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.
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.
HOYLAKE, England – Not even a familiar three-ball with Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner could shake Phil Mickelson out of his season-long doldrums.
HOYLAKE, England – The third round of the Open Championship is off to a predictably gray and soggy start, with tee times pushed up more than four hours in an attempt to complete 54 holes by Sunday
HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy will tee off at 6:01 a.m. ET Saturday alongside Dustin Johnson and Francesco Molinari in the final group at the Open Championship.
HOYLAKE, England – The fans seated in the horseshoe grandstand behind the 18th hole gave Tiger Woods a hearty applause as he approached the final green Friday – just in case they were saying goodb
HOYLAKE, England – When did George Coetzee notice he was tied atop the leaderboard at the Open Championship? About the same time he bogeyed Nos. 16 and 17.
HOYLAKE, England – Bubba Watson’s downward spiral began on the 11th hole Thursday, when he appeared to be distracted by something during his downswing.
HOYLAKE, England – At least now there is context to Ernie Els’ short misses on his first hole Thursday at the Open Championship.
HOYLAKE, England – Jim Furyk was left off the 2013 Presidents Cup team, ending his personal streak of appearing on 15 consecutive U.S. squads.
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