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The Scot is presenting the BBC Open Championship highlightsWho Is Eilidh Barbour?
The BBC shows highlights of the Open Championship this year from Carnoustie.
Scottish presenter Eilidh Barbour is now the lead anchor for the BBC’s golf coverage… but who is she?
She presents different sports up and down the country as well as global sporting events such as this year’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and also past major football tournaments that include Euro 2016 and the Women’s World Cup 2015. And was also anchor for the BBC’s golf coverage at the US Masters this year.Related: Open Championship Leaderboard
During the Winter Olympics she got to work alongside her hero, Hazel Irvine, who she actually wrote to as a teenager sharing her admiration for her.
She replaced her idol as lead anchor for the Masters last year after Hazel stepped down from the role as BBC golf lead following 25 years in the position.
Eilidh said this to the Scottish Daily Record after taking over the role from the highly regarded presenter, “She was brilliant showing me how she did that role because it was different from what I have done in the past.
“She has always said if I ever need to give her a call, feel free.”
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Open Championship Tee Times 2018 – Round 2

Open Championship Tee Times 2018 – Round 2
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The Open Championship Leaderboard 2018

The Open Championship Leaderboard 2018
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Tremendous Carnoustie Test Leads To Open Logjam

Tremendous Carnoustie Test Leads To Open Logjam
The fear, throughout the build up to the…
Eilidh was born in Scotland, more specifically Dunkeld, Perthshire and studied at the University of Stirling, finishing her studies in 2005. After that she went on to teach English for a year in South Korea in 2006.
Eilidh then pressed on with her media career and began to work for the BBC by presenting the sports news on the BBC News Channel in September 2014.Related: Open Championship Betting Tips
The Scot has gone on to cover golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and has presented highly established sports shows such as Football Focus, Final Score, and The Women’s Football show.
She has always had a keen interest in golf from an early age and also plays the sport herself in her spare time.
Eilidh has in the past actively campaigned for more women to play golf.
Away from golf and the day job, Eilidh enjoys playing football and going for hikes in the Scottish mountains.
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This article Who Is Eilidh Barbour? appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The winner on the first day of the 2018 Open was the fantastic Carnoustie Golf Course, that tested each player to their limitsThe fear, throughout the build up to the 2018 Open Championship, was that a brown and burnt Carnoustie would be brought to its knees by the world’s best golfers. However, as a fascinating and relatively benign opening day drew to a close, it has become clear they needn’t have worried.
The American journeyman, Kevin Kisner leads the way at 5-under par with Erik Van Rooyan, Tony Finau and Zander Lombard just one shot behind.
That 66 was the lowest score is testament to the incredible design of one of Scotland’s finest golf courses. In a bid to avoid the magnetic and perilous fairway bunkers, we have seen a whole host of different strategies – the truth is that no gameplan can truly remove them from play and there are many instances where a good shot is the only option. With the course playing so firm and fast, the bunkers have been a persistent menace to these players. Every single player had at least one bogey.

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The Open Championship Leaderboard 2018

The Open Championship Leaderboard 2018
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Open Championship Tee Times 2018 – Round 2

Open Championship Tee Times 2018 – Round 2
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Open Championship Golf Betting Tips – Post Round 1

Open Championship Golf Betting Tips – Post Round 1
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As things stand, this Open Championship could not be more Open. Many of the favourites and big name players are lurking in the background. Rory McIlroy fought a lukewarm putter to finish on minus two, the same score as world number two, Justin Thomas. On the same score were Jon Rahm and 2015 Open Champion Zach Johnson.
What like being one of the most impressive rounds of the day came from Tiger Woods. Looking every inch a likely tournament winner again, Woods relied on one of the great strengths of his game, his long irons, to pick his way expertly through the trouble to shoot two under on the front 9. The back nine was much more of a struggle as he had issues with a freshening wind and deteriorating greens. Tiger finished level par for the round and is just five shots back.
Whilst many of the top names played well, there were some casualties too. Dustin Johnson capped a trying day with a triple bogey seven at the 18th. The world number one carded a five over par 76. Equally surprising was the performance of Sergio Garcia. The Spaniard was largely tipped ahead of this Championship due to his second place finish here in 2007 but his opening 76 including an incredible drive on the 10th hole that dribbled into the Barry Burn at the front of the 10th green.
With Henrik Stenson (minus one), Tommy Fleetwood (plus one), Danny Willet (minus two), Matt Kuchar (minus one) and Rickie Fowler (minus one) also in contention, this Championship remains wide open.
This article Tremendous Carnoustie Test Leads To Open Logjam appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Haraldur Magnus, from Iceland, has revealed his interesting practice method ahead of the 147th Open Championship Midnight Man Haraldur Magnus Looks To Light Up Carnoustie
There are no shortage of interesting backstories coming into this week’s Open Championship at Carnoustite, but Iceland’s Haraldur Magnus might just have the most intriguing of them all.
Practising under the midnight sun has given Iceland’s first Major representative a unique kind of preparation coming into The Open, but it didn’t prove to be a handicap as he made a charge up the leaderboard on the back nine of his opening round.
The 27-year-old has grown up in a country not suited to golf in terms of year-round practice opportunities, given Iceland’s winter darkness, which has limited Magnus to playing a significant amount of him time playing from May to September.
He booked his spot at Carnoustie through Final Qualifying at Prince’s after finishing one stroke ahead of former US Open champion Retief Goosen.
And despite making a habit of taking to the course at midnight, he arrived at Carnoustie optimistic of making a big impression.
“I grew up playing in exactly these conditions and I love links golf,” said Magnus.
“I played at Carnoustie in the 2015 Amateur Championship and there was no wind that day, so it wasn’t too tough. But you could see that when the wind is blowing it can be absolutely horrifying.”

