JB Holmes leads, Rory and Tiger stumble at The Open – Round 1 full video highlights

It was a slow, long day at Royal Portrush that sees American JB Holmes leading Ireland’s Shane Lowry but a stroke at the end of day one of the 2019 Open Championship.

As the wind and rain swept across the north coast of Northern Ireland, plenty of big names tumbled down the leaderboard including Tiger Woods and pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy who stumbled out of the blocks with a quadruple-bogey on the opening hole.

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Watch this news reel of the 1951 Open Championship at Royal Portrush

The Open returns to Northern Ireland this week for the first time since 1951.

The last time The Open Championship was played at Royal Portrush was in 1951 when England’s Max Faulkner claimed the Claret Jug.

We stumbled upon this old highlights news reel from the tournament which also includes a brief few seconds of Australian Norman Von Nida (also a photo of him below) who despite leading through the first round, withdrew before he finished on Sunday with illness.

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Royal Portrush hole-by-hole flyovers: The front nine

To get you excited about Open Championship week, here is a video guide to the front nine at Royal Portrush Golf club.

The Open Championship returns to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland for the first time since American Max Faulkner won in 1951.

To get you in the Open Championship mood, here are flyovers of the front nine at Royal Portrush courtesy of The Open YouTube Channel.

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Whale captured breaching off the coast of New South Wales Golf Club

This is so cool that just had to share it here – despite its threadbare link to golf.

With hundreds of whales making their way up the eastern coast of Australia at the moment one of Australia’s best golf courses has a great vantage point.

This video was taken by our friend and former colleague Robbie Byrne yesterday where he was playing his bucket-listed New South Wales Golf Club for the first time.

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Aussie bloke builds a replica of TPC Sawgrass island green in his backyard dam

Ever thought about building your own golf hole in your backyard? This guy took it to the next level.

Warren Smith introduces this fun segement from a recent episode of The Golf Show that features a sweet little home-made golf hole.

A golf loving bloke with a property in the Southern Highlands (about an hour out of Sydney) has built a complete replica of the par-3 island green from Sawgrass – in his backyard!

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