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Open Championship organizers don’t want anybody calling it ‘The British Open’ anymore and it is causing more confusion than ever

If you’re unsure of what to call this week’s major golf tournament, that’s okay — some of the game’s top broadcasters aren’t entirely clear on the matter either. The Open Championship is the oldest of golf’s four majors, and it also has the most confusing name. “The Open Championship” is its official label, but many have long referred to it as the British Open, drawing the ire of countless Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews members along the way. Furthermore, tournament organizers have begun to brand the tournament as simply “The Open,” its most ambiguous moniker yet. Most British fans have always dismissed the notion that there is a “British” Open, and they’ve only become more militant

Stenson buoyed by Scottish Open omen

Henrik Stenson may have endured a frustrating finish at Dundonald Links, but he has gained confidence by playing the Scottish Open ahead of defending the Claret Jug. The Swede secured a stunning Open success at Royal Troon last year when he produced a remarkable final-round 63 to take the title, having turned out at the Scottish Open in the build-up. “Looking at my last four Open Championships before this one, I went and played the Scottish Open twice, and finished second and first at the Open.

LOOK: Masters champion Sergio Garcia rocks his green jacket to Wimbledon

Sergio Garcia continues a tradition of recent Masters winners wearing their green jackets to Wimbledon in that summer. Danny Willett did it last year, and Garcia followed suit on Friday with his fiance Angela Akins in England for the annual tennis championships. Garcia and Akins were there watching Rafael Nadal defeat Karen Khachanov in straight sets. They sat near David Beckham, and Garcia later called Nadal “the best Spanish sportsman we have ever had” in an interview. Garcia is apparently taking his green jacket on a world tour of sporting events, just like the rest of us would be doing if we’d won it. Times are good for the reigning Masters champ. A post shared by Golf Monthly (@golfmonthly)

Uihlein among three Open qualifiers at French Open

Peter Uihlein wasn’t able to catch Tommy Fleetwood at the HNA French Open, but he still left Le Golf National with a rather nice consolation prize. Uihlein earned one of three spots in The Open that were available to players within the top 10 on the final leaderboard who were not otherwise exempt. The former U.S. Amateur champ closed with a 68 to finish alone in second place, one shot behind Fleetwood and three shots clear of the next closest competitors. This will be Uihlein’s third trip to The Open. He tied for 48th at Royal St. George’s in 2011 and missed the cut at Royal Liverpool in 2014. The other two spots at Royal Birkdale went to Sweden’s Alexander Bjork and France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera,