Jul 23 2017
A victory in The Open Championship would allow him to claim three of the four major championships before the age of 24.
Exhibit A of this came on the final hole. His lone regret was a poor par putt on the 16th, but he more than atoned for that with his bunker shot for eagle. Even so, it beats by one shot his previous best - a 66 in the second round at Oak Hill in the 2013 PGA Championship.
But the real Jordan Spieth stood up, his chipping and putting right off the top shelf. And thought to myself, I am glad I'm over here, glad I'm doing this. "I was very pleased with our tee-to-green performance".
Conditions in Southport were tough for the early starters on Thursday, with dropped shots aplenty on the opening hole, where Mark O'Meara teed off first and carded a quadruple-bogey eight. And he learned enough from watching TV to know that going a little long on the par-5 15th would give him a better birdie chance than playing short. He doesn't have any plans to treat himself to something special - although the Claret Jug might be nice to get on Sunday. We see calls for major winds and rain seemingly every Open, and more often than not the afternoon mellows out into very playable conditions.
"But we've been moving in the right direction and I believe we can do this". Course is unique. Fans are unique. "So really good fun".
Branden Grace's stunning 62 - the lowest round in men's major championship history - showed what was possible on a calm day in Southport, with Birkdale's handsome links having been softened appreciably by the previous day's rain. That sounds intuitive, but it's not always easy to do. "It seems like today we played a lot of in and across", he said. "It's hard to stay that way in majors". But things improved, and all those low scores would suggest a double-digit-under-par victor. Nobody shoots 7, 8, 9, 10 under par. However, his demons, for the time being, appear to be behind him after an excellent first round. That alone should concern his fellow competitors, seeing as Spieth - victor of the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015 - doesn't typically move backward (with apologies to No. 12 at Augusta).
And aside from that blown green jacket in 2016, Spieth is a closer of historic proportions.
Branden Grace has made major championship history.
This one will mean more than a lot of them.
Like Federer, the 35-year-old tennis superstar who took time off because of injuries and to avoid burnout, both Spieth and Koepka are rested. Only 16 golfers have ever won at least three legs. And certainly once you've done it and you get to watch, it's kind of the icing on the cake. Total belief in yourself. If push turns to shove, expect a titanic tussle between Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Head down, focused on whatever goal we set for tomorrow. In other circumstances it might have been a different day but the way it ended I feel good.
He said: "This morning I would have gladly stayed on the couch, I would have loved that!"
Jul 22 2017
Froome's 2017 Tour de France victory was his 'most hard-fought'
While the gap between the two isn't the largest, Bardet is basically going to have to put together the time trial of his life. American Taylor Phinney has posted the best provisional time in the Marseille time trial, in 29 minutes and 21 seconds.
Jul 22 2017
GOP health plan fiasco a long-running drama
Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) expressed exasperation over the inability to pass even a procedural motion to debate any healthcare bill. Trump says "Republicans never discuss how good their healthcare bill is, & it will get even better at lunchtime".
Jul 22 2017
Linkin Park cancels 'One More Light' tour after Chester Bennington's death
The coroner's office said Thursday Bennington's death was being investigated as a possible suicide but few details were disclosed. The band won a runaway success with its debut " Hybrid Theory ", which became the top-selling album in the United States in 2001.
Jul 21 2017
Barcelona plot €113 million move for Real Madrid's top target — Reports
One that would instantly make them a top contender for the UEFA Champions League title. The 28-year-old has just one year left on his current Gunners deal.
Jul 21 2017
British Open 2017 Leaderboard: Updating Results and Standings for Thursday
This course has a lot of crosswinds, so it's tough to judge how far the ball is going to fly depending on what shot you play. The PGA Tour decided its rules had "unintentionally made it more difficult" for injured players to come back.
Jul 21 2017
Extreme Heat Blanketing the Chattahoochee Valley and the Plains
Afternoon highs will likely be in the mid-90s, with heat indexes that could reach nearly 100 degrees later this week. An Excessive Heat Watch is in place from Wednesday afternoon through Friday evening.
Jul 20 2017
Heat expected to build through the week
A few isolated storms will be possible by late next week, but the forecast is looking relatively dry after Saturday night. As hot high pressure takes full control later this week, we will see abundant sunshine the second half of this workweek.
Jul 20 2017
Morata: Chelsea agree terms with Real Madrid
With Zidane appearing to consider that Morata is not good enough to be a first-choice starter, the player has chose to leave. Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata has agreed to join Premier League Champions Chelsea , the club have announced.
Jul 19 2017
Google Glass returns from the dead and this time it means business
Now that the Glass-for-business program has wrapped up its incubation period, the technology is back on the market again. Google has customised glass for workers in industries like manufacturing, logistics, field services and healthcare.
Jul 19 2017
United Kingdom inflation falls to 2
Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased unexpectedly in June, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. The Reserve Bank is mandated with keeping annual inflation between 1 and 3 per cent, with a focus on the mid-point.
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