British Open Leaderboard: Darren Clarke Wins the 2011 Open

British Open Leaderboard: Darren Clarke Wins the 2011 Open

Darren Clarke, from Northern Ireland, is the Champion at the British Open 2011. After four days of golf from the world’s best golfers, combined with blustery English weather, Darren Clarke is triumphant with a score of -5. The great golfers from Northern Ireland can add another Championship, with three in the last 13 months from that region. Graeme McDowell, U.S.Open, 2010; Rory McIlroy, U.S. Open 2011 and now Darren Clarke, the British Open 2011. At 42-years of age, Darren Clarke has become the oldest golfer in 44 years to win the British Open championship, since it was won by Roberto de Vicenzo, from Argentina in 1967.

British Open Winner

He was three strokes away from the tied second place winners, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, both of the U.S. with postings of -2. This is a great major win for Darren Clarke who claimed the Auld Claret Jug trophy after his long wait at the British Open. His golf was excellent, even during the rain and high winds, he scored 3 birdies. Today, he had one birdie and one eagle to become the leader of such a prestigious tournament.

At one point on the British Open leaderboard today, Phil Mickelson had actually tied for first place with the leader, after starting his day five behind, but that was short lived when Darren Clarke scored an eagle to go ahead by 2 points. Thomas Bjorn from Denmark, who lead the field the first day, dropped to third place with -1. Congratulations to Darren Clarke, who takes home a check for 900,000 British pounds, his perseverance has finally paid off at the 2011 British Open.

2011 British Open Results

American Phil Mickelson and Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland were tied while another American player, Dustin Johnson, was placed third, the 2011 British Open results showed early on Sunday. The tournament at Royal St. Georges in Sandwich. England troubled golfers with hard winds which is not surprising in a British golf competition. Clarke revealed before the start of the tournament that he really hoped to get to the lead position.

Darren Clarke Wins British Open

Johnson managed to score par on his first two holes and saw his 2011 British Open results improve compared to previous years. He was followed by Thomas Bjorn and Rickie Fowler.
Clarke was eager to grab the title at Royal St. Georges, admitting that nothing could be more difficult than that particular week. He added that his 2011 British Open results are not too bad despite all the difficulties he experienced in the past several years.

Danish veteran Thomas Bjorn surprisingly entered near the top of the 2011 British Open results, replacing in the field Vijay Singh who withdrew on Monday. Spectators at the Royal St. Georges hoped to watch a very intriguing final round with three or four golfers aiming to grab the 140th British Open championship. The British Open leaderboard is now complete we see that Darren Clarke is indeed the 2011 British Open Champion finishing with -5 under par while Phil Mickelson ended up tied for 2nd place with fellow American Dustin Johnson as the British Open results are now final.

British Open Leaderboard: Round 4 Weather at the Open

The final round of the British Open leaderboard is jeopardized by bad weather conditions with rain preventing players from achieving the best results. Two of the top players are set to compete in the final round, American Dustin Johnson and Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke, while strong winds were blowing at the British Open at Royal St. Georges.

British Open Leaderboard

Clarke currently leads over Johnson in the final round of the British Open leaderboard and is 6-under par after he managed to get a birdie at the second hole. Johnson is close behind him in a competition both golfers have never won in their career. This is 20th British open in Clarke’s professional career while his record includes a tie for second on the British Open leaderboard in 1997.

Phil Mickelson was largely disappointing early on when looking at the British Open leaderboard but now sits at -3 under par overall. “I would say with the leaders having a little bit of pressure on them, those three, four footers are going to be awfully tough today because when you’re looking down at the ball there are times when the ball’s beginning to oscillate on the greens,” England’s Justin Rose, who managed to finish 11-over said. “It’s going to be very tricky,” he went on to comment on the final day of the British Open leaderboard results. The final holes should be very exciting to see the outcomes so check back soon.

