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Match Play at The Open Championship

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If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The Open Championship started on Thursday with 156 golfers, hopeful golfers. Hopeful that come Sunday evening as as the sun slipped into the Firth of Clyde that their name would be called as Champion Golfer of the Year. Well, despite what the talking heads may say this Open Championship has come down to just two golfers. 154 golfers have essentially been eliminated. Yes,… Continue Reading

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Past OPEN Champs Perform, or Not

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The R&A ensures The OPEN  is the most accessible of the four major championships by using thirty nine separate qualification criteria in setting the field of one hundred fifty players.  First of these many roads to The OPEN is status as a past champion with an age limit up to sixty. Sixteen players are in the field by way of at least once hoisting the Claret Jug. Some have acquitted themselves well while most have struggled, with eight missing the… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth has had Enough of the Negative Media

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As Jordan Spieth continues to struggle to find his 2015 form he says he’s grown tired of the negative questions from the media.  Spieth looked frustrated on Royal Troon today as his tee game, ball striking and especially putting showed little resemble to the form that he displayed last season. Let’s face it: 2015 with two major wins, five overall, a Tour Championship and a FedEx Cup check is a tough act to follow. But Spieth, like Tiger Woods is… Continue Reading

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The Senior Set Does Troon

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Of the 156 competitors at Royal Troon nine are over 50 and eligible for play on The Champions Tour.  Vijay Singh and Miguel Angel Jimenez are the only two players from the geriatric set who regularly compete on the primary tours that cater to young flat bellies. But the lure of a major and the many, many ways that the R&A makes entry into the OPEN accessible typically brings in a bunch of gents who, to put it politely, are… Continue Reading

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The OPEN Day One: Birds & Bogeys

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What a great day at the Open Championship. And that was just the weather the low scoring and Philly Mick threatening the low score at a major championship was an added bonus. Royal Troon was ripe for the taking and taken it was but Friday the forecast calls for typical Scottish weather so the odds of a low scoring round like today aren’t looking good. Here are some birdies and bogeys and from round one of the Open. Birdies… Phil… Continue Reading

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Phil the Thrill Is Back At It Again

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Phil the Thrill is back at it again. Phil Mickelson played the major round of his life at the Open Championship today. With dozens of golfers still on the course he’s in the clubhouse with a three shot lead. But that’s not the story the story is he settled for a record tying 63 but it was a hair from a major championship record 62. Mickelson’s record breaking birdie putt at eighteen was dead center in the hole from a… Continue Reading

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Our Links Life Golf Open Championship Picks

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It’s Open Championship week and the oldest and most intriguing of the majors wouldn’t be complete without the Links Life Golf Crew Open Championship Picks. The boys at Links Life Golf put hours and hours into researching their favorites at Royal Troon and have selected these fine golfers to become The Champion Golfer of the Year. Lil Skins is still alive for the Grand Slam with a win at the U.S. Open and a tie for first at The Masters.… Continue Reading

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The Rory Story

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With controversy swirling at Royal Troon in the wake of statements from two of golf’s top players it’s time to cut through the PR and marketing BS and speak plainly. Rory got it right and we all owe him a big “Thank You”for his candor even though it’s come a bit late and has become a distraction on the eve of the OPEN. None of the elite golfers in our game  (or any golfer, for that mater) has grown up… Continue Reading

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Open Championship Preview: Holes 16, 17, 18

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The last three holes at Royal Troon starts with a birdie opportunity at the par 5, 554 yard sixteenth hole.  In 2004 it played as the easiest hole on the course. A burn crosses the fairway and will challenge golfers to clear it with any wind at all.  The large green is surrounded by those deep, painful bunkers. The par 3 seventeenth normally faces into the wind and at 220 yards players may need a driver to have any chance… Continue Reading

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