Lewis Keller Sr. never passed up a chance to sit with visitors over a glass of lemonade and promote the history of American golf at one of the nation's original courses.
The week began with hopes of the first English winner of a British Open in England since Tony Jacklin at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 1969. Going into the final round, the best hope is the No. 1 player in the world.
Phil Mickelson left the British Open perplexed about the state of his game. More surprising is that he left on Friday.
Brandt Snedeker plays fast and talks even faster, and he was on a roll Friday in the British Open. He raced up the leaderboard with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, tied the 36-hole record for a major championship and looked like he was bent on running away from the field at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Rickie Fowler routinely travels with a dozen pairs of golf shoes in tow. This week might be the rare tournament where the third-year pro and noted clotheshorse actually wears every pair at least once _ just trying to keep his feet dry.
Lee Westwood might have won that elusive first major had he not hit a tee shot into a tree on the fifth hole in the final round of the U.S. Open at Olympic Club last month.
At Royal Lytham & St. Annes
Picking the best five from the oldest championship in golf isn't easy, not with 150 years of history.
Golf rarely has been this mysterious when it comes to the majors.