The Open

Phil Mickelson during the final round of The Masters on April 12, 2015
Phil Mickelson: 'Finishing second at The Open tough to take'
Open Championship runner-up Phil Mickelson says that he is "happy" with his game after only missing out on the title to a record-breaking performance from Henrik Stenson.
Jul 17, 20:30
Henrik Stenson in action during day one of the Tour Championship on September 19, 2013
Henrik Stenson "delighted" to win first golfing Major
Henrik Stenson admits that winning The Open - his first taste of success in a golfing Major - "will take a while to sink in".
Jul 17, 19:11
Henrik Stenson during the final round of the US PGA on August 10, 2014
Result: Record-breaking Henrik Stenson holds off Phil Mickelson to win The Open
Henrik Stenson storms to his first ever Major title by holding off Phil Mickelson's challenge to win The Open at Royal Troon.
Jul 17, 18:33
Henrik Stenson during the final round of the US PGA on August 10, 2014
Henrik Stenson takes Open Championship lead from Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson's lead at the top of The Open standings evaporates on day three as Henrik Stenson takes a one-shot lead into the final round on Sunday.
Jul 16, 20:12
Phil Mickelson during the final round of The Masters on April 12, 2015
Record-breaking Phil Mickelson retains lead at The Open
Phil Mickelson retains his lead at the halfway stage of The Open at Royal Troon, but is just one shot clear of Henrik Stenson.
Jul 15, 20:56
Phil Mickelson during the final round of The Masters on April 12, 2015
Phil Mickelson tops leaderboard on day one of The Open 2016
Phil Mickelson misses out on becoming the first man in history to shoot 62 at a Major championship as he secures a three-shot lead in the first round of The Open at Royal Troon.
Jul 14, 22:23
Dustin Johnson of the United States poses with the winner's trophy after winning the US Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 19, 2016
Dustin Johnson in confident mood heading into The Open
Tournament favourite Dustin Johnson claims that he will win the 145th Open Championship as long as he plays his "best stuff" at Royal Troon.
Jul 13, 22:04
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug aloft after winning The Open at Royal Liverpool on July 20, 2014 in Hoylake, England
Rory McIlroy to begin Open campaign alongside Bubba Watson
2014 champion Rory McIlroy is grouped with Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama in the first two rounds of The Open.
Jul 11, 12:28
Phil Mickelson during the final round of The Masters on April 12, 2015
Phil Mickelson hopes to find form in time for The Open
Phil Mickelson is hopeful that his form will "click" in time for The Open at Royal Troon next week.
Jul 7, 14:35
Luke Donald tees off on the second hole during the first round of the 2016 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 14, 2016
Luke Donald to play in The Open following Jaco van Zyl withdrawal
Luke Donald will compete in The Open next week at Royal Troon after Jaco van Zyl withdrew due to injury.
Jul 6, 11:11
Tiger Woods in action during the third day of the PGA Championship on August 10, 2013
Tiger Woods withdraws from The Open Championship
Three-time champion Tiger Woods withdraws from this month's Open Championship at Royal Troon as he continues to recover from back surgery.
Jul 1, 21:39
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug aloft after winning The Open at Royal Liverpool on July 20, 2014 in Hoylake, England
Rory McIlroy: 'Royal Portrush Open will be fantastic'
Last year's Open champion, Rory McIlroy, says it is "fantastic" that the tournament is returning to Northern Ireland in 2019 at Royal Portrush.
Oct 20, 10:46
The par 4, 5th hole (left) and the par 3, 6th hole on the Valley Course at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 25, 2009
Royal Portrush Golf Club to host The Open in 2019
The R&A are expected to announce today that the 2019 Open will be hosted at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
Oct 20, 08:56
Peter Alliss the BBC Golf commentator during the third round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at the Old Course, St Andrews on August 3, 2013
Peter Alliss saddened by BBC's decision to halt coverage of The Open
Long-standing BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss says that he feels sad after the corporation decided to drop the rights to show The Open a year early.
Oct 1, 11:48
Zach Johnson holds the Claret Jug aloft after winning The Open at St Andrews on July 20, 2015
BBC drops live coverage of The Open one year early
The BBC announces that it is pulling live coverage of The Open one year early due to "challenging financial savings targets".
Sep 30, 11:04
Jordan Spieth during a practice round at St Andrews ahead of the 144th Open Championship on July 13, 2015
Jordan Spieth drinks from Claret Jug on flight with Zach Johnson
Jordan Spieth is photographed sipping "adult beverages" from Zach Johnson's Claret Jug on a flight back to the US following The Open in Scotland.
Jul 22, 10:33
Zach Johnson holds the Claret Jug aloft after winning The Open at St Andrews on July 20, 2015
BBC apologises for golf commentator's 'sexist remark' during The Open
The BBC apologises after golf commentator Peter Allis suffers criticism for making an allegedly sexist remark during coverage of The Open.
Jul 22, 10:21
Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 19, 2015
Graeme McDowell: 'Paul Dunne should not wait to turn pro'
Graeme McDowell says that Irish amateur golfer Paul Dunne should not wait to turn professional, following an impressive performance at The Open.
Jul 21, 01:51
Danny Willett in action during the second round of The 144th Open at St Andrews on July 17, 2015
Danny Willett: 'Front nine cost me at Open'
English golfer Danny Willett says that his front-nine performance in the final round of The Open cost him a chance of victory.