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Open Championship Prize Money 2018

Open Championship Prize Money 2018
The purse has increased $250,000 on last year

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Open Championship TV Coverage 2018

Open Championship TV Coverage 2018
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The Open Championship Leaderboard 2018

The Open Championship Leaderboard 2018
Check out the latest scores from Carnoustie
Prince’s was the 2017 Icelandic champion’s first attempt at qualifying and with rounds of 72 and 70 he achieved his target.
During his time at the University of Louisiana Magnus enjoyed two victories and boasts three runner-up finishes on the Nordic Golf League.
After going out in 40, Magnus looked set for a short stay at Carnoustie, before coming to life on on the 10th, with further birdies following at the 13th and 14th.
Back-to-back bogeys checked his progress at 15 and 16, before he delighted the galleries with a pair of unlikely birdies on the final two holes.
This article Midnight Man Haraldur Magnus Looks To Light Up Carnoustie appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Neil Tappin asks the question who is Tiger Woods' caddie? A major-winning bag man, he has been working for the 14-time major winner since 2011 Who is Tiger Woods caddie?
Whilst watching The Open this week from Carnoustie, you may be wanting to know more about Tiger Woods’ caddie.
He has been working for the 14-time major winner since 2011 but 54 year-old Joe LaCava is a man that few golf fans on the side of the Atlantic will be too familiar with. So who is Tiger Woods’ caddie?
Joe LaCava came onto the bag of Tiger Woods after his acrimonious split with former bagman Steve Williams, who had worked for Woods for 13 years.
Conneticut man, LaCava, joined Woods after a four-year spell with Dustin Johnson that saw Johnson rise steadily through the ranks. Crucially however, prior to that he had worked for Freddie Couples, a close friend of Tiger Woods.Tiger Woods Spinal Fusion Surgery: What Happened?
One of the most striking elements to the relationship between the Joe LaCava and Tiger Woods has been the loyalty shown by LaCava. During their stint together, Woods has spent long periods out with chronic back injuries. Without a bag to carry, LaCava’s earning potential was greatly diminished but despite being told by Tiger to get another bag while he was injured in 2017, LaCava stuck by his man.

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Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?

Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?
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Dustin Johnson What’s In The Bag?

Dustin Johnson What’s In The Bag?
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Who is Tiger Woods caddie?
Joe LaCava made his name as a caddie while working for Fred Couples in the 90s and early 2000s. In fact, he spent 20 years working for the 1992 US Masters Champion and helped Couples win a total of 12 events. The two split when Couples told LaCava to go and work for a younger player.
It has been striking to see the contrast between LaCava and Tiger’s previous caddie, Steve Williams. Whilst Williams was tough and outspoken (playing the role of part caddie, part bodyguard), LaCava appears to be a quieter, more unassuming character.
For Joe LaCava, Tiger’s return to health and form marks the beginning of a new, exciting and potentially lucrative period in his own career.
This article Who Is Tiger Woods Caddie? appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The 14-time major winner uses TaylorMade woods, irons and wedges, and has a new TaylorMade GAPR LO utility iron in the bagTiger Woods What’s In The Bag?
Here we take a look at the gear Tiger Woods is using this week at the Open Championship.
To combat the firm and fast fairways at Carnoustie, Woods has opted to put a new TaylorMade GAPR LO utility iron in the bag. You can read more about this club here.
It is set to 17° but he said in his press conference on Tuesday that he may add some loft to it if the conditions change.
Woods doesn’t change his gear very often, especially when it comes to his irons and wedges, but has found a relatively consistent setup as a TaylorMade staffer.
The 14-time major winner currently has the TaylorMade M3 driver in the bag as well as the M3 3 wood.
Woods has averaged 305 yards off the tee this season. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
He has the 460cc M3 driver head in 8.5 of loft and pairs it up with the Mitsubishi Tensei Orange shaft, which he also has in his 3 wood.
He has had both in the bag since the turn of the year and has had the M3 5 wood in the bag, but this will likely make way for the GAPR LO.
Woods seen hitting the TaylorMade M3 3 wood
He has recently had his old 2-iron re-shafted, taking out the Project X PXi 7.0 shaft for a graphite Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 100. It’s unclear which shaft is in his new GAPR LO model.
Prior to the recent Wells Fargo Championship, Woods unveiled a new set of TW Phase 1 bladed irons.
They were his first TaylorMade irons since signing with the company last year, having previously used a set with his company logo on that were rumoured to be Nikes.
Once again, they look to be a classic ultra-thin blade, similar to his previous models. They’re stamped with just the Taylormade ‘T’ and TW Phase 1, it will be interesting to see how these develop over the season and whether we’ll see a ‘Phase 2’ anytime soon.

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Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?

Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
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Tiger Woods’ Golf Gear Down The Years

Tiger Woods’ Golf Gear Down The Years
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Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?

Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?
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“I’ve spent time with the TaylorMade R&D and Tour teams on the creation and testing of several new sets of irons for me. I am excited to put my first set of TaylorMade proto irons in play this week,” Woods said after putting the new Phase 1 irons into play.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
“Every set I have ever put into play is slightly different than the previous. It’s a meticulous process and this is the first phase of that process with TaylorMade. Getting the shape just right, the sole, the topline, grooves, grinds…everything.
The 14-time major winner recently relinquished his final Nike clubs in the form of his VR Forged wedges. He now has two TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges in the same 56° and 60° lofts he previously carried.
(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
He appears to be lacking a gap wedge but his sand wedge may be stronger than the 56° it says or his PW may be a touch weaker.
The lack of gap wedge allows him more options at the top end of the bag, hence a set of irons from 2-PW.
Woods looks set to continue with his TP Collection Admore 3 putter. He says the grooves on the face help get the ball rolling faster, ideal for the slower greens he will experience at Carnoustie.
A look at Tiger’s TaylorMade Ardmore 3 putter
Tiger had been testing a TaylorMade Ardmore 3 mallet at the Quicken Loans National and he ended it up putting it in the bag.
Related: More images of Woods’ new putter
His previous Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS putter, which he won all but one of his 14 majors with, is one of the world’s most famous putters – an old backup he had made by Scotty Cameron in 2001 recently sold for $44,000 at auction.
For the 2018 season he continues to use the Bridgestone Tour B XS golf ball after signing with the company in December 2016.

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Tiger Woods What’s in the Bag?Driver: TaylorMade M3 460, 8.5°,Mitsubishi Tensei Orange TX shaft3 wood: TaylorMade M3, 15°,Mitsubishi Tensei Orange 80TX2 iron: TaylorMade GAPR LO, 17°, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 100 shaftIrons (3-PW): TaylorMade ‘TW Phase 1’ Prototypes, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaftsWedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 56˚ and 60˚, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaftsPutter: TaylorMade Ardmore 3Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
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Take a look at the clubs Jason Day is using at the Open ChampionshipJason Day What’s In The Bag?
Here we take a look at the equipment Jason Day is using at this week’s Open Championship.
The Aussie has aleady won twice this year, at the Wells Fargo Championship and the Farmers Insurance Open in January which was his first victory since the Players Championship back in May 2016 – take a look at the gear Day was using in that victory here.
Day has played TaylorMade clubs since mid-2006 and is currently using the new M3 driver.
Other pros using the M3 include Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Justin Rose.
The 30-year-old has averaged just shy of 310 yards on the PGA Tour this season.
During his Farmers victory we saw Day play the M1 3 wood in 15° of loft but since then he has been seen using a newer M4 fairway wood in a weaker 16.5° loft.
He carries a P790 2 iron and P730 irons from 4-PW.

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Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?

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Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?

Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
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Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?

Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?
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He then carries three wedges – TaylorMade Milled Grinds – in lofts of 50° and 56° and a 60° Milled Grind Hi-Toe.
The Aussie still putts with the TaylorMade Spider Tour Red putter and he ranks 1st in Strokes Gained: Putting on the PGA Tour this season. If that continues he may well be pushing the world number one spot again in the not too distant future.
Day celebrates after holing the winning putt. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
The ball he plays is the TaylorMade TP5x.

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Jason Day What’s In The Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade M3 10.5°
Fairway wood: TaylorMade M4 16.5°
3 iron: TaylorMade P790
Irons (4-PW): TaylorMade P730
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 50° and 56°, and TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe 60°
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
Shoes, apparel and glove: Nike
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England’s Matthew Southgate, a member of Carnoustie Golf Club since he was 16, used his knowledge of the links to good effect, carding a 69 in the first round of the 147th Open Championship.Matthew Southgate draws on second home advantage
Matthew Southgate carded a two-under par 69 in the first round of The Open Championship at Carnoustie. The 28-year-old is no stranger to the links here though, he’s been a member since he was 16.
Southgate has been a member of the Carnoustie Golf Club since he was 16. His father, also a member of the club, gave him membership as a present when Southgate junior got his handicap down to scratch.
Matthew and dad Ian have been regular visitors to Carnoustie over the years and Southgate knows the course as well, probably better than any other player in the field. He used his local knowledge well in round one of the 147th Open Championship, firing an opening 69.
“I must have played 50-odd rounds there or thereabouts and watched a couple of Opens here, every day of them,” he said. “I don’t think you can know the course much better than I do. Still I don’t know the greens by heart. I’d be lying if I knew every break on every putt, but I’m not far off it.”
And Southgate is enjoying competing in a Major Championship in a town where everybody knows his name.
“I think the whole town know me and my dad. I think it’s lovely. It’s like a home away from home,” he said.
And Southgate is full of praise for the way golf is viewed in this corner of the country.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re the milkman or a lawyer, as soon as your golf clubs come out, you’re all just equal and you’re all square on the 1st tee, let’s play golf. And I think they deserve a huge amount of credit for that, the lads up here, because they’ve kept the true etiquette of the game and the true spirit of the game.”
Southgate has a good links pedigree and has been much tipped as an outside chance for this week. He won the 2010 St Andrews Links Trophy as an amateur, he finished second in the Irish Opens of 2017 at Portstewart and he has been tied 12th and tied 6th in the last two Open championships. He recognises the test posed by the course this week, even in relatively calm conditions and was delighted with his opening score.
“I think it’s very easy for spectators to watch and just take for granted how tough this golf course is,” he said “We’re hitting irons off the tee to miss bunkers, and people think, oh, it’s only an iron. But if you get it slightly wrong, you’re right in the face of the bunker or in the rough with no second shot. It demands a lot out of your game. So anything in the 60s is fantastic, I think.”
Southgate tees off in round two at 11.47 tomorrow morning.
This article Matthew Southgate draws on second home advantage appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Ernie Els' nephew Jovan Rebula, 20, makes his Open debut at Carnoustie Els’ Nephew Jovan Rebula Makes Open Debut
Even at 48, two-time Open champion Ernie Els is a name you look for every year when the Open Championship comes around – but now there’s another family member to make the headlines, after nephew Jovan Rebula made his debut in golf’s oldest Major on Thursday.
Last month Rebula, 20, became the first South African to win The British Amateur since Bobby Cole in 1966, after defeating Ireland’s Robin Dawson 3&2 over 36 holes at Royal Aberdeen, made all the more impressive as he went into the tournament ranked 192nd on the amateur world rankings.Related: Open Championship Tee Times
That historic victory guaranteed the young Springbok a place at Carnoustie, and we’ll being seeing more of him with invites to the 2019 US Masters and US Open secured.
After his British Amateur victory, Rebula said of Els: “We have a very tight relationship. He’s always motivating me. He just said go out and have some fun and grab the opportunity with both hands.
“You’ve got this opportunity only once and it will open doors for you. He’s awesome. Just a great human being.”
Els is also in the field this week looking to add to his four Major Championship victories, the last of which was a Claret Jug in 2012.
Rebula, who attends Auburn University in Alabama, began his Open Championship career with back-to-back bogeys, before steading the ship with a run of pars.

