Tag: The Open

Record Crowds at Carnoustie Set Up Open Extravaganza at Royal Portrush

The 2018 Open at Carnoustie was an enthralling spectacle, and enjoyed by record crowds at the Angus venue, including 20,000 fans under the age of 25. Golfshake's Derek Clements explains why this sets up next year's hotly anticipated return to Royal Portrush. read more ...


Newfound Ryder Cup Optimism for Europe after Open

Despite the leaderboard having been dominated by players from the United States, it turned out to be a great Open Championship for Europe, with Francesco Molinari taking the title. Derek Clements has newfound optimism for their chances in the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Carnoustie Championship Course Guide and Review

Host of the 2018 Open Championship, Carnoustie Golf Links is one of the great venues of Scottish and British golf. Here is our full guide and review to the Championship Course, including the history, experience and course. read more ...


Carnoustie is the Real Winner at the 147th Open Championship

Francesco Molinari brilliantly won the 147 Open, but plaudits are being showered upon Carnoustie, which stood up as a spectacular host venue, challenging the best and attracting record crowds. For Derek Clements, it was the real winner. read more ...


Inspired Francesco Molinari's Journey to Become the Open Champion

Francesco Molinari produced a complete display to triumph in the Open at Carnoustie, an journey that began over two decades ago in front of the TV. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks back at the Italian's odyssey to become Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Magnificent Molinari Completes Italian Job to Make History at Carnoustie

Francesco Molinari made history at Carnoustie when he became the first Italian to win The Open Championship on a thrilling day that saw many of the leading contenders’ hopes being blown away as the course finally bore its teeth. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Targets Claret Jug Defence on Open Sunday


Jordan Spieth will today attempt to become the first back-to-back winner of The Open Championship in a decade as he goes into the final round at Carnoustie tied with fellow Americans Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner.
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Former Champion Leads the Way at Carnoustie

Kevin Kisner threw away a golden chance of finishing the second round leading the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie all on his own when his approach shot at the 18th found the Barry Burn and cost him a double-bogey six, tying him with former champion Zach Johnson. read more ...


Open Farewell to the Normal Man with an Extraordinary Talent

1985 champion Sandy Lyle has completed his 43rd and likely final Open Championship. Golfshake's Kieran Clark pays tribute to this legend of the game, who remains Britain's most understated golf trailblazer. read more ...


Rory and Field Chase Kisner after Day 1 at Carnoustie

Day 1 of the 147th Open Championship saw spectacular conditions grace Carnoustie Golf Links, with American Kevin Kisner leading the way following an early round. Rory McIlroy was among those chasing him down. Derek Clements has the recap. read more ...


The Greatest Finish in Golf

The 16th, 17th and 18th at Carnoustie combine what is the most challenging - and perhaps greatest - finish in championship golf. Golfshake's Owen Davies had the chance to play these three holes, and discovered what the players will face during the Open. read more ...


See Phil Mickelson Grind His Own Wedges and Demonstrate Flop Shot

Carnoustie may be burnt to a crisp ahead of the 2018 Open, but those firm and fiery conditions haven't stopped former champion Phil Mickelson from grinding his own Callaway wedges and showcasing his famed lob shot in some pretty audacious circumstances.  read more ...


5 Outsiders to Follow at the Open

We have taken a look further down the pack for golfers at the Open who could spring a surprise run for the game's oldest title, each of them having odds greater than 100/1. read more ...


8 of the Very Best Open Championships

The Open has produced many dramatic conclusions. There have been occasions where it has been won by a moment of genius, others when somebody has left the field trailing in his wake and others when it has ended in heartbreak. Here, we look at eight of the very best. read more ...


The 2018 Open Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the 147th Open Championship, which is being contested at Carnoustie. A hot and dry summer has created fascinating conditions on the famous links. But who is going to claim the Claret Jug? Golfshake's Derek Clements delves into the latest edition of golf's oldest and greatest major. read more ...


Six Players to Watch at Carnoustie

The best players in the game have assembled in Carnoustie for the 147th Open Championship. But which of the many contenders is most likely to lift the Claret Jug on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out six to watch. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Reflects on Year as Champion Golfer

Jordan Spieth is the defending champion at this year's Open, and the American has reflected on his year with the Claret Jug, including remembering his dramatic victory at Royal Birkdale 12 months ago. read more ...


Hole-by-Hole Guide to Carnoustie

The Championship Course at Carnoustie is revered as being among the greatest and most challenging in the world. We take a look at each hole of this stunning layout that is hosting the 2018 Open Championship. read more ...


The Open TV and Radio Coverage

The Open is golf's oldest and greatest major championship, and the coverage reflects that. Sky Sports has established a dedicated Open Channel, boasting comprehensive coverage. The BBC also has highlight packages of each round from Carnoustie, while 5 Live's highly regarded output is certain to be popular this week. read more ...


The Open by Numbers

The Open Championship has the richest and longest history in the game, with the 147th edition coming to the famed Carnoustie Golf Links. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look at some of the facts and figures behind the story of this year's Open. read more ...


Remembering the 2007 Open Championship

When The Open Championship was last played at Carnoustie it ended in dramatic circumstances, with Sergio Garcia throwing away a wonderful opportunity to win his first major, as Padraig Harrington secured his maiden Open title. The Spaniard would have to wait 10 years before finally breaking his duck. read more ...


