By Doug Ferguson Associated Press HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder and sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this Open Championship was never really in doubt.
David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the 2001 PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.
13 May 2011 - 6:39pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson hit a shot onto the green and it rolled into the water. Ben Crane hit a shot over an island and it wound up on dry land. Tiger Woods played the shortest tournament of his career.
12 May 2011 - 6:44pm - 0 Comments
Ben Crane plucked his ball out of the cup at the famed 17th, smiling the whole time, and then heaved it into the gallery. It certainly was a lucky souvenir. A battered and scuffed one, too.
12 May 2011 - 6:28pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods limped off the golf course and into a future that is murkier than ever Thursday when he withdrew with leg injuries after his worst nine holes at the Players Championship. “I’m having a hard time walking,” he said.
12 May 2011 - 10:50am - 12 Comments
This time, Johnny Miller came to Tiger Woods’ defense. At least he tried.
11 May 2011 - 7:16pm - 0 Comments
The Players Championship has all the ingredients of the fifth-biggest tournament in golf.
11 May 2011 - 6:53pm - 0 Comments
Seve Ballesteros was considered a genius for inventing shots, usually after he found himself in trouble off the fairway. On the eve of the great Spaniard’s funeral, he was remembered by a player who could at times relate.
11 May 2011 - 12:52am - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods heard a series of shutters from a spectator’s camera and stopped his swing at the last minute, knees flexed, club shaft parallel to the ground, holding his pose until he could regain his balance.
10 May 2011 - 6:46pm - 3 Comments
Matteo Manassero was always looking for a game, even when he was 4. And even when Seve Ballesteros was in town.
10 May 2011 - 6:23pm - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson gave the Players Championship -- golf's richest event -- his seal of approval on Tuesday and said the absence of Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy didn’t change his view of it.
10 May 2011 - 6:18pm - 0 Comments
Padraig Harrington must be wondering what else could possibly happen to him as he prepares for golf's richest event -- the $9.5 million Players Championship this week.
10 May 2011 - 6:15pm - 1 Comments
Tim Clark will be at the TPC Sawgrass this week for the Players Championship, where last year he captured his first PGA Tour victory with the greatest 36-hole comeback in tournament history. Whether he plays golf remains the question.
10 May 2011 - 1:24am - 0 Comments
The European Tour sent out a news release on Lee Westwood, the No. 1 player in the world, hopeful of capturing what he considers to be the fifth major. That would be the BMW PGA Championship in England later this month, not the Players Championship, which Westwood is skipping.
9 May 2011 - 8:35pm - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods has dropped to eighth in the world golf rankings after being overtaken by Paul Casey of England.
9 May 2011 - 10:36am - 2 Comments
Lucas Glover figures he has played more than 100 rounds with Jonathan Byrd, from junior golf when they were teenagers to their years together at Clemson and nearly a decade on the PGA Tour.
8 May 2011 - 6:44pm - 1 Comments
J.B. Holmes didn't see it go in. The television cameras didn't catch it, either. But the thunderous cheer around the 15th green at Quail Hollow on Saturday made it clear Holmes had one of golf's ultimate rarities: an albatross.
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The crowd was so big and boisterous Saturday that it made Jonathan Byrd a little uncomfortable. Seeing his name atop the leaderboard? Byrd is getting used to that.
7 May 2011 - 7:40pm - 0 Comments
Rory McIlroy's return to the PGA Tour after his final-round Masters meltdown didn't last long, guaranteeing the Wells Fargo Championship will have a new winner.
6 May 2011 - 8:53pm - 0 Comments
Pat Perez found himself in the middle of all the action for the second week in a row. At least this time, everyone wanted to talk to him about his golf.
6 May 2011 - 8:34pm - 0 Comments
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