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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Weather extends Barbasol to Monday finish

By Associated PressJuly 23, 2018, 12:25 am

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - A thunderstorm has suspended the fourth round of the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship until Monday morning.

Sunday's third stoppage of play at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came with the four leaders - Hunter Mahan, Robert Streb, Tom Lovelady and Troy Merritt at 18 under par - and four other contenders waiting to begin the round.

The tournament will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Lightning caused one delay, and play was stopped earlier in the afternoon to clear water that accumulated on the course following a morning of steady and sometimes-heavy rain.

Inclement weather has plagued the tournament throughout the weekend. The second round was completed Saturday morning after being suspended by thunderstorms late Friday afternoon.

The resumption will mark the PGA Tour's second Monday finish this season. Jason Day won the Farmers Insurance Open in January after darkness delayed the sixth playoff hole, and he needed just 13 minutes to claim the victory.

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Watch: Spectator films as Woods' shot hits him

By Will GrayJuly 23, 2018, 12:07 am

It was a collision watched by millions of fans on television, and one that came at a pivotal juncture as Tiger Woods sought to win The Open. It also gave Colin Hauck the story of a lifetime.

Hauck was among dozens of fans situated along the left side of the 11th hole during the final round at Carnoustie as the pairing of Woods and Francesco Molinari hit their approach shots. After 10 holes of nearly flawless golf, Woods missed the fairway off the tee and then pulled his iron well left of the target.

The ball made square contact with Hauck, who hours later tweeted a video showing the entire sequence - even as he continued to record after Woods' shot sent him tumbling to the ground:

The bounce initially appeared fortuitous for Woods, as his ball bounded away from thicker rough and back toward the green. But an ambitious flop shot came up short, and he eventually made a double bogey to go from leading by a shot to trailing by one. He ultimately shot an even-par 71, tying for sixth two shots behind Molinari.

For his efforts as a human shield, Hauck received a signed glove and a handshake from Woods - not to mention a firsthand video account that will be sure to spark plenty of conversations in the coming years.

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Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

After breaking through for his first career major, Francesco Molinari now has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, a 10-year exemption in Europe and has solidified his standing as one of the best players in the world.

But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Sometimes a course just fits a player’s eye. They can’t really describe why, but more often than not it leads to solid finishes.

Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

“There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.


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In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

“To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

“To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.