Takumi Kanaya made winning look routine as he captured the 10th Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship on Sunday. But then again, it seems to be becoming more and more so for the 20-year-old from Japan.
The Open Championship inherently instigates a wealth of fervour for the event, but the claret jug’s return to Royal Portrush in 2019 has amplified this excitement.
Justin Rose entered the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational as a tournament favourite, coming off a runner-up finish at Carnoustie and boasting five career top-five finishes in Akron. However, in the event’s final stop at Firestone C.C., the World No. 2 won’t be teeing it up at all.
The timing of his 36-hole lead at the European Tour’s Porsche European Open is particularly noteworthy because it comes just one week after DeChambeau had an epic meltdown on Carnoustie’s driving range.
On Sunday, Jordan Spieth will try to join Tiger Woods, Young Tom Morris and Bobby Jones as the only players to have won at least four majors before age 25. First, he’ll have to survive another night in the frat house.
Open 2018: Forecast calls for heaviest winds of week on Sunday, with no appreciable advantage for morning wave
Nowhere else in golf does the phrase “luck of the draw” resonate more than at the Open Championship.
Zane Scotland’s body, as ever, holds the reality card but it doesn’t stop the MENA Tour ace from dreaming of a return to the scene of his historic Open Championship debut next week.
After a U.S. Open in which no one finished at par or better for the week, golf fans can probably expect similar carnage to continue at Carnoustie.
Self-deprecation has been a hallmark of Mark Calcavecchia’s long career, belying its distinction. But it gave way on Sunday to elation and emotion.
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.
The change to the Desert Swing schedule is clearly very much to Branden Grace’s liking. What hasn’t changed is his ability to go low.