News Archive

  • Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Royal Liverpool offers vastly different landscape from last time it hosted Open Championship

    Royal Liverpool looks vastly different than the last time it hosted the Open back in 2006. Its changes, however, pale in comparison to the changes in the landscape of golf since then.

  • Look back at 11 previous Opens at Liverpool

    HOYLAKE, England – A capsule look at the previous 11 Open Championships held at Royal Liverpool:  Year: 2006  Winner: Tiger Woods. Runner-up: Chris DiMarco  Winning score: 270.  Margin: 2 shots.  First-place money: 720,000 pounds  Noteworthy:...

  • Jordan Spieth, an Open Championship favorite at age 20, not frazzled by his fast rise in golf

    Even though the 2013 John Deere Classic remains his only victory, Jordan Spieth's body of work over the past year can't be ignored. It's no surprise he's one of the favorites at Royal Liverpool.

  • Trivia quiz for 2014 Open Championship

    HOYLAKE, England – How well do you know your Open Championship history? Try this quiz:  1. Of the nine links courses on the current rotation, which is the course that Jack Nicklaus only played once?  a.) Turnberry  b.) Carnoustie  c.) Royal Liverpool  2. Who...

  • Facts and figures for 2014 Open Championship

    HOYLAKE, England – Facts and figures for the Open Championship:  Event: 143rd Open Championship  Dates: July 17-20  Site: Royal Liverpool Golf Club  Length: 7,312 yards  Par: 35-37--72  Field: 156 (152 professionals, 4 amateurs)  Prize money:...

  • Five things to know for 2014 Open Championship

    HOYLAKE, England – Even for a major championship that goes back 154 years, the Open Championship is capable of providing a new experience.  Attribute that to the weather.  Returning to Royal Liverpool for the first time since 2006, two differences were immediately obvious. The...

  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  • Steve Stricker withdraws from Open Championship, Ryo Ishikawa tabbed to replace him

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) – Steve Stricker has withdrawn from the Open Championship next week at Royal Liverpool. It's the second straight year he has decided not to play as he cuts back his schedule.  Stricker was replaced in the field by Ryo Ishikawa of Japan.  Stricker last...

  • Tuesday, July 1, 2014
  • New qualifying rules effectively block out young players

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press The Open Championship this year decided to scrap its 36-hole qualifiers on the European Tour and PGA Tour in favor of what effectively are 72-hole qualifiers.  Four leading players from the top 12 on the leaderboard at Congressional and the Greenbrier earn...

  • Birkdale and Carnoustie set to stage Opens again

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Open Championship will return to Royal Birkdale in 2017 and to Carnoustie in 2018.  Both have been part of the rotation for more than 60 years. The announcement Tuesday was more about when they next would stage golf's oldest...

  • Tom Watson gets exemption into Open Championship at St. Andrews in 2015

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Tom Watson will get one more chance at St. Andrews in the Open Championship.  The R&A on Tuesday extended the exemption of Watson, allowing him to play one more time in 2015 when golf's oldest championship returns to the Old Course at St....