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Friday, July 15, 2016
By Matt S. Craig If I was a spectator at this year's Open Championship at Royal Troon, I would camp out at the eighth hole all day.
By Rachel Lenzi TOLEDO, Ohio - The thought of passing up participating in one of the world's biggest sporting events didn't cross Stacy Lewis' mind until she saw her male counterparts second-guessing their own participation.
By T.J. Auclair We take this short break from Open Championship coverage to show you arguably the most dramatic way to card a 59 imaginable.
By T.J. Auclair Evidently no one in Darren Clarke's Friday threesome could spare a piece of gum for the 2016 European Ryder Cup Captain and 2011 Open Champion. As he stroked a putt on the par-5 14th hole, the gum Clarke was chewing jumped out of his mouth and fell onto the green.
By Bob Denney Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, went a step beyond serving as host to a dramatic 49th PGA Professional Championship.
By T.J. Auclair After shooting a disappointing 6-over 77 in Round 1 of the Open Championship, England's Paul Casey really needed to get something going in Round 2. It looked as if he was going to do just that. After a bogey at the second, Casey rattled off three consecutive birdies.
By T.J. Auclair One day removed from nearly setting a new major championship, 18-hole scoring record, Phil Mickelson is showing no signs of slowing down at Royal Troon in the 145th Open Championship.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
By Doug Ferguson TROON, Scotland — Rory McIlroy was never more thrilled to be playing the British Open.
By Matt S. Craig If hole-outs are supposed to be all luck, someone forgot to tell Miguel Ángel Jiménez. It's ridiculous how often he either nails one from the fairway or drills a hole-in-one.
By Matt S. Craig 1. Phil Mickelson flirted with history
By T.J. Auclair More so than any of the four majors, the Open Championship is your best chance to see an older player perform well or even win. Look no further than five-time Open Champion Tom Watson, who -- at age 59 -- lost in a playoff to Stewart Cink in 2009 at Turnberry.
By T.J. Auclair Louis Oosthuizen is making holes in one at majors a "thing." Back in April in the final round of the Masters, the 2010 British Open Champion did this on the par-3 16th -- a unique, bank-shot ace:
By T.J. Auclair This week is a home game for Colin Montgomerie.
By T.J. Auclair Something about golf in Scotland just seems to bring out the best in Patrick Reed.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Steve Douglas TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Matthew Southgate was laid up on his sofa during the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews, barely able to move following surgery for testicular cancer.
By Doug Ferguson TROON, Scotland (AP) -- After a one-year hiatus, Johnny Miller is back to calling the shots at a major that he won. But no one will be hearing about a 63 at Royal Troon.
By Paul Newberry TROON, Scotland (AP) -- Rory McIlroy felt the wrath of the Postage Stamp. Strange, too, since this par-3 hole is more in line with what you'd expect at the local muni, at least from a distance standpoint.
By Matt S. Craig There's two things we know for certain about Royal Troon. First, you do not want to miss the green on the 8th hole. Second, it's pretty difficult to hit the green on the 8th hole.
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