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Wiesberger beats Hebert in Scottish Open playoff

[ad_1] NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger beat Benjamin Hebert on the third playoff hole at the Scottish Open on Sunday for his sixth European Tour title. Hebert shot 62 to set the clubhouse target on 22 under at The Renaissance Club but overnight leader Wiesberger (69) recovered from a slow start to reclaim top spot with his fourth birdie of the day on the 16th, only to bogey
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Everything you need to know about The Open at Royal Portrush

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- The Open is returning to Irish soil for the first time in 68 years this week, with golf's best players gathering at Royal Portrush Golf Club for the year's final major championship.The 148th edition of The Open is being called the greatest sporting event in Northern Ireland's history. Tickets for all four days of the tournament sold out for the first time in history and
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How The Open came back to Northern Ireland and Royal Portrush

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland -- Rory McIlroy shot 61 on the course as a teenager, Graeme McDowell grew up in the town of less than 8,000 people and spent much of his youth learning the game on the neighboring layout, and Darren Clarke calls Royal Portrush -- both club and location -- home.Three major champions, all hailing from the tiny country of Northern Ireland, which is set to welcome the
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Wiesberger taking 2-shot lead into Scottish Open final round

[ad_1] NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger will take a two-shot lead into the last round of the Scottish Open after carding 6-under 65 on Saturday. At 20 under after three rounds, Wiesberger posted the lowest ever 54-hole total at the European Tour event, and the lowest of his career. Eric van Rooyen of South Africa shot 67 to drop out of a tie for the lead to second
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Wiesberger shoots 61 to join Scottish Open leaders

[ad_1] NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger carded a 10-under 61 at the Scottish Open to move into a three-way tie for the lead after the second round on Friday. The lowest round of Wiesberger’s career on the European Tour lifted him alongside England’s Lee Slattery and South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen, who shot consecutive 64s to be at 14 under. They were two strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson
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A capsule look at top contenders for British Open

[ad_1] A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the British Open, to be played July 18-21 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland (listed in predicted order of finish): RORY MCILROY Age: 30. Country: Northern Ireland. World ranking: 3. Worldwide victories: 24. Majors: U.S. Open (2011), British Open (2014), PGA Championship (2012, 2014). 2019 majors: Masters-T21, PGA Championship-T8, US Open-T9. British Open memory: Going wire-to-wire to win the claret jug
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1951 British Open, AP Was There

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The British Open returns to Royal Portrush on July 18-21 for the first time since 1951, the only other time golf’s oldest championship has been held outside Scotland or England. Max Faulkner won his only major on a rainy final day in Northern Ireland. To mark the return, the AP is reprinting this story about the conclusion of the 80th British Open. It first
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Key anniversaries for the 2019 British Open

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A look at key anniversaries during this year’s British Open: 150 YEARS AGO (1869) One year after Young Tom Morris became the first player to break 50 to win his first British Open, he made more history with the first hole-in-one on the 166-yard eighth hole at Prestwick. The 18-year-old Morris led by three shots after the opening round, and stretched the lead to
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Kuchar shares lead on low-scoring day at Scottish Open

[ad_1] NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Matt Kuchar shot an 8-under 63 on Thursday to share the lead with three players in a low-scoring opening round at the Scottish Open. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, the highest-ranked players in the field, opened with 67s — a score only slightly better than the field average on a day when 118 players broke par at The Renaissance Club, which was softened by