The Open Championship

  • July 19 - 22, 2018
  • Carnoustie Golf Links - Carnoustie, Scotland
  • Par 71
    Yards 7,402
  • Purse $10,250,000
    Defending Champion Jordan Spieth

Tournament Field

--Sandy LyleS. LyleE-----------$00
--Martin KaymerM. KaymerE-----------$00
--Andy SullivanA. SullivanE-----------$00
--Erik van RooyenE. van RooyenE-----------$00
--Matthew SouthgateM. SouthgateE-----------$00
--Brady SchnellB. SchnellE-----------$00
--Luke ListL. ListE-----------$00
--Danny WillettD. WillettE-----------$00
--Emiliano GrilloE. GrilloE-----------$00
--Shaun NorrisS. NorrisE-----------$00
--Mark CalcavecchiaM. CalcavecchiaE-----------$00
--Danthai BoonmaD. BoonmaE-----------$00
--Oliver WilsonO. WilsonE-----------$00
--Kevin ChappellK. ChappellE-----------$00
--Eddie PepperellE. PepperellE-----------$00
--Austin CookA. CookE-----------$00
--Paul DunneP. DunneE-----------$00
--Ross FisherR. FisherE-----------$00
--Patrick CantlayP. CantlayE-----------$00
--Shane LowryS. LowryE-----------$00
--Tyrrell HattonT. HattonE-----------$00
--Marcus KinhultM. KinhultE-----------$00
--Thomas PietersT. PietersE-----------$00
--Kevin KisnerK. KisnerE-----------$00
--Phil MickelsonP. MickelsonE-----------$00
--Satoshi KodairaS. KodairaE-----------$00
--Rafael Cabrera BelloR. Cabrera BelloE-----------$00
--Andrew LandryA. LandryE-----------$00
--Yuta IkedaY. IkedaE-----------$00
--Brian HarmanB. HarmanE-----------$00
--Webb SimpsonW. SimpsonE-----------$00
--Si Woo KimS. Woo KimE-----------$00
--Nicolai HojgaardN. HojgaardE-----------$00
--Brandon StoneB. StoneE-----------$00
--Hideto TaniharaH. TaniharaE-----------$00
--Stewart CinkS. CinkE-----------$00
--Yusaku MiyazatoY. MiyazatoE-----------$00
--Gary WoodlandG. WoodlandE-----------$00
--Sung-hoon KangS. KangE-----------$00
--Chesson HadleyC. HadleyE-----------$00
--Adam HadwinA. HadwinE-----------$00
--Ernie ElsE. ElsE-----------$00
--Pat PerezP. PerezE-----------$00
--George CoetzeeG. CoetzeeE-----------$00
--Julian SuriJ. SuriE-----------$00
--Kevin NaK. NaE-----------$00
--David DuvalD. DuvalE-----------$00
--Scott JamiesonS. JamiesonE-----------$00
--Retief GoosenR. GoosenE-----------$00
--Darren ClarkeD. ClarkeE-----------$00
--Bernhard LangerB. LangerE-----------$00
--Matt KucharM. KucharE-----------$00
--Peter UihleinP. UihleinE-----------$00
--Anirban LahiriA. LahiriE-----------$00
--Jordan SpiethJ. SpiethE-----------$00
--Kiradech AphibarnratK. AphibarnratE-----------$00
--Justin RoseJ. RoseE-----------$00
--Chris WoodC. WoodE-----------$00
--Rickie FowlerR. FowlerE-----------$00
--Jon RahmJ. RahmE-----------$00
--Patrick ReedP. ReedE-----------$00
--Louis OosthuizenL. OosthuizenE-----------$00
--Paul CaseyP. CaseyE-----------$00
--Jhonattan VegasJ. VegasE-----------$00
--Tony FinauT. FinauE-----------$00
--Xander SchauffeleX. SchauffeleE-----------$00
--Lin YuxinL. YuxinE-----------$00
--Sang-hyun ParkS. ParkE-----------$00
--Alexander BjorkA. BjorkE-----------$00
--Zander LombardZ. LombardE-----------$00
--James RobinsonJ. RobinsonE-----------$00
--Haraldur MagnusH. MagnusE-----------$00
--Marcus ArmitageM. ArmitageE-----------$00
--Rhys EnochR. EnochE-----------$00
--Kodai IchiharaK. IchiharaE-----------$00
--Gavin Kyle GreenG. Kyle GreenE-----------$00
