It's about time the British got some decent sports people of their own, because we're sick of them trying to share ours.

First there's the never-ending Rory McIlroy debate, and last week the BBC seemed to claim our very own Conor McGregor as British, and this week it's the turn of amateur golfer Paul Dunne to have his nationality tampered with.

Dunne, who will today enter the British Open as joint leader along with Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day at -12, hails from Greystones, Co.Wicklow, but that didn't stop BBC commentator Eddie Pepperell from labelling him as British.

In defence of Pepperell, it's not like Dunne is exactly what you'd call a superstar. His place among the leaders has been a shock to everyone, given the fact that he's still an amateur. We're not going to jinx anything here, but we will say that no amateur has won the British Open since 1930, so it's an amazing feat to be in the position that he's is. Plus, he's Irish.