Senior Open Champion  Marco Dawson celebrating at Sunningdale Golf Club, Berkshire, yesterday. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

(...) final round in a share of first place on 10-under with Montgomerie, who has won three senior majors in(...)

 Jordan Spieth: missed out on the playoff at St Andrews by just one shot as he pursued a third Major title in a row.  Photo:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

(...) good as I’ve driven it this entire year, including the other Majors and every other tournament.” Paul(...)

Zach Johnson of the US is being congratulated by his wife after winning the British Open Golf Championship. Photograph: EPA

The BBC have apologised for commentator Peter Alliss’ sexist comment about the wife of Open winner Zach Johnson, describing it as “inappropriate”. All(...)

British Open winner Zach Johnson sports Netjets branding on his collar. (Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

(...) of the year’s first two majors who was trying to keep alive his hopes for a season Grand Slam(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 6th hole during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course i in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A step too far, but bravely taken. As Oscar Wilde once put it, “experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” The playwright didn’t have g(...)

 Zach Johnson smiles as he poses  with the Claret Jug  after winning the   British Open at the Old Course  at St Andrews. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

First up, hugs to all of you who missed work yesterday with the tummy bug that appeared to ravage the nation, although happily you had Paul Dunne and (...)

 Zach Johnson doubled his Major tally as he won the British Open after a play-off at St Andrews. Photograph: PA

(...) outside of the play-off in his bid to win the first three Majors of the year. More sorely, Spieth will(...)

Mary Lockhart, Jacinta Deane and Jo Cooney at Greystones Golf Clubwatch their clubmate amateur Paul Dunne competing in the British Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The meaning of the words “electric atmosphere” were aptly demonstrated this afternoon as a roar of pure joy ripped through the normally sedate surroun(...)

A triple bogey on the 17th ended Phil Mickelson’s final day charge at the British Open. Photograph: Getty

Former champion Phil Mickelson’s charge up the leaderboard came to a dramatic end in the delayed final round of the Open at St Andrews on Monday. Mick(...)

Spectators shelter under umbrellas in the stands below the scoreboard showing Ireland’s Paul Dunne top of the leaderboard at the start of day five of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA .
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • July 20, 2015, 08:35

Golf: The Open Not since the legendary Bobby Jones won his third Claret Jug in 1930 has an amateur won this oldest championship of all; yet, on(...)