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Jimenez finds fun in a tough day at Muirfield

July 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GULLANE, Scotland Miguel Angel Jimenez looked like the only guy who was having fun.
On a punishing day at Muirfield the course with a reputation as the fairest links of them all leave it to a 49-year-old Spaniard who enjoys the simple pleasures in life to make such a demanding test at the British Open seem like just another round of golf. Continue Reading

Johnson leads at sunny Muirfield

July 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GULLANE, Scotland Zach Johnson and Tiger Woods sure know how to start the British Open.
Now, they’ve got to show they can finish. Continue Reading

R&A to study male-only issue after Open

July 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GULLANE, Scotland Pragmatic yet defiant, the head of the Royal & Ancient issued a Hootie Johnson-like salvo in the latest battleground over male-only golf clubs: The British Open will not yield to pressure over three of its venerable clubs refusing to admit female members. Continue Reading

Ernie Els wins Open when Scott collapses

July 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Ernie Els plucked the ball from the hole after one last birdie and heaved it into the grandstand. At the time, it looked like nothing more than a classy gesture by a former British Open champion not the next one. Continue Reading

Snedeker builds 1-shot lead at British Open

July 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Brandt Snedeker plays fast and talks even faster, and he was on a roll Friday in the British Open. Continue Reading

British Open requires a good start

July 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

It’s rare to see Tiger Woods hit iron off the tee on a par 5, except in links golf, and especially at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Continue Reading

Weather can be hazard at British Open

July 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The most valuable slip of paper found at any British Open is not a list of the odds. It’s the forecast.
Neither of them can be trusted. Continue Reading

GOLF: Clarke surges up British Oplen leaderboard with another 68

July 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Darren Clarke, 42, shot his second straight 2-under 68 today, taking a lead role heading to the weekend and showing his younger countrymen a thing or two at Royal St. George’s. Continue Reading

GOLF: Bjorn, 8 years after meltdown, claims British Open lead

July 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Enough about 2003. Thomas Bjorn is trying to create some new memories at Royal St. George’s. Continue Reading