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  • Rory McIlroy wins British Open by 2 shots

    Rory McIlroy wins British Open by 2 shots
    HOYLAKE, England — On a closing Sunday of great golf at the 143rd British Open, played over the picturesque Royal Liverpool links near the Irish Sea, champion Rory McIlroy did what he had to while everybody else went low. McIlroy shot 71, and it...
  • Tom Watson makes his case to continue playing the British Open

    Tom Watson, the legendary 64-year-old golfer who will captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team, needs to finish in the top 10 of the British Open this year or next to keep his exemption for golf's grandest tournament. Since the five-time British Open champion...
  • The Back Nine: McIlroy can relate to Kaymer's dominance

    The Back Nine: McIlroy can relate to Kaymer's dominance
    PINEHURST, N.C. – We’ve reached the midway point of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with Martin Kaymer in total control. Kaymer’s second round 65 put him at 10 under par for the tournament and sends him to the weekend with a six-...
  • Pinehurst will put premium on precision, thinking in U.S. Open

     Pinehurst will put premium on precision, thinking in U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — Keegan Bradley strolled across the Pinehurst practice green Wednesday and noticed Zach Johnson using a putting aid. Resting in Johnson's sternum was a rod called the Pendulum Putting Pro, which helps players maintain proper shaft...
  • Martin Kaymer chasing history with six-shot lead in U.S. Open

     Martin Kaymer chasing history with six-shot lead in U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — Martin Kaymer's opening 65 at the U.S. Open on Thursday proved so extraordinary and error-free, it surprised even him. Kaymer admitted he had no visions of ever going that low in this tournament on this course. And he was so...
  • Restored Pinehurst will test players' patience in U.S. Open

     Restored Pinehurst will test players' patience in U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — The 114th U.S. Open begins Thursday with its requisite list of favorites (Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott), intriguing upstarts (Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama) and at least one sentimental pick (Phil Mickelson). But...
  • Rory McIlroy finds distraction from breakup with Caroline Wozniacki

    Rory McIlroy finds distraction from breakup with Caroline Wozniacki
    On the week when he broke off his star-studded engagement to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, golfer Rory McIlroy was hoping to find some welcome distraction on the course. It seems to be working. Playing at the BMW PGA Championship in Britain, McIlroy...
  • Rory McIlroy back to golf amid lingering personal questions

    Rory McIlroy back to golf amid lingering personal questions
    In the often taciturn realm of professional athletes, Rory McIlroy always has been markedly patient and candid with the media. But it seems the golfer from Northern Ireland has reached his limit when it comes to discussing his split last week with...
  • Poor putting holding Phil Mickelson back at U.S. Open

     Poor putting holding Phil Mickelson back at U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — After two rounds of solid ball-striking on a course where he feels at home, Phil Mickelson left Pinehurst No. 2 on Friday evening satisfied with the shape of his game. Well, most of it. "I feel like I'm playing well enough to win...
  • Defending U.S. Open champ Rose feeling relaxed at Pinehurst

    Defending U.S. Open champ Rose feeling relaxed at Pinehurst
    PINEHURST, N.C. – Temperatures are rising in the sandhills of North Carolina. Highs for Thursday’s opening round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 are projected to top off at 88 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. As if the...
  • Rory McIlroy blocks out relationship woes to win BMW PGA Championship

    Rory McIlroy blocks out relationship woes to win BMW PGA Championship
    Rory McIlroy, just days removed from a very public breakup with fiancee and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, shot a six-under-par 66 to wipe out a seven-stroke deficit and win the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, on Sunday. The 25-year-...
  • Why are McIlroy's cold feet such a hot topic?

    Why are McIlroy's cold feet such a hot topic?
    I think Rory McIlroy did the right thing. Could his timing have been better? Sure. Could his timing have been worse? Yep. The 25-year-old pro golfer announced Wednesday that he called off his wedding to 23-year-old tennis star Caroline Wozniacki...