Jordan Spieth went on an epic run on the final five holes to win the British Open on Sunday, but it might never have happened if not for his caddie saving the day on the wild 13th hole. At No. 13, Spieth hit his tee shot about 100 yards to the right of the fairway. After a nearly 15-minute delay, Spieth eventually decided to declare an unplayable lie and take a drop farther back on the practice range.
SOUTHPORT, England – How much will the winner of the 2017 British Open take home? Of the record $10,250,000 purse, which will divvied up in U.S. dollars for the first time this year, the winner of the 146th edition of the Open will take home $1,845,000. The runner-up will pocket $1,067,000. Here is the rest of the payouts by place: 3rd: $684,000 4th: $532,000 5th: $428,000 6th: $371,000 7th: $318,000 8th: $268,000 9th: $235,000 10th: $213,000 11th: $193,000 12th: $172,000 13th: $161,000 14th: $151,000 15th: $141,000 16th: $129,500 17th: $123,000 18th: $117,000 19th: $112,000 20th: $107,000 21st: $102,000 22nd: $97,000 23rd: $92,000 24th: $87,000 25th: $84,000 26th: $80,000 27th: $77,000 28th:
Peter Alliss risked being branded as sexist again in referring to Sergio Garcia’s fiancee’s “lovely legs” and saying her skirt didn’t belong on a golf course. The legendary BBC commentator was criticized at April’s Masters for an off-mic remark in which he said Angela Akins was wearing “the shortest skirt on the campus.” And now he has refused to back down from his comments in a column for a magazine. Alliss writes in Atlantic Golf & Lifestyle that Akins’ skirt was more suited to ice skating than a golf course. She was seen at Royal Birkdale this week wearing a skirt similar to the one that initially caught Alliss’ attention at Augusta. Garcia will marry American Akins – a former Golf Channel