Nightshift Sports: The Open, 22 July 2018

Context The Open (sometimes known in the United States as The British Open) is the oldest of the four Golf Majors (Masters, Open, U.S. Open, PGA) and was first played in 1860. The Open is often considered the most prestigious because it is played in the country which is the home of golf, although many […]

Nightshift Sports: The Open, 20 July 2018

Context The Open (sometimes known in the United States as The British Open) is the oldest of the four Golf Majors (Masters, Open, U.S. Open, PGA) and was first played in 1860. The Open is often considered the most prestigious because it is played in the country which is the home of golf, although many […]

Who Gets Into the British Open?

Nightshift Sports:  Embed from Getty Images The British Open enters its final round tomorrow (Sunday, 23 July 2017. The Open (known in America as “The British Open) is the oldest major golf championship and is contested on courses in England, Scotland, and Ireland.An entry position into The Open (entries are managed via the acquisition of […]

Which British Open ?

This post was originally published in July 0f 2016. It is repeated today as the final tournament of the “British Open” series, the Women’s British Open, is being contested today and over the weekend. The only conclusion to draw after reading up on the various Open golf championships in the U.K.–the Brits and Scots sure […]

Juggaloos

Paying Attention: The second most famous trophy in sports (the first is reputed to be The Stanley Cup), the Claret Jug is given to the Champion of the British Open, who will forever have as a part of his name, the Champion Golfer of the Year. It is an elegant, tall, trophy, famously used for drinking […]

The Original: A Guide to The British Open

Paying Attention: There are four major golf tournaments every year: The Masters, The U.S. Open, the British Open (known in Britain simply as “The Open”) and the P.G.A. Winning any one of these four is considered the capstone of a golfing career. Winning more than one elevates a player in his standings among his contemporaries and […]

The Secret Season: Three Great Championship Events in 30 Days

  Unless you follow the “minor sports” closely, you may not be aware that we have just passed through international sports’ greatest season: that stretch of time that runs from the middle of June until the end of July. During this short, thirty day period at the beginning of Summer, three of the world’s greatest […]