Majors: The British Open / Current News

Slam Gone, Spieth Gears Up for Next Major

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:11 Thursday, 23 July 2015 04:58

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (Tim Dahlberg/AP) — Jordan Spieth headed home from a grueling week at the British Open with history on his mind and another major in his future.

Next up is the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. And if the Grand Slam is no longer in play, there’s still plenty out there.

“I don’t know how many guys have done three majors in a year,” Spieth said. “I’m sure there’s only been a few.”

Very few, actually.

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Zach Johnson Wins British Open in 4-Hole Playoff

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 01:02 Tuesday, 21 July 2015 00:13

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers.

Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go in the British Open, right after making a 50-foot birdie putt that made it feel as though he were destined to win at St. Andrews for his third straight major.

And he was still there at the very end, but only as a spectator.

The slam gone, Spieth graciously returned to the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse to watch Johnson finish off a sterling performance of his own. Johnson rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that got him into a three-man playoff, and he outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman to win the British Open.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:47 Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:27

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ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS

BRITISH OPEN

Site: St. Andrews, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: St. Andrews Golf Club, Old Course (7,297 yards, par 72).

Purse: $9.8 million. Winner’s Share: $1.15 million.

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The Open Championship Picking The Majors

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 08:11 Monday, 13 July 2015 22:02

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by Alfie Lau
 
The dream for the Spieth Slam is still alive, which means The Open Championship at St. Andrews has one compelling storyline above all others: Can Jordan Spieth win his third consecutive Major and continue his dream of the 2015 Grand Slam?
 
Here at Inside Golf, our Grand Slam dreams died with our recent prediction that Rory McIlroy would beat Spieth at Chambers Bay at the U.S. Open.
 
But we don’t give up easily, so it’s time for us to sharpen our pencils, take another stand and Pick The Majors for The Open Championship.

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McIlroy Pulls Out of British Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:07 Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:01

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(Doug Ferguson/AP) — The photo Rory McIlroy posted to Instagram shows his feet up, a black air cast around his left ankle, as he watches Wimbledon on television. The claret jug was positioned beneath the screen.

When it comes to a Grand Slam championship in his own sport, the world’s No. 1 golfer will be reduced to watching this year.

Two days after the stunning news that he ruptured a ligament in his left ankle, McIlroy pulled out of the British Open at St. Andrews, the first time in 61 years that the defending champion will not be in the field.

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