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THE OPEN: Leishman soars to top-10 finish

THE OPEN: Leishman soars to top-10 finish

Two days after nervously waiting to see if had made the cut, Marc Leishman fired a superb five under 65 to surge into a share of sixth place at Royal Birkdale. 24 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Magical Spieth seizes control

THE OPEN: Magical Spieth seizes control

Not even Mother Nature has the power to stop Jordan Spieth. 22 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Best images from round two

THE OPEN: Best images from round two

Strong winds and torrential rain made for a wild second round at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The team from Getty Images were there to capture the action. 22 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Aussies battered by Birkdale’s big blow

THE OPEN: Aussies battered by Birkdale’s big blow

Eighteen holes into the 146th Open Championship, there was a spring in the step of at least six Australians who had finished within a handful of shots of the lead. Less than 24 hours later they were all fighting to make the cut. 22 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Best images from round one

THE OPEN: Best images from round one

A trio of Americans led by World No.3 Jordan Spieth sit atop the leaderboard after an action-packed round one of the 146th Open Championship. Here are the best moments captured by the team of photographers from Getty Images. 21 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Spieth leads American invasion

THE OPEN: Spieth leads American invasion

American golfers have claimed the Claret Jug five times from the nine visits the Open Championship has made to the Royal Birkdale course. 21 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: For Jason Day, patience is a virtue

THE OPEN: For Jason Day, patience is a virtue

Jason Day is the first to admit his game is still a long way from the standard he began to set in 2015 when he won his first major and ultimately sparked his rise to World No.1. 20 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Where the Claret Jug will be won and lost

THE OPEN: Where the Claret Jug will be won and lost

Royal Birkdale “is tough but fair”. That’s the general consensus among the players ahead of the first round of 146th Open Championship. 20 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Rahm heads first-time favourites

THE OPEN: Rahm heads first-time favourites

There used to be a time, not so very long ago, when there was only one favourite to win every major. His name was Tiger Woods and, for punters, he presented little or no value whatsoever. 19 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Smith hoping for windy debut

THE OPEN: Smith hoping for windy debut

With the first round of the 146th Open Championship now less than 48 hours away, players are spending nearly as much time checking the weather forecast on their phones as they are honing their putting stroke on the practice green 19 Jul 2017
GA Express #250: The Open Preview Special

GA Express #250: The Open Preview Special

History tells us the chances of an Australian claiming another Claret Jug remain pretty high this week. The 146th Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale, a scene that has treated Australians well in the past. 18 Jul 2017
OGILVY: Why Royal Birkdale is so good

OGILVY: Why Royal Birkdale is so good

Ask just about any player to identify the best English course on the Open Championship rota and most are likely to answer, “Royal Birkdale.” 18 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Aussies hoping for luck of the draw

THE OPEN: Aussies hoping for luck of the draw

Eleven Australians are teeing up in the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and all of them will be hoping the Golfing Gods smile on them with good weather on the first afternoon of the event. 18 Jul 2017
THE OPEN: Happy Leishman “ready to win”

THE OPEN: Happy Leishman “ready to win”

He’s just become a Dad for the third time and his wife is in her best health since almost dying two years ago. The only thing that could make Marc Leishman any happier would be to win The Open Championship this week. 18 Jul 2017
EURO TOUR: Fleetwood stakes strong Claret Jug claim

EURO TOUR: Fleetwood stakes strong Claret Jug claim

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood fired a flawless closing round five under 66 to win the HNA Open de France by a single stroke and further stake his claim as one of the favourites for The Open Championship later this month. 3 Jul 2017