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Memorable Moments of the British Open Championships

As the 2017 British Open Championships approach this summer, let’s take a moment to look at the history of The Open as well as some of the most memorable moments in The Open’s longstanding history. 

For over 150 years, since 1860 to be exact, The British Open has been played on some of the world’s most stunning and elite courses. It has produced a pool of legendary and legacy golfers – crowning only one champion each year. It is in fact, golf’s oldest championship. Because of this, millions around the world, have been brought together by those memories shared and unforgettable moments made. Three of the most decorated golfers and champions; Steve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson all displayed great skill and conquered great triumph at The Open. 


Now, let’s take a look back at a few of The Open’s most memorable moments in history.

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Lots of Love for Clarke’s Ryder Cup Appointment

Barely a few months after Europe tastes Ryder Cup victory once again at the 2014 tournament at Gleneagles, the build up to the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine in Minnesota has begun in earnest with the appointment of the two captains for the event.

And far from the Brawl at Brookline of 1999, the appointment of Davis Love III and Darren Clarke as captains could possibly lead to a further improvement in relations between the two teams.

Darren-Clarke-2011 British Open champion

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Which Golfers Will Catch The Eye in 2015?

The 2015 golf season looks like being an intriguing one. In the few early season events that we have seen already, we have witnessed some spectacular golf, some of the world’s biggest names excel, others struggle and some new faces emerge.

In this article, we’ll examine five golfers who we think 2015 could be very special for, including some of the biggest names in golf, and perhaps a few names that are yet to roll quite so easily off the tongue but who could be considerably better known come this time next year.

Let us begin however at the top of the tree with the two premiere golfers in the world today:

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The Golfers Library - 10 Golfing Books You Should Have On Your Shelves

You may not think of golfers as a particularly literary bunch, but over the years there have been some magnificent tomes written about this marvellous game.
Whether it is biographies of the great and good, books about golfing strategy or psychology or about individual golfing tournaments or performances, there’s a lot of top notch golfing books out there.

So whether you are still a fan of flipping the pages of the latest tome, or you are more techno-savvy and prefer to do your reading on your Kindle, iPad or similar, here, in no particular order, are ten of the best golf books you should have in your library.

RIP-Seve-Ballesteros

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golf shot decision

For the typical club golfer, the hole in one is something that is both revered and feared. It is revered as it is an all-too fleeting moment of golfing perfection, when you take aim at a hole 100+ yards distance and then through skill and luck in varying amounts, manage to land the ball at the bottom of the cup.

The elation, and sadly I am yet to experience it, when achieving a hole-in-one must be immense. Indeed my brother has said that if he ever achieves it, he will give up golf on the spot as he’s achieved perfection and the only way afterwards is down.  That elation is short-lived however as with it comes the realisation that you are facing a pretty hefty bar bill back at the 19th hole!

Hole-in-one

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What’s really happening with Dustin Johnson?

The recent field at the final tournament of the year on the USPGA tour, the Tour Championship was one man short of the 30-man limit. While 29 of the world’s top golfers will be fighting it out for the $1.44m prize for winning the Tour Championship and a $10m prize for the FedEx Cup winner, one man will be sitting it out despite having qualified.

That man is Dustin Johnson and the reason for his absence is not yet fully clear.

Dustin Johnson

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Rory-McIlroy-the-best-golfer-in-2014

At the moment, Rory McIlroy seems capable of beating every human golfer on the planet. Not content with smashing a 436 Yard Drive at the recent Scottish Open and following that up with victory in three top ranking golf events, including the British Open and US PGA Championship , in 2013 Rory had his eyes set on a very different challenge.

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