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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...

British Open, glance

Jul. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A brief look at the third round Saturday of the British Open at Royal Portrush (all times EDT): LEADING: Shane Lowry had a 63 and set the British Open record for 54 holes at 16-under 197. TRAILING: Tommy Fleetwood (66) was four shots behind. CHASING: Brooks Koepka had a 67...

Shane Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

Jul. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush. Lowry didn't get rattled Saturday. He only got better. Two straight birdies...

Column: Even 7 shots back, Brooks Koepka is lurking at Open

Jul. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brooks Koepka doesn't need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. He nearly gave away his last major just two months ago after leading by seven shots going into the final round of the PGA Championship. Shane Lowry surely...

The Latest: Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

Jul. 20, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Shane Lowry has a tournament-best 63 and a four-shot lead going into the last round of the British Open. The Irishman broke out of a four-way tie late on the front nine with a birdie on No. 9, and then the putts...

British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show

Jul. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention again. Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made a 14. The Open returned to Royal Portrush after...

Under-the-radar Lowry moves into spotlight at British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry felt like he came into his "home" British Open a little under the radar. "Obviously not now," Lowry said. A guy...

McIlroy knows this is not just another British Open

Jul. 17, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — On the final day of practice for the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy ripped a shot out of the light rough and began walking toward the green when he stopped in the middle of the fairway for a quick interview with Sky Sports. That's normal for McIlroy at any British...

A capsule look at top contenders for British Open

Jul. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the British Open, to be played Thursday-Sunday at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland (listed in predicted order of finish): RORY MCILROY Age: 30. Country: Northern Ireland. World ranking: 3. Worldwide victories: 24. Majors: U.S. Open (2011), British Open (2014), PGA...

Mickelson awarded for 25 straight years in top 50

Jul. 16, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Phil Mickelson received a crystal award Tuesday at the British Open. No, it wasn't for most days without eating. One of the hallmarks of Mickelson's career is playing for so long at a consistently high level, and the Official World Golf Ranking board honored him for a feat...