In Case You Missed It: British Open News

July 22, 2019

ICYMI: A Rough Week for the Local Favorite, an Inspiring Victory, and All the British Open News You May Have Missed

How are you supposed to keep up with the best news in golf when you have to wake up before dawn to catch this week’s tournament? If you missed most of the party at Royal Portrush, don’t worry. We’ve got all your Open Championship news (and more!) right here.

British Open News

Here’s look back at the 1951 Open Championship in Royal Portrush, the only other time in history that the event was played outside of England or Scotland. (

Nobody in Northern Ireland seems to know who Gary Woodland is. (Golfworld)

The R&A found a simple solution for “grandstopping.” (

Did you catch the washing machine logo on Rory’s shirt? It was a charming nod to his childhood golf practice. (The Loop)

In case you missed Emiliano Grillo’s first-round ace . . .  (@GolfDigest)

What’s your opinion on the brutal first-hole O.B. that crushed Rory on Thursday? (

“This may be my last one, but maybe next time I’ll be caddieing for you.” Read about Tom Lehman’s meaningful moment with his son in his last Open start. (Golfworld)

After all Darren Clarke’s hard work bringing the Open to Royal Portrush, it was tough to see him miss the cut on Thursday with a triple bogey on the last hole. (

Rory’s not the only one with Royal Portrush history. J.B. Holmes has his own story of playing the famed course . . . in weather as rotten as it was this past week. (Golf Channel)

Tiger Woods rallied on Friday after a rough round on Thursday, but he still didn’t make the cut. (

Things got a little sticky after Kyle Stanley failed to call “fore” before his errant shot hit the mother of Robert MacIntyre’s caddie. (Golfworld)

Koepka’s putting may have been a little weak this past weekend, but we could watch this drive all day. (Golf Channel)

Sunday’s final round heated up when Henrik Stenson hit a shank…then snapped his club in half. (The Loop)

Congratulations to Shane Lowry on becoming the 2nd golfer from the Republic of Ireland to win the Open Championship! (VIDEO) (Golf Channel)

Big News in Golf

John Deere Classic winner Dylan Frittelli works with the same sport psychologist that guided Tiger through his amateur career. Anyone know how we can get this guy’s number? (Golfworld)

Let’s all reminisce about the time 16-year-old McIlroy shot a 61 (a course record) at Royal Portrush. (

Here’s why Matthew Wolff did not make it to the British Open, despite his victory at 3M. (Golfworld)

Brooks Koepka’s best isn’t good enough for Brooks Koepka. (Golfworld)

A PGA Tour caddie decided to turn his failure to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship into an opportunity to set a record for the highest-ever score. (

The famous Baltusrol clubhouse in Springfield, New Jersey, caught fire on Tuesday. Thankfully, it looks like everything and everyone is going to be okay. (Golfworld)

If you’ve fallen behind on Amateur golf news, the Golf Channel has this handy roundup for you. (Golf Channel)

Very, very important Jordan Spieth news: His shotgunning technique is not what it could be. (@CaddieNetwork)

Tiger Woods is skipping the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to prepare for the playoffs in two weeks. (Golf Channel)

The R&A is making some changes to boost the status and economic possibilities of the Women’s British Open. (

Want a glimpse of Michael Jordan’s private golf course in Florida? (

Hot Golf Tips

Some insight from Rory McIlroy on self-talk during rough rounds. (

You’re never too old to play a satisfying round. Here are some great tips for making powerful shots even when your range of motion is not what it once was. (USGolfTV)

These 4 simple putting tips will have you approaching the green with confidence. And that’s the dream, isn’t it?(USGolfTV)

Why We Love the Game

Our heroes give us a standard to meet, and this mini-doc from Nike is an incredible tribute to the inspiration Tiger Woods has been for Rory McIlroy. (The Loop)

Brian Wacker brings us this inside look at what it’s like to connect with other golf fans at the Open Camping Village. (Golfworld)

Get those chills all over again with this list of the top 10 majors of the decade. (Golf Channel)

Talk about the resilience of golfers . . . Golf Digest gives us this peek into what it’s like for Stacy Lewis to travel with her baby girl on the LPGA Tour. (Golfworld)

“No matter what I shoot tomorrow, my family will be waiting for me.” The night before becoming the 2019 British Open champion, Shane Lowry shared his thoughts on both loving the game and keeping it in perspective. (

This Week in Video Golf Tips

PGA Teaching Professional Todd Kolb knows you can break 90. Here are 5 tips for getting there. (USGolfTV)

A little guidance for hitting shots into the wind. (USGolfTV)

Keep hitting chunk shots with your irons? Find out how to end the problem once and for all. (USGolfTV)

The takeaway is more important than you might realize. Here are 3 easy steps to perfecting your golf takeaway. (USGolfTV)

The Latest in Golf Equipment

Bushnell has really outdone themselves with the new Pro XE laser rangefinder. (USGolfTV)

Did you hear about this incredible new Sky Scope technology? (

We assume you wouldn’t mind a peek inside Lowry’s winning golf bag… (Golfworld)

That’s it for this week! We’ll see you back here next Monday for your next golf news roundup.

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