148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: With a swing admittedly in need of more practice, Tiger finalises his prep in the rain

Tiger Woods appears a bit more ready to take it on. Elements and all.
The Open

R&A chief quells talk of taking The Open beyond the British Isles

The Open Championship boasts about its global footprint but don't expect the greatest golf show on earth to go on the road outside the current 10-course rota anytime soon.
Legends

Open Book: The Black Knight on Tiger, Jack, Rory and the return to Royal Portrush

In a wide-ranging interview on the eve of the 148th Open Championship, Player shares memories from his three wins in the oldest major, shares his tips for Royal Portrush this week...
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: Tiger Woods says his light playing schedule, criticised by some, is needed for the long term

Tiger Woods accomplished his goal, winning the Masters in April for his 15th career major championship and first in over a decade. The price has proven to be a steep one, though.
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: This Nike mini-doc will have you emptying the bank account on Rory McIlroy at Royal Portrush

If you already liked McIlroy’s chances this week (he is the favourite after all), then you really like them after watching this.
News

No, this tour caddie didn’t shoot 194 in a U.S. Am qualifier. He shot 202—then was DQed

Actually, the score was wrong. It was even worse than that.
Equipment

The Open 2019: Tiger Woods says his driver passed R&A test

Woods has been playing the TaylorMade M5 since the Farmers Insurance Open in January.
Golf Digest Podcast

Open Preview Podcast: Can Rory McIlroy handle the pressure of playing a “home game”?

The 2019 Open Championship is the rare golf tournament where Tiger Woods might not be the biggest story.
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: “I’m not worried about the result so much” says Phil Mickelson ahead of his 26th Open Championship

Perhaps the “hard reset” could be exactly what Mickelson needs to snap out of this late-season funk.
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: Justin Rose critiques FedEx Cup-driven schedule: “I think the majors should be protected”

Justin Rose is one of the Open Championship favourites, entering the week at Royal Portrush. Given his comments Tuesday at the final major of the season, you mightn't be so confident.  
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: We found a reason not to pick Brooks Koepka at Portrush (but he’s still the man to beat)

1-2-1-2. There are only a handful of people who have matched Brooks Koepka’s grand-slam rhythm of late. Fred Astaire comes to mind. Gene Kelly, maybe.
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: Jordan Spieth eyes another chance to salvage his season, if only his swing will oblige

In professional golf, focusing on your swing and focusing on your score are two vastly different propositions. At times, even, they can be mutually exclusive. Welcome to Jordan Spieth’s world, at least of late.
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: Justin Thomas loves links golf, even if it hasn’t been loving him back

By his admission, Justin Thomas hasn’t golfed his ball with distinction in any of his previous visits to the Open Championship.
The Gulf Club

New UAE-focused course guide app is a Major development

Meet the man, and high definition technology, behind a UAE-inspired golf course guide app with global ambitions
148th Open Championship

The Open 2019: In Rory McIlroy’s hometown, traces of where the legend began

To the uninformed, a walk down High Street, the main drag lined with shops, cafes and pubs, offers few clues that one of golf’s biggest stars was born and raised in this seaside town of 12,000.
148th Open Championship

Tee times for the opening two rounds of the Open at Royal Portrush

It’s a week that has been 68 years in the making.
148th Open Championship

Tiger Woods continues to study Royal Portrush intently with another 18-hole practice session

For the second straight day, Woods went all 18 holes.
Courses

QUICK SHOT: Royal Portrush Golf Club

Nearly 70 years after first hosting The Open, Northern Ireland’s fabled Dunluce Links have undergone a majestic makeover for this month’s much-anticipated encore