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Bezuidenhout seeks Portrush 'revenge' after beta-blocker ban

Jul. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking beta blockers, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has overcome plenty on the way to his first major championship. It has been quite the journey to this week's...

Koepka at British Open with a local lad as his caddie

Jul. 16, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brooks Koepka's biggest asset during this year's British Open won't be in his bag, it'll be on his bag. The four-time major winner will be walking around Royal Portrush, a course new to most of the players in the field, with a native expert helping him negotiate the sharp...

A trivia quiz on British Open, golf's oldest championship

Jul. 12, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

1. Who was the first Irish golfer to win the British Open? a.) Padraig Harrington b.) Des Smyth c.) Fred Daly 2. Tom Watson won the British Open on four links courses in Scotland. On which course did he not win? a.) Muirfield b.) St. Andrews c.) Royal Troon 3. Where was the first British Open that was not in...

Redemption for South African in his return to Royal Portrush

Jul. 2, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

Christiaan Bezuidenhout returns to Royal Portrush with a large measure of redemption. Bezuidenhout, a 25-year-old South African, captured his first European Tour event last week in the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama when he outplayed Jon Rahm in the final round and turned a five-shot lead into a six-shot...

Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Rose in US Open

Jun. 15, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland hit a shank and a chunk and both times made par, and he made a birdie from a deep divot in the fairway. Such moments, even on a Saturday, can go a long way toward winning a U.S. Open. Even better for Woodland was a 2-under 69 — and just two bogeys over 54...

US Open at a glance

Jun. 15, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday at the U.S. Open: LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 2-under 69 to get to 11 under for the tournament and give him the lead after 54 holes in a major for the first time in his career. TRAILING: Justin Rose shot 68 and trails by one. Brooks...

Johnson, Spieth and McIlroy spend day in neutral at US Open

Jun. 15, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Johnson stayed in neutral. Rory McIlroy barely budged. Jordan Spieth went backward. For three players with seven major titles between them, Moving Day at the U.S. Open came and went with barely a ripple — sidetracked by balky putters that couldn't bail them out of...

The Latest: Woodland takes lead into final round of US Open

Jun. 15, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): Gary Woodland will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the U.S. Open. Woodland narrowly missed a birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole to finish the third round at Pebble Beach with a score of 2-under 69 to get to 11 under for...

Woodland gouges out a birdie and leads by 2 at US Open

Jun. 15, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland figured the toughest part of his test in the U.S. Open was over Friday at Pebble Beach. From a thick patch of rough between the bunker and the edge of the ocean on the eighth hole, he pitched up to 15 feet and made a slick putt with severe break for par to keep a...

US Open at a glance

Jun. 14, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday at the U.S. Open: LEADING: Gary Woodland shot 6-under 65 to get to 9 under for the tournament and join Tiger Woods and Justin Rose as the only players to shoot 65 at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open. TRAILING: Rose shot 70 and trails by two....