News Archive

  • Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • R&A vindicated over two-tee start on Saturday at Open

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – If the organizers of the Open Championship needed any vindication of their historic decision to use a two-tee start at Royal Liverpool on Saturday, it came from Rory McIlroy about 30 minutes after his round.  Torrential rain was...

  • Gibson enjoys pairing with Woods and Spieth

    By Dennis Passa, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – When the third-round tee times were announced at the Open Championship, drawn together were Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and ... Rhein Gibson.  Gibson, who made the cut on the number with a 15-foot putt on the 18th hole Friday and is...

  • McIlroy holds commanding lead after three rounds

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the Open Championship, and it was only Saturday.  When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared...

  • Friday, July 18, 2014
  • Notebook: Jason Day gets another injury scare at Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Jason Day won the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and then played only one tournament (the Masters) over the next three months because of a thumb injury. So imagine the scare at the Open Championship when he took a practice swing...

  • Tiger Woods still rusty, but makes cut

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – As his tee shot curled farther and farther away from the 17th fairway, heading toward all sorts of trouble, Tiger Woods simply stuffed his club in the bag. He appeared to mumble something to himself, but that was about it. No...

  • Tom Watson, not Bubba, makes cut

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – The ovations from the packed galleries remain as warm as ever for Tom Watson at the Open Championship. His scoring continues to be just as impressive, too.  The 64-year-old Watson extended his record of being the oldest...

  • Unpredictable weather impacting Open

    By Dennis Passa, AP Sports Writer HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- The British Open once again lived up to its fickle, unpredictable weather reputation, and doesn't half the field at Royal Liverpool know it. Ideal weather greeted morning groups Thursday, but the wind picked up in the...

  • McIlroy takes command at Open Championship

    By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday...

  • Mickelson bounces back at Open Championship

    Phil Mickelson pieced together his best round in a major since winning last year's Open Championship to get back in the hunt at this year's tournament on Friday at Royal Liverpool. 

  • Smiling Macpherson finishes 32 shots behind

    By Dennis Passa, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England -- Bryden Macpherson finished his second and last round of the British Open 32 shots off the lead, and with a smile on his face. He was never going to make the cut after opening his first major as a professional with an 18-over-par 90. His start...