The Open 2017: Winner Spieth admits Augusta was on his mind

Jordan Spieth admitted memories of his 2016 Masters meltdown flashed through his mind before he brilliantly avoided a repeat performance to claim one of the most remarkable victories in Open Championship history.

Nick McCarthy

McIlroy delighted as his recovery continues at the Open

An “ecstatic” Rory McIlroy had no need for a pep talk after one of his best Open Championship rounds kept him firmly in contention for a fifth major title at a wet and windy Royal Birkdale.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy chips from the bunker during practice at The Open Championship, Royal Birkdale. PIC: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Open Championship: A good time to back me jokes ‘outsider’ McIroy

Rory McIlroy admits it is hard to argue with being rated a 20/1 chance to win the Open Championship, but believes he can defy the odds and regain the Claret Jug at Royal Birkdale.

Up for the cup: L-r, Gary Hetherington, Steve Patterson, Steve Cavanagh and Ryan Hall.

Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire CCC heading for Headingley GC for new challenge

HEADINGLEY is a word synonymous with rugby league and cricket. And golf, too, of course, with Headingley GC currently celebrating their 125th anniversary.

Wike Ridges Sam Morrison had to take off his right shoe and sock to play a shot after foursomes partner Ben Firth (Moortown) had found water in the YIDU match against York. Morrison found the green with his shot and the pair closed out the match.

Leeds move second after giving captain McKee a scare

LEEDS moved up to second place in the Yorkshire Inter-District Union League after beating 2014 champions York in a match that captain Nigel McKee described as “absolutely crazy”.

Bracken Ghyll's Jack Lampkin won his foursomes match against Durham with Jamie Harrison (Rotherham) and halved the anchor match in the singles (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Champions Yorkshire stretched but remain team to beat in NCL

YORKSHIRE set themselves up for next month’s Roses clash against Lancashire by maintaining their 100 per cent record in this season’s Northern Counties League with a 10.5-7.5 win over Durham at South Shields.

Moortowns Nick McCarthy, right, with fellow Open Championship qualifier Adam Hodkinson at Hillside yesterday.

Moortown’s McCarthy shines at Hillside to win place in Open

MOORTOWN’S Nick McCarthy showed both skill and nerve yesterday to achieve a boyhood dream by qualifying for the Open Championship, at Royal Birkdale.

Oulton Hall's Torren Matthews finetunes his putting.

Matthews took route 66 to set new record at Alwoodley

OULTON HALL’S Torren Matthews was unable to take the ultimate step and claim a place at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale later this month when he missed out in yesterday’s final qualifying at Notts (Hollinwell).

Moortown's Nick McCarthy (Picture: Frank Coppi/Matchroom Sport).

Moortown’s Nick McCarthy cards stunning 63 to claim third place in Wiltshire

MOORTOWN’S Nick McCarthy fired an outstanding eight-under-par 63 to miss out on a play-off by just one shot in the Grenke Championship at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire.

Players gather for a group photograph ahead of Headingleys marathon golfing day, which saw 25 players play five rounds.

Headingley’s ace marathon day has raised £10k for Wakefield Hospice

HEADINGLEY’S marathon day of golf raised more than £10,000 for charity – and produced a contender for the earliest hole-in-one on record.

Leeds Union captain Nigel McKee (Picture: Chris Stratford).

Trant and Morrison impress on debut as Leeds make champions SHeffield fight for win

LEEDS captain Nigel McKee saw his side suffer their first Yorkshire Inter District Union League defeat of the season, but the way they battled against champions Sheffield in a 21-15 loss has increased his belief that the future is bright.

Oulton Hall's Torren Matthews won the Open Championship regional qualifying event at Alwoodley.

Matthews leads way at Alwoodley in search of Open door

OULTON HALL’S Torren Matthews led home the five players who progressed from yesterday’s Open Championship regional qualifying at Alwoodley to next week’s final qualifying stage.

Lindrick's Mia Eales Smith won 4&3 in her Yorkshire debut in Northern Counties match Week.

Yorkshire ladies cruise to victory over Cumbria

YORKSHIRE ladies took another convincing step towards retaining their Northern Counties Match Week title as they swept aside Cumbria 8-1.

Howley Halls Craig Watt with his son Rory.

Howley Hall’s Craig Watt wins to make most of his first Father’s Day

HOWLEY Hall’s Craig Watt will never forget his first Father’s Day as a dad after he ended his wait for a Leeds & District Union major title by winning the stroke play championship at Cookridge Hall.

Woodsome Hall's Nicola Slater, right, made a winning Match Week debut for Yorkshire.

Yorkshire warm up for Roses rivalry with emphatic win over Durham

YORKSHIRE began the defence of their Northern Counties Match Week title in impressive fashion, defeating Durham 7.5-1.5 at Morecambe.

Adam Frontal putts during Leeds's victory over Teesside in the Yorkshire Inter District Union League.

Cookridge Hall teenager Nathan Ali one of seven to double up in Leeds’s win

LEEDS produced an emphatic Yorkshire Inter District Union League win over Teesside that underscored both the present and the future look very bright.

Ewan Bromley with caddie and Wakefield club-mate Dave Wormald.

Ewan Bromley wins Woodthorpe Trophy at Wakefield

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Ewan Bromley made home advantage count to win the Woodthorpe Trophy by one shot at Wakefield.

Howley Halls Becki OGrady, left, and Waths Sarah Chapman are into the American Golf Ladies Championship UK final.

Howley Hall’s O’Grady and Wath’s Chapman heading for The Belfry

HOWLEY HALL’S Becki O’Grady and playing partner Sarah Chapman, of Wath, have booked themselves a place in front of Sky Sports’ cameras in September at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry.

Adam Frontal

Golf: Frontal and Wardle are back for Leeds Union

leeds Union captain Nigel McKee has former county champion Adam Frontal returning to his side’s ranks as they take on Teesside at Howley Hall on Sunday in their second Yorkshire Inter District Union League match of the season.

Leeds Senior Masters champion Mark Booth.

Yorkshire golf: Mark Booth claims Leeds Senior Masters crown

The inaugural Leeds Senior Masters title has been won by Mark Booth, from Delapre GC in Northampton.

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