Spieth and DJ finished far apart on the leaderboard. But they began the week side-by-side on betting sheets. AP/Getty Images Dear Lily from Ladbrokes, I wish it didn't come to this. You may not remember me, but I was the fidgety American who stopped into your fine Southport establishment last Wednesday morning, one day before the start of the British Open. You might call it the Open. It's the same thing. Remember our small talk? I asked how busy you were. You asked if I was here to cover the golf.
SOUTHPORT, England — Matt Kuchar and caddie John Wood walked side-by-side to the 17th tee Sunday evening just minutes removed from witnessing the wonderkid's most recent act of wonderfulness. They had to feel sick. Kuchar, who three holes earlier had led the 146th British Open, all of a sudden trailed by two with two to play. "Birdie-birdie, Kooch," Wood said to his man. If only it were that easy. About an hour later, Kuchar slumped behind a microphone at his press conference. "It's hard to explain.
SOUTHPORT, England — Good morning from Royal Birkdale. Conditions toughened up here for the second round of the 146th British Open -- well, for everyone except Rory McIlroy. More on that shortly. But even though high winds have frustrated players Friday morning, they may have gotten the better side of the draw. Rain is expected to fall this afternoon, and heavy showers are predicted for the last few hours of play. Winds could pick up, too. So, grab a cup of coffee and settle in.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".