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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Two-tee start was right call, players say

HOYLAKE, England - If organizers of the British Open needed any vindication of their historic decision to use a two-tee start at Royal Liverpool on Saturday, it came from Rory McIlroy about 30 ...
By Steve Douglas

Fowler gets used to majors' big stage

Rickie Fowler will be playing in the final group of a major for the second consecutive time, plus he tied for fifth in the Masters Tournament in April.
By Paul Newberry

Woods makes 'a lot of mistakes' en route to 73

HOYLAKE, England - It might have seemed like old times for Tiger Woods in the major championships except for one tiny detail. He was starting on the 10th tee in last place. 
By Doug Ferguson

McIlroy builds six-shot lead at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy leads by six shots over Rickie Fowler entering the final round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool.
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, July 18, 2014

Diaz handles pressure in LPGA event

SYLVANIA, Ohio - Laura Diaz followed her 9-under-par 62 with a solid 69 on Friday for a three-shot lead through 36 holes at the LPGA Tour's Marathon Classic.

Woods couldn't shake off his rust

HOYLAKE, England -Tiger Woods shot 5-over-par 77 on Friday, his worst British Open round since that stormy day at Muirfield in 2002, and headed to the weekend a staggering 14 shots behind the ...
By Paul Newberry

Masters Tournament champ misses cut in British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Masters Tournament champion Bubba Watson and a number of former British Open winners including Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington were among those missing the cut Friday at Royal ...

McIlroy in control at British Open; Woods struggles

So much for those second-round doldrums. Rory McIlroy is holding up just fine on Day 2 of the British Open.
By Doug Ferguson

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Molinari brothers share healthy rivalry

Brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari are together on the British Open leaderboard.
By Steve Douglas

Els 'quite rattled' after tee shot hits spectator in the face

HOYLAKE, England - Ernie Els hit a spectator in the face with his opening tee shot at the British Open on Thursday, shaking up the two-time champion for the rest of his first round at Royal Liverpool.

Hurt to hit Iron Man milestone in golf series

North Augusta's Glen Hurt will play in his 100th consecutive Peak Amateur Series event this weekend.
By David Westin

Diaz is surprise LPGA Tour leader

SYLVANIA, Ohio - Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the LPGA Tour's Marathon Classic.

Comebacks mark final day of Vaughn Taylor event

S.M. Lee and Carly Burkhardt won their divisions of the E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Chanmpionship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf at Jones Creek Golf Club on Thursday.
By Scott Rouch

McIlroy, Woods deliver at British Open

HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool and take a one-shot lead.
By Doug Ferguson

Michaux: Woods' play encouraging

Typically only insomniacs turn on the television to watch golf at 4 a.m. in a desperate effort to go back to sleep. On Thursday, golf junkies were actually waking up intentionally to do just ...
By Scott Michaux

McIlroy, Woods happy with British Open play

On a day when Tiger Woods made an impressive return to the majors, Rory McIlroy got off to another blistering start at the British Open.
By Paul Newberry

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New generation could take center stage at British Open

Not to be overlooked at golf's oldest championship, the British Open, is a new generation of stars.
By Doug Ferguson

R&A could allow postal voting on female member issue

HOYLAKE, England - The Royal & Ancient Golf Club will hold a business meeting next week to determine whether to allow club members to vote by proxy for its historic September vote to have ...
By Dennis Passa

Factory worker to tee it up at British Open

John Singleton is the epitome of why the word Open is in British Open. Actually, there’s no more improbable player at Royal Liverpool than this 30-year-old factory worker.
By Paul Newberry

Woods is a question mark heading into Open

Once a sure thing to contend at any major, Tiger Woods has never been a greater mystery than now, heading into the British Open.
By Doug Ferguson

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