Ronan Rafferty:  “It is a stunning course to look at and equally great to play. I am raring to go although year one in the Seniors is a case of learning the ropes again.” Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty

Ronan Rafferty has relished the opportunity of turning out in his first British Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast t(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making a par putt  on the 17th green at Royal Liverpool   in Hoylake. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act, despite (...)

 Chris Whittle, Course Manager,Royal Birkdale GC, Mike Gilyeat, Secretary, Royal Birkdale GC, Christine Rostron, Lady Captain, Royal Birkdale GC, Jonathan Seal, Captain and Chairman of Championship, Royal Birkdale GC, Bernhard Langer of Germany, Mark Wiebe of United States, Chip Lutz (A) of United States, Jean-Noel Bioul, Rolex Senior Advisor, Martin Ebert, Championship Committee, The R&A, Andy Stubbs, Managing Director, European Senior Tour, Brian Claar of Champions Tour, Michael Petch, Tournament Director, European Senior Tour. Photograph: Phil Inglis/Gatty Images

A truly great links shot helped American Mark Wiebe claim a dramatic victory in the British Senior Open Championship following the resumption of his(...)