sport news Thirty years of hurt beckons as 1992 was the last time an Englishman tasted ...

sport news Thirty years of hurt beckons as 1992 was the last time an Englishman tasted ...
sport news Thirty years of hurt beckons as 1992 was the last time an Englishman tasted ...
Thirty years of hurt beckons as 1992 was the last time an Englishman tasted Open glory when Nick Faldo triumphed at Muirfield... with best-performing home player Paul Casey finishing 10 shots off winner Collin Morikawa Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett and Justin Rose threatened before falling away Paul Casey was the best-placed Englishman, with Bob MacIntyre the top Briton The 24-year-old Scot finished in the top 10 - his second-best major finish Lee Westwood now has the unwanted record of 88 majors without victory Westwood has admitted that he has played an excessive number of tournaments Ian Poulter was more interested in the F1 crash after finishing his final round

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There were seven Englishmen out on the course in the midday sun, although they weren't mad enough to hang around for too long.

With not a cloud in the sky, the mercury touching 86°F (30°C) and little breeze floating in from the North Sea, it felt like a day for watching rather than playing golf, and at the end of a difficult week the domestic protagonists seemed to agree.

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The Garden of England has not provided fertile ground for an English challenge, with the long wait for a home Open champion continuing. 

Nick Faldo was the last English winner of The Open back in 1992 at Muirfield after carding -12

Nick Faldo was the last English winner of The Open back in 1992 at Muirfield after carding -12

Paul Casey was the highest-placed Englishman on -5 - 10 shots behind winner Collin Morikawa

Paul Casey was the highest-placed Englishman on -5 - 10 shots behind winner Collin Morikawa

By the time this travelling circus arrives at St Andrews for its 150th anniversary extravaganza next summer, it will be 30 years since The Open produced an English champion, a gloomy milestone that may necessitate a call to Baddiel and Skinner. 

Nick Faldo's replica Claret Jug from Muirfield may still be gleaming, but it is about time one of his compatriots got within touching distance of the real

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