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Irishman Shane Lowry wins British Open at Royal Portrush

Jul. 21, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait. The silver claret jug is staying on the Emerald Isle. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured the worst weather of the week and the...

Prince George turning 6 as UK palace releases new photos

Jul. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big smile as he...

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

Jul. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a raging...

A glance at the final round of the British Open

Jul. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A glance at the final round of the British Open at Royal Portrush: WINNER: Ireland's Shane Lowry, who shot a final round 1-over 72 for 269. NOT CLOSE: Tommy Fleetwood had a final-round 74 and was second, six shots behind. MAJOR FINISH: Brooks Koepka finished tied for...

Column: Tears of a father for his champion son at Open

Jul. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brendan Lowry thought his son might one day play in front of thousands of screaming fans at Croke Park in Dublin, where he and his two brothers helped lead his team to victory in the 1982 Gaelic football championships. He had a footballer's build, after all, and the game...

Bad weather leads to some high scores at British Open

Jul. 21, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too. But the adverse conditions on the final day of this year's tournament, the first time golf's oldest major has been across the Irish Sea since 1951, was evident in the...

Correction: Brexit story

Jul. 21, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story July 19 about Brexit, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote in the 14th paragraph. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments, not British Prime Minister Theresa May. A corrected version of the story is below: UK lawmakers warn of lost residency rights in...

The Latest: Shane Lowry wins British Open by 6 strokes

Jul. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Shane Lowry has won the British Open for his first major title. The 32-year-old Irishman held on through a wet and windy day at Royal Portrush to beat Tommy Fletwood by 6 strokes. Lowry entered the day with a...

New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tanker

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The audio released by maritime security risk firm Dryad Global shows that a British frigate...

Britain's Peaty is 1st man to break 57 seconds in 100 breast

Jul. 21, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has become the first man to go under 57 seconds in the 100-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships. He won his semifinal heat in 56.88 seconds on Sunday night, bettering his old world record of 57.10 set last August in Glasgow, Scotland....