Fore Friday: British Open Arrives, Phil Being Phil and an 82 Year Old Record Broken

Each Friday, we scour the internet looking for the very best and most interesting in the golf news and stories circulating online that week. This way,  you can always be up to date with the latest chatter when you hit the links on the weekend.

Here’s what’s happening this week in the world of golf.

The British Open Arrives

British Open 2013: A Course Guide to Muirfield Golf Club

Golf’s midsummer classic, the British Open began this week at the historic Muirfield Golf Club. The course, a true links style, poses a bit of challenge for the players, and Muirfield has been host to some of the most memorable Opens in the history of the tournament. So, the next few days should be a great event.

Who do you think is going to pull it out? Will Tiger roar back?

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Phil Being Phil

Phil Mickelson Wins Scottish Open, Promptly Drops the Trophy

Phil Mickelson loves to make things interesting, doesn’t he? As he was on track for his first victory on the British Isles at the Scottish Open, he managed to lose focus on the 72nd hole of the match and triple bogey. Thankfully, on the same hole, he was able to sink a playoff birdie put for the victory moments later.

Is Phil on a roll now, or does he need to work on his mental side of the game?

An 82 Year Old Record Broken

19 Year Old Jordan Spieth Wins John Deere Classic

So how was your golf game at 19 years old? Because Jordan Spieth is looking pretty good after his victory this week at the John Deere Classic. The teenager’s victory also marked the break of an 82 year old streak, as now he is the youngest player since 1931 to win a PGA tour event.

Is Jordan Speith marked for future greatness?


Is Thomas Bjorn mad at ESPN for some reason? Otherwise he might have some explaining to do for his second shot out of the rough on the first fairway at the British Open on Thursday when it, incredibly, nailed a tv camera right through the lens.

You can guess all the camera operators will be at full attention when Bjorn is playing the next few days.

Photo credit: SBNationUSATodayCNBC

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