July 14, 2010

Notes: The King reminisces about the home of golf
Recent UK dominance could extend to St. Andrews
All the elements present for this British Open
Coffin: Never Ceasing to Amaze
Hoggard: The Unassuming Champion Returns
Stormy weather wipes out Champions’ Challenge
Shag Bag: A monster of a hole
Shag Bag: Champions Challenge cancelled
Tiger Tracks: Watson thinks Woods is favorite
Out-of-bounds stakes removed for 16th green
Will another 50-something contend at British Open?
Rose ‘expects’ British golfer to contend this week
Shag Bag: OB stakes moved behind 16th green, 17th tee
Tiger Tracks: R&A chief gets Tiger questions
Shag Bag: Tough crowd
Shag Bag: Rose returns to St. Andrews
Shag Bag: Shagadelic in St. Andrews
Shag Bag: Early at the Old Course

July 13, 2010
Croquet, anyone? Choi shakes up putting stance
Golf Guy's Open Top-5 List
Coffin: Under the Radar?
U.S. Open champ doesn’t want career to be single act
The People’s Champ eyes an Open title
Mell: Bunker Shots: Open Up
Shag Bag: Spotting some trends
Five last-minute must-play golf courses around St. Andrews
Shag Bag: Not ideal, but still perfect
Q&A: Old Versus New
Hoggard: Tiger Says A Lot Without Saying Much
Woods expects good reception from British fans
Fade at U.S. Open teaches Ishikawa a few lessons
Els feels like he’s in good shape for British Open
Groggy golfers arrive for British Open
After 12 years, Woods leaning toward putter switch
Tiger Tracks: Tiger faces press, more testy questions
Shag Bag: Els apologizes for not speaking at Open
Shag Bag: Glover nearly grounded

July 12, 2010
Travel Caddie: St. Andrews vs. Pebble Beach: Which is easier to get on?
Westwood ready for St. Andrews, bum leg and all
Harrington pushing hard for fourth major title
Road Hole at St. Andrews gets tougher
Tee times for the 139th Open Championship
Leading Edge: What's a Rose to Wear?
Travel Caddie: Castle Stuart Golf Links stage for final day
Travel Caddie: World Cup from Scottish perspective
Woods to play with Rose at St. Andrews
Watson returns to British Open with no regrets

July 11, 2010
Travel Caddie: What-if scenario at Royal Dornoch
Travel Caddie: Wacky weather at Scotland's best track
Travel Caddie: Golf after dark
Travel Caddie: Winds of change
Travel Caddie: Hopes dashed at Royal Dornoch?
Travel Caddie: History at Royal Dornoch
Tiger gets a taste of St. Andrews' strong winds

July 10, 2010
Open Championship at a glance
British Open, hole by hole
An Acquired Taste
Travel Caddie: Skibo Hotel

July 9, 2010
Capsules of previous Open Championships at St. Andrews
Norman pulls out of St. Andrews

July 6, 2010
Toms and Kim withdraw from Open due to injury
British Open prize money rises as pound slumps

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Watch: Tiger highlights from Round 2 at Honda

By Golf Channel DigitalFebruary 23, 2018, 8:12 pm

Tiger Woods started at even par in Round 2 of the Honda Classic. Friday began with a bogey at the par-4 second, but Woods got that stroke back with a birdie at the par-4 fourth:



Following four consecutive pars, Woods birdied the par-4 ninth to turn in 1-under 34.



At 1 under for the tournament, Woods was tied for 10th place, three off the lead, when he began the back nine at PGA National. And the crowd is loving it.

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Defending champ Fowler misses cut at Honda

By Ryan LavnerFebruary 23, 2018, 7:14 pm

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The roles might be reversed this weekend for Rickie Fowler.

Last year, when he won at PGA National, Fowler was greeted behind the 18th green by Justin Thomas, one of his Jupiter neighbors. Thomas had missed the cut in his hometown event but drove back to the tournament to congratulate Fowler on his fourth PGA Tour title.

It’s Fowler who will be on the sidelines this weekend, after missing the Honda Classic cut following rounds of 71-76.  


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“I haven’t been swinging it great the last month and a half,” he said afterward. “Obviously playing in the wind, it will pick you apart even more.”

After a tie for fourth at Kapalua, Fowler has missed two of his last three cuts. In between, at the Phoenix Open, he coughed up the 54-hole lead and tied for 11th.

Fowler said he’s been struggling with commitment and trust on the course.

“It’s close,” he said. “Just a little bit off, and the wind is going to make it look like you’re a terrible weekend golfer.”

Asked if he’d return the favor for Thomas, if he were to go and win, Fowler smiled and said: “Of course.”  

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Tiger Tracker: Honda Classic

By Tiger TrackerFebruary 23, 2018, 7:00 pm

Tiger Woods is making his third start of the year at the Honda Classic. We're tracking him at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


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Cut Line: Woods still eyeing Ryder Cup dual role

By Rex HoggardFebruary 23, 2018, 6:57 pm

In this week’s edition, Jack Nicklaus makes the argument, again, for an equipment rollback, Tiger Woods gets halfway to his Ryder Cup goal and Paul Lawrie laments slow play ... in Europe.

