Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent

Analysis and opinion from our golf correspondent

About Iain

Iain has been the BBC's Golf Correspondent since 2003.... Read more about Iain Carter

Since then he has led commentary teams for 5 live at major championships and Ryder Cups. Accruing hundreds of thousands of airmiles each year, Iain travels the golfing globe to provide reports, blogs and tweets from all of the game's most important tournaments.

In his spare time Iain desperately tries to cling on to a single-figure handicap.

A sports journalist since the mid-1980s, he also commentates on rugby union and tennis.

'Winning the Open proves you're a complete player'

9 July 2014

Phil Mickelson's Muirfield triumph was a long time in the making. After all, it was back in 1991 that he was first identified as a potential winner of the Claret Jug.

In the intervening period, the five-time major champion often doubted the validity of that view. It had been expressed by a Southport removal man, who also happened to be a pretty decent golfer and caddie.

Read full article, Open 2014: Phil Mickelson 'complete' as a golfer after last year

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