--Ashton TurnerA. TurnerE-----------$00
--Sean CrockerS. CrockerE-----------$00
--Sam LockeS. LockeE-----------$00
--Cameron DavisC. DavisE-----------$00
--Brandt SnedekerB. SnedekerE-----------$00
--Jonas BlixtJ. BlixtE-----------$00
--Charles Howell IIIC. Howell IIIE-----------$00
--Patton KizzireP. KizzireE-----------$00
--Tom LewisT. LewisE-----------$00
--Charl SchwartzelC. SchwartzelE-----------$00
--Daniel BergerD. BergerE-----------$00
--Ryan MooreR. MooreE-----------$00
--Byeong Hun AnB. Hun AnE-----------$00
--Alexander LevyA. LevyE-----------$00
--Kelly KraftK. KraftE-----------$00
--Mike HendryM. HendryE-----------$00
--Lee WestwoodL. WestwoodE-----------$00
--Henrik StensonH. StensonE-----------$00
--Jimmy WalkerJ. WalkerE-----------$00
--Tommy FleetwoodT. FleetwoodE-----------$00
--Russell HenleyR. HenleyE-----------$00
--Matthew FitzpatrickM. FitzpatrickE-----------$00
--Jovan RebulaJ. RebulaE-----------$00
--Thorbjorn OlesenT. OlesenE-----------$00
--Marc LeishmanM. LeishmanE-----------$00
--Rory McIlroyR. McIlroyE-----------$00
--Dustin JohnsonD. JohnsonE-----------$00
--Alexander NorenA. NorenE-----------$00
--Charley HoffmanC. HoffmanE-----------$00
--Adam ScottA. ScottE-----------$00
--Zach JohnsonZ. JohnsonE-----------$00
--Brendan SteeleB. SteeleE-----------$00
--Francesco MolinariF. MolinariE-----------$00
--Justin ThomasJ. ThomasE-----------$00
--Branden GraceB. GraceE-----------$00
--Li HaotongL. HaotongE-----------$00
--Jason DayJ. DayE-----------$00
--Shota AkiyoshiS. AkiyoshiE-----------$00
--Todd HamiltonT. HamiltonE-----------$00
--Beau HosslerB. HosslerE-----------$00
--Jorge CampilloJ. CampilloE-----------$00
--Michael KimM. KimE-----------$00
--Chez ReavieC. ReavieE-----------$00
--Ryuko TokimatsuR. TokimatsuE-----------$00
--Kyle StanleyK. StanleyE-----------$00
--Nicolas ColsaertsN. ColsaertsE-----------$00
--Jens DantorpJ. DantorpE-----------$00
--Grant ForrestG. ForrestE-----------$00
--Dylan FrittelliD. FrittelliE-----------$00
--Tom LehmanT. LehmanE-----------$00
--Jason KokrakJ. KokrakE-----------$00
--Minchel ChoiM. ChoiE-----------$00
--Lucas HerbertL. HerbertE-----------$00
--Matt WallaceM. WallaceE-----------$00
--Bubba WatsonB. WatsonE-----------$00
--Padraig HarringtonP. HarringtonE-----------$00
--Ian PoulterI. PoulterE-----------$00
--Brooks KoepkaB. KoepkaE-----------$00
--Cameron SmithC. SmithE-----------$00
--Shubhankar SharmaS. SharmaE-----------$00
--Sergio GarciaS. GarciaE-----------$00
--Bryson DeChambeauB. DeChambeauE-----------$00
--Tiger WoodsT. WoodsE-----------$00
--Russell KnoxR. KnoxE-----------$00
--Hideki MatsuyamaH. MatsuyamaE-----------$00
--Keegan BradleyK. BradleyE-----------$00
--Ryan FoxR. FoxE-----------$00
--Jason DufnerJ. DufnerE-----------$00
--Ryan ArmourR. ArmourE-----------$00
--Masahiro KawamuraM. KawamuraE-----------$00
--Abraham AncerA. AncerE-----------$00
--Jordan SmithJ. SmithE-----------$00
--Fabrizio ZanottiF. ZanottiE-----------$00
--Jazz WattananondJ. WattananondE-----------$00
--Brett RumfordB. RumfordE-----------$00
--Masanori KobayashiM. KobayashiE-----------$00
--Jack SeniorJ. SeniorE-----------$00
--Bronson BurgoonB. BurgoonE-----------$00
--Matt JonesM. JonesE-----------$00
--Thomas CurtisT. CurtisE-----------$00


