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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Notebook: Garcia makes most of his late entries in majors
Sunday Notebook: Garcia makes most of his late entries in majors

Sergio Garcia's summer of redsicovering his game got even better on Sunday. Plus, three alternates finish in the top 10, Darren Clarke gets some advice on closing via text from Tiger Woods, and more.

Red-hot early on, Mickelson all smiles after run stalls
Red-hot early on, Mickelson all smiles after run stalls

Before the start of the 140th Open Championship, Phil Mickelson said he was looking for a fresh start with golf's oldest major. That attitude proved helpful, as Mickelson tied for second -- his best Open finish.

Johnson and Mickelson charge, but can't close
Back on big stage, Johnson's major challenge again ends in disappointment

Dustin Johnson tied Phil Mickelson for second after a week that saw him start off ill, rebound with an ace, then lose his chance to win with an errant iron shot on the back nine.

Open champ Clarke, first and foremost, People's champ
Open champ Clarke, first and foremost, People's champ

One can look far and wide and they'd be hard-pressed to find a more beloved person in golf than newly minted Open Champion Darren Clarke. Clarke's major victory resonated with everyone who knows what he's been through, writes Andy Farrell.

Happy home life behind Clarke's renaissance
Happy home life behind Clarke's renaissance

Darren Clarke hasn't looked so comfortable on the golf course in a decade. His father Godfrey credits Clarke's recent move back home to Portrush, Northern Ireland, as the main factor behind his resurgence.

Open shows McIlroy isn't, yet, golf's crown prince

Rory McIlroy is no doubt one of the hottest young stars the game has to offer, but as AP...

Huber: What a wonder it is

How to sum up what we witnessed at Royal St. George's? Jim Huber puts into perspective...

Clarke secures third spot in Grand Slam of Golf

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke won the 140th Open Championship at Royal St....

In 20th trip, Clarke finally claims his Open

Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland shot an even-par 70 Sunday in very uneven conditions at...

Amateur Lewis wins silver medal at Open Championship

England's Tom Lewis, 20, earned the silver medal for low-amateur honors at the Open...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I can handle Open pressure, says Johnson

Dustin Johnson believes his heartache in a couple of 2010 majors will help him deal with the...

Huber: Clarke's paid his dues

No one deserves a major; they are earned by good play and better fortune. But if anyone has...

Fowler hopes to be a sight in orange in final round

For the last two years, Rickie Fowler has shown the promise of a future superstar. However,...

Plenty of great storylines in play for Sunday's final round

Darren Clarke will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Open Championship. A...

Weather makes Saturday a day of crazy golf

Raindrops as juicy as grapes and umbrella-destroying gusts grabbed the world's best...

Clarke leads Johnson heading to final round of Open

Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland shot a 69 Saturday and takes a one-stroke lead to the final...

McIlroy doubts chances of winning second straight major

U.S. Open champ Rory McIlroy struggled, like much of the field, to a 4-over 74 at Royal St....

Day laments toughest round of golfing career

Australian Jason Day, runner up at both the Masters and U.S. Open this year, called...

Vintage Tom: Watson turns heads yet again at Open Championship

Tom Watson never seizes to amaze in the Open Championship, a tournament where he's a...

Saturday notebook: Why the best fans are in Britain

American Gary Woodland gets a good laugh, players load up on towels and extra layers, despite...

Millar all alone at wet, windy Open Championship

Australia's Matthew Millar, ranked No. 922 in the world, made the cut at the Open...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bring on the bad weather, says Mickelson, looking ahead

After rounds of 70 and 69, Phil Mickelson says it's fun to be in contention. And though...

Bjorn satisfied with his position at halfway point

Thomas Bjorn was tied for the lead Thursday night, but with his nearest rivals failing to...

McDowell calls himself 'mental case' after missing cut

Graeme McDowell three-putted three greens on his way to a 77 Friday, and afterward admitted...

Kaymer ready for weekend, Schwartzel maybe not

Reigning PGA Champion Martin Kaymer believes he's mentally prepared for whatever the...

