Open Championship Ball Count: Titleist – 85, Nearest Competitor – 21
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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.
HOYLAKE, England – Big picture, Tiger Woods says he’s still encouraged by his return to competition even after posting his worst 72-hole finish in a major.
HOYLAKE, England – If Tiger Woods was trying to impress U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson this week at the Open Championship, he likely didn’t accomplish that goal.
HOYLAKE, England – Six shots ahead at this Open Championship, Rory McIlroy has now captured the 54-hole Grand Slam.
HOYLAKE, England – The R&A on Friday night sounded this alarm: “All the professional advice that we are receiving tells us that significant disruption is highly likely.”
HOYLAKE, England – They’ve already trashed tradition once this week, so what’s another?
HOYLAKE, England – Darren Clarke thought it was a joke. The R&A was abandoning 143 years of tradition and opting for an unprecedented two-tee start? No way.
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