Tag: Road Hole

Golf-Canny Danny leads way as Willett prospers

Golf-Canny Danny leads way as Willett prospers

(Updates at end of Willett's round)

By Tony Jimenez

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 17 (Reuters) – England's Danny Willett shrugged off two late three-putt efforts to set the early clubhouse target on nine-under-par in the weather-interrupted second round of the 144th British Open on Friday.

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Golf-Canny Danny leads way as Willett prospers

Golf-Canny Danny leads way as Willett prospers

(Updates at end of Willett's round)

By Tony Jimenez

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 17 (Reuters) – England's Danny Willett shrugged off two late three-putt efforts to set the early clubhouse target on nine-under-par in the weather-interrupted second round of the 144th British Open on Friday.

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Golf-Van Zyl finds 10 strokes overnight, despite storm

Golf-Van Zyl finds 10 strokes overnight, despite storm

By Martyn Herman

ST ANDREWS, Scotland, July 17 (Reuters) – South African Jaco van Zyl found the St Andrews conditions more to his liking despite having his second round interrupted by torrential rain on Friday, carding a 69 after an opening 79.

Van Zyl, who teed off at 6.32am local time with former British Open champion Mark Calcavecchia & Germany's Marcel Siem, had not even completed the first hole when the course was swamped by rain & organisers called a halt.

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A ball in the gorse and a big delay; no birdies on Road Hole

A ball in the gorse & a huge delay; no birdies on Road Hole

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The early part of the first round was going at a reasonable pace until it all came to a halt on the 15th hole thanks to an errant tee shot by J.B. Holmes, a gorse bush & a lad who thought he had a souvenir.

Holmes wound up with a triple bogey & wasn't pleased approximately the ruling – or lack of a ruling – that he received.

His drive went right into the prickly bush, & Holmes thought he might be able to obtain line-of-sight relief from a temporary immovable object. He said the referee wasn't sure & called for a second opinion. European Tour chief referee John Paramor denied it. Holmes couldn't obtain another official.

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Spieth overshadowed but firmly in the hunt

Spieth overshadowed yet firmly in the hunt

By Martyn Herman

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) – Out-scored & out-hit by playing partner Dustin Johnson & trailing Tiger Woods in the popularity stakes, Jordan Spieth still displayed the hallmarks of a potential British Open champion on Thursday with a composed opening round of 67.

The 21-year-old American, making only his third appearance in the tournament, kept his head when the St Andrews course tripped him up & showed an unerring touch with the hottest putter in the game.

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An early start on a major test at St. Andrews

An early start on a major test at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods & James Hahn were approximately 75 feet apart on the same green Sunday at St. Andrews.

They just weren't on the same hole.

Hahn is a newcomer to the Old Course, & the question he seemed to pose on every tee & even some fairways was, ''How do I obtain there?''

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An early start on a major test at St. Andrews

An early start on a major test at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods & James Hahn were approximately 75 feet apart on the same green Sunday at St. Andrews.

They just weren't on the same hole.

Hahn is a newcomer to the Old Course, & the question he seemed to pose on every tee & even some fairways was, ''How do I obtain there?''

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Wilson keeps McIlroy at bay to win maiden title

Wilson keeps McIlroy at bay to win maiden title

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's Oliver Wilson held off a chasing pack that included Rory McIlroy at the Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday to win a maiden European Tour title & breathe new life into his faltering career.

Former Ryder Cup player Wilson has slumped to 792nd in the world rankings, yet held his nerve to card a final round of 70 & complete one shot clear of McIlroy, Richie Ramsay & Tommy Fleetwood.

Having begun the day three strokes clear of McIlroy & Fleetwood & four ahead of Ramsay, he finished with a 17-under-par total of 271 win to grab a long-awaited title having collected nine runner-up finishes.

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Wilson keeps McIlroy at bay to win maiden title

Wilson keeps McIlroy at bay to win maiden title

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's Oliver Wilson held off a chasing pack that included Rory McIlroy at the Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday to win a maiden European Tour title & breathe new life into his faltering career.

Former Ryder Cup player Wilson has slumped to 792nd in the world rankings, yet held his nerve to card a final round of 70 & complete one shot clear of McIlroy, Richie Ramsay & Tommy Fleetwood.

Having begun the day three strokes clear of McIlroy & Fleetwood & four ahead of Ramsay, he finished with a 17-under-par total of 271 win to grab a long-awaited title having collected nine runner-up finishes.

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