News Archive

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Molinaris wind up together on Open leaderboard

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England -- Edoardo and Francesco Molinari are pretty much inseparable. The brothers were partners in Europe's winning Ryder Cup side in 2010. A year earlier, they'd teamed up to win the World Cup for Italy at Mission Hills. Now they are...

  • 2014 Open Championship First Round

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England -- On a day when Tiger Woods made an impressive return to the majors, Rory McIlroy got off to another blistering start at the British Open. Now, can McIlroy keep it going? The two-time major champion took advantage of prime scoring...

  • First alternate Crane lacks sleep but not desire

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England -- Ben Crane faced long odds of getting into the British Open, and an even longer trip to get to Royal Liverpool. Considering what happened two years ago, it was worth the trouble. Even after a 24-hour journey from Portland, Ore., to the...

  • Five who wish they had an Open mulligan

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England -- Major championship can turn on a single shot, good (winner) or bad (loser). The British Open is no exception. Every now and again, golf's oldest major championship is remembered as much for the bad shots as the good ones. And the glory...

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  • Notebook: Matt Kuchar picking champs' brains at Open Championship

    By Dennis Passa, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Matt Kuchar wasn't messing around at Royal Liverpool as he prepared for the Open Championship, picking the brains of four former champions with a total of 12 titles during practice rounds. Kuchar, whose best finish at the Open was...

  • Long irons take on added importance at Open Championship

    No less a links golf authority than Tom Watson says long iron shots are "where you beat your competitors." Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson are taking his advice to heart.

  • From Wi-Fi to LED, 2014 Open Championship has modern feel

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Old Tom Morris would barely recognize the Open Championship these days.  It's one thing for golf to evolve from gutta percha to polyurethane, from niblicks to hybrids, from hickory to graphite. Now the Open is all about LED...

  • Henrik Stenson looks to Open Championship to boost his season

    By Dennis Passa, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – A year after a second-place finish at the Open Championship started him on his way to a near-flawless second half of 2013, Sweden's Henrik Stenson has a good feeling that this year's tournament at Royal Liverpool – a...

  • English fans look to golfers at Open Championship to lift sporting gloom

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Justin Rose and 18 other Englishmen have a two-fold mission at the Open Championship: end their country's 22-year wait for a champion and lift the gloom hanging over England's woeful sporting summer.  In the past two months,...

  • Five best Open Championship debuts, from Ben Curtis to Sam Snead

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Brendan Steele played in the final group at a major three years ago. Brendon de Jonge played in the Presidents Cup last year. They will be among 36 players making their debuts Thursday in golf's oldest championship.  Is it too...