Lowry leads Open, abysmal start for McIlroy

Golf's Best Prepare for The Open's New Ireland Setting

Home favorite Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods both endured awful starts to the British Open on Thursday, while American JB Holmes claimed the lead as the championship returned to Royal Portrush for the first time since 1951.

"To play as well as I did and then to finish like that hurts a lot, but that's golf and you have to take the rough with the smooth", he said. I asked if it was a 2, Titleist 2.

McIlroy started the day with a quadruple bogey, and finished 8 over, in an extremely disappointing opening round.

Fourteen years ago, at age 16, McIlroy shot a course-record 61 at Portrush in the second qualifying round of the North of Ireland Championship.

"I'm going to have days like this, and got to fight through it".

There is a group of 13 players in the clubhouse just two strokes off the lead on three-under, including world number one Brooks Koepka and Spaniard Jon Rahm.

But Woods has drawn inspiration from old timers Tom Watson and Greg Norman, who both came close to winning the Open in their 50s in 2009 and 2008 respectively. "I figure out where the miss is and where I'm trying to put it and then go from there". "I didn't judge the lies around the greens very well but that's just about getting used to links golf so if I can just sharpen that up, I will be right there".

McIlroy says he was nervous on the first tee, where he went out of bounds, but not because he was playing a major in his home country for the first time.

El Chapo sentenced to life in prison
This courtroom sketch shows Joaquin Guzman as he listens to an interpreter in federal court, in NY . Mexican security analyst Alejandro Hope said Guzman's fate will have "no impact" on trafficking.

His record on the old Dunluce links at Portrush will never be broken now after the redesign needed to entice the Open back for the first time in nearly 70 years - nor will McIlroy's 61 shot round be forgotten, not even by the man himself. "And then I looked at it and saw two and then played nearly the entirety of the hole, and it turns out with the wrong ball".

"I didn't do much out there today", admitted Woods afterwards.

"But playing at this elite level is a completely different deal, " he said.

After a triple-bogey 7 on the finishing hole, McIlroy had carded a 79.

Argentina's Emiliano Grillo got the crowds excited with the first hole-in-one at the championship since 2016 on the par-three 13th. He is six over and tied for 141st place, and he didn't birdie until the 15th hole while bogeying several other holes.

"I probably got poured on 10 times. I'll definitely have a little bit more confidence having him on the bag this week, knowing this golf course so well".

No doubt the decision of this particular sporting giant to restrict himself to a practice range session on the final day of rehearsals will provoke more head-scratching but the 43-year-old laid out his circumstances and pleaded for understanding.

Related News:

  • De Ligt lands in Turin to seal Juventus move

    De Ligt lands in Turin to seal Juventus move

    I live my life one day at a time. "I'm here today, but I don't know where I'll be tomorrow". Manchester United were interested in signing the Netherlands global , as well as Barcelona .
    Judge told to keep 'scary' Jeffrey Epstein in jail

    Judge told to keep 'scary' Jeffrey Epstein in jail

    According to court documents , prosecutors have demanded Epstein forfeit the residence as part of the charges against him. The expired passport, issued by a foreign country that wasn't named, listed Epstein's residence as Saudi Arabia.
    ICJ orders continued stay on Kulbushan Jadhav's execution

    ICJ orders continued stay on Kulbushan Jadhav's execution

    Truth and justice prevails. "Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts", the PM tweeted. A placard with a picture of Kulbhushan Jadhav is seen in the Mumbai neighborhood where he grew up on Wednesday.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ to allegedly support 45W fast charging

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ to allegedly support 45W fast charging

    One thing to remember is that Samsung is testing out new smartphone innovations on mid-range phones from the Galaxy A series. There's no indication that the charger will work with the Galaxy Note 10, however logic dictates that would be the case.
    Mi A3 specifications leak hours before official launch

    Mi A3 specifications leak hours before official launch

    Let's see the specifications, features, and prices of the newly launched Mi A3 , and if it is worth the price tag it flaunts. Being an Android One device, the phone is claimed to come with stock Android 9 Pie with June 2019 security update.
    Trump Wants 'Radical Left Congresswomen' to Apologize

    Trump Wants 'Radical Left Congresswomen' to Apologize

    Mr Trump's tweets on Sunday morning were sent before he headed to his golf club in Sterling, Virginia. The congressman said on Twitter that he would call for the vote before representatives' August recess.
  • Video Shows Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein at a Party in 1992

    Video Shows Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein at a Party in 1992

    Donald Trump claims he never liked Jeffrey Epstein-but footage unearthed by NBC News certainly shows the two of them having a good time together.
    House votes to hold Barr and Ross in contempt over Census question

    House votes to hold Barr and Ross in contempt over Census question

    Judiciary Ranking Member Jim Jordan blasted the vote and defended the administration's effort to add the citizenship question . The Democrat decision was justified by Elijah Cummings , chair of the oversight and reform committee.
    Rodgers Says United have Not Met Maguire Evaluation

