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Morikawa’s Open supremacy looks ominous for Europe’s Ryder Cup bid

Whistling Straits may suit Pádraig Harrington’s team and Jon Rahm is world No 1 but there are eight Americans in the top 10Predicting the outcome of a Ryder Cup based on preceding major championships can be an ill-advised process. Francesco Molinari ha…

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Putting calamity cannot disguise Jordan Spieth’s recovery

Carelessness on the closing greens on Saturday cost the Texan, but second place has returned him to the world’s top 15When Jordan Spieth completed his final round at Royal St George’s and turned to acknowledge the crowd, he kept his head down. Perhaps …

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Putting calamity cannot disguise Jordan Spieth’s recovery

Carelessness on the closing greens on Saturday cost the Texan, but second place has returned him to the world’s top 15When Jordan Spieth completed his final round at Royal St George’s and turned to acknowledge the crowd, he kept his head down. Perhaps …

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Collin Morikawa sets sights on more majors after Open victory

Morikawa: ‘I enjoy these moments and I love it’Californian also won 2020 US PGA on his debutCollin Morikawa set his sights on further major glory in the immediate aftermath of winning the Open Championship. He made history at Royal St George’s by becom…

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Collin Morikawa sets sights on more majors after Open victory

Morikawa: ‘I enjoy these moments and I love it’Californian also won 2020 US PGA on his debutCollin Morikawa set his sights on further major glory in the immediate aftermath of winning the Open Championship. He made history at Royal St George’s by becom…

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Collin Morikawa on course for greatness after Open victory on his debut

American finishes on 15 under, two shots clear of Jordan SpiethOvernight leader Louis Oosthuizen slipped to thirdOne can only wonder what Collin Morikawa’s record may look like had he not appreciated the value of education. His arrival in the professio…

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The Open 2021: final round – live!

Hole-by-hole coverage of the action at Royal St George’sOfficial Open leader boardAny comments? You can email scott.murray@theguardian.com 1.22pm BST Also in with a 65: Xander Schauffele. The 27-year-old from San Diego never got properly going this wee…

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Tom Jenkins’ best images from the 149th Open Championship

Award-winning photographer Tom Jenkins has been at Royal St George’s for the Open. Here are his best shots Continue reading…

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Louis Oosthuizen leads into final round after Jordan Spieth howler

• South African one shot ahead of Collin Morikawa• Spieth two shots further back after missing from two feetNo wonder Jordan Spieth beat a hasty retreat from the 18th green. He had just been involved in the kind of horror moment as defines championship…

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Paul Casey the best of England’s strugglers after day of dashed hopes

Plenty of home players were in striking distance of the leaders but none were able to put a fluent round togetherThe tide in Sandwich Bay ran high at 5.16pm on Saturday, waves lapping in from a sapphire blue sea and bringing the boats closer to shore. …

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Robert MacIntyre surpasses Sandy Lyle to boost Ryder Cup hopes

Scot held 60ft putt on the 18th at Royal St George’s from the dip where Lyle two-putted his way to the Open title in 1985Sandy Lyle’s dip will need to be renamed. Thirty-six years have passed since the Scot duffed a chip into a hollow by the left of Ro…

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The Open 2021: third round – live updates!

Updates from the third round at Royal St George’sLeaderboard: check the latest standings on the official siteAnd you can contact Scott with your thoughts here 3.28pm BST Strange flat-stick behaviour from Jon Rahm, too. He misses a tiddler for par on th…

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Louis Oosthuizen enters Open record books on fine Friday night

• South African leads Collin Morikawa by two shots• ‘The game is good, but it’s a really good leaderboard’For a Friday evening spell, as shadows lengthened and flags sat limp on the Kent coast, it became a question of how many players Louis Oosthuizen …

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Bryson DeChambeau apologises after outburst over his driver at the Open

• Californian remorseful after claiming club ‘sucked’• ‘I’m very, very sorry. I misspoke in a heated moment’A contrite Bryson DeChambeau offered a profuse apology for an Open Championship outburst that triggered a furious and unprecedented rebuke from …

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Phil Mickelson at a loss to explain tragicomic Open performance

Open winner from 2013 finishes 12 over par after 36 holes‘I thought I was ready. I obviously played terrible’Phil Mickelson has conceded he is at a loss to explain his “terrible” performance at the Open Championship, although the former champion admitt…

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Emiliano Grillo looking to emulate Argentina’s Copa América glory

The lip of a hole came between the Argentinian and a course record on Friday, and he is anxious to keep up the good workEmiliano Grillo is savouring the moment. The Argentinian is currently having a ball at the Open, only the lip of a hole coming betwe…

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Tyrrell Hatton facing fine for swearing outburst and snapping club in half

Hatton’s outburst audible on TV during poor second roundHe breaks gap wedge after hitting poor approach to the 18thA swearing outburst and snapped club. Tyrrell Hatton has sampled quieter Fridays than his one at Royal St George’s. It seems inevitable t…

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The Open 2021: second round – live updates!

Updates from the second round at Royal St George’sClub maker hits back at ‘stupid’ DeChambeau complaintLeaderboard: check the latest standings on the official siteAnd you can contact Scott with your thoughts here 9.15am BST Royal St George’s has thrown…

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The Open 2021: second round – live updates!

Updates from the second round at Royal St George’sClub maker hits back at ‘stupid’ DeChambeau complaintLeaderboard: check the latest standings on the official siteAnd you can contact Scott with your thoughts here 9.15am BST Royal St George’s has thrown…

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Louis Oosthuizen storms to early Open lead but Jordan Spieth close behind

South African leads Spieth by one shot thanks to opening 64Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose in contention after 67sJordan Spieth’s woes after winning the 2017 Open Championship were such that he had cause to ponder whether he had fallen victim to some f…