The Open Championship, especially when conducted in Scotland, is notorious for the weather factoring into the contest. But we doubt this year’s field will face anything this extreme.
Bleak. Barren. Desolate. All are adjectives that have many times been applied to the stark and often windswept links of Carnoustie. In mid-summer, that is.
Rayhan Thomas has taken in a famed Wellington landmark to help promote the tournament and savoured posing with an indigenous Maori warrior at the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Now the serious fun begins – a genuine shot at one of most prestigious titles in amateur golf.
This time he was all smiles, almost a grimace-free zone. One week on from being told to “grow up” and labelled “a disgrace” by former European Tour professional Gary Evans, Tyrrell Hatton strolled to victory—for the second straight year—in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews.
The 2018 British Open isn't for another nine months, but a favourite may have already emerged to claim the the Claret Jug at Carnoustie next July. On Friday, Tommy Fleetwood played the famed course at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship -- and he took apart the Scottish track like no one before.