Tournament organizers ferried everything from scoreboards to grandstands to give Northern Ireland the look and feel of a proper major.
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Woods shot a seven-over-par 78, a stroke better than Rory McIlroy, the local favorite at Royal Portrush. J.B. Holmes, a long-driving American, took the first-round lead.
McIlroy and Tiger Woods were among players who struggled in the first round on the newly renovated course in Northern Ireland.
Rory McIlroy and other golfers see the decision to host the Open at Royal Portrush as an emblem of progress in Northern Ireland.
Lashley, 36, lost his family just before turning pro. Fifteen years later, he is playing the best golf of his career heading into the British Open.
In 1951 the Open was played outside of Scotland and England for the first time at the club in Northern Ireland. Almost 70 years later, the Open returns.
The golfer was 16 years old when he set the course record in 2005, a feat that announced he had arrived. He has since gone on to win four majors.
The golfer grew up in the Northern Ireland town where the British Open will be played, but he didn’t qualify to play in it until June.
The Scottish Open and the John Deere Classic, held the same week, give players a thrilling, last-minute chance to qualify for the British Open.
A group of investors had the idea several years ago to build next to Muirfield along the coast. Now it’s holding important tournaments.
The English golfer had success in the 1980s and ’90s. He discusses the Scottish Open and why a player from Scotland hasn’t won it since 1999.
The last big event was held there in 1975, but it’s making big plans for the Irish Open.
He won the tournament because of those two shots. He discusses his career and the death of his beloved coach.
The Irish golfer returns home to compete in the Irish Open, joining a contingent of other Irish players.
With limited television exposure, the L.P.G.A. is failing to capitalize on its young, charismatic players from around the world.
Using lessons gleaned from her mentor, Karrie Webb, Green became the first Australian woman to win a major since 2006.
“I’m not entirely sure how much more I have left in me,” said Wie, who missed two months of competition to injuries and had to ice her wrist during the first round of the Women’s P.G.A. Championship.
He was college basketball player and part of championship baseball teams growing up. Maybe that’s why Gary Woodland bloomed late on the golf course.
Woodland, a former college basketball player who had been 0 for 30 in golf’s four biggest events, outlasted Justin Rose, Adam Scott and the two-time-defending champion, Brooks Koepka.
Woods is certainly not the dominant 2000 model, yet as he headed into the weekend nine strokes back, a competitor called him “a little bit of a sleeping giant.”