The Open 2018: Tournament news, schedule, coverage and analysis

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The Open returns to Carnoustie -- dubbed by many as Car-Nasty because of the difficulty of the links course -- for the first time since 2007.

The Open 2018: 411

Dates: July 19-22
Location: Carnoustie Golf Links
Previous champions at Carnoustie: Tommy Armour (1931); Henry Cotton (1937); Ben Hogan (1953); Gary Player (1968); Tom Watson (1975); Paul Lawrie (1999); Padraig Harrington (2007)

Tournament Action


  • O'CONNOR: Tiger's loss is just the next step toward a Tiger win. READ

  • RECAP: Francesco Molinari wins The Open. READ

  • HARIG: Tiger charges up the leaderboard, falls short. READ

  • COOPER: With chance to defend, Jordan Spieth stumbles. READ


  • O'CONNOR: It's OK to root for Tiger Woods. READ

  • HAMILTON: Jordan Spieth and the quest to take back what is his. READ


  • O'CONNOR: How one bad swing gave Tiger, Phil, Rickie and Jordan new hope. READ

  • HAMILTON: Rory McIlroy found his comfort zone at The Open. READ

  • COOPER: Tommy Fleetwood has grown up and is ready to win a major. READ


  • O'CONNOR: Tiger shows he still has 'it' at The Open. READ

  • HARIG: Tiger Woods fights his way to 71 with a sore neck. READ

  • HAMILTON: Jordan Spieth has 'brain fart' on Day 1. READ

  • PIETRUSZKIEWICZ: Everything you need to know for Round 2. READ

  • HARIG: Jhonattan Vegas scrambles to make tee time. READ

  • HAMILTON: South African trio makes big impression. READ

Previewing The Open


  • COLLINS: Ranking every player in The Open field. READ

  • ESPN STAFF: Our experts predict the winner of the 2018 Open at Carnoustie. READ

  • PIETRUSZKIEWICZ: Everything you need to know for Round 1. READ


  • O'CONNOR: Americans in their 20s have won the past five majors. Suddenly, the youth of the U.S. owns the golf world. READ

  • HARIG: The Open has a diverse list of courses. But how do they rank? We went through the list. READ


  • VAN VALKENBURG: Jordan Spieth has lost his magic. Can he find it at the site of his last win? READ

  • ESPN STAFF: The full rundown of The Open. READ

The days before

  • HARIG: The collapse of Jean van de Velde. Every time The Open returns to Carnoustie, the collapse on No. 18 by van de Velde comes up. Through a host of snapshots from that one hole, we look back. READ

  • ESPN STAFF: A look at some of sports' most memorable meltdowns. READ

  • HARIG: Tiger Woods' checklist for The Open. What does Tiger have to do to get his game ready to win his first major in a decade? READ

  • PIETRUSZKIEWICZ: A step-by-step look at Woods' season. READ