Golf

Darren Clarke Wins Open Championship [VIDEO]

Three of the last six majors have now been won by separate Northern Irishmen.

Seen Miguel Angel Jiminez Stretch? [VIDEO]

Funny.

Dustin Johnson Aces the 16th at The Open Championship [VIDEO]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o173W_i_88Y

Thursday, Friday Tee Times Announced for The Open Championship

Thursday Round 1/Friday Round 2 (I’ve bolded the times I find particularly interesting) 6:30 a.m./11:31 a.m.: Jerry Kelly, Nathan Green, Danny Willett 6:41 a.m./11:42 a.m.: Thongchai Jaidee, Mark Calcavecchia, Graeme Storm 6:52 a.m./11:53 a.m.: Gregory Havret, Charley Hoffman, Markus Brier 7:03 a.m./12:04 p.m.: Todd Hamilton, Simon Khan, Prayad Marksaeng 7:14 a.m./12:15 p.m.: Rhys Davies, Fredrik … Read more

Thomas Levet Wins French Open, Jumps In Lake, Breaks Shin, Out of Open? [VIDEO]

Havet shocked the field and won the French Open.  What did he do to now prepare for The Open Championship?  Jumped in a lake and broke himself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqY1sISIx2A

Tiger Woods Out of The Open Championship

Full story: here. And that sound you just heard…a resounding ugh from ESPN higher-ups.

Jacobson Records First Tour Win [VIDEO]

Freddy Jacobson looked like a contender at Congressional, shooting a 69 on Friday and following it with a brilliant 66 on Saturday. He trailed off Sunday but rebounded at the Travelers this weekend to record his first win on the PGA Tour.

Commentary: Northern Ireland Joins Golf’s Emerging Powers with Rory’s US Open Win

Author’s Note: I published this after Rory hit a tee shot within a few inches of the cup on the 10th.  It was a moment of beauty and I don’t doubt his victory once he hits -17. Before last summer, no European golfer had won the U.S. Open since 1970 (England’s Tony Jacklin).  European nations … Read more

Rory’s Rebound a Spectacular Feat

For full leaderboard, click here. Impressive.  No other word for it. Rory McIlroy’s Sunday collapse at Augusta in April made headlines all over the world as the then 21, now 22 year-old from Northern Ireland hit a tee shot into house and then followed with hole after hole of missed putts after draining everything inside … Read more

Robert Rock’s US Open Road [VIDEO]

Robert Rock qualified for the US Open a week ago.  He then found out he did not have proper VISA and papers in order to come to the United States to compete.  In 7 days, he spent more than $24k on legal fees simply to allow himself to board a flight last night and arrive … Read more

Commentary: Why the U.S. Open is the Year’s Greatest Tournament

It is the hardest tournament of the year, every year.  Northern Irishman Graeme MacDowell won at Pebble last year at even par.  Lucas Glover shot a -4 to win at Bethpage Black and was one of only five players to get below par on the week.  Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate ended at -1, before … Read more

Tee Times Announced for US Open

Thanks to the Naples News for outlining it so clearly.  I have bolded the pairings I find particularly interesting. Thursday-Friday First hole-10th hole 7:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. — Dae-Hyun Kim, South Korea; Chez Reavie, United States, Shane Lowry, Ireland. 7:11 a.m.-12:51 p.m. — Greg Chalmers, Australia; Kirk Triplett, United States; Brad Adamonis, United States. 7:22 a.m.-1:02 … Read more