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Roach, Jackson praise boxing training to fight Parkinson's

Jul. 16, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

Fight trainer Freddie Roach and the Rev. Jesse Jackson — a recent convert to boxing training — talk about how their sessions together have helped both men offset some of the devastating effects of Parkinson's disease. "When he got here, he could barely climb the steps to the ring," Roach tells hosts...

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...

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...

Column: Open returns, but only after 'The Troubles' subside

Jul. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Darren Clarke was a teenager working at a bar in his hometown of Dungannon when the call came in. The message was simple: Get out or get killed. It was a few days before Christmas in 1986 and Northern Ireland was at war with itself — and by proxy, the government in...

Woods trying to get up to speed for final major of year

Jul. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn't go for very long. Woods played a full round at Royal Portrush when he arrived Sunday morning, and then again on...

Column: Ryder Cup behind him, Jim Furyk still going strong

Jul. 16, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Nothing short of an eagle on the 592-yard seventh hole at Royal Portrush was going to win the hole in a friendly fourballs match during practice for the British Open. Leave it to 49-year-old Jim Furyk to have the best chance. "Don't do anything crazy here," Patrick...

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...

Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

Jul. 15, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf's oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back won't be easy. "I'm well...

Frittelli wins John Deere Classic for 1st PGA Tour victory

Jul. 14, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — While the rest of the leaders faltered, Dylan Frittelli surged to his first PGA Tour title. Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at...