Open Championship Ball Count: Titleist – 85, Nearest Competitor – 21
Lavner is a staff writer for GolfChannel.com and in charge of the Golf Central blog.
A Rory runaway wasn’t great news for ratings.
HOYLAKE, England – Players can’t pinpoint the exact moment when golf’s era of dominance ended, and, really, they don’t have to. The point is that it’s over.
This could be the most hotly contested Ryder Cup ever – and we’re talking about just making the team.
HOYLAKE, England – In back-to-back years the Open Championship has propelled a world-class player within one leg of the career Grand Slam.
HOYLAKE, England – Those two trigger words that Rory McIlroy kept close to the vest this week at the Open?
HOYLAKE, England – No one has knocked on the door more often in this year’s major season than Rickie Fowler.
HOYLAKE, England – The luck of the draw is always part of this Open Championship, which helped Adam Scott take some of the sting out of another top 5 at the year’s third major.
HOYLAKE, England – Sergio Garcia finished second in another Open Championship, though this time under far different circumstances.
HOYLAKE, England – Watching the BBC broadcast, Graeme McDowell said that he felt “jealousy” watching Rory McIlroy march off the 16th tee, this close to the claret jug.
HOYLAKE, England – Phil Mickelson’s 68 Sunday at the Open Championship was just what he hoped to see heading into an important stretch of the season.
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