The British bookmakers have Erik Compton at 200-1 this week. But let’s face it, he’s made a career of beating the odds. Compton, 34, is playing golf in the U.K. for the first time and is finding his early week at Royal Liverpool to be as quiet as it was in Pinehurst.
Inside the July 4, 2014 issue of Golfweek magazine:
The pairings and tee times for the second round were announced on Monday morning at Royal Liverpool, and here's a look at some of the groupings that stand out.
Mark O'Meara withdrew Thursday from next week's Open Championship, citing an elbow injury.
Steve Stricker withdrew Tuesday from next week's Open Championship and will be replaced by Ryo Ishikawa in the field for the July 17-20 major championship at Royal Liverpool.
At this year's U.S. Senior Open, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Kenny Perry aim to become a two-time major winner in the 2014 Champions Tour season; here are their tee times for the first two rounds.
Here's a look at the 143 players who have qualified for the 143rd British Open golf championship, to be played July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool.
A week removed from aiding Europe's Palmer Cup team to a convincing victory, Ireland's Paul Dunne was the top Open Championship qualifier at Woburn Golf Club.
With Europe's success at the Palmer Cup this week with a pro at the helm (Andrew Coltart), the R&A should take notice and begin to look at the likes of Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington to captain the Walker Cup team.
Europe won the final singles session 8.5–1.5 to win the Palmer Cup, 18.5–11.5 over the United States at Walton Heath Golf Club on Saturday.
There has been nothing to separate Europe and the United States through the first three sessions at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England at the Palmer Cup. The teams are tied at 10 heading into the final day.
Europe takes a narrow lead into the second day’s play of the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club. The home team leads the USA 5 ½ – 4 ½ after the first two sessions.
Trump International Golf Links in Scotland tops the 2014 Golfweek's Best GB&I Modern Courses list, dedicated to those courses built after 1960.
Royal County Down tops the Golfweek's Best GB&I Classic courses, or those built before 1960.
European captain Andrew Coltart thinks Walton Heath might favor his team over the United States, hoping it help Europe win the Palmer Cup for the eighth time.
Bethpage State Park (Black) is atop the 2014 Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses again.
The USGA never had used an electronic scoreboard at one of its tournaments before this month's U.S. Open doubleheader at Pinehurst.
In her latest player diary for Golfweek, Emma Talley of the Alabama Crimson Tide shares her experiences at the Curtis Cup and the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst.
While he hasn't hit a shot in competition since having back surgery in March, Tiger Woods already is listed as at least one oddsmaker's Open Championship co-favorite.
Michelle Wie, 24, fired an even-par 70 on Sunday at the U.S. Women's Open to hold off a charge from World No. 1 Stacy Lewis to win her first major title of her career.
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