Playing the 18th Hole at Carnoustie

The 18th at Carnoustie is the most intimidating finishing hole in championship golf. Golfshake's Owen Davies took on the challenge and made a miraculous par that golfers in contention at the Open would be desperate for.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #29: 2018 Open Preview

Previewing the 147th Open Championship, Golfshake's Kieran Clark and Owen Davies look ahead to the game's oldest and greatest major, discussing their favourite memories, their own experiences of playing Carnoustie this year, and reviewing the chances of the many fancied contenders for the Claret Jug. read more ...


The Open Championship Venues

Each of the venues on the Open rotation have their own distinct identity, making every Championship that bit extra special. We're taking the opportunity to celebrate each of the famous courses that have witnessed a player become Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Playing the 17th Hole at Carnoustie

Having faced the difficult par three 16th at Carnoustie, players at The Open will turn in the opposite direction to face the par four 17th, which features the famous Barry Burn. Golfshake's Owen Davies took on this formidable hole. read more ...


Playing the 16th Hole at Carnoustie

Ahead of The 147th Open at Carnoustie, we are taking you onto the ground to showcase what is perhaps the Greatest Finish in Golf. Starting with the par three 16th, Golfshake's Owen Davies plays this famed hole to provide you with some insight before the Championship begins. read more ...


Remembering the Drama of the 1999 Open Championship

The Open returns to Carnoustie this July. We take a look back at the dramatic 1999 Championship, which saw a Scottish winner in Paul Lawrie brilliantly make history, and Jean van de Velde's disastrous finish that became part of folklore. read more ...


Guide to Attending the 2018 Open at Carnoustie

If you're thinking of attending the 2018 Open at Carnoustie - whether it be your first time or the continuation of an annual tradition - there are many options available to experience golf's oldest and greatest championship. read more ...


The Open Returns to St. Andrews for 150th Edition

It's been the worst kept secret in golf for years, but the R&A has officially announced that The Open Championship will return to the legendary Old Course at St. Andrews for the 150th playing of golf's oldest major in 2021.  read more ...


Open Qualifiers Prove That Dreams Really Can Come True

Four golfers recently qualified for the Open Championship at the Singapore Open. Derek Clements looks closer at the four men who will be playing at Carnoustie in July, and how it will be a dream experience for them. read more ...


Campaign Launched Against No Readmission Policy at The Open

A Campaign and Petition has been launched against the No Readmisson Policy at the Open, as Businesses and the Community of Carnoustie have been critical of the R&A's decision to continue its policy introduced at Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Donates Famous Open 3-Iron to Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth’s dramatic Open Championship victory in July will live long in the memory, and it has been permanently immortalised at Royal Birkdale after the young American donated his Titleist 718 T-MB 3-Iron that helped to carry the Texan to success over Matt Kuchar and secure the Claret Jug. read more ...


Summer Majors Underline Importance of Scottish Opens

Want to content in the Open Championship or Ricoh Women's British Open? The key seems to be playing in the equivalent Scottish Open a week previously on a links course, which has cited by several players as vital to their preparation. read more ...


Thinking Clearly Under Pressure and Pushing Boundaries in Sport

When Jordan Spieth used the rules to his advantage on the 13th hole at the Open, he was thinking clearly under pressure. Alex Picken looks at similar instances in sport and discusses the keys of pushing boundaries in sport. read more ...


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the 2017 Open Championship

We've just witnessed a memorable Open at Royal Birkdale, but just how successful was this year's Championship? From high prices to the weather and Sky Sports TV coverage, Derek Clements reflects on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. read more ...


Jordan Spieth - the Will of a Champion

Jordan Spieth became the Open champion on Sunday in the most dramatic circumstances, which illustrated both his flaws and incredible talents as a golfer. Derek Clements takes a closer look at the game and personality of the Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #12 - The Open Review

Kieran Clark is once again joined by special guest FuzzyGolf to discuss the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Jordan Spieth Completes Special Week for Titleist

We saw records broken and and extraordinary drama created at the 146th Open Championship, with champion Jordan Spieth becoming Champion Golfer of the Year and completing a memorable week for Titleist, with the Claret Jug holder using the latest Pro V1x and a full bag of the brand's equipment. read more ...


Jordan Spieth is the Rarest of Gems and We Should Marvel at Him

Jordan Spieth cemented his place alongside the legends of golf on an unforgettable Sunday at Royal Birkdale. Golfshake's Kieran Clark looks at what makes the young American so special and why we should marvel at his talents. read more ...


Spieth sensational bounce back to become Open champion

Have you ever in your life seen anything like that? Jordan Spieth is the 2017 Open champion but even he may not know how he managed to achieve it. read more ...


The Open - Day 3 Wrap Up

Jordan Spieth will take a three-shot lead into the final round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. On an astonishing day, Branden Grace, of South Africa, wrote himself into the history books with a round of 62. read more ...


Early Starters Set Pace on Day 3

WITH barely a breath of wind, the early starters had Birkdale at their mercy. The rain had softened the links and the course had never looked better, or more inviting. read more ...


Amazing Grace - South African makes major history with round of 62

BRANDEN GRACE produced the lowest round in major history when he reduced Royal Birkdale to 62 magnificent blows. The South African struggled to hold back the tears after a magnificent round of golf that climaxed with a brilliant up and down from the back of the final green. read more ...


The Open - Day 2 Wrap Up

JORDAN SPIETH takes a two-shot lead into the third round of The Open Championship after adding a 69 to his opening round of 65  read more ...


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 ...


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