LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – From American Bobby Jones paying to play his fourth round before winning in 1926 to Seve Ballesteros’s ‘Car Park Champion’ shot in 1979, British Opens at Royal Lytham & St Annes have always been eventful.
The Lancashire links course is primed to host its 11th Open from July 19-22 and 14-times major winner Tiger Woods will want to add his name to a list of illustrious past Lytham champions.
LYTHAM ST ANNES, England (Reuters) – The British Open returns to Royal Lytham & St Annes for an 11th time when the 141st championship begins on Thursday in Lancashire, England.
Lytham, flanked by a railway line and suburban houses, is not considered the most beautiful of the many Open venues, most recently staging the event in 2001 when American David Duval clinched his only major championship.
LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – British women’s handball captain
Lynn McCafferty has a few things on her to-do list following the
Olympics, most notably, going on a belated honeymoon after
getting married in 2007 and living with her husband Gary.
McCafferty, who will retire post Games, has lived and
breathed handball since taking the sport up aged 10 but her
commitment went to a whole new level from August 2006.
LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – It is 20 years and five Olympic
Games since a team outside of Europe won the gold medal in
handball and given its immense popularity on the continent there
seems little chance that streak will end in London.
Reigning Olympic and world champions France are the
favourites to win the men’s competition while holders Norway,
who are also world and European champions, are the favourites in
the women’s draw.