FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017
by John Gordon

This may be unpalatable for Americans, but the British Open is the best of the four men’s major championships.

Commonly called – most often in the U.S. – the “British Open,” it is known in the rest of the golfing world as The Open Championship.

THE Open.


by Alex Miceli

IRVINE, Scotland – The leaderboard at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open features two Americans near the top. Rickie Fowler, who shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday, is the better-known of the U.S. contenders although both have won on the European Tour.

Paul Peterson also shot 67, two strokes off the lead of Finland’s Mikko Ilonen, and joins the colorful Fowler in sharing second place with Englishmen Callum Shinkwin and Ian Poulter, Australian Andrew Dodt and Irishman Padraig Harrington.


Raising the torch for Maccabiah Games 

Thank you so much for posting Adam Schupak's article about the 20th Maccabiah Games (“Maccabiah Games go beyond thrill of victory,” July 11,

Even as the Jewish dad of a Jewish NCAA Division I golfer, I did not know about the games until just a few years ago. Hopefully, the article will open some eyes to this great sports event and cultural coming together of people, regardless of religion.



Number of consecutive missed cuts for Mikko Ilonen, who shot a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald Links in Irvine, Scotland. Americans Rickie Fowler and Paul Peterson, England’s Ian Poulter and Callum Shinkwin, Australia’s Andrew Dodt and Ireland’s Padraig Harrington were tied at 67. Ilonen, 37, of Lahti, Finland, a five-time winner on the European Tour, has slipped to No. 335 in the Official World Golf Ranking after having been as high as 37th just three years ago. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy continued to struggle, posting a 2-over 74 (“McIlroy points to short game for U.K. revival,” July 13,



Joel Smith has been appointed by Golfzon as director of sales for the Northeast region, the golf-simulation manufacturer announced. Smith, a longtime PGA of America golf professional, will be based in New York.


July 10-14
Women’s Amateur: North & South
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort No. 2
July 10-15
Men’s amateur: Pacific Northwest Amateur
Emerald Valley GC, Creswell, Ore.
July 11-14
Women’s amateur: Women’s Trans National
Mid Pines Inn and GC, Southern Pines, N.C.
July 13-16
Champions Tour: Constellation Senior Players Championship
Caves Valley GC, Owings Mills, Md.
Men’s amateur: The Players Amateur
Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, S.C.
LPGA: U.S. Women’s Open
Trump National GC, Bedminster, N.J.
PGA Tour: John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill. Tour: Utah Championship
Oakridge CC, Farmington, Utah
Men’s amateur: Eastern Amateur
Elizabeth Manor CC, Portsmouth, Va.
European Tour: Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
Dundonald Links, Troon, Scotland
July 14-16
Celebrity: American Century Championship
Edgewood Tahoe GC, South Lake Tahoe, Nev.
July 17-22
Juniors: U.S. Junior Amateur
Flint Hills National GC, Andover, Kan.
July 18-20
Men’s amateur: New England Amateur
Metacomet CC, East Providence, R.I.
July 18-21
Men’s amateur: Pacific Coast Amateur
Chambers Bay GC, University Place, Wash.
Juniors: PGA Girls Junior
CC of St. Albans (Mo.)
July 19-21
Men’s amateur: Northern Amateur
Sand Creek CC, Chesterton, Ind.
July 19-22
Men’s amateur: Southern Amateur
CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, N.C.
Men’s amateur: Porter Cup Invitational
Niagara Falls CC, Lewiston, N.Y.
Men’s amateur: Palmetto Amateur
Palmetto GC, Aiken, S.C.
July 20-23
PGA Tour: British Open
Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, England Tour: Pinnacle Bank Championship
The Club at Indian Creek, Omaha, Neb.
Symetra Tour: Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic
Brook Lea CC, Rochester, N.Y.
PGA Tour: Barbasol Championship
RTJ Trail (Grand National), Opelika, Ala.
LPGA: Marathon Classic
Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, Ohio

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