If World Golf Hall of Famer Ian Woosnam were king of golf for a day, the Welshman wouldn't be afraid to shake a lot of things up
Jordan Spieth hopes his bid to become the first golfer to retain The Open title in a decade will not be determined by Carnoustie's fickle weather that can crush hopes in a single afternoon. The 24-year-old American -- who if successful would emulate Irishman Padraig Harrington's back to back wins in 2007/08 -- told a press conference that whilst he loved links golf the downside was the weather could adversely affect one half of the field. "Hopefully we get a pretty even draw (with the weather)," said Spieth.
Veteran PGA Tour caddie John Wood is among those beginning to wonder if the U.S. Golf Association will ever get it right. It had a universally praised course with windy conditions that grew challenging but never disastrous, which seems just about perfect for a U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Yet questionable pin placements and a drastic difference in playability from morning to afternoon were the talk of the national championship, which is building a new, unfavorable reputation as the most controversial test in golf. “Saturday it looked like they took it a little too far, which is unfortunate because Shinnecock is just an incredible place in every way,” said Wood, who was on the bag for Matt Kuchar.
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When it comes to golf, the past couple of weeks have been hard to beat for Carter Toms. Two weeks ago, Toms had a front-row seat to his father's victory at the U.S. Senior Open. David Toms' regular caddie, Scott Gneiser, fell ill and couldn't carry the bag for the first two rounds at The Broadmoor. So Carter grabbed the caddie bib and filled in. By Sunday evening, the Toms family was celebrating David's first U.S. Golf Association title and senior major victory. “I had never caddied before, so I didn't know really what I was doing. I was just trying to stay out of the way,” said Carter via phone. “… But we had a blast out there.” Now, Carter Toms will have a chance to match his dad with a USGA
Thailand's Thidapa Suwannapura edged two-time major champion Brittany Lincicome in a playoff on Sunday to win her first LPGA title at the Marathon Classic in Ohio. Thidapa thrust herself into title contention with an eagle-birdie finish at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, carding a final-round 65 for a 14-under par total of 270.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jon Rahm had heard about a dry summer in Scotland. It didn't really hit home until he checked into the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and caught his first glimpse of the course with a reputation as the toughest links in golf. "I forgot the fact the R&A lets Mother Nature set up the course," he said Sunday. "It wasn't until I got to my hotel room when I looked out and said, 'This is baked. This is brown.' I'm just glad they water the greens." This is a different look than the previous two times the British Open came to Carnoustie. The rough was dense, thick and crowded the narrow fairways in 1999. It was wet and long in 2007. It is bone dry this year, the grass brown on the
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South Africa's Brandon Stone had struggled this season, but he didn't show it at the Scottish Open, closing with a 60 to claim the title by four strokes