News Archive

  • Friday, July 18, 2014
  • Coetzee braves gusty winds to shoot second-round 69

    By Steve Douglas, AP Sports Writer HOYLAKE, England – George Coetzee tapped in a putt on the 15th green for a third straight birdie at the Open Championship and glanced up at the leaderboard.  His name was right at the top – not a bad way to celebrate his...

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Ernie Els hits spectator, cards 79 in first round at Open Championship

    By Dennis Passa, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Ernie Els hit a spectator in the face with his opening tee shot at the Open Championship on Thursday, shaking up the two-time champion for the rest of his first round at Royal Liverpool.  The man's injury and Els' subsequent...

  • R&A releases statement regarding cell phones

    By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Tiger Woods was playing his second shot into the par-5 18th when he made a sudden stop in the middle of his swing Thursday at the British Open. If nothing else, his back must really be better. What made him stop -- and then back off...

  • Rory McIlroy leads after first round of Open Championship

    Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 66, his best round in nearly two years at a major, to take the first round lead at the Open Championsship, Thurday at Royal Liverpool. 

  • Caddie misplaces Justin Rose's driver

    By Steve Douglas, AP Sports Writer HOYLAKE, England – Justin Rose played the first two holes at the Open Championship without a driver on Thursday after it was mistakenly removed from his golf bag and shipped nearly 200 miles south of Royal Liverpool.  Rose's caddie,...

  • Ben Crane makes last-minute trip with hopes of playing Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Ben Crane faced long odds of getting into the British Open, and an even longer trip to get to Royal Liverpool. And he left without playing a single hole. Crane arrived in Hoylake about five hours before the opening round. He waited...

  • Factory worker having 'time of his life'

      By Steve Douglas, AP Sports Writer HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- On a typical Thursday at 10:30 a.m., John Singleton would be making paints and varnishes in a resin factory. Maybe driving around in a forklift truck. Not this Thursday morning. On this one-off occasion, Singleton was 10...

  • Another hot start for Garcia at Royal Liverpool

    By Dennis Passa, AP Sports Writer HOYLAKE, England -- The last time Sergio Garcia played the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool in 2006, he was one stroke off the lead after three rounds and played in the final group with Tiger Woods. Woods, wearing his traditional Sunday red shirt, shot...

  • Woods recovers from shaky start to post 69

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – The warm ovation Tiger Woods heard walking up the 18th fairway at Royal Liverpool sounded familiar, even if the circumstances were not.  Eight years ago it was because he was about to win the Open...

  • Notebook: Open first round "not links golf"

    By DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports Writer HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Darren Clarke said it plain and simple: "This is not links golf today." Clarke, the 2011 champion at Royal St. George's, said he had difficulty remembering a nicer day weather-wise -- sunny and light winds for at least...