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#The Open 2012

From The42 R&A chief says he's okay with Tevez caddying for Romero at the Open Carlito's Way

R&A chief says he's okay with Tevez caddying for Romero at the Open

But other members of the Royal and Ancient described the Man City player’s role as ‘absolute madness’.

From The42 In the swing: route back to the top anything but Easy for Ernie Els The Open 2012

In the swing: route back to the top anything but Easy for Ernie Els

Neil Cullen watched the South African take an unlikely Claret Jug victory from the grandstand at Royal Lytham on Sunday evening.

From The42 Open Championship costs Rory McIlroy as Tiger takes No 2 rankings spot The Open 2012

Open Championship costs Rory McIlroy as Tiger takes No 2 rankings spot

Luke Donald remains at the top of the rankings with Woods, McIlroy, Lee Westwood and US Open champion Webb Simpson completing the top five.

From The42 Dejected McDowell vows to learn from Open disappointment The Open 2012

Dejected McDowell vows to learn from Open disappointment

A five-over-par 75 yesterday saw G-Mac drop to a tie for fifth, five shots behind eventual winner Ernie Els of South Africa.

From The42 The Morning Score: Monday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning, unless your name is Adam Scott.

From The42 The Open 2012: Jittery start for leader Scott, bunker blues for Woods Latest

The Open 2012: Jittery start for leader Scott, bunker blues for Woods

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell is now five shots off the lead.

From The42 It’s Sunday so here’s 13 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days Snap Happy This post contains images

It’s Sunday so here’s 13 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days

Here’s how the week developed.

From The42 The Open 2012: Scott seizes four-stroke lead at Open Leaderboard

The Open 2012: Scott seizes four-stroke lead at Open

Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion and runner-up at last month’s US Open, fired a 67 to stand second alongside Snedeker on 203.

From The42 The Open: Rory McIlroy reveals confidence crisis Off Form

The Open: Rory McIlroy reveals confidence crisis

“I’m frustrated but that’s the way it is,” McIlroy said after another disappointing day at the office for the Holywood man.

From The42 The Open 2012: McIlroy, Westwood still struggling at Open The Open 2012

The Open 2012: McIlroy, Westwood still struggling at Open

Rory McIlroy won’t win his second Major this weekend. And Lee Westwood sure won’t win his first.

From The42 The Open 2012: Tiger, Scott chase Open pace-setter Snedeker The Open 2012

The Open 2012: Tiger, Scott chase Open pace-setter Snedeker

Rory McIlroy struggled to a 75 to stand on 142 with Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, who fired a 77 after an opening 65, and Padraig Harrington, with bogeys on three of the last four holes to shoot 72.

From The42 The Open: McIlroy and Harrington in danger of missing cut as Snedeker storms into the lead The Open 2012

The Open: McIlroy and Harrington in danger of missing cut as Snedeker storms into the lead

The Northern Irish golfer is struggling to find the fairway while Padraig Harrington has moved into the red.

From The42 The Open: Day 2 tees off with Rory, Tiger chasing Scott The Open 2012

The Open: Day 2 tees off with Rory, Tiger chasing Scott

Ground staff at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s have been working hard to clear surface water on the course overnight.

From The42 The Morning Score: Friday Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Welcome to the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know this Friday morning.

From The42 The Open: 13 great photos from day one at Royal Lytham Say Cheese

The Open: 13 great photos from day one at Royal Lytham

How many people does it take to find a golf ball in that rough?

From The42 British Open: Woods and McDowell in the mix as Adam Scott leads the field The Open 2012

British Open: Woods and McDowell in the mix as Adam Scott leads the field

Tiger has kept the galleries rapt but Rory McIlroy is putting together a solid round to catch the championship leading Aussie.

From The42 Double bogeys cost amateur golfer Alan Dunbar on his Open debut Medal Hunter

Double bogeys cost amateur golfer Alan Dunbar on his Open debut

The 22-year-old was left cursing three mismanaged holes but still outscored his compatriot, a ‘disgusted’ Darren Clarke.

From The42 Tiger finding firm form on soft Lytham links The Open 2012

Tiger finding firm form on soft Lytham links

“I have a good feel for the greens and the pace,” Woods said. “The golf course is soft for a links course, but certainly by no means soft.”

From The42 Humbled McIlroy ready to cope with poor conditions The Open 2012

Humbled McIlroy ready to cope with poor conditions

The Holywood star says his comments about not enjoying poor conditions were ‘pure frustration’ at last year’s Open and he’s ready to go this weekend.

From The42 Here we are again: These were the 5 best Opens at Royal Lytham & St Annes The Open 2012

Here we are again: These were the 5 best Opens at Royal Lytham & St Annes

Seve to Jacklin to Gary Player. There’s a lot of history around this old course.

From The42 McIlroy wants to improve his bad weather game at Royal Lytham British Open

McIlroy wants to improve his bad weather game at Royal Lytham

The world number two says he’s looking forward to teeing off in difficult conditions this week.

From The42 I never drank from Claret Jug - Clarke OPEN CHAMPION

I never drank from Claret Jug - Clarke

‘I thought about it a few times, but I couldn’t get myself to do it.’ He may have sipped from the replica once or twice though.

From The42 Scott primed for British Open tilt The Open 2012

Scott primed for British Open tilt

Since missing the cut at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May, Scott has improved significantly in his past three starts.