Tag: Royal Birkdale

Henrik Stenson Left Shocked After Rental House Burgled

Defending Open champion Henrik Stenson experienced a shock on Thursday after his opening round at Royal Birkdale, discovering that his rented home for the week had been burgled, with personal items and his clothing being stolen during the afternoon when the house was empty. read more ...


Rejuvenated Ian Poulter Feeling Confident at Open after Fine Start

Last year, Ian Poulter was nursing a foot injury while providing a touch of commentary at Royal Troon for Sky Sports. However, 12 months on, the 41-year-old is back feeling rejuvenated and is in contention for his first major title following an opening-round of 67 at Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Rory McIlroy Overcomes Horror Start with Stunning Recovery at Birkdale

Rory McIlroy overcame a horror start to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale with a thrilling back-nine to keep his hopes of securing the Claret Jug for a second time just about alive. read more ...


Record Crowds Confirmed for 2017 Open at Royal Birkdale

Organisers have confirmed that they expected a recorded crowd to descend upon Royal Birkdale for the 146th Open this year, ensuring that the 2017 edition of the game's oldest major championship will be one of the best attended in history. read more ...


The Struggles of 1998 Open Runner Up Brian Watts

Mark O'Meara won the 1998 Open Championship - and a teenage Justin Rose holed that approach shot - but lesser-known Brian Watts narrowly missed out on the Claret Jug. What happened to him? Derek Clements looks at the injuries and struggles that befell the American. read more ...


Local Boy Paul Waring Returns to Royal Birkdale for Open

Paul Waring is back at Royal Birkdale for this year's Open Championship, reliving the memories of an enthralling week in 2008, when the local boy enjoyed a memorable few days at the legendary Southport links. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Replicates Famous Birkdale Shot

Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington made an overdue return to Royal Birkdale on Monday (22nd May) to replicate one of the most famous shots in modern Open Championship history. read more ...


Beautiful Golf Tourism England Films Unveiled

Golf Tourism England has unveiled the first in a mini-series of short films that have been created to capture the essence of golf in five carefully selected regions across the country. read more ...


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