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The British Open field and how players got there

Jul. 14, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Players who are exempt or have qualified for the 152nd British Open, which is at Royal Troon on July 18-21. Players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible (a-amateur): British Open champions 60 or under on July 21 Brian...

BRITISH OPEN '24: Chance at atonement for McIlroy at Troon, last chance for everyone at the majors

Jul. 12, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

Rory McIlroy sees the British Open as little more than the next opportunity to end 10 years without a major, not atonement for his late collapse in the U.S. Open. It's the last opportunity this year, not only for the hard-luck McIlroy but everyone else who earned a spot at Royal...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during men's and women's golf

Jul. 12, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the men's and women's golf competition at the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Scottie Scheffler, United States: The Masters champion has been the No. 1 player in the world for more than a year. Scheffler is so far ahead of the rest of golf...

Bradley as Ryder Cup captain raises questions whether U.S. task force plan is over

Jul. 12, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Justin Thomas was just starting his rookie season on the PGA Tour when the Americans formed the infamous “Ryder Cup Task Force” geared toward building continuity with hopes of restoring U.S. dominance in the matches. Ten years later, Thomas was...

Thomas opens with 62 to lead Scottish Open by 1 with McIlroy 3 shots behind

Jul. 11, 2024 19:33 PM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Justin Thomas dressed in tartan-patterned trousers and played the part Thursday in the Scottish Open with an 8-under 62, his lowest opening round on the PGA Tour since his 59 in the Sony Open seven years ago. Rory McIlroy was three shots behind with a...

Dutch Olympic officials will deny golfers from men's competition in Paris

Jun. 25, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

Dutch Olympic officials are keeping home two male and one female players from the golf competition in Paris because they believe their world ranking is too low for them to have a realistic chance against 60-player fields. The Netherlands Golf Federation said Tuesday it presented...

PGA Tour commissioner says sides are making progress on deal with Saudi backers of LIV Golf

Jun. 19, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said Wednesday the difficulty in finalizing a deal with the Saudi backers of LIV Golf isn’t a reason for concern. “With complexity comes opportunity,” he said before the start of the Travelers Championship at the TPC...

Rory McIlroy's time off 'exactly what he should be doing,' PGA Tour commissioner says

Jun. 19, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — No hard feelings, Rory. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said he understands why Rory McIlroy withdrew from the Travelers Championship — the final signature event on the calendar — to recover from a late-Sunday meltdown at the U.S. Open. ...

Tour and Saudis agree on some items with work still to go to finalize any deal

Jun. 18, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

The PGA Tour and the Saudi backers of LIV Golf reached consensus on several items during its meeting its recent meeting in New York. Commissioner Jay Monahan cautioned players Tuesday night “there is still work to do” before any agreement. Monahan sent players a memo after the...

Analysis: Rory McIlroy has 4 majors and a major collapse. Where he goes from here shapes his legacy

Jun. 18, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy had every reason to feel bitterly disappointed. He was poised to end all those years without winning another major when he couldn't make a birdie over the last 17 holes, couldn't hit a fairway to even give himself a good chance, and he finished...