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McIlroy knows this is not just another British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy wants to treat this week just like any other British Open. He also knows better. The 148th Open is the first in his native Northern Ireland in 68 years, and McIlroy is the betting favorite to capture the claret jug and end his five-year drought

Column: Ryder Cup behind him, Jim Furyk still going strong

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Nothing short of an eagle on the 592-yard seventh hole at Royal Portrush was going to win the hole in a friendly fourballs match during practice for the British Open. Leave it to 49-year-old Jim Furyk to have the best chance. “Don’t do anything crazy here,”

Frittelli wins John Deere for first PGA Tour title

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at 21-under 263 after the bogey-free final

Tony Romo increases lead to 9 points in celebrity golf event

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Defending champion Tony Romo increased his lead to nine points Saturday in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned NFL analyst shot his second straight 2-under 70 and scored 25 points for a total of 51 in the celebrity

Vegas shoots 62, takes 1-shot lead at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas shot a 9-under 62 on Friday in the John Deere Classic to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend. Off since missing the cuts in the Memorial and U.S. Open in June, , the three-time PGA tour winner from Venezuela said he “found something really

Key anniversaries for the 2019 British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A look at key anniversaries during this year’s British Open: 150 YEARS AGO (1869) One year after Young Tom Morris became the first player to break 50 to win his first British Open, he made more history with the first hole-in-one on the 166-yard eighth hole at

Surging rookie Wolff headlines John Deere Classic field

Matthew Wolff made a name for himself by winning the 3M Open in his fourth PGA Tour start after turning pro. The 20-year-old who starred at Oklahoma State will try to make it two in a row this weekend at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. Wolff was the tour’s youngest

Kim returns to John Deere with 17 straight missed cuts

Michael Kim had missed six out of seven cuts and changed coaches when he showed up at the John Deere Classic last year. He broke the tournament record at 27-under 257 and won by eight shots, matching Dustin Johnson and Francesco Molinari for the largest victory margin of the season. And

Daly withdraws from British Open; was denied use of cart

John Daly has withdrawn from the British Open three days after being told he can’t ride in a cart. The R&A announced Tuesday that Daly, who won the Open at St. Andrews in 1995, has withdrawn because of a medical condition. He was replaced at Royal Portrush by Kevin Streelman. Daly cited

Women’s British Open raises prize fund to $4.5 million

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Royal & Ancient is raising the total prize money to $4.5 million for the Women’s British Open. R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers says the prize fund — up from $3.25 million a year ago — is an important first step toward achieving parity with the

Sung Hyun Park falls into 4-way share of lead on LPGA Tour

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park made her seventh birdie in 11 holes to build a three-shot lead and she still had a par 5 to play Saturday, a daunting position for those trying to catch the No. 1 player in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. It all changed so

Rock narrowly misses out on European Tour’s 2nd round of 59

LAHINCH, Ireland (AP) — Robert Rock narrowly missed a 30-foot putt for eagle that would have given him the second round of 59 in European Tour history. The Englishman settled for a birdie, a 10-under 60 and first place midway through the third round of the Irish Open. Rock made 11 birdies,

Piercy leads by 2 after 1st round of 3M Open

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Scott Piercy had one birdie in his first seven holes Thursday. Then he went on a binge. Piercy birdied eight of his final 11 holes en route to a 9-under 62 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the inaugural 3M Open. “I was thinking 4,

PGA Tour returns to Minnesota as Koepka headlines 3M Open

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The last gathering of the world’s greatest golfers in Minnesota led to a truly seminal moment when the U.S. team recaptured the Ryder Cup for the first time in eight years in front of raucous galleries at Hazeltine National. The big-hitting Brooks Koepka coolly won three of

Column: Unselfish act leads to unlikely victory on PGA Tour

The text messages kept coming until David Berganio Jr. stopped counting, somewhere around 100, all wanting to celebrate his small role in an unlikely victory. Berganio didn’t win the Rocket Mortgage Classic. He didn’t even play. In fact, he didn’t know anything about Nate Lashley, the last player to get in the

Sung Hyun Park birdies 18th for LPGA Tour win in Arkansas

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th to win the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season and seventh overall. The 25-year-old Park is projected to move from second to first in the world ranking Monday.

Stricker makes record debut and wins US Senior Open

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steve Stricker finally has a national golf championship he can call his own as the record-setting winner of the U.S. Senior Open. “I never was able to win a USGA event in my career, whether it was in the amateur ranks or when I turned pro,”

Park, Ciganda tied for LPGA Tour lead in Arkansas

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park birdied the final two holes for an 8-under 63 and a share of lead with Carlota Ciganda on Saturday after the second round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Park, the second-ranked South Korean star who won the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore

Inbee Park shoots 62 to take LPGA Tour lead in Arkansas

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Inbee Park had five straight early birdies and shot a 9-under 62 to take the first-round lead Friday in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Seeking her 20th LPGA Tour victory and first since early last year, the South Korean star began the birdie run on the second

Nate Lashley shoots 63 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

DETROIT (AP) — Nate Lashley tried and failed to qualify for a spot in the Rocket Mortgage Classic earlier this week. He chose to stay in Detroit, hoping to slip into the field as an alternate. Good call. Lashley birdied the final three holes and five of the last six for a

Gary Woodland adjusts to fame at Rocket Mortgage Classic

DETROIT (AP) — Gary Woodland left his news conference and resumed another interview while walking toward the Detroit Golf Club clubhouse when he was stopped in his tracks. “Hey, Gary!” a man shouted, leaning against a rope. “Can I get a picture real quick?” Woodland obliged, striking a quick pose with the

LPGA leaving ANA Inspiration against Augusta Women’s Amateur

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The LPGA Tour will have a new tournament in Florida at the start of next year, and likely another one in the late spring. The Asian swing of limited-field events at the start of the year is adding a tournament with a full field and a

Hannah Green wins KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par

Green’s win at Women’s PGA makes mentor Webb proud

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — In the middle of the night before the most important round of golf in Hannah Green’s life, a storm rolled through that produced a crack of thunder loud enough to shake the house she was staying at with a handful of fellow Australians. Green didn’t stir, as

Inbee Park moves up at Women’s PGA, leaning again on putter

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Inbee Park has felt both reflective and inspired this week, with the Women’s PGA Championship being played in Minnesota. The LPGA Tour Hall of Fame member has been hoping, too, she could conjure that dominant performance on the greens from the last time a major tournament was