The cheers from grandstands had barely died when Rory McIlroy’s tournament followed suit.
Well played on a day he did not play well.
Coming off another long layoff and playing just his fourth event since winning the Masters in April, Woods looked out of sorts and frustrated in the opening round of the 148th Open Championship.
The Open 2019: Watch Graeme McDowell take anger out on golf bag as his potentially special round falls apart
At three-under through 14 holes, he wasn’t just in the mix, he was one off the lead. Next minute...
The Open 2019: There’s an explanation for why there’s out-of-bounds on the first hole at Portrush (but don’t expect to like it)
It took one swing for Rory McIlroy’s Open Championship to go sideways on Thursday—and start a heated debate about a very golf-wonky subject.
The Open 2019: An Irish golfer is near the lead after Day 1 at Portrush. Just not the one most figured
But can he keep it going for another round? Twice before in the Open, Lowry has shot an opening round in the 60s (68 at St. Andrews in 2010 and 68 at Hoylake in 2014), only to follow it with a 73 an 75, respectively.
Open 2019: David Duval plays the wrong ball, posts 13 during disastrous front nine (UPDATE: Score changed to 14)
Good news, Rory McIlroy. You’re off the hook for the worst hole of the day during the first round of the 148th Open Championship. Enter David Duval.
Emiliano Grillo wasn’t having much of a day until he reached the par-3 13th hole.
By Kent Gray There are mouth-watering storylines at every turn. Can Rory McIlroy ride the emotional rollercoaster of being the home favourite at Royal Portrush? Will Brooks Koepka keep his remarkable ...
The Open 2019: Golf coach Pete Cowen says Matt Wallace is “a complete idiot,” calls for ban; Wallace’s agent fires back
The most piercing shots of the 148th Open Championship so far were delivered not by golf balls, but rather through the pointed words of one of the game’s most successful coaches.
There are 52 groups, or games as the R&A calls them, in the first two rounds of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Not all of them are created equally, though.
The Open isn’t a place you’d expect a three-time major champion to make a major equipment change.
Everyone loves Royal Portrush. Unequivocally. Without Doubt. No question. The Dunluce links on the northern tip of County Antrim in Northern Ireland is a bloody good test of golf. But standby.
If you build it, they will come. The R&A’s Johnnie Cole-Hamilton wasn’t quite familiar with the prominent line from the American movie “Field of Dreams,” and swears there were no voices whispering in his head over the last four months.
Let’s count it down from 10 as we examine the players who most “need” the claret jug this week and the ones whose legacies would be transformed the most by a win.
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 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.
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...