- Open Countdown
The 141st Open Championship begins in fewer than 20 hours at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. The last time this course hosted, David Duval won back in 2001.
- Who's #1?
Donald, McIlroy, Westwood, and Woods all have a chance to be World #1 in the Official World Golf Ranking with an Open Championship win. Donald has been World #1 since winning the BMW PGA Championship in May.
- Soggy Expectations
There is an 80% chance of rain both today and tomorrow at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. The chance for rain lessens as we get deeper into the weekend.
- Captain Kirk
Chris Kirk defends his title this week in the True South Classic on the PGA TOUR. Kirk fired all 4 rounds in the 60s en route to a one-shot victory in 2011.
- DirecTV Negotiations with Viacom
- FDA Approves Qsymia Weight-Loss Pill
7:12a ET: Bertha Coombs, CNBC Business Report
7:15a ET: George O’Grady, European Tour Executive Director
7:30a ET: David Duval News Conference
8:03a ET: Alex Miceli, Golf Channel Contributor
8:15a ET: Drew Weaver, 2007 British Amateur Champion
8:30a ET: Gary Player, 3-time Open Champion
9:00a ET: Rickie Fowler News Conference
9:30a ET: John Hawkins, Golf Channel Contributor
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“The Voice” by The Moody Blues
“Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones
“Good Morning Good Morning” by The Beatles
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