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  • Open field in full

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday 14 July 2009

    This is the full list of players competing at Turnberry this week, with details of how they got here: Top 10 players and ties for the 2008 British Open: Padraig Harrington, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Greg Norman, Jim Furyk, Chris Wood, David Howell, Ernie Els, Paul Casey, Stephen Ames, Steve Stricker, Robert Allenby, Anthony Kim, Ben Curtis. Open champions under age...

  • tigerraringtogoatturnberry

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday 14 July 2009

    The Tiger is back and raring to go again in The Open… After missing last year’s championship at Birkdale after undergoing knee surgery, Tiger reports that he’s fit and well and looking to claim his first Claret Jug since Hoylake 2006 and his 15th major full stop. In his packed-to-the-rafters press conference in the Media Centre, the world no. 1 re-iterated his...

  • poulterescortedoffturnberry

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday 14 July 2009

    You would think Ian Poulter is among the most recognisable personalities in golf, wouldn’t you? Wrong. Poults got his first look at the Turnberry course when he arrived late on Sunday night but it proved a shortlived one as the colourful star was pretty swiftly escorted from the premises! He revealed: “I turned up at 10 on Sunday night and had a little look...

  • Glover reading his way to Open title

    Written by TG staff writer on Tuesday 14 July 2009

    Lucas Glover is looking to read his way to the Claret Jug at Turnberry this week. The American is bidding for his second successive major title after emerging a shock winner of the recent US Open at Bethpage Black. Glover reckoned a key aspect of his unexpected first major success was chilling out with a good read – he actually read four...

  • Harrington has ‘hope’ for Open hat-trick

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Tuesday 14 July 2009

    Padraig Harrington says he is ‘hopeful’ not expectant of his Open chances. Harrington has been in indifferent form this year and blames swing changes for his dipm in form. He said: “I am working on a few things. And when you change something, then you have to adjust in other areas. “I am not as well prepared mentally as I would like.

  • Brothers Chasing Open Glory

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday 13 July 2009

    Scotland’s Saltman brothers, Elliot and Lloyd, will be creating a slice of Open history at Turnberry this week. The East Lothian duo are the first brothers to contest The Open since Japan’s Ozaki brothers nearly two decades ago. And TG received an intriguing insight into what makes the two Saltmans tick…from younger brother Zack who just failed to qualify for Turnberry and...

  • American star pulls out of The Open

    Written by TG staff writer on Monday 13 July 2009

    Most golfers would gve their right arm to contest this week’s British Open at Turnberry but American player Brett Quigley is clearly not among them. Quigley booked his Open berth after finishing runner-up in yesterday’s John Deere Classic US Tour event but later revealed he wouldn’t be travelling to Scotland.  Said Quigley, the latest in a long line of Americans to give The Open a miss...

  • Open Championship tee-times – REVEALED!

    Written by Jonathan Greathead, TG Equipment Editor on Monday 13 July 2009

    Open champion Padraig Harrington will start his defence of the Claret Jug on Thursday alongside American Jim Furyk and Australian Geoff Ogilvy. Harrington backed up his maiden Major success at Carnoustie with a stunning victory at Birkdale last year, and starts at 1420 on Thursday ahead of a 0909 tee-time on Friday. World number one Tiger Woods will kick-off his campaign at 0909 on Thursday morning...

  • Kaymer makes it back-to-back victories

    Written by TG Features Writer on Monday 13 July 2009

    German Martin Kaymer followed up his French Open triumph with an impressive two shot victory at the Barclays Scottish Open yesterday. The 24-year-old showed great control on and around the greens to close out the tournament with a 69, giving him a -15 total of 269. Kaymer finished two shots clear of Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Raphael Jacquelin, who carded four birdies in his final...

