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Complete coverage: 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews

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The 150th Open Championship returns to the Home of Golf, the Old Course at St. Andrews, for the fourth and final men's major of the year.

GolfChannel.com is on-site at St. Andrews, and our team of writers will be bringing you live coverage of this historic Open Championship throughout the week. Follow us on Twitter – @GolfCentral, @RyanLavnerGC, @RexHoggardGC, @MercerBaggsGC – for live updates, breaking news, exclusive insight, photos and more.

And bookmark this page for a running list of GolfChannel.com's comprehensive coverage from Scotland:

SUNDAY

• Golf Central Podcast: Cam’s comeback, Rory’s regrets and enduring memories from the 150th Open
In this Golf Central Podcast presented by Callaway Golf, Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner discuss Cameron Smith’s Open comeback, debate Rory McIlroy’s close call and share their enduring memories from the week. READ MORE.

• Well done, Cameron: Historic finish leaves Smith, not Rory McIlroy, kissing claret jug
Tens of thousands of fans had crammed around the iconic 18th hole at St. Andrews to will their favorite son to victory, but all of a sudden the celebration had gone terribly wrong. READ MORE.

• Cameron Smith storms past neutral Rory McIlroy to win 150th Open
Cameron Smith stole the claret jug from Rory McIlroy's grasp, carding six birdies on the final nine to speed past a stuck-in-neutral McIlroy on Sunday at St. Andrews and capping a 64-64 weekend to win the 150th Open Championship by a shot. READ MORE.

• The Open payout: Cameron Smith's claret jug comes with $2.5 million
Cameron Smith won one of the most coveted prizes in sport on Sunday at St. Andrews: the claret jug. READ MORE.

• 'I don't know, mate': Cameron Smith dodges LIV question after Open win
It didn’t take long for the glow of Cameron Smith’s victory at The Open to be overshadowed by LIV Golf and persistent rumors that the Australian is bound for the Saudi-backed rival league. READ MORE.

• Rory McIlroy hits 18 greens, has 18 two-putts in disappointing Open finish
At 7 p.m. local time, right on the dot, one man was receiving the claret jug while another was recounting the reasons why he did not. READ MORE.

• Winner's bag: The Open champion Cameron Smith
Here are the clubs Cameron Smith used to win The Open Championship at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• 'A little anti-climactic': Viktor Hovland goes from co-lead to non-factor at Open
Viktor Hovland, not Cameron Smith, was supposed to be the guy, if there was one, to take down Rory McIlroy on Sunday at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Cam Smith provides signature moment with putt around Road Hole bunker
Cam Smith describes himself as a natural putter. It’s mostly about feel and setup. READ MORE.

• Paul Casey reveals his father is in ICU after bypass surgery this week in London
Paul Casey had plenty on his mind Sunday at The Open and it had nothing to do with LIV Golf or the Old Course’s diabolical 17th hole or even the championship. READ MORE.

• Tiger Woods' advice to leaders entering Sunday at St. Andrews
If a playoff is needed to determine the winner of the 150th Open Championship in St. Andrews, the first, second, 17th and 18th holes will be used. READ MORE.

• Playoff format and holes, if needed, in the 150th Open at St. Andrews
If a playoff is needed to determine the winner of the 150th Open Championship in St. Andrews, the first, second, 17th and 18th holes will be used. READ MORE.


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SATURDAY

• Golf Central Podcast: Is the 150th Open now Rory McIlroy's to lose?
In this Golf Central Podcast presented by Callaway Golf, Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner break down the third round of the 150th Open and assess the winning prospects of co-leaders Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland entering Sunday. READ MORE.

• Punch Shot: And the player who lifts the claret jug Sunday at St. Andrews is...?
The 150th Open Championship concludes on Sunday on the Old Course. GolfChannel.com writers weigh in from on site with their predictions. READ MORE.

• By staying in cocoon, Rory McIlroy hopes to blossom into major champ once again
Over and over, we’ve tried to push Rory McIlroy to go thereREAD MORE.

• Dustin Johnson barely clears burn with drive on 18 as he, Scheffler falter late
With the fairways baked and brakeless, the oft-employed strategy off the tee on the Old Course is get your ball on the ground and let it run. READ MORE.

• Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland avoid blunders to open sizable co-lead at Open
Rory McIlroy moved into the void left by the departure of Tiger Woods at the British Open, holing a bunker shot for eagle and revving up the gallery at St. Andrews at every turn Saturday as he moved closer to ending eight years without a major. READ MORE.

• The five most compelling storylines for Sunday at the 150th Open
In no particular order, these are the five most compelling storylines for Sunday at the 150th Open Championship. READ MORE.

• Cameron Smith backs up record putting performance with abysmal day on St. Andrews greens
With a 1-foot tap-in, Cameron Smith’s frustrating Saturday on the Old Course came to an apropos conclusion. READ MORE.

• The Open's odd couple: Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland together again Sunday at St. Andrews
Viktor Hovland and Rory McIlroy are the final twosome Sunday in the 150th Open Championship. READ MORE.

• The Open: Sunday's final-round tee times, pairings at St. Andrews
One of golf's biggest stars for over a decade. A budding superstar from Oklahoma by way of Norway. Two players with the same name but vastly different styles of play. The world No. 1. A former longtime world No. 1. All are in the final four pairings Sunday at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Matt Fitzpatrick: 'I'm not really a fan' of firm, bouncy Old Course
The Old Course at St. Andrews remains Tiger Woods’ favorite golf course in the world. Matthew Fitzpatrick? Not so much. READ MORE.

• Shane Lowry eagles consecutive par-4s, then shoots self out of 150th Open
Shane Lowry added a bit of history to Old Course lore Saturday during the third round of The Open with back-to-back hole-outs for eagle... on par-4s. READ MORE.

• After missing Open cut, John Daly plays golf with the Mannings and Eric Church
Despite missing The Open cut, John Daly still played alongside some stars in Scotland on Saturday morning. READ MORE.

• Bryson DeChambeau's wild finish: a 4-putt, two drops and one off the road
On a sunny, benign Saturday on the Old Course, Bryson DeChambeau was 6 under par through 13 holes of his third round. READ MORE.

• From travel to bent clubs, Trey Mullinax takes non-linear journey to Open
A late arrival to this Open, Trey Mullinax was so busy learning the Old Course that a few equipment issues were met with a shrug. READ MORE.


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FRIDAY

• Golf Central Podcast: Reactions from Round 2 of The 150th Open Championship
GolfChannel.com senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner sit down to discuss Friday's second round, including Rory McIlroy’s back-nine rally, Cameron Smith’s halfway lead and Tiger Woods’ surprising early exit. READ MORE.

• Former Open champions have rough go at St. Andrews
The last four British Open champions who won their titles on the Old Course missed the cut at St. Andrews on Friday. READ MORE.

• Big chance for Cameron Smith at St. Andrews as Tiger Woods exits early
Tiger Woods made an early and emotional departure Friday from the British Open, possibly for the last time at St. Andrews. Cameron Smith can only wonder if the 150th Open will be his arrival as an undisputed elite player. READ MORE.

• Tee times and pairings for Round 3 of the 150th Open Championship
Here's a look at tee times and pairings for the third round of the 150th Open Championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. READ MORE.

• Open odds at the halfway point: Cam Smith favored, Rory McIlroy a close second
Cameron Smith backed up a first-round 67 with a Friday 64 and finds himself leading by two shots heading to the weekend at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Another major weekend, another chance for Rory McIlroy to end his major drought
In the 104 major championship rounds since Rory McIlroy last hoisted a Grand Slam keepsake, he’s pretty much touched them all. READ MORE.

• With a hat tip, a few tears and lots of cheers, Tiger Woods may have said goodbye to Old Course
The 150th Open Championship had come to a standstill, all of the attention on one man, as usual. READ MORE.

• 'Some doozies': Players face pin locations they've never seen before on Old Course
 Tyrrell Hatton has won along the Old Course, prevailing in the 2016 and '17 Dunhill Links Championship, which employs the ancient links as its host among its three-course rotation. READ MORE.

• WATCH: Tiger Woods' (final?) walk up No. 18 at St. Andrews
Was this it? Was this Tiger Woods' final walk down the 18th hole at the Old Course in an Open Championship? READ MORE.

• Mark Calcavecchia bids farewell to Open, but doesn't think it's Tiger's time: 'He'll be back'
Mark Calcavecchia considers himself to be a fairly emotional person. He might shed a tear during a sad movie or something. READ MORE.