Steven Saunders ESPN UK 

The Open weather forecast in one photo: blue skies, black clouds, flags at 90 degrees. Good luck everyone.

R & A address Trump's visit and Mickelson's putting incident

A hypothetical visit from US President Donald Trump and a repeat of Phil Mickelson putting a moving ball were amongst the topics addressed on Wednesday at the Royal and Ancient news conference.


Tom Hamilton Senior Writer, ESPN UK 

"Anybody who plays in this tournament can win". Gary Player sitting on the fence when asked for who'll win here at Carnoustie, but goes on to single out Rickie Fowler as his own pick for the Claret Jug. He says he'd love to see Tiger Woods win for his work in bringing money and younger audiences to the game. "The game desperately needs Tiger to win another major," Player says.

Steven Saunders ESPN UK 

Bored of waiting on the first tee for spectators to clear the walkway 100 yards up the fairway, Ian Poulter cracks a 3-hybrid over their heads. "Oh my god," shrieks one woman in the grandstand. Poulter turns and shrugs, all in good fun.

Steven Saunders ESPN UK 

Tiger Woods using Wednesday afternoon at Carnoustie to prepare at an equivalent time to his 3:21 p.m. local tee-off on Thursday.

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

This is the last betting sheet in a five town radius from Ladbrokes. The clerk in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland told he called every betting shop in the area to no avail.

Matt Cooper Special to 

Can 60-year-old Bernhard Langer feature on the leaderboard this week? If course experience counts few have as much as the German in recent years. He won the British Senior Open at Carnoustie in 2010 and was ninth in 2016. He also lapped with field in that event at Royal Porthcawl in 2014, winning by 13 shots in fast-running conditions very similar to this week in Scotland.

Tom Hamilton Senior Writer, ESPN UK 

Rory McIlroy asked about whether he'll ever return that big old haircut he sported in the earlier days of his career. "Looking back now... I didn't realise how big it was..." so fans of the Rory-fro are likely to be disappointed here at Carnoustie.

Matt Cooper Special to 

Emiliano Grillo is the only Argentinian golfer in the field this week, but Carnoustie has been suited to his compatriots down the years. There have been no less than seven Puma top tens in seven Opens on the course, most recently when Andres Romero was third in 2007. Does Grillo have a chance to make it eight? He was was 12th at Royal Troon in 2016 and has eight top 20s from 16 starts this year.

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Donald Trump's presidency has made his golf course at Turnberry -- and a 4-time Open site -- a considerable source of speculation going forward. The Open has been awarded (Royal Portrush, Royal St. George's, St Andrews) through 2021, and the subject of 2022 was raised again Wednesday at the R&A's annual news conference, where chief executive Martin Slumbers deftly swatted it away. "We will be going south of the border,'' he said, meaning one of the four venues in England -- most likely Royal Lytham or Royal Liverpool -- would be next up.

Steven Saunders ESPN UK 

There's out of bounds at Carnoustie, and then there's this at the ninth. (📸 Matt Cooper)