Jul 21, 00:22
Jason Day of Australia tees off during practice ahead of the World Cup Of Golf at Royal Melbourne Golf Course on November 18, 2013
Jason Day: 'I will win a Major one day'
Jason Day says that he is confident of winning a Major in future after finishing one shot off the lead at The Open.
Jul 21, 00:13
Amateur Jordan Niebrugge of the United States holds the Silver Medal awarded to highest placed amateur after the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 20, 2015
Jordan Niebrugge: 'Open silver medal a dream come true'
Jordan Niebrugge says that it was a "dream come true" to win the silver medal for leading amateur at The Open.
Jul 20, 23:56
Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa reacts to his approach shot on the 17th hole in the playoff during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 20, 2015
Louis Oosthuizen: 'I'll learn from playoff loss'
Louis Oosthuizen says that he will learn from his playoff defeat to Zach Johnson at The Open.
Jul 20, 23:45
Jordan Spieth during a practice round at St Andrews ahead of the 144th Open Championship on July 13, 2015
Jordan Spieth: 'Open loss tough to swallow'
Jordan Spieth says that missing out on Open victory was hard to take having finished the tournament tied fourth.
Jul 20, 23:28
Zach Johnson of the United States celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 20, 2015
Zach Johnson: 'An honour to win Open'
Zach Johnson says that he is "honoured" to win the Open having edged out Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a three=way playoff at St Andrews.
Jul 20, 23:15
Zach Johnson of the United States celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 20, 2015
Result: Zach Johnson claims Open victory
Zach Johnson claims his second major title by winning The Open in a playoff at St Andrews.
Jul 20, 20:16
Greg Owen of England tees off on two during a practice round ahead of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 13, 2015
Paul Dunne plays down Open fairytale
Irish amateur Paul Dunne says that he does not yet know if he can repeat his third-round heroics and record another 66 to win The Open.
Jul 20, 04:46
Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 19, 2015
Paul Dunne takes share of lead at The Open
Amateur Paul Dunne finds himself holding a share of The Open lead alongside Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day, following an impressive third-round showing at St Andrews.
Jul 19, 18:36
Eddie Pepperell of England watches his ball after playing an approach shot from the 9th fairway during the Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National on May 29, 2014
Eddie Pepperell shoots himself into contention
Debutant Eddie Pepperell shoots a six-under third round to bring himself within two shots of the lead at The Open.
Jul 19, 15:31
Graeme McDowell on day two of the BMW PGA Championship on May 22, 2015
Graeme McDowell: 'Old Course must be more challenging'
Graeme McDowell says that the Old Course should be made more challenging following the third round of the Open.
Jul 19, 14:39
Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of the R&A talks to the media during a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 16, 2014
R&A chief Peter Dawson: 'We should not have started day three'
Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson says that it was wrong to start play in the morning of day three of the Open.
Jul 19, 06:49
Tiger Woods plays a shot during the first round of The 144th Open at St Andrews on July 16, 2015
Tiger Woods: 'Open exit frustrating'
Tiger Woods says that he is "frustrated" by missing the cut at the Open in St Andrews.
Jul 19, 06:37
The green on the 495 yards par 4, 17th hole 'Road' with the 357 yards par 4, 18th hole 'Tom Morris' behind on the Old Course at St Andrews venue for The Open Championship in 2015, on July 29, 2014 in St Andrews, Scotland
£10 to watch final round of The Open at St Andrews on Monday
Fans will pay just £10, £70 less than normal, to watch the delayed final round of The Open if they go to St Andrews on Monday.
Jul 18, 16:29
A sign at St Andrews signals the suspension of play in The Open
R&A confirms Monday finish for The Open at St Andrews
The R&A announces that the final round of The Open will be played on Monday because of the rain and high-wind delays at St Andrews.
Jul 18, 13:29
A sign at St Andrews signals the suspension of play in The Open
High winds cause havoc on day three of The Open at St Andrews
A Monday finish at The Open is increasingly likely because of a lengthy delay due to high winds on day three at St Andrews.
Jul 18, 13:18
Tom Watson waves to the crowd as he plays his last ever hole in The Open at St Andrews on July 17, 2015
Tom Watson: Final round at The Open "very special"
American golfer Tom Watson says that his final round at The Open was "very special", despite his finishing at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Jul 17, 22:34
Dustin Johnson of the United States tees of on the 13th hole during the second round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 17, 2015
Play suspended as Dustin Johnson extends lead at The Open
Dustin Johnson leads on 10-under-par but is yet to finish his second round as fading light suspends play at The Open.
Jul 17, 22:18
Danny Willett in action during the second round of The 144th Open at St Andrews on July 17, 2015
Danny Willett: 'Leading The Open is childhood dream'
Danny Willett reveals that leading at The Open is a "childhood dream".
Jul 17, 22:13
Sir Nick Faldo of England lines up a putt during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015
Sir Nick Faldo "really happy" despite score
Three-time winner Sir Nick Faldo admits that he will be "really happy" with his final appearance at The Open even though he looks likely to miss the cut.
Jul 17, 20:04
Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose during the first round of The 144th Open at St Andrews on July 16, 2015
Justin Rose soars up Open leaderboard with second-round 68
Justin Rose shoots a four-under-par 68 in the second round of The Open to move within four shots of the lead held by fellow Englishman Danny Willett.
Jul 17, 18:22
Adam Scott of Australia plays a shot during the third round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 11, 2014
Adam Scott moves into contention at The Open
Adam Scott cards a bogey-free 67 in the second round of The Open to move within two shots of the clubhouse lead.
Jul 17, 17:25

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