News Archive

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014
  • New course, new Tiger Woods at Open Championship

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the Open Championship when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.  In golf vernacular, it's called a driver.  Woods smashed it into the wind...

  • Notebook: At Open Championship, Hoylake success rides on its par 5s

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Memories from the last Open Championship at Royal Liverpool mainly involve Tiger Woods hitting only one driver over 72 holes on his way to an 18-under 270 and a two-shot victory. The links course was brown, fiery and...

  • Martin Kaymer hopes to add to Germany's soccer success at Open Championship

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Sounding proud and patriotic, Martin Kaymer reeled off the list of qualities it took for Germany to win the World Cup in Brazil.  "They had so much belief," he said glowingly about his national football team. "They...

  • Ian Poulter has sore wrist and positive thoughts at Open Championship

    By Dennis Passa, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Ian Poulter heads into the Open Championship with a sore right wrist, some positive thoughts from a third-place finish last year at Muirfield, and no – and he means no – memories of a missed cut at Royal Liverpool in...

  • Rory McIlroy has to get past that 'second-round thing' at Open Championship

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy calls it his "second-round thing."  Just something in his head.  Unfortunately for the two-time major champion, it's become a very real problem.  For some reason, McIlroy has struggled mightily...

  • Tiger Woods back and still aiming high at Open Championship

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Tiger Woods was an early arrival to the Open Championship with hopes of avoiding an early departure.  Woods has played only two competitive rounds in the last four months because of back pain that led to surgery. That's why he...

  • Two down, one to go as Justin Rose eyes wins in Open Championship

    By Steve Douglas, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – Two down, one to go. And for Justin Rose, it's the biggest one of all.  Rose heads into the Open Championship as probably the hottest player in golf after winning back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, at the...

  • Five famous moments for Germans in Open Championship

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press HOYLAKE, England – No one had a brighter smile than Martin Kaymer when he stepped onto the practice green outside the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool.  Yes, he is the U.S. Open champion.  His country is much more.  Kaymer celebrated Sunday...

  • Tiger Woods paired with Stenson, Cabrera

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Tiger Woods will have Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson when he opens his major championship season Thursday in the British Open. Woods had back surgery before the Masters and missed the opening two majors. He tees off at 9:04 a.m. GMT at Royal Liverpool. Defending...

  • Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Tiger Woods arrives at Royal Liverpool

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Tiger Woods returned to Royal Liverpool on Saturday for the first time since he won his third British Open title in 2006.   The links course looked the same -- except for the color of the grass.   Woods eight years ago played on a links that was...