News Archive

  • Sunday, July 20, 2014
  • Notebook: Rory McIlroy reveals his two secret words after winning Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them.  All week, he had talked about two secret words he used as his trigger for the shots he played. Even as he stretched his lead to six...

  • Rickie Fowler pleased with his second major runner-up finish of summer

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – For Rickie Fowler, this is getting downright familiar.  He's not complaining.  For the second time this summer, Fowler played in the final group of a major championship, failed to overcome a big deficit, and settled for...

  • For Marc Leishman, another top-5 finish in a major

    By Dennis Passa, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – On his fourth attempt, Marc Leishman can add the Open Championship to another major where he's had a top-five finish.  The Australian started the day 11 strokes behind eventual winner Rory McIlory and in 15th place, but shot a...

  • No regrets for Sergio Garcia after another second place in a major

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Sergio Garcia doffed his cap, patted his heart and blew kisses to the crowd surrounding the 18th green at Royal Liverpool after clinching what ultimately would be a fourth second-place finish at a major.  Another close call on...

  • Rory McIlroy wins Open Championship, holding off Fowler and Garcia

    Rory McIlroy captured this third major title on Sunday, fending off persistent challenges by Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler down the stretch to win the Claret Jug at Royal Liverpool.

  • Woods: I'd still pick myself for Ryder Cup team

    Despite struggling to a final-round 75 Sunday to cement his worst 72-hole finish in a major championship, Tiger Woods says he'd choose himself to play on the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

  • Watson saves best for last with final-round 68

    Ageless Tom Watson brought the crowds at Royal Liverpool to their feet Sunday with another stirring performance, shooting 4-under 68.

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Notebook: Tiger Woods keeps going wrong way at Open Championship

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Tiger Woods was the last to tee off Saturday in the Open Championship. He had the biggest gallery. It might have seemed like old times for Woods in the major championships except for one tiny detail.  He was starting on...

  • Sergio Garcia faces daunting task in chasing Rory McIlroy in final round

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Sergio Garcia hauled himself to within range of Rory McIlroy at the Open Championship on Saturday when a roar the Spaniard didn't want to hear came from the 16th green behind him. McIlroy had just rolled in an eagle putt...

  • Rickie Fowler in final group of second straight major

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – From the time they faced each other in the Walker Cup, a couple of 18-year-olds with the world at their feet, Rickie Fowler figured he'd go at it again someday with Rory McIlroy in a major championship.  If only it was...