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Defending champion Rory McIlroy to miss Bridgestone Invitational with ankle injury

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GAINESVILLE, Va. -- Rory McIlroy's ankle injury suffered during a recreational game of soccer is becoming more costly by the week.

McIlroy already missed defending his British Open title on a St. Andrews course that is special to him. On Wednesday, the world's No. 1 player announced through the PGA Tour that he will not be able to try for back-...Read more

Woods needs to win this weekend to earn trip to Firestone

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GAINESVILLE, Va. -- Eight-time Bridgestone Invitational champion Tiger Woods has one last chance to get into next week's $9.25 million World Golf Championships event at Firestone Country Club.

Unfortunately considering the state of Woods' game, it may not be a realistic one.

The winner of this week's Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent ...Read more

USGA makes it official: Pinehurst to host 2024 US Open

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The U.S. Open keeps coming back to Pinehurst.

The U.S. Golf Association officially announced Wednesday that the 2024 U.S. Open would be played on the No. 2 course at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, marking the fourth time in 25 years that Pinehurst will host the major championship.

The announcement was made barely a year after Pinehurst ...Read more

Phil Mickelson's shot at No. 17 in British Open is downright awful

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Phil Mickelson has excelled at trick shots over the years, but he hit one at the British Open on Monday that was more terrible than tricky.

He was six under par for the round through 16 holes, then stepped on the tee at the dangerous-driving 17th, the Road Hole that again played as the toughest on the Old Course. The ...Read more

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Zach Johnson won the 144th British Open Championship after a four-hole playoff at St. Andrews on Monday with Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.

All three finished 15-under-par after the end of the four rounds on the Old Course, while Jordan Spieth finished a shot behind to end his hopes of a third successive major ...Read more

Three share British Open lead as weather turns mild and golfers go wild

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- While Jordan Spieth was playing himself into position for a historic final round, golf balls were flying into holes all around him in the British Open here Sunday.

The tri-leaders were Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, Jason Day of Australia and Paul Dunne of Ireland and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Under Armour gets boost from Jordan Spieth, Paul Dunne at British Open

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Under Armour's fledgling golf brand got another big boost Sunday--from a likely source and a completely unforeseen one at the British Open--and its executives will be hoping for more drama and exposure during Monday's final round.

The Baltimore-based sports apparel and footwear company sent a team to the British Open to support and promote ...Read more

Amateur Dunne co-leads with Oosthuizen, Day heading into final round of British Open

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Amateur Paul Dunne shares the lead with Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen as the Open Championship shaped up for a thrilling final day Monday.

Dunne, 22, shot a 6-under par 66 at St Andrews on Sunday while Day and Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open winner at the Old Course, both carded 67 on a day of low scores to move to 12-under-...Read more

Five-time British Open winner Watson bows out in fading light

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Tom Watson said farewell to the British Open with a last walk up the 18th fairway in the gloom at the Old Course on Friday.

The lights in the club house were on and the grandstand was virtually empty as Watson finished his last Open Championship round shortly before 10 p.m. local time.

His two-round score of 12-over --...Read more

Tom Watson's last walk over fame bridge at British Open is full of nostalgia

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- As dusk turned to twilight -- or as the Scottish fancy it, "gloaming" -- on Friday, ceremony and nostalgia trumped all at the British Open on the Old Course.

Tom Watson walked across the Swilcan Bridge, the crossover from the 18th tee to the 18th green, for the last time.

It was 9:45 p.m. Even here, in the northern ...Read more

As expected, Dustin Johnson leads after first round at British Open

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ST ANDREWS, Scotland -- The weather held, sort of, and so did the expectations of fans for many of the current hot golfers in Thursday's first round of the British Open on the revered Old Course.

Dustin Johnson continued to hit the ball with the promise of superstardom to come. He led the tournament with a seven-under-par 65.

That was a shot ...Read more

Five players to watch at British Open … not named Jordan Spieth

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--Dustin Johnson: Tee to green, he's a legend. Green to hole, he's a disaster. He gift-wrapped the U.S. Open for Jordan Spieth and will be reminded of it Thursday and Friday at St. Andrews: They're in the same grouping.

--Tiger Woods: The man who once made a record 142 consecutive cuts is now a wild card, capable of embarrassing chili-dips and ...Read more

Tiger Woods wary of the wind at St. Andrews, British Open's site

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ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- As usual, the room was packed with reporters here Tuesday for Tiger Woods.

His golf game has failed him for seven years of major tournaments, since that famous U.S. Open limp-athon at Torrey Pines in 2008.

But that hasn't dulled the interest. If he is no longer the best golfer in the world -- not by far now -- he ...Read more

Tiger Woods optimistic about this week's British Open

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There's at least one person in this world who hasn't counted Tiger Woods out quite yet.

And that would be Tiger Woods.

"I know some of you guys think I'm buried and done," he said at a news conference before the British Open. "But I'm still right here in front of you."

Almost two years have gone by since the 39-year-old's last victory on the ...Read more

Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson square off at British Open

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It was just a few weeks ago that Dustin Johnson blew a four-foot putt on the 18th green at Chambers Bay to hand the U.S. Open to Jordan Spieth.

Now the golfers will square off again, placed in the same group for the start of the British Open.

Spieth and Johnson -- who will be joined by Hideki Matsuyama and tee off at 1:33 a.m. PDT on Thursday ...Read more

Chun wins US Women's Open with a late birdie binge

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LANCASTER, Pa. -- The week at Lancaster Country Club was all new for In Gee Chun. She never had played in the U.S. Women's Open. Her history of tournament play in the United States amounted to a few LPGA events earlier this year on the West Coast. She employed a caddie she hadn't used before in competition.

For the 20-year-old South Korean, ...Read more

Jordan Spieth heads to British Open with another victory under belt; wins John Deere Classic

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SILVIS, Ill. -- The path from the 18th green to the clubhouse at TPC Deere Run is like the world's narrowest par-4, with screaming, autograph-seeking spectators roped off on both sides to create a path barely wide enough for surfing.

As security escorted him, Jordan Spieth attempted to sign every golf ball, ticket and souvenir thrust in his ...Read more

Tom Watson prepares for his likely final British Open

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Tom Watson has had a lot of memorable moments in his career as a professional golfer, and at age 65 he is ready to add another.

Watson is set to compete in his 38th -- and likely final -- British Open starting Thursday at the famed Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland.

The Royal & Ancient governing body extended an exemption to Watson, ...Read more

Rory McIlroy will miss British Open with soccer injury

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The selfie says it all.

Rory McIlroy snapped a photo of his own left foot propped in front of the television with a bulky cast around the ankle -- the ankle that will keep him from defending his title at the British Open this summer.

The No. 1-ranked golfer made the announcement via social media on Wednesday. He ruptured a ligament while ...Read more

Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic

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These days, it's news when Tiger Woods has a few good holes.

So there was a bit of buzz Thursday morning when the former No. 1 player birdied three of the first seven at the Greenbrier Classic.

But a double-bogey heading for home quieted the chatter as Woods stood at 1-under through early first-round play on the Old White Course.

Woods would ...Read more