    Rodgers Says United have Not Met Maguire Evaluation

    And Spector, speaking exclusively to AmericanGambler.com , believes there are more valid targets for a club of their stature. Asked by Sky Sports News about potential replacements should Maguire leave, Rodgers added: "The club have been very good".
  • Here's Joanna Chimonides' Exit Interview Following Love Island Dumping

    Here's Joanna Chimonides' Exit Interview Following Love Island Dumping

    Things haven't been smooth sailing for the pair. "You know, sometimes I am like, he still has feelings for her, personally". They remained one of the villa's strongest couples, before the girls were shipped off to Casa Amor, and Michael met Joanna.
    Father's errant golf shot kills daughter sitting in cart

    Father's errant golf shot kills daughter sitting in cart

    Aria was taken to a local hospital in critical condition before being flown by medical helicopter to a Salt Lake City hospital. The GoFundMe page has raised over $12,000, which is meant to cover funeral and medical costs, according to the page.
    National Hot Dog Day deals

    National Hot Dog Day deals

    According to the etiquette, " hot dogs are sacred in Canada and the name stands with or without the presence of bread". He said he is a regular who typically orders two dogs , fries and onion rings. "Or August.

Most liked

Eddie Nketiah scores late victor as Arsenal beat Bayern Munich
Our objective was to take rhythm, take minutes and have confidence playing. "Things have already been done, but we need more". It depends on their performance. "We need more to train properly", continued the Pole.

LG Pay finally arrives in the USA with support for magstripe terminals
This helps if the person you sent a gift card to isn't a fan of the store you selected. Leave your plastic cards at home and pay quickly and securely with your phone.

Apple adding 59 new emojis to its keyboard
The 59 new emoji designs will be available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch as part of the iOS 13 software update this fall. Today, July 17, is World Emoji Day and the automaker is marking the occasion by revealing the first-ever pickup truck emoji.

Air Force Warns Facebook Group Against Trespassing at Area 51
As far back as the 1950s, people have reported seeing Unidentified Flying Objects (U.F.O.'s) at the southern Nevada military base. Over 1.4 million people have marked themselves as "going" to the event as of July 17, while 1.1 million are "interested".

Former Mitsubishi workers seek assets sale for forced labor
The lawyers and activists said they sent three requests to Mitsubishi to discuss the compensation but it hasn't responded. This is not a countermeasure, and yesterday's remark from President Moon is not on point.

Gunmen at Irbil restaurant kill Turkish diplomat, Iraqi
One other person died in the attack. "There can be no justification for such acts of wanton violence", Pompeo said in a statement. Ankara has been fighting the group, which demands the establishment of a Kurdish autonomy in Turkey , since the early 1980s.

US House condemns Trump's 'racist comments'
Vice President Mike Pence says the Democratic Party is increasingly led "by left-wing liberals who ridicule this country". Until now, just over 80 Democrats had publicly said they were open to starting an inquiry over removing Trump.

Oil prices edge lower after USA fuel inventories build
The President, who made the remarks at a Cabinet meeting in the White House, did not give details about the progress, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the meeting Iran had said it was prepared to negotiate about its missile program.

FaceApp responds to privacy concerns after age-filtering viral craze
Security expert Ariel Hochstadt told the Daily Mail that if FaceApp was hacked, it could be a potentially major issue. The app does require users to give FaceApp permission to access the phone's entire camera roll.

Netflix shares sink 10% as subscriber take-up slows
Netflix said in an earnings letter to shareholders that it has no plans to add advertising to its streaming television service. Walt Disney and Apple plan to introduce streaming services this year, while offerings from Comcast and AT&T arrive in 2020.

Redmi Enters Flagship Territory With K20 Pro
The smartphone comes with a 48MP camera with a Sony IMX582 sensor along with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens and 8MP telephoto lens. Xiaomi had enabled the Alpha Sale for interested buyers of the new devices, where people could pre book a device for Rs 855.

Pakistan Arrests Suspected Mastermind of 2008 Mumbai Attacks
In 2014, the United States named Jammat a terrorist group and offered $10 million for evidence leading to Saeed's arrest. The US President tweeted on Wednesday evening that after a 10-year search, Hafiz Saeed had been arrested in Pakistan.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 just got the ideal release date
However, his dream quickly becomes a nightmare when King Boo reveals everything had been a ploy to capture Mario and friends. Given its 2019 release window, we expected Luigi's Mansion 3 to be a big focus of the show, and it was exactly that.

Tunisia vs. Nigeria - Football Match Report
Odion Ighalo scored the only goal as Nigeria beat Tunisia in the third-place play-off at the Africa Cup of Nations . It was a very good game since both Nigeria and Algeria had very good teams.

WHO declares global health emergency over Ebola outbreak in Congo
Interested in Ebola? Add Ebola as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Ebola news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Congo's minister of health resisted the characterization of the outbreak as a health emergency.