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Open 2017: Why is the prize money paid in dollars this year instead of pounds?

The Open prize pot is an eye-watering £79million ($ 10.25million) this year, with the winner of the Claret Jug pocketing a whopping £1.42million ($ 1.845million). But the champion at Royal Birkdale will be paid in US dollars rather than sterling for the first time. Organisers cite the fact that the dollar is the the most common currency in golf, but ...

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Rahm escapes a 2-shot penalty at British Open

Jon Rahm thought he was moving a loose twig, didn’t realize he had violated a rule and eventually was cleared of a penalty in the opening round of the British Open. It was the second straight tournament in which Rahm was caught up in a rules dispute. This one occurred on the 17th hole on Thursday when he was playing ...

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Watch: Thomas swipes, loses club, drops and makes 9

Justin Thomas started the second round two shots off the lead. He then double bogeyed the first hole and bogeyed the second. After steadying himself with three consecutive pars, Thomas hit an errant second shot on the par-4 sixth. And that’s where bad turned to much, much worse. His ball buried in heather, Thomas took one swipe and his iron ...

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Thieves loot Stenson's rental home at The Open

11:53 AM ET SOUTHPORT, England — Henrik Stenson scrambled to put together clothing for the second round of The Open on Friday after his rental home in the seaside town was burglarized and looted while he was competing in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. “I am extremely grateful that my family were not in the house at ...

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Stenson's house burglarized after opening round

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) – The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Henrik Stenson had more than the wind at Royal Birkdale on his mind when he teed off Friday in the British Open. The private house where he is staying this week was burglarized. Stenson says he learned about the burglary when he finished his opening ...

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