• 'It got to me': Tiger Woods cherishes likely final walk at St. Andrews in an Open
It was clearly not the week Tiger Woods had envisioned, but the three-time Open champion cherished the walk up the 18th hole in what he said will likely be his last championship at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Hurt by Open failures, Adam Scott bounces back into contention at St. Andrews
Through six holes of this Open Championship, Adam Scott appeared to be headed for an early exit. READ MORE.

• Talor Gooch thought he would play one LIV event, then come back to PGA Tour
When it comes to LIV Golf, there’s more fiction than fact. Who is going to play the Saudi-backed league, how much they are getting paid and why they would leave the PGA Tour is all the root of rampant speculation. READ MORE.

• Noise? What noise? Dustin Johnson avoiding distractions, contending at The Open
There is no noise if you willfully don’t listen to the noise. Or, in Dustin Johnson’s case, don’t read about controversial topics. READ MORE.


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THURSDAY

• Young back at St. Andrews as pro, opens with a 64
The first time Cameron Young played the Old Course at St. Andrews was one of his best moments in golf. The most recent one was even better. READ MORE.

• Golf Central Podcast: Reactions from Round 1 of The 150th Open
GolfChannel.com senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner sit down to discuss Thursday’s first round, including Tiger Woods’ disappointing start at St. Andrews, analyze Rory McIlroy’s fast start and predict what the rest of the week could bring for the LIV contenders. READ MORE.

• 6 hour rounds? Firm and fast St. Andrews leads to slow play on Day 1
Even by Open Championship standards, Thursday truly felt like the longest day in golf. READ MORE.

• Optimism for Woods' return to St. Andrews evaporates after opening with 78
Whatever expectations Tiger Woods had for this week’s Open Championship faded quickly on Day 1 at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Old Course gouges driver out of Bryson's Open game plan
For those who have lamented Bryson DeChambeau’s ability to redefine the game with his driver and scientifically reworked swing, the defense appears to be the ancient links of St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Unburdened and unscathed, McIlroy storms out of Open gate
Rory McIlroy – after a 6-under 66 gave him his lowest first-round score in an Open in eight years – didn’t wait for others to mention his fast start. READ MORE.

• Fashion looks on Day 1 of the 150th Open
From Homa to Garcia, see the fits and kicks the guys wore on Day 1 at the Old Course. SEE THE GALLERY.

• LIV distraction looms large for Poulter, others: 'Probably be my last Open'
The golf took center stage Thursday along the Edan Estuary, but even the 150th playing of the game’s oldest championship and the storied Old Course have limitations. READ MORE.

• Rose's withdrawal, Alex Noren's absence puts Hoshino in The Open
Justin Rose withdrew Thursday, prior to the start of his first round in the 150th Open Championship, citing a back injury. READ MORE.

• Els plays well aside from 'one frickin' tee shot on 17'
Much is made of experience when the golf world descends on storied linksland like the Old Course and Ernie Els certainly enjoys a healthy amount of institutional knowledge when it comes to The Open. READ MORE.

• Pressed more on LIV, Phil snaps back: 'Let it go, dude'
Phil Mickelson decided not to attend Tuesday’s Champions’ Dinner at the 150th Open after being contacted a few weeks ago by R&A officials who told him it wouldn’t be a “great idea” for him to join the former winners. READ MORE.

• Amateur Brown and his floppy hat in contention early at St. Andrews
Sporting a camouflaged collegiate bucket hat and looking every bit like tourist on a bucket-list trip, Barclay Brown is in contention at the 150th Open Championship. READ MORE.

• Poulter nearly O.B. on No. 1, then makes 162-foot putt on No. 9
Ian Poulter’s first round at The Open was beyond eventful with an opening tee shot that nearly raced through the impossibly wide first fairway and out of bounds, a 162-foot eagle putt and a crowd that largely stayed above the current political fray that’s dominating the sport. READ MORE.

• Lawrie drives 18 at Old Course, to celebrate eagle with 'wee drinky poo'
Paul Lawrie is 53 years old,  but the 1999 Open Championship winner proved Thursday that he still has some pop. READ MORE.

• Thanks to Woods' 2000 Open win, Lee up early for Open tee time
Tiger Woods helped teach Min Woo Lee to hit the stinger shot. And, in a way, Woods helped wake up Lee ahead of his early tee time in Round 1 of the 150th Open Championship. READ MORE.

