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Ranking every player in The Open field

Michael Collins looked at the entire field of golfers, then sat down and put them all in order. The list will surprise you. It surprised him.

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ESPN predictions: Who will win The Open?

The Open is unique, far different than the other three majors. So, it makes sense that our experts were all over the place on who will walk off with the Claret Jug.

Open Championship 2018: Tournament news, schedule, coverage and analysis

All you need to know about the 2018 Open Championship, including day-by-day results and analysis from Carnoustie.

How American 20-somethings have taken over golf

The past five majors have been won by U.S. players in their 20s, an unprecedented streak of American dominance. Can the rest of the world catch up?

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Video from The open

Mickelson pulls off incredible trust shot

Phil Mickelson pulls off the incredible trust shot when he perfectly chips a ball over Gary Evans, who is a member on the European Tour.

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Player: McIlroy more talented than Tiger Woods

Legendary golfer Gary Player has praised Rory McIlroy, saying he believes has potentially even more talent than Tiger Woods ahead of The Open.

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Player: No other major comes close to The Open

Three-time Open champion Gary Player described Carnoustie as a 'beast', and added that he thinks the Claret Jug is the most prestigious trophy in golf.

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Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth's search for the missing magic

Jordan Spieth, perhaps for the first time ever, is struggling. He hasn't won since last year's Open. Is it time to worry -- or is the next act about to start?

Morgan's wish to meet Jordan Spieth comes true

Morgan Comer, an 18-year-old who survived a rare liver disease at 10 months old, gets her wish to spend the day with her golfing idol, Jordan Spieth.

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Tiger Checks Out Carnoustie

Tiger: Carnoustie 'most difficult' Open course

Tiger Woods played eight holes of Carnoustie on Sunday as he prepares for his first appearance at The Open since 2015 after missing the past two years due to back issues.

Tiger says the fairways are faster than the greens

Tiger Woods talks about the conditions at Carnoustie for The Open as he begins the quest for his fourth career Claret Jug.

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How will the Scottish weather affect Tiger's back? And what's it like to be back at Open Championship, it's been two years?

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer3d ago

Preview: The Open

How Jean van de Velde famously threw away The Open

Jean van de Velde's collapse at Carnoustie in 1999 will go down as one of the biggest meltdowns in sports history. With The Open back at Carnoustie, we relive the mess.

Jean van de Velde and the 'championship heartbreak' list across sports

From the 2013 Spurs to the 2011 Rangers to Greg Norman at the Masters, teams and athletes across sports have see titles disappear.

Open Championship 2018: Tournament news, schedule, coverage and analysis

All you need to know about the 2018 Open Championship, including day-by-day results and analysis from Carnoustie.

Live From Carnoustie

The only thing green at Carnoustie? The greens. Everything dried out and firm. Tiger practicing on first hole.

Bob Harig, ESPN Senior Writer3d ago

Tiger Woods' Season

Tiger Woods' checklist for The Open

Tiger Woods has a week to get his game ready for Carnoustie and The Open. What's good, what's bad, what needs work? We take a look.

A step-by-step look at Tiger Woods' 2018 season

Tiger Woods had a good showing at the Quicken Loans National, finishing tied for fourth. Now, after a week off, it's off to the Open Championship.

How Tiger Woods lost his own tournament from the PGA Tour schedule

This was supposed to be lasting, like Arnie's and Jack's events, a staple with the game's biggest name as its draw. How is it even possible Tiger Woods' tournament is done?

New Schedule

The highs and lows of the new PGA Tour schedule

Some major changes are coming to the golf calendar. Which tournaments won? Which lost?

2018-19 PGA schedule manages shuffled major

To accommodate the PGA Championship moving to May next year, the PGA Tour's flagship event, the Players Championship, will return to a March date. The FedEx Cup playoffs will end a month earlier and be condensed from four events to three.

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Tiger Vs. Phil

Tiger vs. Phil is the heavyweight fight we all want to see

No, Tiger and Phil aren't in their primes. Ian O'Connor's response to that: Who cares? A winner-take-all, $10 million grudge match is good for them, golf and us.

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: Tale of the tape

A head-to-head showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for $10 million? Yes, please, especially when you look at their history.

Report: Tiger, Phil working on $10 million match

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson reportedly are in talks about an exhibition match worth $10 million to the winner.

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ESPYS Voting: Best Male Golfer

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!

ESPYS Voting: Best Female Golfer

Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18 on ABC!

