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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...

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...

LIV Golf's Lee Westwood is at U.S. Senior Open for over-50 tour debut

Jun. 25, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Lee Westwood wants golf's powers to stop fighting so players like him can get back on the course, where the fans want them. The two-time Masters runner-up and former No. 1 golfer in the world is at the Newport Country Club this week for the U.S. Senior Open,...

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...

Golf updates scorecard rule by allowing extra 15 minutes to fix errors and avoid disqualification

Jun. 18, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The temptation would be to refer to a change in the scorecard procedure as the “Jordan Rule," only because Jordan Spieth was the most recent example. Players now have an additional 15 minutes to correct their scorecard before it is deemed to have been returned. ...

US Open at a glance

Jun. 14, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday in the U.S. Open (all times EDT): LEADING: Ludvig Aberg (69) was at 5 under, with a one-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau (69), Thomas Detry (67) and Patrick Cantlay (71) on a crowded leaderboard at Pinehurst No. 2. ...

Bryson DeChambeau, drawing inspiration from Payne Stewart, in contention for second US Open title

Jun. 14, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — For inspiration this week, Bryson DeChambeau only needs to glance over at his golf bag. Snapped to the side is a Payne Stewart hat, a tribute to his childhood hero who won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in dramatic fashion a quarter century ago. ...

US Open at a glance

Jun. 13, 2024 21:18 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at the first round Thursday in the U.S. Open (all times EDT): LEADING: Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy opened with rounds of 5-under 65 at Pinehurst No. 2. TRAILING: Ludvig Aberg (66) was one shot back. Matthieu Pavon and Bryson...

Pinehurst stands apart as a US Open test because of the greens

Jun. 12, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Pebble Beach has the Pacific Ocean. Oakmont is the brute with its church pew bunkers. Pinehurst No. 2 has the cereal bowls turned upside down. The greens at Pinehurst No. 2 are the signature of this Donald Ross course that hosts the 124th U.S. Open starting...