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Day one of The 148th Open from Royal Portrush.

  • The Open returns to Royal Portrush for first time since 1951
  • Darren Clarke strikes opening tee shot at 6.35am
  • Francesco Molinari launches defence at 9.58am
  • Live updates from Roddy Williams, Euan Parsons and Matt Hardisty
08:33

Fine start for our defending champion as Francesco Molinari gets up and down on the second for his first birdie of the championship, chipping up over a ridge to get the ball within 18 inches of the cup and taps in for a four. 

We caught up with him ahead of is defence as he looked back on his magnificent win at Carnoustie.

A dream come true

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08:27

Better news for fellow Northern Irishman as Darren Clarke taps in his fifth birdie of the day on the 13th hole in the first group out. He is back to two under par on the course he knows so well and one behind the leaders and enjoying a fine morning.

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Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge

Golf PGA France du Vaudreuil
11 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019

148th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

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18 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

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19 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

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18 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019

WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

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25 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019

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25 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
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