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Tiger at U.S. Open sitting in Nadal’s box

Tiger Woods is back at the U.S. Open – the tennis one. The 14-time major champion golfer was a guest in the box of 15-time major champion tennis player Rafael Nadal on Friday night in New York. Woods attended the match with his children, Sam and Charlie, as Nadal took on Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals. USA Today notes that Woods also sat in Nadal’s box at the 2015 U.S. Open, when Nadal was upset by Fabio Fognini. As for his chances of one day returning to golf’s U.S. Open, Woods tweeted last week that his doctor game him the “OK” to resume hitting pitch shots.

Connecticut Open And Travelers Championship Successful Despite Timing Challenges

It’s all about relationships, charitable missions and the sheer force of three personalities, which drives the growth and success of Connecticut’s two major sporting events – the PGA’s Travelers Championship and the WTA’s Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies. This year’s Travelers, which recently concluded in Cromwell, drew a record total 290,000 fans. That made it one of the most fan populated PGA Tour events of the year. One of the reasons behind the strong attendance was that the biggest three names in golf all participated, namely: Jordan Spieth, the dramatic winner, Rory McIlroy, who barely made the cut and Jason Day, who did not make the cut. Spieth and McIlroy participated

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.