• McIlroy's drive hits ancient stone, still results in birdie
The Old Course tried to reject Rory McIlroy's drive on the par-5 fifth hole Thursday at The Open, as McIlroy launched his tee ball down the middle of the fairway only to have his ball's momentum slowed by a stone. READ MORE.


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WEDNESDAY

• Punch Shot: Who wins The Open? How would you bet 50 pounds?
The 150th Open is at the Old Course. GolfChannel.com writers weigh in from on site with their predictions. READ MORE.

• R&A takes stance: LIV model 'entirely driven by money,' undermines the game of golf
Now that the R&A has spoken, it remains to be seen exactly what the game’s four majors will do to answer the challenge from LIV Golf. READ MORE.

• Major specialist Zalatoris finds value in near-misses but wants gold, not silver
The Open will mark Zalatoris’ 10th career major appearance, and he’s already amassed a record that puts him among the best players yet to win one. Each near-miss has meant something different to him. READ MORE.

• With benign forecast, could Old Course be overmatched? Slumbers not concerned
Martin Slumbers admitted that “luck with Mother Nature” is a crucial piece in staging an Open, and the early forecast calls for little rain and mild temperatures. READ MORE.

• R&A's Slumbers: 'Absolutely determined' to keep conversation on Open, not LIV
R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers on Wednesday defended the organization’s decision to disinvite Greg Norman from the festivities surrounding the 150th Open at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• FootJoy collabs with Harris Tweed for Open-week footwear release
FootJoy is getting in on the 150th Open Championship celebration with several Scotland-inspired footwear options. READ MORE.


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TUESDAY

• With some luck and good fortune, Tiger could contend at this 150th Open
In the land of ancient links and narrow roads, this particular take probably isn’t going to age well: Tiger could contend at the 150th Open. READ MORE.

• Thomas: Since last year, Tiger has 'planned on beating me' at Open
Since last year before he could play golf again, Tiger Woods has been telling Justin Thomas that he planned to play – and beat JT. READ MORE.

• McIlroy says winning Open at St. Andrews is 'the holy grail of our sport'
Rory McIlroy will get another shot to win an Open at St. Andrews, which he calls "the holy grail of our sport." READ MORE.

• Tiger says LIV defectors have 'turned their backs' on what made them
Tiger Woods made his strongest statements yet concerning LIV Golf and PGA Tour defectors. READ MORE.

McIlroy on Norman being uninvited from events: 'Right decision'
Rory McIlroy said he supported the R&A decision to uninvite Greg Norman from past champions events at The Open. READ MORE. 

• Zalatoris graduates from shed to hotel at Old Course's 17th
Will Zalatoris hadn't played the Old Course before this week, but he had some practice playing four of the holes on a tribute course. READ MORE.

• Spieth trying to stay fresh for Open as he plays eighth event in 10 weeks
Jordan Spieth is playing his eighth tournament in 10 weeks at The Open and is doing everything he can to keep his body fresh for St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Tiger shuts down retirement question: 'Who, me? Retire?! No'
Tiger Woods laughed at speculation that he might retire after The Open Championship at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Meronk gets thrill of a lifetime in playing with Tiger
Adrian Meronk showed up for his Tuesday morning tee time and guess who was there on the 10th tee. READ MORE.

• Tiger has big voice, just not as much visibility
Tiger Woods has a voice that can be as a big as his golf game. What he lacks is enough visibility. READ MORE.

• Golf Central Podcast: 150th Open at St. Andrews preview
GolfChannel.com senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner go deep in their Open preview in this Golf Central Podcast presented by Callaway Golf, discussing Tiger Woods' chances, the Old Course setup and tournament favorites. READ MORE.

• Report: Bryson and Bridgestone ‘amicably’ part ways
Bryson DeChambeau is down another sponsor as the major champion and Bridgestone have parted ways. READ MORE.


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MONDAY

Is St. Andrews’ Old Course obsolete? Nicklaus, players say not so fast
Jack Nicklaus echoes players sentiments about the Old Course doomsday predictions: They might shoot low – so what? It’s St. Andrews, and it will produce a good champion. It always has. READ MORE.

• Fitzpatrick embracing challenge in bid for second straight major
Matthew Fitzpatrick doesn't have a great Open record. But he's never been a better player than he is now. READ MORE.

• DOJ investigating PGA Tour for ‘anti-competitive behavior’
The PGA Tour again finds itself under the microscope of the Department of Justice. READ MORE.

• Trevino says Tiger’s only problem is walking, the rest is good
Lee Trevino is in St. Andrews for what could be Tiger Woods’ final competitive rounds at the Old Course, giving unique insight. READ MORE.

• Nicklaus says Norman will remain a friend, but they 'don't see eye to eye' on LIV
Jack Nicklaus was asked his thoughts on the R&A’s decision to not invite Greg Norman to this week’s Open Championship. READ MORE.

• Nicklaus returns to St. Andrews to receive honorary citizenship
Jack Nicklaus never intended to return to St. Andrews, but he was presented with a honor few have received. READ MORE.

• After '18 St. Andrews peek, Schauffele now at Old Course as golf's hottest player
Xander Schauffele is looking to become the first player since Mickelson in '13 to win both the Scottish Open and Open in the same year. READ MORE.


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LEADING UP TO TOURNAMENT WEEK

• Ahead of third start in comeback story, Tiger eschews new, pre-major normal
Now three starts into his final chapter, judging Tiger Woods’ physical conditioning remains an exercise in lowered expectations. READ MORE.

Opens at St. Andrews always full of history, but '22 figures to be even bigger
History alone sets the British Open apart from the other majors. Stage it at St. Andrews and it becomes a celebration as much as a championship. More than 500 years of legend and lore never gets old. READ MORE.

• Tiger arrives at St. Andrews, fans join him in Saturday stroll
Tiger Woods took to the Old Course on Saturday evening to reacquaint himself with the St. Andrews gem that he has won two claret jugs on. READ MORE.

• The Open purse increases by 22% for 150th edition at St. Andrews
The purse for next week’s Open Championship will increase to $14 million, a 22-percent bump over the 2021 championship. READ MORE.

R&A disinvites Norman from Open past-champion festivities
Greg Norman was informed by the R&A he was not invited to participate in Monday’s Celebration of Champions event or the Champions’ Dinner next week in St. Andrews. READ MORE.

• Berger WDs from The Open at St. Andrews, replaced by Theegala
Daniel Berger, whose last start was a missed cut at the U.S. Open, has withdrawn from next week’s Open Championship at St Andrews and was replaced by Sahith Theegala. READ MORE.


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OPEN FYI

 

• Golf Central Podcast: 150th Open at St. Andrews preview
Rex and Lav preview the 150th Open at St. Andrews live from Scotland. Tiger, Norman, predictions, sleepers and more. READ MORE.

• The Open 101: A guide to this year's major at St. Andrews
​​​Here are some of the frequently asked questions about The Open. READ MORE.

• From Rory to Calc: Ranking every player in the 150th Open Championship field
It’s a monumental task: rank every player in The Open field. But for this 150th edition at the Home of Golf, the Old Course at St. Andrews, why not? READ MORE.

The Open: Trends, leaders and stats entering 150th edition at St. Andrews
As we enter the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews, it's important to understand the numbers and trends. READ MORE.

• History of the claret jug, golf's oldest prize
The claret jug is arguably golf’s most famous prize, but it wasn’t originally awarded to the Open Championship winner. READ MORE.

• How the Open Championship cut line is determined
Afield of 156 players will compete for the claret jug on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Here’s how the cut line works in the men's final major of the season. CLICK HERE.


 

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ALL ABOUT THE HOME OF GOLF

• An in-depth, hole-by-hole look at St. Andrews' Old Course
A hole-by-hole look at the Old Course at St. Andrews, site of the 150th British Open to be played July 14-17, with scouting reports, fun facts and memorable moments. READ MORE.

Looking back at 29 Opens at historic St. Andrews
A capsule look at the 29 previous Open Championships played on the Old Course at St. Andrews. READ MORE.

'Only Westminster Abbey is holier': Best quotes about St. Andrews' Old Course
Rooted in history and dripping in nostalgia, golf’s greatest players have tried to put into words their love for St. Andrews over the years. Here are some of their most notable quotes. READ MORE.

• One man's guide to St. Andrews, Scotland
Gil Capps, Golf Channel's editorial advisor for the 150th Open, offers up his favorite spots around the historic town of St. Andrews. GALLERY.