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Captain’s corner. Last week Tiger Woods coyly figured he could do both, play and be a vice captain for this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team. On Tuesday, he made it halfway to his goal.

U.S. captain Jim Furyk named Woods and Steve Stricker vice captains for this year’s matches, joining Davis Love III on the team golf cart.

Whether Woods will be able to pull off the double-header is now largely up to him and how his most recent comeback from injury progresses, but one way or another Furyk wanted Tiger in his team room.

“What Tiger really has brought to the table for our vice captains is a great knowledge of X's and O's,” Furyk said. “He's done a really good job of pairing players together in foursomes and fourball. When you look at our team room and you look at a lot of the youth that we have in that team room now with the younger players, a lot of them became golf professionals, fell in love with the game of golf because they wanted to emulate Tiger Woods.”

Woods is currently 104th on the U.S. points list, but the qualification process is designed for volatility, with this year’s majors worth twice as many points. With Tiger’s improved play it’s not out of the question that he gets both, a golf cart and a golf bag, for this year’s matches.

#MSDStrong. Every week on Tour players, officials and fans come together to support a charity of some sort, but this week’s Honda Classic has a more personal impact for Nicholas Thompson.

Thompson graduated from nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and last week’s horrific shooting there inspired the former Tour member to work with tournament organizers and find a way to help the victims.

Officials handed out 1,600 maroon ribbons to volunteers to honor the victims; and Thompson and his wife, who is also a Stoneman Douglas graduate, donated another 500 with the letters “MSD” on them for players, wives and caddies.

Thompson also planned to donate 3,100 rubber bracelets in exchange for donations to help the victims and their families.

“I’m not much of a crier, but it was a very, very sad moment,” Thompson told PGATour.com. “To see on TV, the pictures of the school that I went through for four years and the area where it occurred was terrible.”

The Tour makes an impact on communities every week, but some tournaments are more emotional than others.


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Golden moment. Jack Nicklaus has never been shy about expressing his thoughts on modern equipment and how far today’s professionals are hitting the golf ball, but this week the Golden Bear revealed just how involved he may be in what is increasingly looking like an equipment rollback of some sort.

During a recent dinner with USGA CEO Mike Davis, Nicklaus discussed the distance debate.

“Mike said, ‘We’re getting there. We’re going to get there. I need your help when we get there.'” Nicklaus said. “I said, ‘That’s fine. I’m happy to help you. I’ve only been yelling at you for 40 years.’ 1977 is the first time I went to the USGA.”

The USGA and R&A are scheduled to release their annual distance report before the end of the month, but after the average driving distance jumped nearly 3 yards last year on Tour – and nearly 7 yards on the Web.com Tour – many within the equipment industry are already bracing for what could be the most profound rollback in decades.

Stay tuned.

Geographically undesirable. Although this will likely be the final year the Tour’s Florida swing is undercut by the WGC-Mexico Championship, which will be played next week, the event’s impact on this year’s fields is clear.

The tee sheet for this week’s Honda Classic, which had become one of the circuit’s deepest stops thanks to an influx of Europeans gearing up for the Masters, includes just three players from the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and none from top three. By comparison, only the Sony Open and CareerBuilder Challenge had fewer top players in 2018.

On Monday at a mandatory meeting, players were given a rough outline of the 2018-19 schedule, which features some dramatic changes including the PGA Championship moving to May and The Players shifting back to March, and numerous sources say the Mexico stop will move to the back end of the West Coast swing and be played after the Genesis Open.

That should help fields in the Sunshine State regain some luster, but it does nothing to change the fact that this year’s Florida swing is, well, flat.


Missed Cut

West Coast woes. Of all the highlights from this year’s West Coast swing, a run that included overtime victories for Patton Kizzire (Sony Open), Jon Rahm (CareerBuilder Challenge), Jason Day (Farmers Insurance Open) and Gary Woodland (Waste Management Phoenix Open), it will be what regularly didn’t happen that Cut Line remembers.

J.B. Holmes endured the wrath of social media for taking an eternity - it was actually 4 minutes, 10 seconds - to hit his second shot on the 72nd hole at Torrey Pines, but in fairness to Holmes he’s only a small part of a larger problem.

Without any weather delays, Rounds 1 and 2 were not completed on schedule last week in Los Angeles because of pace of play, and the Tour is even considering a reduction in field size at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to avoid similar schedule issues.

But all this seems to miss the point. Smaller fields aren’t the answer; rules that recognize and penalize slow play are the only solution.

Tweet of the week: @PaulLawriegolf (Paul Lawrie) “Getting pretty fed up playing with guys who cheat the system by playing as slow as they want until referee comes then hit it on the run to make sure they don't get penalized. As soon as ref [is] gone it’s back to taking forever again. We need a better system.”

It turns out slow play isn’t a uniquely Tour/West Coast issue, as evidenced by the Scot’s tweet on Thursday from the Qatar Masters.