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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Stenson moves to front at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson went toe-to-toe for four hours Saturday in the British Open, trading pivotal par saves and four lead changes in the cold wind and occasional ...
By Doug Ferguson

Michaux: Break for surgery could refresh Howell

The timing for surgery to remove a non-cancerous mass in his neck could a blessing for Charles Howell.
By Scott Michaux

Johnston has become fan favorite at Royal Troon

Andrew Johnston, a burly, bearded Englishman who answers to "Beef," has become the fan favorite at Royal Troon with his brilliant shots and jovial demeanor over the first three rounds.
By Paul Newberry

McIlroy snaps 3-wood after poor shot

TROON, Scotland - Rory McIlroy's 3-wood already wasn't in the best shape, so it had no chance when he chucked the club to the ground in frustration after a bad shot at the British Open. It snapped ...

Friday, July 15, 2016

Vegas leads at Barbasol Championship

OPELIKA, Ala. - Jhonattan Vegas failed to qualify for the British Open, relegating the Venezuelan Olympic qualifier to the Barbasol Championship. So far, it has worked out quite well.

Players with earlier tee times caught break at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Jason Day went through four pairs of gloves, trying desperately to stay dry in the pounding rain. At one hole, he accounted for the howling wind by aiming his shot toward the ...
By Paul Newberry

Mickelson's lead cut to one at Open

TROON, Scotland - Phil Mickelson has nearly everything going his way at this British Open. He has control of his shots and the flight of his ball in the wind and rain. The only thing he couldn't ...
By Doug Ferguson

Horschel struggles, joins group cut from British Open

TROON, Scotland - With his cap on backward, Billy Horschel placed his ball on the tee and smashed his drive down No. 18 without even taking a practice swing. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Appling teenager wins E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship

Alex Shead won the E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by PotashCorp at Jones Creek.
By Chris Gay

Cabrera, Vegas share lead in PGA Tour event in Alabama

OPELIKA, Ala. - Angel Cabrera and Jhonattan Vegas dominated the par-5 holes in steamy conditions to share the lead at the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.

Mickelson flirts with history at British Open

TROON, Scotland - Phil Mickelson pointed his putter toward the hole and was ready to step right into major championship history Thursday in the British Open. Instead, he endured another dose of ...
By Doug Ferguson

Reed is off to strong start at British Open

TROON, Scotland - It's already been quite a road trip for Patrick Reed.

Hogan, McKenney can't wait for Augusta City Amateur

For David Hogan and Wayne McKenney, who thrive on the competitive nature of tournament golf, this is one of their favorite weeks of the year.
By David Westin

Mickelson shoots 63 at Troon

TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson was 16 feet away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Appling teenager takes one-shot lead at Jones Creek

Alex Shead birdied four of the final seven holes for 4-under-par 68 in the second round of the E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship.
By Chris Gay

Lowry shakes off U.S. Open disappointment

Shane Lowry went through the whole gamut of emotions after throwing away a four-shot lead in the final round of U.S. Open last month.

Campers can't beat price or location near British Open venue

TROON, Scotland - For the first time, the R&A is giving a small group of fans the chance to camp out during the British Open, making things much more affordable for families and young adults.
By Paul Newberry

Focus is finally on the British Open, not Olympic golf

The British Open starts Thursday, puttingt to rest three days of consternation about another tournament - the Olympics - that doesn't have nearly the history or the tradition of golf's oldest ...
By Doug Ferguson

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Defending champ off to solid start at E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship

Jake Milanowski didn't let a bad start bother him in the E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship.
By By Chris Gay

McIlroy states his case as among the world's best

TROON, Scotland - Rory McIlroy still considers himself a full-fledged member of the Fab Four.
By Paul Newberry

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