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Majors over as players try to adjust to crammed schedule

Jul. 23, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Andrew Landry hit the opening tee shot at the Masters. Shane Lowry hit the final shot at the British Open. All in 102 days. The new major championship season in golf — one a month starting with the Masters in April — could take time before players can adjust....

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...

Lee Westwood has up-and-down round at British Open

Jul. 20, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Lee Westwood's relaxed approach to the British Open had its ups and downs on Saturday — up to the top of leaderboard on the front nine and down a rabbit hole on the back. The 46-year-old Englishman, who would be the second-oldest champion at golf's oldest major...

McDowell makes the cut before home crowd at Royal Portrush

Jul. 19, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Graeme McDowell knows pressure, from delivering the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup to winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. All he was trying to do Friday in the British Open was make the cut. And he felt it. "Anytime you're trying to make a cut on a Friday...

'I literally don't care': Westwood back in mix at the majors

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his "nearly man" tag in the majors. This time at 46. And this time with his girlfriend on the bag. Westwood was tied for third at his 25th British Open and only a shot off the lead after a bogey-free, 4-under 67 in the...

British Open Glance

Jul. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday of the British Open at Royal Portrush (all times EDT): LEADING: J.B. Holmes (68) and Shane Lowry (67) at 8-under 134. TRAILING: Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood each had a 67 and were one shot behind. SO CLOSE: Rory McIlroy shot 65...

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

Jul. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only watch on...

The Latest: McIlroy makes a late charge with 65

Jul. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Rory McIlroy made a charge that delighted the hometown fans, but it may not have been enough to make the cut in the British Open. A day after he imploded with a 79 that began with his first tee shot going out of...

The Latest: Woods 'sore' and not moving well at British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Tiger Woods says he was "sore" during his round of 78 at the British Open and wasn't moving as well as he did in winning the Masters in April. The 15-time major champion says there are certain shots...

Column: McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

Jul. 18, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The opening tee shot Rory McIlroy could live with, even after it went out of bounds and shattered the screen of a woman's mobile phone. He had, after all, spent the last five years anticipating a homecoming like no other and the first shot was always going to be a battle...