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Bubba Taking Big Breaks Before Majors; No British for Shark

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:32 Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:19

altCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Bubba Watson has played only nine times this year, tied with Rory McIlroy for the fewest of any player among the top 75 on the PGA Tour money list.

Watson played the Cadillac Championship at Doral and took off four weeks before the Masters. He is in the middle of a four-week break before showing up at the U.S. Open. The two-time Masters champion is simply trying to find the right balance to be a golfer, husband and father while keeping up his energy when he does play.

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The Open Celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:10 Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:07

altFood at the 144th Open, from July 12-19, 2015, will range from sustainably sourced fish from Peterhead in the North East of Scotland to Quality Meat Scotland - Specially Selected Pork from the South West of the country.

The Open’s commitment to the Year of Food and Drink, led in partnership by VisitScotland and Scotland Food & Drink, means the country of origin will feature prominently on Open Hospitality menus including Scotch beef and lamb, Scottish smoked salmon and Scottish artisan cheeses. Sustainable sourcing is also guaranteed through supply endorsement by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the Red Tractor scheme, Freedom Food and Fairtrade.

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Faldo to Make Final Appearance at This Year’s British Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 19:05 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:21

Nick FaldoCanadian PressST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Three-time British Open champion Nick Faldo will make his final appearance at the tournament at St. Andrews this year.

The English golfer, who will turn 58 during the tournament in July, will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his second British Open title at the Old Course in 1990.

“The Open and St. Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart,” Faldo said. “My fondest moments on my journey with this great sport are woven with pictures and emotions in this setting. It all means a huge amount to me.”

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BBC Loses British Open Rights to Rival Sky Sports

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:27 Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:16

altThe R&A announced new five-year broadcast agreements with the UK’s two largest sports broadcasters, running from 2017-2021. The Open Championship will, for the first time, be shown live on Sky Sports with prime-time television highlights and live radio coverage delivered by the BBC.

Both broadcasters will provide extensive coverage of the event through their digital channels ensuring golf fans throughout the UK will have numerous ways to enjoy golf’s oldest and most international championship.

Golf fans who do not subscribe to Sky Sports will be able to watch live coverage of The Open through NOW TV with weekly and individual daily subscriptions available and no contract required.

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Former British Open Winner Kel Nagle Dies at 94

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:23 Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:17

Kel NagleCanadian Press

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94.

The PGA of Australia said in a statement that Nagle, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1960, its centenary year, died overnight at a Sydney hospital. It did not give a cause of death.

The Australian golfer, who won a tournament every year for 26 years after turning professional in 1946, collected 61 victories on the PGA Tour of Australasia and two on the U.S. tour.

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