Caddie Confidential -- Polar opposite in Round 2
Friday at The Open couldn't have been more different than Thursday -- at least for the caddies. Why? Our Round 2 anonymous looper goes into extensive detail on all things Royal Birkdale.
Royal Birkdale delivers the wet, windy goods
Gusting winds. Sideways rain. Plunging temperatures. Miserable golfers. The Open at Royal Birkdale has been everything we could ever want in The Open.
Poulter, Ramsay and Bland draw on crowd power
Ian Poulter, Richie Ramsay and Richard Bland all heading for final two rounds of The Open on a high, writes Matt Cooper.
W2W4: Who's ready to move on Moving Day?
Which players are poised to make some noise at The Open on Saturday? Our panel of experts at Royal Birkdale offer up a few predictions.
Round 2 Open grades: McIlroy, Spieth shine
Rory McIlroy rebounded, Jordan Spieth overcame and the Open fans simply preserved. So how did the world's top 10 fare in the midterm report card?
McIlroy finds his rhythm, and it's electric
While he still has ground to make up after a shaky start at The Open, Rory McIlroy is reminding us that he can create a Tiger-like buzz when he hits his stride at a major.
Spieth grabs Open lead despite bad weather
Jordan Spieth's 1-under 69 carried him to the lead at 6-under entering the weekend at The Open. Two shots behind is Matt Kuchar.
Thieves raid Stenson's rental home at The Open
Thieves burglarized the rental home of Henrik Stenson, making off with clothes, jewelry and cash while he was playing in the first round of The Open on Thursday.
WATCH: Westwood's eagle rescues him from the rough.
Lee Westwood's second round at the Open Championship was far from ideal, but his eagle on the fifth was something special.
Mickelson lumbers to 77, misses Open cut
Phil Mickelson shot a 7-over 77 in gusty conditions in his second round at The Open and was 10 over for the tournament, putting him way off the projected cut mark.
Garcia gets angry, hurts shoulder at The Open
Sergio Garcia hurt his right shoulder while angrily swinging a club into shrubs on the fourth hole at Royal Birkdale on Friday.
Vote: Can McIlroy win The Open?
It was Thursday that Rory McIlroy found himself five over par after the sixth hole which put him 10 shots off the lead -- at which time caddie caddie JP Fitzgerald inspired him with some wise words: "You're Rory McIlroy, what the f--- are you doing?"
Kuchar 1 shot back, McIlroy lurking at Open
Matt Kuchar carded a 1-over-par 71 Friday at The Open, falling 1 shot behind first-round co-leaders Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka, who had yet to tee off in second-round play.
McIlroy: Caddie's swearing gave me belief.
Rory McIlroy believes the stern words from his caddie was reason for his turnaround in form during the first round of The Open.
Day confident he can win The Open.
Former World number one, Jason Day is tied for 26th, four shots off the pace after Day One at Birkdale but believes he is still in contention to win.
Don't be fooled by first-round weather at The Open
Don't expect the relatively pleasant conditions -- and low scores -- from the first round at Royal Birkdale to continue. It wouldn't be The Open without Mother Nature making her presence felt.
How McIlroy recovered from disastrous start
Despite playing the front nine in 5 over, Rory McIlroy was pumping his fist by the end of the first round of The Open. Strong words from his caddie and a par-saving putt on No. 8 were keys to his turnaround.
Caddie Confidential: What makes The Open unique
What makes The Open so difficult to navigate? Why did Round 1 start out with a surprise? An anonymous caddied takes you behind the scenes for the inside story at Royal Birkdale.
Round 1 Open grades: Top 10 turned it around
The world's top 10 fared miserably at the U.S. Open with six missing the cut. After 18 holes at Royal Birkdale, it's a different story. So did their grades go up at The Open?
Casey leads strong British showing at Birkdale
On the eve of his 40th birthday, Paul Casey put in one of his best performances ever in The Open at a venue that bared its claws the last time he played there.
Spieth analyzes -- and chews -- his way into Open lead
Jordan Spieth might not overpower golf courses, but he can pick them apart, and the two-time major champion proved it again in Round 1 of The Open en route to a share of the 18-hole lead.
Turning of the tide for Jason Day?
Former world No. 1 Jason Day felt something click for him in Round 1 at The Open. The question is, how far will that propel him in hopes of a second major title?
ESPN UK Weekly Quiz - The Open
The eyes of the sporting world are on The Open this week, but how well do you know Britain's premier golf event?
Spieth, Kuchar, Koepka share early Open lead
Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka were in a three-way tie for The Open Championship after the first round.
ICYMI -- Day makes cut in wildest way
Jason Day had the weather to thank for keeping him around at Royal Birkdale this weekend, while a Poulter-Daly rivalry moved on to the next generation, and Mark O'Meara called it quits in style -- a gentleman's halve against the course he won on in 1998.
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