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The Open 2018: How to pick a Carnoustie Champion

The Open 2018: How to pick a Carnoustie Champion
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Who is Erik Van Rooyen? Open 2018 Early Leader

Who is Erik Van Rooyen? Open 2018 Early Leader
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Open Championship Prize Money 2018

Open Championship Prize Money 2018
The purse has increased $250,000 on last year
Whatever happens this week, he’ll have his mother’s brother to lean on throughout his career.
Meanwhile, Els also opened with a bogey and was unable to find a birdie, eventually closing with a two-over 73, following one more dropped shot on the 252-yard par-3 16th.
It’s not be the first time the pair have competed at the same tournament, with Rebula also teeing it up in the last two South African Opens.
However, he’ll remember this week for the rest of his life, especially if he can make the cut and be around to compete on Sunday, the day of his 21st birthday.
This article Els’ Nephew Jovan Rebula Makes Open Debut appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Take a look at the equipment used by Spaniard Jon Rahm at The Open ChampionshipJon Rahm What’s In The Bag?
Here we take a look at the equipment and apparel used by Jon Rahm ahead of the Open Championship.
Jon Rahm 2018 Open Championship Outfits:

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Rahm recently won the Open de Espana by two strokes after a superb final day 67, meaning he has already won twice in 2018.
His CareerBuilder Challenge victory in January came two months after a one-shot victory at the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai.
The win in Dubai was his second Rolex Series win following his six-shot victory at the Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club earlier in the year.
The Spaniard had a stellar 2017 after winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines – in total he has five wins after two years as a pro.
Let’s take a look at his equipment…
Rahm has a full bag of TaylorMade equipment including the new M4 driver.
He has the M4 in 9.5° which he has averaged over 307 yards with on the PGA Tour this season. He ranks 2nd on Tour in Strokes Gained: Off the tee.
He has just one fairway wood and that is the TaylorMade M3 with 17 degrees of loft. Both his driver and 4 wood are fitted with Aldila Tour Green 70 TX shafts.
Rahm has carried a TaylorMade P790 2 iron as well as a five wood this year, however this week at Carnoustie he goes straight from his 4 wood to a 4 iron in the form of the TaylorMade TP RSi UDI.

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Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?

Rory McIlroy What’s In The Bag?
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Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?

Tiger Woods What’s In The Bag?
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Jason Day What’s In The Bag?

Jason Day What’s In The Bag?
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His irons are the TaylorMade P750s from 5-PW with Project X 6.5 shafts.
Rahm has hit just over 70% of Greens in Regulation this season on the PGA Tour.
He has two TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges in 52° and 56° and a Milled Grind 60° Hi-Toe.
He putts with a TaylorMade Spider Tour Red and uses TaylorMade’s TP5x golf ball.

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Jon Rahm What’s In The Bag?Driver: TaylorMade M4 9.5° with Aldila Tour Green 70TX shaft3 wood: TaylorMade M3 17° with Aldila Tour Green 70TX4 iron: TaylorMade TP RSI UDI with Project X 6.5 shaftIrons (5-PW): TaylorMade P750 with Project X 6.5 shaftsWedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 52°, 56° and Hi-Toe 60° with Project X 6.5 shaftsPutter: TaylorMade Spider Tour RedBall: TaylorMade TP5x
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We take a look at the equipment used by Hideki MatsuyamaHideki Matsuyama What’s In The Bag?
Here we take a look at the cubs in the bag of Hideki Matsuyama at The Open.
The five-time PGA Tour winner currently has the TaylorMade M3 driver in the bag as well as the TaylorMade M4 3 wood.
Hideki currently has the TaylorMade M3 driver in the bag

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He also has a Honma TW727 hybrid and a TaylorMade M3 3 iron.
Matsuyama seen using a Honma hybrid. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
His irons are Srixon Z645 blades and he uses a mixture of Cleveland RTX 3 and Callaway Mack Daddy Forged wedges.

