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Jul 19, 2012

Wise old head Watson shows young bucks who is boss

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – American eight-times major champion Tom Watson is 15 years older than the combined age of Ryo Ishikawa and Martin Kaymer but he showed them who was still the boss in the British Open first round on Thursday.

Watson, 62, carded a one-over-par 71 to comfortably outscore 20-year-old Japanese Ishikawa (74) and 2010 U.S. PGA Champion Kaymer, 27, who made no birdies in his 77.

Jul 19, 2012

Woods signals intent with masterful putting display

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – It was by no means the best round Tiger Woods has played in a British Open but worryingly for the rest of the field the 14-times major winner putted superbly on slow greens to begin his title bid with a rock-solid 67.

The former world number one started like a train with four birdies in seven holes on his way to a three-under-par first round which left him three shots behind leader Adam Scott of Australia.

Jul 19, 2012
Jul 19, 2012

Manassero makes painful journey for Open chance

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – There were no signs of tiredness on the face of Matteo Manassero after the young Italian made a late dash to Lytham in a bid to win an unlikely place in the British Open field on Thursday.

When Swede Robert Karlsson pulled out on Wednesday, the 19-year-old hot-footed it to Lancashire by taking a flight from Verona to Gatwick airport, south of London before jumping in a car to arrive in Lytham at 0300 local time.

Jul 19, 2012

Manassero makes painful journey for British Open chance

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – There were no signs of tiredness on the face of Matteo Manassero after the young Italian made a late dash to Lytham in a bid to win an unlikely place in the British Open field on Thursday.

When Swede Robert Karlsson pulled out on Wednesday, the 19-year-old hot-footed it to Lancashire by taking a flight from Verona to Gatwick airport, south of London before jumping in a car to arrive in Lytham at 0300 local time.

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Jul 18, 2012

Potter may have some tricks up his sleeve

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – A nervous look accompanies U.S. PGA Tour rookie Ted Potter Jr after a session at the practice range on the eve of the British Open.

The 28-year-old American has not come to Lytham just to make up the numbers though, having announced himself on the big stage earlier this month by winning the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

Jul 18, 2012

Interview: Prince Ishikawa ready to impress King Watson again

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – There is no better partner to play alongside this week than five-times British Open champion Tom Watson and Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa has that chance again on Thursday and Friday.

The 20-year-old, already a 10-times professional winner, partnered American great Watson, 62, in the 2010 Open at St Andrews.

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