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This week’s roundup also features casual lacrosse goalkeeping, how to deal with a high-speed crash and a threatening umbrella at the Tour de France
1) The Open is back at Royal Birkdale for the first time in nine years. Some of the greats of golf have conquered Birkdale, which first hosted it in 1954, including Arnold Palmer in 1961, Lee Trevino in 1971 (the 100th Open), Seve Ballesteros in 1976 and Tom Watson in 1983. The last time it was held at the Merseyside course, Padraig Harrington won to retain the Claret Jug; here are 10 of the best from the 2008 Open, featuring Harrington’s stunning five-wood approach to the 17th that sealed his victory ahead of Ian Poulter. And here’s a nice tour of the course courtesy of the head pro at Birkdale, Brian Hodgkinson.
2) Here’s a lovely series of interviews behind the scenes in the New Zealand dressing room following their series draw with the British & Irish Lions, which captures some of the camaraderie and spirit within the squad and what it means to be an All Black. For something with more of a Hollywood blockbuster feel, check out the Lions’ version looking back after a barnstormer of a final Test.
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