British Open 2019: The 2019 Open Championship will be the 148th Open Championship, scheduled for 18–21 July at Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. For the 148th time, The Open Championship will be contested with the Claret Jug set to be handed out to the best golfer to take the course this week. And for the first time since 1951,
The Open will be contested at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Now the final major of the golf season, golfers are champing at the bit for one last opportunity to pick up a big victory on a tremendous links course.
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – It does not matter whether you’re Tiger Woods or an aspiring top-shelf amateur, a club pro or merely a recreational golfer, the truth is any golfer who has picked up a club has at some point or another hit a duff shot.
Don’t lie about it. You’ve done it, I’ve done it. Every professional golfer has at one point or another done it. It’s OK, it happens. After that initial fury bubbling up inside you subsides, you realize it’s all part of the learning process.
Strap in for all-day coverage of The Open this week from CBS Sports along with television coverage from NBC. What you’ll catch when you tune in is a fun course at Royal Portrush that should produce plenty of exciting action over the course of the week.
Tiger Woods will be looking to win his second major this season after a shocking victory at the 2019 Masters, while Rory McIlroy enters as the favorite. Considering McIlroy is playing some of the best golf of his career and competing at his home country’s course — a venue at which he once shot a 61 — it should come as no surprise that there is extra pressure on him this week.
Enough talking about it. Here’s how you can watch as much Open golf as possible over the next few days. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports for live coverage during the entire tournament.In a bygone era it may have been a friend or relative offering “advice” on why your ball has gone inexplicably careering to the right.
You lifted your head too soon, you over-rotated, you’re swinging too quickly. Yes, Dad, all right, I get it, that was a terrible shot.Now that anecdotal learning experience of the driving range is being enhanced thanks to the Toptracer technology, which Omnisport checked out at Royal Portrush’s practice range ahead of the 148th British Open.
For those unfamiliar with the company, the funky ball-tracking lines on broadcasts tracing the flight of a player’s shot are made possible by Toptracer.The initial idea essentially was to enhance the viewing experience of fans watching at home by tracking the flight of a ball and then adding graphics so you can see the height, trajectory and destination of a shot.
In 2012, Toptracer expanded its reach to driving ranges in a bid to improve the experience off the practice mats.”I think this really suits every standard as a golfer. As a beginner your eye isn’t particularly well trained on what the golf ball could be doing and so very often you see when a beginner will look for a golf ball and see where it’s gone,” Paul Williams, General Manager of Toptracer Europe, told Omnisport.
“By having the information right there in the [driving range] bay on a 21-inch touch screen, giving you feedback on how high it’s gone and what direction, gives them insight, education and a journey into the sport.”They instantly become more engaged, we’re seeing lots of our venues running beginner golf groups and booking straight onto improved courses because they’re getting hooked straight way.