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His putter is a Scotty Cameron Circle T GSS (German Stainless Steel) and his ball is the Srixon Z Star XV.
Hideki Matsuyama What’s In The Bag? – 2017
Hideki Matsuyama won his second World Golf Championship with victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
The 25-year-old shot a closing nine under par 61 to win by five for his sixth win in 20 starts.
The 14-time professional winner used a new putter this week, a TaylorMade TP Mullen prototype.
PGA Tour gear expert Jonathan Wall tweeted that Matsuyama ‘Had heel, toe, flange squared off to suit his eye’.
He had previously used a Scotty Cameron Newport blade style putter.
The Srixon ambassador winner plays Srixon blades, a Srixon Z star XV ball and uses Cleveland’s RTX 2.0 wedges.
He uses a 9° Callaway Great Big Bertha driver which has been blacked out on the sole with a Graphite Design Tour AD-DI shaft.
He uses the new 2017 TaylorMade M2 3-wood which he put into play back at the Tournament of Champions in January, it is fitted with the same orange Graphite Design Tour AD-DI shaft as his driver.
An interesting aspect of Matsuyama’s golf bag are his irons. He used the Srixon Z945 blades with lead tape weighting to alter the centre of gravity and weight.
Interestingly, Hideki’s club contract with Srixon is up at the end of the season.Hideki Matsuyama What’s In The Bag?Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha 9°, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8TX
3 Wood: TaylorMade 2017 M2 15°, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 9TX
Hybrid: Callaway Apex 18°, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 115X
Irons: Srixon Z945 (4-PW), Tour Issue True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour IssueWedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 52°, 56° and 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 Tour IssuePutter: TaylorMade TP MullenBall: Srixon Z-Star XV
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Take a look at the equipment Rickie Fowler has in the bag ahead of the Open ChampionshipRickie Fowler What’s In The Bag?
Here we take a look at the Cobra equipment and Puma shoes and apparel used by Rickie Fowler ahead of the 2018 Open Championship.
Rickie Fowler 2018 Open Championship Outfits:

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ThursdayPuma Diamond Jacquard Polo – Peacoat
Puma Quilted Bomber Jacket – Peacoat
Puma 6 Pocket Pants – Peacoat
Puma Throwback P Snapback Cap – Peacoat
Puma Titantour Ignite ShoesFridayPuma Evoknit Camo Polo – Black
Puma Evoknit Performance ¼ zip – Black Heather
Puma 6 Pocket Pant –Quiet Shade
Puma Throwback P Snapback Cap – BlackSaturday:Puma Local Pro Polo – Peacoat
Puma Heritage Track Jacket – Peacoat
Puma 6 Pocket Pant – Quarry
Puma Reversible Leather Belt – Quarry
Puma P Snapback Cap – WhiteSundayPuma Refraction Polo – Vibrant Orange
Puma PWRWARM ¼ Zip – Peacoat
Puma 6 Pocket Pant – Orange
Puma Reversible Leather Belt – Quarry
Puma P Snapback Cap – Orange
Rickie Fowler stormed to victory in style at the Hero World Challenge in December using a full set of the new Cobra King F8+ woods in the bag.
They were released to the public in November, with the driver featuring a new CNC milled face whilst the fairways include rails.
Fowler birdied each of the first seven holes and eventually signed for an 11-under-par round of 61 to win Tiger’s event by four.
Rickie has the Cobra King F8+ driver in the bag. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
The F8+ carried by Rickie is the better player driver, with the F8 tailored more towards slower swing speeds.
“It’s nice to see the game hang around and that we can build on some things and make next year a special one,” he said at the time.
Seen hitting a Cobra King MB iron
He’s averaged 297 yards off the tee on the PGA Tour this season, has hit 70% of Greens in Regulation, and is 10th in Scoring Average.
The Cobra-Puma ambassador’s bag includes Cobra woods, irons and wedges, and a Titleist Scotty Cameron putter and a Titleist ball.
As well as the new Cobra King F8+ woods, he plays King Forged MB irons and King V-Grind wedges.

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His putter is a Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype which was reportedly made for Tiger Woods initially.
Rickie’s Scotty Cameron putter seen
His ball is the Titleist Pro V1.Rickie Fowler What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Cobra King F8+ 8°, Aldila NV 2K Blue 70X
3 wood: Cobra F8+ 14.5°, Aldila Tour Blue 75TX
5 wood: Cobra King F8+ 18.5°, Aldila Tour Blue 75TX
Irons (4-PW): Cobra King Forged MB, KBS Tour C-Taper S+ 125
Wedges: Cobra King V-Grind 52°, 56°, 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Glove: Titleist Players Glove
Shoes and Apparel: Puma
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At this early stage of the 147th Open Championship, Erik Van Rooyen is leading the pack after an opening 67. What do we know about the South African?Erik Van RooyenWho is Erik Van Rooyen?
At this early stage of the 147th Open Championship, Erik Van Rooyen is leading the pack after an opening 67. What do we know about the South African?
South Africa’s ErikVan Rooyen is 28 and has been a professional golfer since 2013. Hailing from Johannesburg, he is in his rookie season on the European Tour having won the Hainan Open on the Challenge Tour in 2017. He earned his place on the main circuit for this year after finishing in the top-15 on the 2017 Challenge Tour standings.
He might be one of the lesser-known players in the field this week, but Van Rooyen has been enjoying a pretty decent year on the European Tour. He finished second in the Joburg Open in December (a finish that secured his start in The Open at Carnoustie) and has posted three further top-10s since then. He was 10th in the Tshwane Open and then tied 7th in the Trophee Hassan II.