British Open Leaderboard: Day 4 at The Open

The British Open from the Royal St. Georges Golf Club in Kent, England is now heading into its fourth and final day. Saturday saw some of the worst weather at The Open with lots of rain and wind. The terrible weather wreaked havoc on many golfers games which affected the results on the British Open leaderboard. In top spot heading into day four is Darren Clarke at -5. He has golfed very well throughout the tournament shooting scores of 68, 68, and 69 over the first three days.

day four at the open

Following closely behind Darren Clarke on the British Open leaderboard is Dustin Johnson at -4, Rickie Fowler and Thomas Bjorn at -2, and Lucas Glover and Miguel A. Jimenez at -1. Phil Mickelson who golfed at 71 on Saturday is sitting at 5 shots off the lead. On Saturday only three golfers shot below par those being Darren Clarke, Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson.

Rory McIlroy had a rough third round shooting a 74, bringing him to +4 over the first 3 days. Last years Open winner Louis Oosthuizen also shot a 74 on Saturday bringing him to +6 for the tournament so far. Darren Clarke has seen his name atop the British Open leaderboard after day two and three,we will see today if he can stay on top and win his first Major Championship.

British Open Leaderboard: Darren Clarke Leads after Day 3 at The Open

Day 3 at the 2011 British Open has come to a close with Darren Clarke leading the way at -5 under. Clarke shot -1 under at the British Open during the 3rd round. American golfer, Dustin Johnson, had a big day Saturday shooting -2 under despite bad weather conditions. Johnson now sits in second place at -4 on the British Open leaderboard just 1 stroke back of Clarke.

British Open Leaderboard

Dustin Johnson was a long shot according to the oddsmakers coming into the 140th Open in Sandwich, England. Johnson is in great shape heading into the 4th and final round Sunday. Fellow American Rickie Fowler also shot -2 under Saturday to move him into 3rd on the 2011 British Open leaderboard.

Saturday was a very tough day for all of the golfers at the 2011 British Open and the results show just that with only three golfers shooting under par for the round. Thomas Bjorn was 1 over par for the 3rd round and now sits tied for 3rd with Rickie Fowler. Miguel A. Jimenez had difficulty Saturday shooting +2 over par for the round which sent him into a tie for 5th place with Lucas Glover who shot +3 over par. There are a total of 6 golfers tied for 7th place at Even on the British Open leaderboard including Phil Mickelson who shot +1 over par to conclude his 3rd round at the Open.

British Open Leaderboard: Bad Weather for Round 3 at the Open

Bad weather, as expected, has hit round 3 of the British Open 2011 at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Rain and winds are playing havoc on the game today in England. Lucas Glover of the U.S. and Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland lead the field at -4 to start their day. The steady rain has the world’s best golfers a little disappointed with their scores.

British Open Leaderboard

The wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, they can be be glad it isn’t snow. The first golfer to finish the 18 holes today was Australian, Matthew Miller, who posted 10 over today.  It is brutal out there and anyone that posts par is doing awfully good under these conditions. The heavy downpours are supposed to subside by late afternoon.

The players today could be seen wearing raincoats, ski hats and mittens between play.  Yet Darren Clarke, a popular player from Northern Ireland has posted a birdie on his first hole and is now -5 and the sole leader, he seems to like this weather.  Lucas Glover of the U.S. has fallen back with a -3, tied with Thomas Bjorn from Denmark.  Dustin Johnson from the U.S. is minus 2 after 6 holes. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy are still out in the rain.

British Open Leaderboard: Day 3 at The Open

Phil Mickleson has started his day in round 3 of the British Open 2011, in Kent, England. After the 3rd hole he is +1 with one bogey. Phil has been here before and has many major championships under his belt. He has not won the British Open, it is time to bring this trophy home to the U.S., with perseverance and focus, he may move up the British Open leaderboard.

British Open Leaerboard

A crowd favorite, young Rory McIlroy, the U.S. Open Champion from Northern Ireland has just finished his first 9 holes on day 3. Not what Rory wanted, he was looking to get more birdies in that first nine and only came up with one. The pressure of his record breaking win at the U.S. Open with an eight-shot victory may be playing havoc with his mind today when looking at the British Open leaderboard.

