A British Open Lesson: Golf Is a Sport of Personal Responsibility
Jordan Spieth almost tied the record for the best first round at Royal Birkdale in the tournament. His failure to do so, he said, is on him.
His first top-three finish since 2013 this weekend means the Masters will have an entirely different dynamic this year.
News about Ryder Cup (Golf), including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The golfer insisted he hadn’t acted in haste or irritation at the U.S. Open when he chased a moving ball and swatted it back toward the cup. Actually, he said, it was an astute use of the rules.
“Shinnecock Hills is undoubtedly one of the big stars here this week — not just the players,” said Curtis Strange, a two-time U.S. Open champion. “All of us are wondering how the modern player will adapt to this historic place.”