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Van Rooyen’s picked up his biggest professional cheque to date though, two weeks ago in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin. He was tied for 4th place in that event and earned just shy of €400,000.
The South African had led the Irish Open through three rounds but he fell back with a final round of 74.
So far on the 2018 European Tour, Van Rooyen has earned over €700,000. He is currently ranked 34th on the Race to Dubai standings and at 144th on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Van Rooyen had a strong amateur career and was captain of the golf team at the University of Minnesota. As an amateur he won the 2011 Southern Cape Open and the 2012 Minnesota State Amateur championship.
He played on the Sunshine Tour after turning pro and won the 2017 Eye of Africa Championship.
Van Rooyen’s first round at Carnoustie in the 147th Open Championship began with two straight birdies and he picked up further shots on the 6th, 11th and 15th holes. He dropped a shot at the last but he’s leading the way right now after a 67. You might not know much about him but his form this season, particularly in the Irish Open, demonstrates that he is more than capable of contending as the week progresses – watch this space.
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The R&A have been testing drivers this week at The OpenRory McIlroy Suggests TaylorMade “Singled Out” In R&A Driver Checks
The R&A have been testing the drivers of many of the world’s top players at The Open this week. Chief Executive of The R&A, Martin Slumbers, revealed the tournament organisers requested that players submit their drivers for CT (characteristic time) testing – effectively to find out whether, as a driver wears, it breaks the rules that limit the spring-like effect of the face.
The Golf Channel revealed that 30 players had arrived at Carnoustie with letters stating they should bring their drivers to be inspected by 5pm on Tuesday. A reported seven major champions were on the list of 30 names and we know that Rory McIlroy wasn’t one of them.
However, the four-time major winner was speaking to the media on Wednesday and revealed that whilst he wasn’t on the list, many players using his brand, TaylorMade, were.
“No, I wasn’t selected. I did have a look at the board and see who was selected. I think there was one manufacturer that was singled out a bit more than anyone else.
“The one that I’m using,” he said when asked which manufacturer was singled out.
“A manufacturer is always going to try and find ways to get around what the regulations are. It’s a bit of an arms race.
“I understand why they’re testing equipment. If there is some drivers out there that have went a little bit over the limit, then, obviously, guys shouldn’t be playing them.”
“I think the manufacturers are smart enough to know not to try to push it too much. I’d be very surprised if they found anything this week.”
Whilst McIlroy hinted that TaylorMade drivers were the most prominent on the list, that may well be because five of the top 10 longest hitters on the PGA Tour use TaylorMade drivers – more than any other manufacturer.
10 of the world’s top 20 players currently use a TaylorMade driver, with three of them, Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, not currently under contract.
Chief Executive of the R&A Martin Slumbers said of the driver testing, “We take our governance role very seriously, not just on the rules of golf and amateur status, but also equipment standards, and we felt it was an appropriate next step to more actively seek to test players’ drivers straight out of the bag.”
R&A Chief Executive Martin Slumbers
Slumbers revealed that the R&A had done the same thing at a Japanese tour event earlier this year and explained why the testing had been done this week.
“It’s driven by us just trying to keep moving the Championship forward and making it more complete and making sure that there is a service provided to ensure that the players are going out there with clubs that are conforming.”
“We wanted to make sure that we didn’t have drivers going out there that are above the CT limit.”
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Scotty Cameron Concept X Putters Revealed - The master craftsman has unveiled two new prototype putters coming in September said to provide mallet-like forgiveness in a blade
Scotty Cameron Concept X Putters Revealed
The Concept X is the latest putter design from Scotty Cameron. It is a premium offering of two experimental prototypes produced in limited quantities for players seeking the highest level of putter performance.
The new Scotty Cameron Concept X models, CX-01 and CX-02, blend the visual characteristics of a Newport 2 with the playability of a mallet through high-MOI “wings” that increase stability and forgiveness.
There’s also new dual-zone vibration dampening technology, which comprises two chambers separated by a band of stainless steel, for precisely tuned sound and feel.
“What’s unique about these putters is that they’re fast looking and high-tech but by making them wider, they’re more forgiving,” Scotty Cameron told GM.RELATED: Scotty Cameron explains how to choose your putter
“You get the best of a blade and the best of a mallet in one. It has a very elegant, high-end, industrial look. At address, after a few putts, the wings almost disappear and it’s like looking down at a blade.”
The CX-01 (above left) integrates a revamped Nuckle Neck configuration that provides a familiar plumbing neck setup while the CX-02 (above right) is designed with a completely new low slant Joint Neck that promotes slightly more toe flow.RELATED: Best Putters 2018
The mid-milled aluminium face is connected via internal screws that compress the vibration dampening material for a soft, solid sound and feel. The sole zone’s anodised and engraved plate contains additional vibration dampening material to help improve feel, as well as increasing MOI and overall balance.
 
