Tag: The Open

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 ...


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 ...


The 2017 Open - Day 1 Wrap Up

AMERICAN golfers dominated the opening round of The Open Championship, with US Open champion Brooks Koepka and double major champion Jordan Spieth both overcoming tricky conditions to reduce Royal Birkdale to 65 strokes. read more ...


Bubba Adds Colour to Open with Volvik Golf Balls

Two-time Major Champion Bubba Watson is about to add some additional colour to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale over the coming days, through the use of his brightly tinted Volvik golf balls. 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 ...


Golfshake Podcast #11 - The Open Preview

In this week's podcast Kieran Clark is joined by 2 special guests to discuss the 2017 Open Championship and looking ahead to who the contenders could be with Owen Davis discussing the course live from Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Most Dramatic Open Moments

The Open Championship has consistentely delivered some of the most dramatic stories in golf. Here, we relive some of the most unforgettable moments in Open history when disaster struck and dreams of glory were cruelly snatched away. read more ...


The Open Championship Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the 146th Open Championship from Royal Birkdale. The game's best players are looking to overcome the famous layout, the conditons, and the field, to secure the Claret Jug. But who is going to do it? Derek Clements previews golf's oldest and greatest major. read more ...


Six Players to Watch at the Open

Picking winners of majors is never an easy task, but here we present six men who should give you a decent run for your money at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. read more ...


Fleetwood Effect Boosts Huge Crowds Expected at Royal Birkdale for Open

Tommy Fleetwood will be the local hero of this week's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, and the Southport lad's recent succcess has boosted ticket sales, with huge crowds expected to attend the game's oldest major this week. read more ...


Henrik Stenson is Looking Forward to Open Defence

12 months removed from his legendary duel with Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson is back at the Open Championship to defend the Claret Jug. Derek Clements charts the highs and lows of the popular Swede's career to date. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Hopes to Complete Special Season with Open at Birkdale

Tommy Fleetwood has enjoyed an incredible year to date, transforming his career with success across Europe, Asia and America, and he's now looking for hometown success in the Open at Royal Birkdale. Derek Clements reports on the Englishman's amazing season. read more ...


Explore all 18 Holes at Royal Birkdale

The Open is being played at Royal Birkdale for a tenth occasion. Widely regarded as one of the finest courses on the rotation, we take a look through all 18 holes of the famous layout near Southport. read more ...


From a Championship Belt to Winning Cheque for £1.4m

From the Championship Belt to the Claret Jug, Gold and Silver Medals, and £10 to £1.4m, we take a look through the long history of trophies and prizes awarded to the Champion Golfer of the Year. read more ...


The Open Enhances Camping Village with Adult Options and Glamping

Having launched The Open Camping Village at Royal Troon last year, which provided 500 under 25-year old's and their families with free accomodation during the championship, The R&A are enhancing that service for this month's showpiece at Royal Birkdale, with a bigger and better offering. T read more ...


Justin Rose Hopes to Bloom Again at Royal Birkdale

Justin Rose is looking forward to make his return to Royal Birkdale, where he enjoyed an incredible breakthrough as a teenage amateur in 1998. Now England's top ranked golfer and major champion, Golfshake's Derek Clements looks back on the 19-year career path that is now taking Rose back to the stage that made his name. 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 ...


Rory McIlroy Criticises Honourable Company at Muirfield

Earlier this week, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield voted to admit women members less than a year after rejecting them, but that didn't stop former world number one Rory McIlroy from criticising the club for being in this position in the first place. read more ...


Open Championship to Grow Golf in Lancashire

With the world's finest golfers heading to Southport's Royal Birkdale this summer for the Open Championship, golf clubs across Lancashire have been urged to take full opportunity of the event as a springboard to growing the sport within the county. read more ...


The Open Returns to Royal St. George's in 2020

The Open Championship will make a welcome return to the South East of England in 2020, when the 149th edition of the game's oldest and most prestigious major is once again played at Royal St. George's. read more ...


Best Courses to Never Host a Major Championship

With Championship standard golf courses in abundance around the world, is it time that the men's majors headed to some different destinations? Golfshake writer Josh Carr explored some courses that should be given the chance to host a major. read more ...


Golf Centre to be Redeveloped at Carnoustie in Time for 2018 Open

Carnoustie Golf Links has been granted permission to redevelop its golf centre, with the enhancements due to be completed in time for the 2018 Open Championship, which is to be contested on the famed Angus course. read more ...


Greatest Day in the Grandest Championship

The 2016 Open Championship will forever be considered among the finest in history. It was a classic, and for Golfshake's Derek Clements, the duel betweeen Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson was as good as golf can be. read more ...


The Open Championship 2016: Stenson edges Mickleson in epic final day

HENRIK STENSON and Phil Mickelson produced the best finish The Open Championship has seen since Tom Watson beat Jack Nicklaus in 1977 in the Duel in the Sun, with the Swede finally securing his first major. read more ...


Was the Sky Open Coverage On Par?

So it is all over for another year. And just what did we make of Sky Sports' much-heralded coverage of The Open Championship? read more ...


The Open Championship 2016 - Day 4 Report

It was a lefty against a righty, Europe against the USA and when push came to shove, Henrik Stenson became the first Swede to win a major championship when he came out on top in an epic battle against Phil Mickelson to become Open Champion. read more ...


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