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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...

Scott takes a week getting to know Royal Portrush

Jul. 14, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Adam Scott already has spent seven days at Royal Portrush, three of them with Darren Clarke, and the advice was invaluable to the end. They stood off the 18th green Sunday as Scott listened intently to a British Open champion whose game was forged on these links. How the...

The new Tiger Woods manages his health more than his game

Jul. 12, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

That was Tiger Woods in his red shirt on Sunday at the Masters. That was Tiger Woods slipping on the green jacket. But it's not the same Tiger Woods. The evidence has less to do with how he plays — still plenty good to beat the best in the world on the biggest stage — and more to do with how often...

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...

A capsule look at top contenders for British Open

Jul. 12, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the British Open, to be played July 18-21 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 Championship...

Facts & figures for British Open, golf's oldest championship

Jul. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Facts and figures for the British Open golf championship: Event: 148th Open Championship. Dates: July 18-21. Site: Royal Portrush. Length: 7,344. Par: 71. The course: The club dates to a nine-hole course in 1888, expanding to 18 holes a year later. Harry Colt designed the...

Mystery, excitement for British Open's return to Portrush

Jul. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Graeme McDowell winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was a source of pride for Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open at Congressional the following year with a record score was a source of hope. And then a month later, Darren Clarke became the first Ulsterman in 64 years to raise the silver...

Surging rookie Wolff headlines John Deere Classic field

Jul. 10, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

Matthew Wolff made a name for himself by winning the 3M Open in his fourth PGA Tour start after turning pro. The 20-year-old who starred at Oklahoma State will try to make it two in a row this weekend at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. Wolff was the tour's youngest winner since Jordan Spieth won at...

Column: Wolff quickly adds a PGA Tour trophy to the hype

Jul. 9, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

Matthew Wolff is so good that as a freshman at Oklahoma State, he received a vote for the Haskins Award as the best college player without even winning a tournament. There's a little more to the story. And it starts long before Wolff went from NCAA champion to PGA Tour winner in a span of six weeks. Scott...

Matthew Wolff a PGA Tour winner at age 20 in 3rd pro start

Jul. 7, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Matthew Wolff made a 26-foot putt from the fringe for an eagle on the final hole for a 6-under 65 to win the 3M Open on Sunday, beating Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau by one stroke in a tense finish to the first-time PGA Tour event. The 20-year-old Wolff struck his second shot...