Customisable, removable heel and toe weights enhance stability while increasing the face’s sweet spot.
The sole profile of each model has been milled with Scotty’s four-way sole balancing design that moves the balance point to account for the weight of the grip and shaft and the putter’s offset, so the putter sits perfectly square at address.
A new, glare-reducing Stealth Grey finish complements the bright dip black anodised face inlay and sole plate components.Several engravings and the familiar three-dot milled pattern have been left unpainted in their raw, machined metal finish in keeping with the “prototype” feel of the Concept X models.
The Scotty Cameron Concept X putters will be available from September 28th, 2018, with an RRP of £545.
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The health benefits of the sport, including spectating, are being significantly highlighted over the famous Angus links.
Golf Health Benefits Clear For All To See At Carnoustie
Are you attending The 147th Open at Carnoustie this week? If so, you are directly improving your health!
The health benefits of the sport, including spectating, are being significantly highlighted over the famous Angus links.
As part of The R&A’s work to more widely communicate the health benefits of golf for all ages and abilities, and building on significant robust research, Carnoustie is full of golf and health messaging. Short and sharp ‘Did You Know?’ information is the common theme.
In the Spectator Village, information towers outline the benefits of 9-hole golf and shorter formats. Did you know, for instance, in a 9-hole round, a player will walk two to three miles, take over 5,000 steps and burn over 450 calories?
Over the practice days, LED scoreboard screens on the course are also promoting the positives of golf for your health. Did you know research has suggested that if you play golf you could live five years longer?
Or that if you follow the entire spectator Red Route around the Carnoustie course you will walk over the recommended 10,000 daily steps (approx. 6km in total)?
The Golf & Health Project, supported by the World Golf Foundation which comprises the major golfing bodies worldwide including The R&A, USGA, PGA Tour and the European Tour, has been reviewing the evidence for the role of golf in health and has shown the overall health benefits of the sport, both physically and mentally.
It has also identified some of the gaps in knowledge
Are you attending The 147th Open at Carnoustie this week? If so, you are directly improving your health!
The health benefits of the sport, including spectating, are being significantly highlighted over the famous Angus links.
As part of The R&A’s work to more widely communicate the health benefits of golf for all ages and abilities, and building on significant robust research, Carnoustie is full of golf and health messaging. Short and sharp ‘Did You Know?’ information is the common theme.
In the Spectator Village, information towers outline the benefits of 9-hole golf and shorter formats. Did you know, for instance, in a 9-hole round, a player will walk two to three miles, take over 5,000 steps and burn over 450 calories?
Over the practice days, LED scoreboard screens on the course are also promoting the positives of golf for your health. Did you know research has suggested that if you play golf you could live five years longer?
Or that if you follow the entire spectator Red Route around the Carnoustie course you will walk over the recommended 10,000 daily steps (approx. 6km in total)?
The Golf & Health Project, supported by the World Golf Foundation which comprises the major golfing bodies worldwide including The R&A, USGA, PGA Tour and the European Tour, has been reviewing the evidence for the role of golf in health and has shown the overall health benefits of the sport, both physically and mentally.
It has also identified some of the gaps in knowledge
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50 years on from his Open victory at Carnoustie, nine-time Major champion Gary Player talked exclusively to Golf Monthly about that win and this year’s championship.Gary Player won the 1968 Open at CarnoustieGary Player: Open thoughts from a three-time champion
50 years on from his Open victory at Carnoustie, nine-time Major champion Gary Player talked exclusively to Golf Monthly about that win and this year’s championship.
How does it feel to come back to Carnoustie where you were Open champion 50 years ago?
It’s always a pleasure to come back to Carnoustie. I headed to Muirfield 10 days ago which is where I won my first Open and that was special too. My grandparents were from Scotland so that was very touching to win two of my Opens in Scotland and coming back to those venues is always fantastic.And does it seem so long ago that you were lofting the Claret Jug here?
Well, I remember it very clearly, particularly that final day. The wind was blowing, and the conditions were very difficult. There were five of us within one shot on the last day. I was playing with Jack Nicklaus who was one back of me, Bob Charles, Billy Casper and Maurice Bembridge were also all within one.
Bob Charles, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player
And you hit that incredible shot on the 14th…
The 14th sticks out and will stay with me forever. The wind was blowing and I hit a drive up the right side, I then hit a 3-wood 242 yards into the wind and finished eight inches from the hole. What a time to hit that shot. It’s the greatest shot I’ve ever played. Really, it was not on to do that at that stage. You’ve got to know the conditions, you have to know “The Spectacles” bunkers and over that you have heather and over that you have more bunkers and you have to put it within 10-feet of where you’re aiming into the wind. And then you have to get the right bounce… It came off though and I went on to win by two.How will the course play this week?
This is my 63rd occasion in a row at The Open and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the ball running as far as it is this year. Ernie Els was saying that a drive is running a minimum of 60 yards – that’s very difficult to judge. He said on the 10th, he nearly drove into the burn, and some of the players were even driving into the burn on 18! Jack Nicklaus was as long as anybody playing today and I remember him hitting a drive and a 3-wood into 18. So, this is abnormal, they’ll be hitting irons off the tee all over the place, but the thing is you can’t fight nature. This is what has been presented this week and that is what the players will have to deal with.Links golf presents a different test…
Yes, that’s why this is the greatest championship in the world because, the first hole today you hit a driver and a pitching wedge and you look at your yardage book and tomorrow you might hit driver and a three-iron. So yardage books don’t really mean much, you play with instinct and you’ve got to trust that. It was always my very favourite type of golf to play and to get my hands on the Claret Jug three times was very special indeed.
Gary Player spoke to Golf MonthlyYou have to stay patient playing links golf…
You could get in a bunker and you might have to play out backwards. You might get a bad draw, you can get on the wrong side of the draw and it becomes very difficult for you, so yes you have to try to take all these things, all these variables, in your stride.
Could you pick a potential winner this week?
It’s extremely open at the moment. There are so many players who could win this week. It would be difficult to place a bet. Nobody sticks out more than anyone else. When Tiger Woods was at his best then yes, Jack Nicklaus or Hogan… yes. Hogan was the best golfer I’ve ever seen in my life. But right now, there’s nobody who stands clear above the rest. So, yes, very difficult to pick a winner this week.
1953 Open champion Ben Hogan
Golf is such a different game to other sports. I was at Wimbledon for three days and in the last 16 Wimbledon tournaments you’ve had only four winners. In the last 16 Opens there have been 13 different winners, not including this year. In golf, almost anyone in the field this week could win. The man who wins will have come out on top against 155 other players, that’s quite an achievement.
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How well do you know the Open Championship? Test your knowledge with our quiz...Open previewOpen Championship Quiz 2018
The Open Championship takes place at Carnoustie this year once again and it is set to be a cracker.
Test your knowledge of The Open with our 2018 quiz… Good luck!
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The Claret Jug is perhaps the most famous trophy in golf, but there are six other Open Championship trophies on offer this week at CarnoustieDid You Know There Are Seven Open Championship Trophies to Be Won?
The Claret Jug is awarded every year to the winner of The Open Championship. This replaced the belt the winner used to win, but there are seven different trophies to be won at The Open Championship.
The Silver Medal is the next best known of the other trophies to be won at The Open Championship, and has been handed out to the amateur with the lowest score since 1949.
This year at Carnoustie there are just four amateurs in the field competing for the Silver Medal.
It is only awarded to someone who has played all four rounds, so it is not awarded if no amateur has made the 36-hole cut. If one or both of the amateurs miss the cut, they will receive a bronze medal.
The winner of The Open gets a gold medal. The award of a gold medal was first made in 1872.
Up until 1870 The Challenge Belt was awarded to the winner, but when Old Tom Morris won it three times in a row he was allowed to keep this trophy.
There was no Open in 1871. For 1872 a new trophy was to be provided, The Golf Champion Trophy, known as the Claret Jug.