Friday notebook: Watson comes up aces at Open

Tom Watson comes up aces, and stays in contention. Plus, Charl Schwartzel gets a fortunate...

Huber: Pondering the possibilities

With two rounds down, Jim Huber has as many questions as there are contenders. What's on...

Headed home: Donald, Westwood, other big names miss cut

The No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world - Luke Donald and Lee Westwood - had high hopes for...

Glover and Clarke share lead after balmy Day 2 at Open

Darren Clarke shot his second straight 68 on Friday, showing his younger countrymen a thing...

Amateur Lewis, 20, sets his sights on top-15 Open finish

Tom Lewis, the 20-year-old amateur who introduced himself to the world with a 5-under 65 on...

N. Ireland's Clarke in top form at Royal St. George's

Darren Clarke, a mentor to countrymen Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, who both have...

Two of Britain's biggest guns flop at Open Championship

Leading into the Open Championship, there were high hopes for two of Britain's finest...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thurssday notebook: Quite a turnaround for Stanley

Kyle Stanley was optimistic heading to the Open, and he played up to expectations on...

McDowell recovers poise to stay in Open contention

Graeme McDowell was reeling after a double bogey on the first hole Thursday, soon followed by...

Amateur Lewis shares first-round lead with veteran Bjorn

Tom Lewis, 20, pulled off some Tom Watson-like shots Thursday, but his impressive charge...

Amateur Lewis makes Open history, shares lead with Bjorn

Tom Lewis, 20, fired the lowest round by an amateur in Open Championship history on Thursday...

Huber: Is it time for 'Young Tom?'

We have grown accustomed to first-day surprises who quietly take their leave in the dead of...

Veteran Clarke sets pace for Northern Ireland in first round

The first big star of modern golf in Northern Ireland, Darren Clarke has seen both Graeme...

From alternate to leader: Late entry Bjorn leads Open

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn didn't get into the Open Championship until Monday when Vijay...

Slow start for world No. 1 Donald at Open Championship

Luke Donald, the No. 1 ranked player in the world since May and winner of last week's...

A rugged start, solid finish for U.S. Open champ McIlroy

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy got off to a tough start in the first round of the Open...

Larger-than-life Jimenez starts well at Royal St. George's

Spain's cigar and wine-loving Miguel Angel Jimenez had plenty to smile about in the first...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Windy test awaits the world's best at Open Championship

Royal St. George's is a strong test on a mild day. When the wind is up, which it has been...

Wednesday Notebook: R&A will review Northern Ireland as Open site

The R&A says it hasn't ruled out a return to Royal Portrush at some point. Plus,...

Recovering from thumb surgery, Langer writes off his chances

Bernhard Langer has come close to winning at Royal St. George's several times, but...

McIlroy: 'No reason why I can't do it again'

Even though he's only in his early 20s, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy had a chance...

Mickelson sees 'fresh start' at Open Championship

With only one top-10 finish in 17 previous Open Championship starts, Phil Mickelson is hoping...

Open Championship organizers honor late, great Ballesteros

The R&A, organizers of the Open Championship, will honor the late Seve Ballesteros this...

Strong wind may cause havoc at Royal St. George's

It's no surprise that the weather will be a factor during the Open Championship. It...

Kaymer flying under radar at Open Championship

Martin Kaymer, winner of the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, is ranked No. 3 in...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Notebook: Weather turns more Open-like

On Day 2, the wind turned par 3s into driver holes and showing the importance of patience,...

Day charges his way into midst of golf's elite

At this time last summer, Jason Day was making his first-ever appearance in a major...

Westwood: Patient enough for Open Championship

At age 38, Lee Westwood is still looking for his first major championship victory. If...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Notebook: Consolation prize for Stanley

PGA Tour rookie Kyle Stanley was denied his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday, but his...

Bjorn gets another shot at St. George's as Singh withdraws

Three-time major champion Vijay Singh withdrew Monday and was replaced in the field by Thomas...

