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Alistair Tait

Senior Writer

Alistair Tait joined Golfweek in 1994 and became a senior writer in 1999 after leaving Golf Monthly in the UK. He divides his time between the European Tour and the British amateur scene. Tait graduated from the University of Guelph with a Masters degree in English after completing his BA at the University of Waterloo. When not covering golf, he can be found at Woburn Golf Club near his home in rural Hertfordshire, England, trying, unsuccessfully, to live up to an 8 handicap alongside his dog Izzy.
 
• First set of clubs: Mother’s hand-me-down set with baby blue grips
• Favorite story you’ve written: The 72 Club, about a bunch of masochists who annually play 72 holes in a day at Littlestone Golf Club, walking and carrying their clubs. Stupidly, I’ve since joined the club!
• Describe your perfect day: 18 holes in the morning, walk the dog in the afternoon, take my family to the local pub for dinner in the evening – with the dog too!
• Favorite book: The Dubliners by James Joyce or Heart Songs by Annie Proux.

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Langer runs away with Senior Open

Bernhard Langer won his second senior Open Championship and fourth senior major by a landslide, Sunday's 67 getting him 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.

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All Royal & Ancient members to vote on allowing females

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club says it will allow all members to vote either in person at the Sept. 18 business meeting, or via mail as the club decides whether or not it will allow women.

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McIlroy soars to six-shot British Open lead

After three rounds in the 60s, it’s hard to see Rory McIlroy shooting a high number tomorrow and failing to win his first British Open championship.

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British Open players remember Bob Torrance

What did Bob Torrance mean to golf? The black ribbons on the hats of competitors in the 143rd Open Championship said it all.

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Paying homage to legend Bob Torrance

Our Alistair Tait has a long history with the late Bob Torrance, and here is a column he wrote about the legendary coach in 2008.

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Behind newfound 'inner peace,' McIlroy leads British

Rory McIlroy put on a clinic at Royal Liverpool on Friday, posting a second consecutive 6-under 66 to take a four-shot lead over Dustin Johnson after 54 holes at the 2014 British Open.

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McIlroy runs out to British Open lead, but Friday lurks

Rory McIlroy was a machine on Thursday, posting six birdies in a bogey-free, 6-under 66 that saw him take the lead at Royal Liverpool. Can he avoid another Friday disaster and chase his third major title?

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Forget bomber's heaven; Hoylake demands strategy

Eight years ago, Tiger Woods won at Hoylake by using driver only once. A similar strategy could work this week despite the course being a bit more green due to recent rain.

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McIlroy looks to avoid second-round blues at British

Marred by less-than-stellar second rounds over the past couple of years, Rory McIlroy aims to add the third leg to a career grand slam at this week's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

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IGF expresses guarded confidence in Olympic course

The International Golf Federation has put in place contingency plans in case Brazil’s Olympic golf course is not ready for the 2016 Summer Games, although it not reveal what those plans were Monday at a press conference in Hoylake, England.

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