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The Open Championship

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  • Democracy reigns in majors these days

    BETHESDA, Md. — The U.S. Open long has billed itself as the most democratic among golf's major championships. The big names get reserved spots, sure — though they share the practice range with up-and-comers, amateurs, club pros and maybe a...
  • His dream takes a little detour

    This week's AT&T National will be Erik Compton's 29th start on the PGA Tour, on which his unique story — twice a heart-transplant recipient — has made him a frequent recipient of sponsor's exemptions over the last decade. There's a...
  • Keeping himself caged

    If he had the chance at a mulligan, Tiger Woods wouldn't have teed it up at The Players Championship. Maybe then his balky left knee would have allowed him to take his usual place at the U.S. Open. And certainly he wouldn't be wavering — again &#...
  • Weekend cameo is fit for King

    Betsy King is having golf nightmares again, like the one in which a tree is hindering her backswing — on the first tee. Or where she's trying to hack out from a locker. "That was the one thing nice about retirement," quipped the 55-year-old Hall of...
  • Bad way to make splash

    In golf parlance, bodies of water are classified as "hazards." And, we've come to learn, not only for wayward shots. For Thomas Levet, a French Open victory leap turned into a British Open withdrawal when doctors told him his broken shin requires...
  • British Open facts

    140th British Open When, where: Thursday-Sunday, Royal St. George's Golf Club, Sandwich, England. Course facts: 7,211 yards, par 70. The Open's first venue outside Scotland has hosted the championship 13 times. Format: 72 holes, stroke play. Field cut...
  • Open venue's pure lunar-see

    In his 1959 novel "Goldfinger," Ian Fleming draws upon the peculiarities of Royal St. George's as a faintly disguised setting for a high-stakes golf match between James Bond and the diabolical Auric Goldfinger. British Open entrants, though, might be...
  • Who is the best golfer in the world today?

    It's still Tiger and Phil Bill Dwyre Los Angeles Times The best golfer in the world is at home in Florida with ice packs on his bad knee. Battling for 1-A are Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Steve Stricker. We...
  • Another split for Woods

    Dynasties eventually crumble. The Romans left some spectacular ruins, but ruins nonetheless. Ottomans are relegated to the furniture gallery. The Mings, the Greeks, the Mayans … the Celtics, the Yankees, the Fighting Irish. The framework crumbles....
  • Quenching thirst for a 5th major

    Though the LPGA schedule might remain in rebuilding mode for another year or two, it certainly has no shortage of majors. The tour announced a fifth major will join the lineup in 2013, when the Evian Masters completes an overhaul that encompasses a new...
  • Northern Ireland now a hot spot

    The biggest winner in Northern Ireland's parade of major champions might turn out to be Royal Portrush. The scenic club overlooking the country's northern coast is getting a renewed look to bring back the British Open for the first time in more than...
  • Amateurs' hour is here

    For the record, John Peterson never has played a PGA Tour event. When he does, the reigning NCAA men's champion might find a little extra scrutiny. Hey, that's what happens when you draw attention to yourself. And Peterson certainly did that after...