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Wilson looking to save career

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Embarking on the week that could save his golfing career Oliver Wilson didn't know which way to turn. Well that's not exactly true. The Englishman knew he would be turning right at the plane door to a seat in economy but the former Ryder Cup star couldn't be sure of the aircraft's destination. This was his situation only last Saturday. Show More Summary

Poulter tipifies European pride

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Follow that Gleneagles. In two years when the Ryder Cup comes to Scotland the event's status as a sporting spectacle will never have been higher. It is amazing how the legend of this biennial clash between Europe and the United States...Show More Summary

Ryder Cup 2012: Should Lee Westwood play all five sessions?

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Lee Westwood departed the Tour Championship defiantly stating he would be ready for the Ryder Cup despite finishing dead last in the 30-man field. Not only that, the 39-year-old who was 15 over par at East Lake, insisted he was readying...Show More Summary

McIlroy is the best since Ballesteros

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Rory McIlroy's latest win, his third from his last four outings during a sensational month in the United States, confirms him as Europe's greatest young talent since the emergence of Severiano Ballesteros nearly four decades ago. But...Show More Summary

Magnificent McIlroy casts a huge shadow

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Golf has been waiting for someone to break from the shadows and with a loping yet triumphant stride Rory McIlroy did exactly that with his second major victory. The 23-year old from Northern Ireland was always the most likely candidate...Show More Summary

Forget London 2012, this is 'Glory's Last Shot'

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Incredulity best describes the Charleston taxi driver's reaction when I told him I had just arrived from London. "Why would you wanna leave there with those Olympics going on?" he asked as the rain battered his vehicle in the South Carolina...Show More Summary

Els route to Open win has been anything but 'Easy'

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

They call him the "Big Easy" but the journey for Ernie Els has been anything but simple. The imposing South African with the effortless swing has made vast sums of money from golf and his dramatic Open victory on Sunday took him into...Show More Summary

Can Scott handle final-round pressure?

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Pressure will do funny things to a man. Not the real pressure of feeding a family or saving a life but sporting pressure. It's that feeling of being so close and yet so damned far from achieving your dreams. No matter how big or small. Adam...Show More Summary

Snedeker hits the bar and sinks under par

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Brandt Snedeker has hit on what he thinks is the perfect formula for the Open Championship; Boring golf, local beer and the voice of Tom Watson in his head. It is working, because the "happy-go-lucky" American with the sun-bleached hair matched the lowest halfway score in Open history with rounds of 66, 64 over the last two days on the Fylde coast. Show More Summary

Westwood faces major challenge

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

The old adage says you can't win the tournament on the first day but you can lose it. Lee Westwood is on the brink of testing that out. The Englishman was feted by many as the Open champion-elect at Royal Lytham this week, given theShow More Summary

Open 2012: Enough about the golf

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

It was a freak show 11 years in the making as David Duval faced the press back at Royal Lytham. Yet David Duval is no freak. Deep thinking, complicated, honest, articulate, possibly highly strung, yes. But freak? No. And he doesn't want pity. Show More Summary

Pundits pick their Open winner

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

They say talk is cheap, but it is not if it yields the winner of the Open. The time for cogitating, pontificating, blustering and plain making stuff up is over. Here, then, are the learned predictions of golf's finest media brains. Who is going to win at Royal Lytham & St Annes? Read on. Iain Carter, BBC golf correspondent Winner: Lee Westwood. Show More Summary

Ken Brown's school days: Seve's Lytham magic

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

The Open and iconic moments go hand in hand, and Royal Lytham has had more than its fair share. The championship returns to the venerable old links for the 11th time this week, but without one of its favourite sons. It was on the Fylde coast that the legend of Seve Ballesteros was born and later sealed. Show More Summary

Clarke hoping to repeat Sandwich miracle

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Darren Clarke is living proof that anything could happen in this week's Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Annes. Twelve months ago, the Northern Ireland star turned up for his 20th crack at trying to land the game's oldest and most prestigious title. Show More Summary

Fear and loathing in Royal Lytham

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Remember Car-nasty? Royal Lytham could become Royal Loathe 'em by the end of this week. The Open is back on the Fylde coast for the first time since David Duval won in 2001, and the early signs are that a monster lies in wait. The thick...Show More Summary

Consistency is the key at 'unusual' Royal Lytham

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

English major winners are rarer than a glorious British summer these days. Winners of the Open Championship are even more scarce. It is now 20 years since Nick Faldo finished his burst of three Open titles. Before the first, in 1987,...Show More Summary

What are the perfect preparations for the Open?

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Someone, somewhere is getting it right. Either by design or by accident, one golfer this week will arrive upon a formula to win the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham. What form and circumstance it takes is as big a question as the identity of the player who finds it. Show More Summary

Can Tiger roar once again at Royal Lytham?

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

The needle on the gauge has oscillated all season. One week it aims firmly at the point that says "he's back" and the next it veers to an area that suggests "he's not". Call it the Tigerometre and golf's current barometric conditions mean the indicator shows he has emphatically returned to the "back" phase. This is because Tiger Woods has won again. Show More Summary

Donald hopes to climb staircase to major heaven

2 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

Heading into the final competitive showdown before the US Open, the world's leading two players have yet again swapped positions in an absorbing game of golfing snakes and ladders. Rory McIlroy's two-day encounter with a metaphoric Wentworth...Show More Summary

Golf can no longer be slow on the uptake

3 years agoSports / Golf : BBC - Golf Blog

As Colin Montgomerie was supporting a radical idea to speed up slow play, Doug Brecht - an official who barely stirs the mercury in the thermometer of fame - was becoming golf's newest hero. The LPGA rules man took a huge step in imposing...Show More Summary

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