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British Open '24: How to watch, who are the favorites and more to know about golf's oldest event

Jul. 20, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Here's a look at the British Open going into the weekend at Royal Troon. Golf's oldest championship returns to this century-old links of Royal Troon for the 10th time. This is golf's final major championship of the year. Here's what you need to know: How to...

A house with best views of British Open is up for sale. It's in the middle of the Royal Troon course

Jul. 17, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — An estimated 250,000 golf fans will pour into Royal Troon to watch the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the British Open. The Kelly family might have the best vantage point, though, when the 152nd edition begins Thursday....

MacIntyre wins his national open in Scotland with birdie to beat Adam Scott

Jul. 14, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Robert MacIntyre screamed so loud when the winning putt dropped that he lost his voice. He still was drowned out by thousands of delirious Scottish fans who celebrated one of their own winning the Scottish Open on Sunday. “It's the one I wanted, and...

Joost Luiten added to Olympic golf alternate list because of Dutch error

Jul. 13, 2024 13:55 PM EDT

Dutch golfer Joost Luiten is back in the mix to play in the Olympics. He just might not have a tee time in Paris. In the latest twist of a strange saga, the International Golf Federation on Saturday put Luiten onto what amounts to the alternate list, all while holding out hope the...

Keegan Bradley appointed US Ryder Cup captain after Tiger Woods turns down the job

Jul. 08, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

Keegan Bradley is assured of making another Ryder Cup team, this time as the U.S. captain. The PGA of America announced his selection on Monday after months of talking with Tiger Woods about taking the job. The PGA of America released the news on Instagram after word began to leak...

New British Prime Minister Starmer seeks to improve on 'botched' trade deal with European Union

Jul. 07, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Keir Starmer is seeking to reset relations at home and abroad. During a visit Sunday to Edinburgh, that he billed as an “immediate reset” with the regional governments of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, Starmer said he would also seek...

What we learned from the UK's general election that will shape politics over the coming years

Jul. 06, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has its first change in government in 14 years after the Labour Party won a landslide victory in a general election Friday that saw the Conservative Party suffer its biggest defeat ever. The new government faces huge challenges, including fixing the country's...

What we learned from the UK's general election that will shape politics over the coming years

Jul. 05, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has its first change in government in 14 years after the Labour Party won a landslide victory early Friday in a general election that saw the Conservative Party suffer its biggest defeat ever. The new government faces huge challenges, including fixing the...

Novak Djokovic's knee is pain-free at Wimbledon but his movement is not quite where he wants it

Jul. 04, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The good news, Novak Djokovic said, was that his surgically repaired right knee was pain-free at Wimbledon on Thursday. The bad news, he knows, is that his movement, such a big part of his success, was not yet back to normal during a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 victory in the...

Melanie Green wins Women's British Amateur for first American victory in 28 years

Jun. 29, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

PORTMARNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Melanie Green became the first American in 28 years to win the Women’s British Amateur, making birdie on two of the last three holes for a 2-up victory over Lorna McClymont of Scotland in a see-saw match at Portmarnock. Green, a 22-year-old from New...