Golf: A too early look at the 2020 Open Championship

Dust off your granny’s teakettle and butter up the crumpets—we're looking toward the 149th the Open Championship. Across the pond we go to Royal St. George’s Golf Club, sandwiched in Kent, England and the host of 14 prior British Opens.

2019 British Open preview: Who to bet based on trends

The Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland Golf’s final major of the year is just around the corner, as the Open Championship, aka the British Open, welcomes the best of the sport to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on Thursday. Irishman and 2014 British Open winner Rory McIlroy is the favorite (+800) to win in his home country, but don’t expect him to hoist the Claret Jug on Sunday. Key Open Historical Trends Looking at the history of the [...]

Golf: The Open Championship preview

The oldest major championship in golf will display a deep field The host of this year's final major is the Irish club of Royal Portrush. Who was the previous winner of an Open Championship last held at Royal Portrush? None other than mad Max Faulkner, in 1951, the only other time the Open was held at the Northern Ireland course. The Englishman fought hard to stay in red figures to win with a 3-under 285. Since the late Mr. Faulkner [...]

The Open: Can Patrick Cantlay be the first winner since 1951 at Royal Portrush?

The Masters, PGA and U.S. Open were all won by Americans, and by sheer numbers, Americans will have a reasonable chance for a sweep. The 148th Open Championship begins Thursday, and for the first time in 68 years, it takes place outside of either Scotland or England, at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Royal Portrush, a scenic course on the sea, is the only venue that has staged the Open outside of Great Britain. The course will be played at [...]

Golf: Harvesting a last Open chance at the John Deere Classic

The PGA Tour heads to Silvis, Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic and last chance to qualify for next week's Open Championship. The TPC Deere Run has played host to the John Deere Classic since 2000 and seems to serve as a catapult for greenhorns. In 2013 a teeny Jordan Spieth pulled off a playoff victory to become the first teenager to win a PGA Tour event in more than 80 years. Hedging that reality, Spieth won again [...]

2018 PGA Championship Is Still About Tiger

by Alastair Bull For the final golf major of the year, the question for most punters is the same as it was for the previous two: what chance does Tiger Woods have? Well according to the oddsmakers, Woods has +1600 odds win the 2018 PGA Championship, making him one of the top-5 choices on the market. A win by Woods would be a fitting end given that this is the final time that this tournament will run at this point [...]