  • The Defending Open Champion Talks

    Written by TG staff writer on Saturday 11 July 2009

    Padraig Harrington bids for three successive Open titles at Turnberry next week. Here he gives an intriguing insight into golf’s greatest tournament, the course, major championships…and his recent poor form. Q (What do you think of Turnberry?) Padraig Harrington:  It looks like a very good golf course to go and play, and if you can stay out of the bunkers on the...

  • Golf insiders reveal their Open Championship picks

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday 9 July 2009

    With the Open just a couple of weeks away speculation and predictions are rife, partcularly within the golfing community. Here’s who a motley band of golf journos, including TG’s very own Features Writer, backed on a recent trip to La Manga. Scroll down for to watch the video…...

  • immelmanoutoftheopen

    Written by TG Courses editor on Wednesday 8 July 2009

    Trevor Immelman, who has been out of action since withdrawing from the Memorial Tournament a month ago with a wrist injury, is out of next week’s Open at Turnberry. However, the former Masters champion hopes to return to play the following week at the RBC Canadian Open. “The Open Championship has always been one of my two favourite tournaments and it has...

  • Where the stars will be staying during Open week

    Written by TG Courses editor on Sunday 5 July 2009

    This is the interior of one of the fabulous Turnberry lodges set to be frequented by the world’s top golfers – and their families – during Open week. A total of 89 lodges and cottages are located close to the luxury five star Turnberry Hotel itself which has been booked en bloc that particular week by the Royal & Ancient GC. Clearly...

  • Ten Of The Best

    Written by TG Staff Writer on Friday 3 July 2009

    TOP TEN OPEN HOLES – EVERY ONE A LEGEND   1. 8th Royal Troon Par 3, 123 yards, “Postage Stamp” 2. 17th St Andrews par 4, 461 yards, “The Road Hole” 3. 18th Carnoustie par 4, 428 yards, “Home” 4. 10th Turnberry par 4, 452 yards, “Dinna Fouter (Don’t Mess About)” 5. 18th St Andrews par 4, 357 yards, “Tom Morris” 6. 17th Royal Birkdale par 5,...

  • Four Open Championship tickets up for grabs!

    Written by TG Features Writer on Thursday 2 July 2009

    We’re giving you the chance to win two pairs of tickets the Open Championship at Turnberry on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July. All you have to do is answer one simple question and you could be sunning yourself and watching the greatest golfers on the planet do battle around the famous Ailsa course. The first person with the correct answer drawn...

  • Eurosport to show PGA Tour coverage

    Written by TG Features Writer on Friday 26 June 2009

    Eurosport have announced that they will be showing live coverage of the PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2009 season. Action from the remaining 2009 PGA Tour events will now be accessible in more than 10 million UK homes on British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2, through Sky and Virgin Media platforms. “We are pleased to announce this agreement with Eurosport, which ensures...

  • US Open Finale

    Written by Golf World on Monday 22 June 2009

    What will happen today… Although the best story is Phil Mickelson winning his fourth major only days after his wife, Amy, was diagnosed with breast cancer; he may just have left himself too much to do today. With only 16 holes to play, he has to overcome both Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover, who are both five shots ahead of him. Barnes...

  • Open Championship Blog

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday 16 June 2009

    You’ll find all the latest behind the scenes gossip and first-hand experiences from the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry right here from July 13.

  • US Open 2009 Preview

    Tuesday 16 June 2009

    The US Open returns to one of the greatest muni courses on the planet this week, Bethpage Black. Tiger Woods won here back in 2002 but the course has undergone a few tweaks since then. You can see exactly what the world’s best players will be facing by clicking on the image below.

  • Woods, Harrington and Cabrera grouped together at US Open

    Written by TG Features Writer on Tuesday 16 June 2009

    Defending US Open champion Tiger Woods, reigning British Open and PGA Championship holder Padraig Harrington and this year’s Masters winner Angel Cabrera will be playing together at the US Open on Thursday and Friday. Another mouth-watering grouping, and one for the ladies, contains Sergio Garcia, Camilo Villegas and Adam Scott. British eyes will be heavily focussed on world number three Paul Casey and...

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