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The Claret Jug was not ready when The Open of 1872 was held, so the winner was given a gold medal instead.
Thus started the tradition of the winner being also presented with a gold medal.
The Tooting Bec Cup is in fact another medal rather than an actual cup.
In 1924 it has been awarded to the golfer who shoots the lowest round at The Open.
Rory McIlroy with the Ryle Memorial for winning the 2014 Open Championship, the Tooting Bec ‘Cup’ for the lowest round and the Braid Taylor Memorial for finishing as the highest PGA member at The Open of 2014
The Ryle Memorial Medal was instigated in 1920 in memory of Arthur Ryle, a former chairman of The PGA, and is awarded to a PGA member who wins The Open.
The Braid-Taylor Memorial Medal is awarded to the PGA member who finishes in the highest position in The Open Championship. It is named after two of the founding members of the PGA, James Braid and JH Taylor and was first awarded in 1966.
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With Spieth and Kuchar battling it out at Birkdale, what is the playoff format if it ends all square?What Is The Open Championship Playoff Format?
This year’s Open at Carnoustie is similar to those of recent years, where if the scores are tied at the end of 72 holes there will be a four-hole play-off.
But what will the playoff format be if it does end all-square?
In the event of a tie after four rounds, the winner will be decided by a play-off by stroke play over four holes. The play-off will start as soon as practicable after the last competitors have finished their round.
The competitor with the lowest aggregate over the four extra holes will be declared the winner.
If the competitors are still tied having played these four holes, a hole by hole play-off will be played immediately over the 18th hole only until a winner emerges.
If the play-off involves more than 2 competitors, those other than the winner will be deemed to have tied for 2nd place regardless of their scores in the play-off. (3) The starting field will be 156 competitors. The
If they do end tied it will go into a four-hole playoff over the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th holes with the best aggregate score taking the title.
In 2007 Padraig Harrington defeated Sergio Garcia in a four-hole playoff to win his second Claret Jug – he shot level par compared to Garcia’s one over.
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The four-hole format has been the way since 1985 when the rules changed from a full 18 holes.
In 1999 Paul Lawrie won the Open Championship at Carnoustie following a four-hole play-off with Justin Leonard and Jean van de Velde.
Lawrie shot even par, while the other two were both three over par.
Before that it had been 36 holes to decide the winner up to 1964.
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There have been 21 Open playoffs in all with the most recent coming at St Andrews in 2015.
Zach Johnson eventually triumphed over four holes beating Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.
There has been just one playoff to decide the Claret Jug in the nine previous Opens at Royal Birkdale.
That was in 1998 when Mark O’Meara beat Brian Watts over four holes.
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