McIlroy paired with Els, Fowler for first two rounds

Reigning U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland will play the first two rounds...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Montgomerie falls short, Jamieson and Stanley get in

Eight-time European Tour money leader Colin Montgomerie will miss the Open for the first time...

Don't anoint McIlroy superstar just yet, Nicklaus warns

Jack Nicklaus believes Rory McIlroy will add a lot of majors to his U.S. Open title. But, the...

One Tasty Sandwich: Royal St. George's the gold standard in England

This year will mark the 14th Open Championship for St. George's, which opened in 1887 and...

'Four Days in July': Huber relives an Open for the ages

Two years ago, Tom Watson stunned us all with his near-historic-win at Turnberry. Now,...

Excerpts from Jim Huber's new book 'Four Days in July'

Jim Huber's acclaimed new book chronicling Tom Watson's extraordinary performance at...

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Once is not enough, say Northern Ireland golf supporters

The success of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have renewed calls for the Open Championship...

Top-5 Open Championships for American-born players

A trip to the Open Championship isn't always the easiest for an American player to make....

Can McIlroy join impressive list of back-to-back major winners?

During the Open Championship at Royal St. George's, 22-year-old Rory McIlroy has a chance...

Friday, July 08, 2011

Five reasons why an American will win this time

For the first time in the modern era, players from the United States have failed to win the...

Upset winners common throughout Open history

The first shocking Open champion was Andrew Strath back in 1865, the most recent was Louis...

Roundtable: Our experts examine the American invasion

If an American is to win at Royal St. George's, who will it be? A wily veteran? A...

Can McIlroy fly high at Open? It's no sure thing

Fresh off his historic U.S. Open win, Rory McIlroy is one of the heavy favorites at Royal St....

At long last, Curtis gets to defend his Open crown

Ben Curtis' 2003 victory at Royal St. George's ranks as one of the Open's biggest...

Tiny Ireland quickly becoming giant of European golf

Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy have earned major titles recently, but...

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Woods to miss second consecutive major

Three-time Open Championship winner Tiger Woods will miss his second consecutive major when...

Monday, July 04, 2011

Singh, Simpson, Holmes, Marino and Ikeda receive spots in British Open

Vijay Singh, who tied for second at Royal St. George's in 2002, was added to the British...

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Howell, Frazar, Oleson and Jacobson all nail down spots

Charles Howell III, Harrison Frazar, Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson and Denmark's...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Local Qualifying ends with 12 earning berths

A total of 288 players were vying for a mere 12 spots in four 36-hole Local Final Qualifying...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Alexander, Erdmann and Sorenson set torrid pace on Day 1

Lonny Alexander set a torrid pace Sunday morning, while Scott Erdmann and Jeff Sorenson tamed...

Monday, June 06, 2011

Storm leads 10 players to qualify at rainy Sunningdale

Graeme Storm of England won the European edition of International Final Qualifying for the...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Past champions Norman and Faldo to sit out 2011 Open

Multiple Open winners Greg Norman and Nick Faldo, who finished first and second in the...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ryder Cup Captain Love among eight to qualify for British Open

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III was among eight players who qualified for the British...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Royal St. George's to be lengthened, par cut for 2011 Open

The host course for this summer's Open Championship will be 100 yards longer than it was...

R&A chief Dawson doesn't see women trying to qualify

Women have had the right to try to qualify for the Open for six years now, yet none has tried...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Meesawat wins Asian qualifier as four punch tickets to Open

Thailand's Prom Meesawat earned his first Open spot by winning the Asian IFQ in Thailand....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Maritz, Schietekat and de Vries advance out of African qualifier

A Dutchman and two South Africans punched their tickets to Royal St. George's by claiming...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Australian trio secures Open spots after winning Down Under

Matt Millar, Kurt Barnes and Rick Kulacz have earned their places at Royal St. George's...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Watson says goodbye to Old Course but not to Open Championship

Five-time British Open champion Tom Watson bade a fond farewell to St. Andrews on Friday with...