Bryson DeChambeau criticized by fellow pros for slow play

(CNN)Debate surrounding slow play in golf has trundled on for years, but opposition to it has gathered steam at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust event this week. “There are a few players that continually disrespect their fellow pro’s and continue to break the rules without a conscience [sic],” wrote Englishman Ian Poulter. “It should be self policed but clearly this won’t happen … so disappointing it hasn’t been stopped.” DeChambeau, who shot 71 on Saturday, was quick to hit back …

Tom Watson denied dream end to glittering career as he signs off for last time | Scott Murray

He almost pulled off a Turnberry miracle in 2009 and epitomises golfs joys of pitting old-timers against younger rivals It seems like only yesterday. Yet its been 10 years since Tom Watson creamed that approach into the 18th at Turnberry, his ball taking a soft bounce and rolling gently towards the flag, stopping 18 inches from the cup. He tapped in for birdie, Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors picks. Duval smashed the modern Open record …

British Open Golf Tournament Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the British Open. One hundred and fifty-six players compete in the British Open. The tournament’s official name is the Open Championship. The top 70 players qualify for the final 36 holes. The winner is presented the Golf Champion Trophy, nicknamed the Claret Jug. Timeline:October 17, 1860 – The first British Open is played at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. Only eight men play. 1894 – The British Open starts adding other locations for the tournament. Royal …