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Disc golfer has nearly perfect round

Paul McBeth dominates at the Great Lakes Open, shooting 18-under for the round, recording only one par.

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The BODY ISSUE

Greg Norman on surfing, dieting and climbing Everest

Greg Norman doesn't hit the links much these days, but don't be deceived into thinking "The Shark" is out of shape -- for the Body Issue, he opens up about his postcareer workouts.

Norman a big believer in physical health

Greg Norman explains why he kept himself in shape and how he pushed for physical health trailers on the PGA Tour.

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The Body Issue 2018

Ten years, hundreds of thousands of images -- and we're just getting started. This year 16 athletes join the revered ranks of Body Issue stars, and there are, as always, too many awe-inspiring moments to count.

Tiger vs. Phil

Tiger, Mickelson planning $10M head-to-head match

Trey Wingo and Mike Golic react to a possible high-stakes match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

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SC Featured

SC Featured: A dreamer's quest for golf glory

16-year-old José Calderón dreams of playing golf professionally one day, but his future is filled with uncertainty because of his immigration status.

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Women's PGA Recap

Two years, two majors for Sung Hyun Park

Sung Hyun Park, last season's top rookie, beat the weather, the course and compatriot So Yeon Ryu to capture the KPMG Women's PGA.

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So Yeon Ryu wants one shot back... the runner-up of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship tells us which one.

Michael Collins, ESPN Senior Writer17d ago

Sunday at the U.S. Open

U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka and his athletic feat

Go ahead, try to make the argument that golfers aren't athletes after watching Brooks Koepka muscle his way to a second consecutive U.S. Open victory.

The steps that led to Brooks Koepka winning the U.S. Open

The U.S. Open ended with Brooks Koepka holding the trophy again. How did we get here? A look at all the big moments from Sunday's final round.

Koepka: It's cool to have family watch U.S. Open win

U.S. Open: Latest Video

Koepka calls back-to-back U.S. Open wins 'extraordinary'

Brooks Koepka explains the challenges of winning the U.S. Open two straight years and jokes about not getting his dad a Father's Day gift.

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U.S. Open 2018: Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler has fame, fortune ... now he needs a major

His coach once asked Rickie Fowler if he wanted to be a golfer or a Kardashian. What Fowler really wants is that elusive major title. Could it come at this U.S. Open?

    U.S. Women's Open

    Ariya Jutanugarn has major reason to smile

    Her pre-shot routine was put to the test after blowing a seven-shot lead on the back nine, but Ariya Jutanugarn bounced back to fend off Hyo-Joo Kim.

    South Koreans again part of Open leaderboard picture

    Hyo-Joo Kim, Ji-Hyun Kim, Inbee Park, Eun-Hee Ji and So Yeon Ryu are all in the top 10 heading into the final round of the U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek.

    Tiger & Peyton at the Memorial

    Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and ... 'Omaha, Omaha'

    Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning drew quite the crowd during their pro-am round at the Memorial. And they heard some familiar sounds over 18 holes.

    Collins: 'Funny to see Peyton nervous' playing with Tiger

    Michael Collins recaps Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods' round at the Memorial Tournament Pro-Am.

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    World Fame

    Our third annual ranking of the biggest names in sports

    To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries. ESPN's Sports Analytics Group then ranked them based on a proprietary formula that took into account three fame factors.

    McIlroy: I dreamed of being a great golfer, not to be famous

    Rory McIlroy was ranked 15th in ESPN's Fame 100 Index but fame is not something the Irishman coveted, nor really ever dreamt of. He only wanted to be known for his golf.

    ESPN World Fame 100: The stories around our 2018 list

    This year's ESPN World Fame 100 is a compilation of the biggest names in sports. Here is everything you need to know about our list, from the newcomers to our methodology to some who might have not cracked the Top 100 but are still making an impact.

    Pratima's Dream

    Nepal’s first female pro golfer

    From maintenance shed to aspiring pro, Pratima Sherpa chases her dream.

    Raised on a golf course in Nepal, Sherpa aspires to become her country's first female professional golfer.

    Aspiring Nepalese golfer gets lesson from Tiger

    Pratima Sherpa's journey to become Nepal's first female golf pro got an unexpected boost from Tiger Woods, who gave the 18-year-old a 30-minute lesson in Florida.

    Tiger draws inspiration from Nepalese golfer Pratima Sherpa

    Pratima Sherpa, a teenage golfer from Nepal, realizes her dream of meeting Tiger Woods.

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