Germans have no time for British Open

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BONN, Germany - Here I am, in this pretty, former Cold War capital, not too far from the edge of Europe, and probably a two hour flight from Carnoustie. Can I get any coverage on television? Nope. It's almost like a badge of honor that Germans will… more »

Can Tin Cup come back at the British Open?

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So it looks like amateur Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland will be around on the weekend. He's slipped well off the lead and is at 2-over after a second round 76. But the cut right now is projected at 5-over, so he's safe. But man, it'd be fun if he wa… more »

Blogger T.R. Massey needs to find something else at British Open to comment on besides the weather

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Almost as ridiculous as the site of Boo Weekly wearing camouflage under his golf shirt is TravelGolf.com blogger T.R. Massey's comments about British Open weather. Why would they host a major tournament in such an inhospitable (read: cold) climate? Yo… more »

Sergio Garcia shoots 65 to lead British Open

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Sergio Garcia Thursday opened the 2007 British Open at Carnoustie with a round of 65 to lead the tournament at 6-under par. Garcia, equipped with a new belly-putter meant, he said, to bring more consistency to his putting, had seven birdies on the day… more »

No more excuses for Sergio Garcia

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I suppose that if a European is going to win the British Open at Carnoustie, it would be fitting if it was Sergio Garcia - who leads the tournament through the first round at 6-under-par. No player has borne the weight of a golf continent's collectiv… more »

British Open Update: John Daly pulls a Michelle Wie

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Well, my initial instinct was right: John Daly couldn't really be leading the British Open. I mean, come on! Thus, I kept refreshing my computer, wondering when the jig would be up. And there he is, at 2-over-par through 17, having given seven stroke… more »

British Open Update: Is that John Daly atop the leaderboard?

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I had to refresh my computer several times, just to see if it was really true: John Daly is at the top of the leaderboard midway through the first round of the British Open, at 5-under-par. Mr. Trailer Park himself. The man more comfortable with a c… more »

British Open Update: K.J. Choi, Tiger Woods battling early

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It's early during Round 1 at the British Open at Carnoustie, but already golfers are scoring. K.J. Choi has the early lead at 4-under-par through 13 holes, one stroke ahead of a surging Tiger Woods. Choi, who won the inaugural AT&T National a f… more »

Tiger Woods the smart pick to win the 2007 British Open

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TravelGolf.com's Chris Baldwin recently said he was awaiting - though I'm sure not anxiously, or even actively - my pick for the British Open that kicks off tomorrow at Carnoustie. He's made it clear that he thinks a European does not have a chance at th… more »

Nick Faldo turns 50, and the European PGA Tour swoons

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The PR flacks - em, writers - over at Europeantour.com give Nick Faldo a big, wet happy-brithday kiss, as the best golfer Europe has ever produced turns 50. I suppose it is a milestone (beyond the obvious reasons why), since the logical follow-up will… more »

European golf: What the hell happened? And other notes...

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I just wrote a short piece on the retirement of Seve Ballesteros, who's hanging it up after trying to stage a comeback earlier this year (a rather unfortunate decision, in hindsight). Seems like the passionate Spaniard just doesn't have it in him anymore… more »

Colin Montgomerie, back in the winner's circle

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Monty's back.Colin Montgomerie finally was able to put something together at a European PGA Tour event, winning the European Open this weekend at Ireland's K-Club. He finished with a Sunday round of 65, 11-under for the tournament.It's not been l… more »

Angel Cabrera named European PGA Tour Golfer of the Month in June

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In what must have been an easy call, the European PGA Tour just named Angel Cabrera the tour's Golfer of the Month for June, following his win at the U.S. Open at Oakmont. “I am very happy with all this recognition which gives me strength to keep pl… more »

It's Tiger Woods' U.S. Open to win or lose

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Well, I'll be the first to admit when I'm wrong and, man, I was really wrong on this one. Of course, I'm referring to picking Colin Montgomerie to win this week's Open. The Scotsman had a dreadful two rounds and missed the cut at 18-over-par for the t… more »

Baldwin gets it right: Sergio Garcia is a joke

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TravelGolf.com's Chris Baldwin blasts Sergio Garcia in his blog today after the gutless Spaniard posted a monster opening round of 79 at the U.S. Open. Baldwin says Garcia is "the most overrated player of the Tiger Woods era." You know what? He's abso… more »