Day 3, with Lucas Glover from the U.S. and Darren Clarke from Northern Ireland starting their day with a -4 and tied for first after Day 2. You should see some great golf today, as the four golfers at -3, try to make their next birdie and catch and maybe surpass the two leaders. Often, whoever is the British Open leader at the end of Day 3, will either falter under pressure on Sunday, or increase their lead and win the British Open 2011.

British Open Leaderboard: Darren Clarke, Lucas Glover Tied For First

With day two in the books let’s take a look at who is a top the British Open leaderboard. In a tie for first place we have Darren Clarke and Lucas Glover at -4. One shot behind the leaders at -3 are Thomas Bjorn, Miguel A. Jimenez, Chad Campbell, and Martin Kaymer. The field will now be cut down to the golfers with the top 70 scores including ties, and they will tee off for the third round on Saturday morning.

Rory McIlroy has moved up in the standings today by shooting a 69 on the day. He is now tied for 19th on the British Open leaderboard with an even score. Look for him to come out strong on Saturday and move up the standings. Last years winner, Stewart Cink, made the cut with a score of +1. Past winners Ben Curtis and Padraig Harrington did not make the cut and will not have the chance to win another title.

Big news from the British Open at the Royal St. Georges Golf Club was the hole in one by American Tom Watson on the par 3, 178 yard sixth hole. Watson also made the cut, ending up in a tie for 45th and shooting +2 over the first two days of competition. England’s own Lee Westwood  did not fair so well in the Open, not making the cut and ending up with a total score of 144 over the two days.

There are sure to be more changes on the British Open leaderboard over the next two days as golfers are becoming more comfortable with the course. Tune in this weekend to see the final two rounds of the 140th installment of the Open.

2011 British Open Leaderboard Round 2: Tom Watson Hole In One

The 2nd round today at the British Open 2011 in Kent England drops yesterday’s leader Thomas Bjorn, Denmark,to third place at the moment, but he is just getting started. Darren Clarke,from Northern Ireland is placing first on the leaderboard after 18 holes, with five birdies, and a final score today of -4.

Bristish Open Leaderboard 2011

After completing 18 holes today, tied for first place on the leaderboard is Lucas Glover from the U.S., with 2 birdies today and posting a score of -4. He was the winner of the Wells Fargo Championship this year. On the sixth hole, at a distance of 178 yards, Tom Watson, U.S., received a standing ovation from the fans with one bounce and a hole-in-one. He took a bow and the crowd loved it. He ended the 2nd round with a +2, marking down 3 birdies today.

How was Phil Mickelson’s second round? With two more birdies today,his round went down a notch from yesterday, when he ended the day with a -1. Phil is still a good contender and if he can add more birdies to his score tomorrow and Sunday, he may come from behind to win the British Open 2011 at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club. Rory McIlroy, the U.S.Open Champion has just started his day, the crowd will be following him closely.

Watch Tom Watson’s Hole In One!

British Open Leaderboard 2011

The first day of play for the world’s best golfers at the British Open 2011 hosted by the Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Kent, England is today, July 14. Leading the players today with seven birdies, is Thomas Bjorn from Denmark. He posted his first round at a minus 5. Following close behind is Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain. He posted a minus 4, and enjoyed four birdies to reach his first round.

2011 British Open Leaderboard

Thomas Bjorn has played here before, in 2003, he tied for second place at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club, with Vijay Singh. Ben Curtis won the Championship that year, Singh and Bjorn missed the mark by one shot, or they would have had a 3-way play-off. Today, Thomas Bjorn is the leader, but the day is not yet over. Over 200,000 fans will be on the course during the British Open following the best of the best in golf today.

The first day is behind him, for the U.S. Open Champion, young Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland, who shot two birdies and three bogeys with the balance pars, ended his first round with a plus one score. The world’s golf fans are closely watching to see if Rory McIlroy can manage to win the British Open after setting records with his eight shot win at the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson from the U.S. has just started play and took a bogey on his first hole. There are so many great golfers here, it will be hard to pick a favorite, any one of them could win with three days left in the tournament.