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  • Tom Watson makes his case to continue playing the British Open

    Tom Watson, the legendary 64-year-old golfer who will captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team, needs to finish in the top 10 of the British Open this year or next to keep his exemption for golf's grandest tournament. Since the five-time British Open champion...
  • McIlroy's win gives father $170,000 on 500-1 bet

    McIlroy's win gives father $170,000 on 500-1 bet
    Rory McIlroy’s father won 100,000 pounds ($170,000) when his son captured the British Open for his third major golf title Sunday. Gerry McIlroy placed a 200-pound bet at 500-1 odds in 2004 on his son, then 15, winning the golf tournament within 10...
  • Rory McIlroy maintains a steady hand to grab first British Open title

    Rory McIlroy maintains a steady hand to grab first British Open title
    On Saturday, Rory McIlroy was Mr. Sensational. On Sunday, he was Mr. Steady. Each Rory was perfectly timed. McIlroy is the new British Open champion. He is 25, a prodigy from Northern Ireland who once shot 61 when he was 16. Lots of people knew then,...
  • Tiger Woods falters at British Open

    A day after vowing that his golf game was "only going to get better," Tiger Woods has hit a bump in his comeback trail. Dropping three strokes in the first two holes, Woods stood at par through 16 holes in the second round of the British Open on Friday....
  • Rory McIlroy closing in on wire-to-wire win in British Open after 68

    Rory McIlroy closing in on wire-to-wire win in British Open after 68
    Making two eagles on the last three holes, Rory McIlroy shot another dazzling round at the British Open here Saturday and threatens to turn this into the second consecutive wire-to-wire affair in a major golf tournament. German Martin Kaymer won that...
  • Everyone's chasing Rory McIlroy at the British Open

    Everyone's chasing Rory McIlroy at the British Open
    The nearly flawless magic of Rory McIlroy somewhat overshadowed an extraordinary Friday of golf at the British Open, on Hoylake's Royal Liverpool links. McIlroy, the young Northern Irishman with a silky swing and a flair for going low in major...
  • McIlroy in control at British Open; Woods survives

    McIlroy in control at British Open; Woods survives
    This time there was no freaky Friday for Rory McIlroy as a majestic second round gave him a four-shot stranglehold on the British Open at a sweltering Royal Liverpool course. Several second round blow-outs this season, the most recent at the Scottish...
  • McIlroy leads British after 2 rounds; Jupiter's Fowler tied for 3rd

    HOYLAKE, England — This time there was no freaky Friday for Rory McIlroy, as a majestic second round gave him a 4-shot lead at the British Open at a sweltering Royal Liverpool course. After several second-round blowouts this season, the most recent...
  • On The Fly

    Forget about those past Friday failures this year for Rory McIlroy. He had a fantastic Friday in the British Open. McIlroy, who entered the tournament No. 181 in second-round scoring average on the PGA Tour (72.89), dominated Royal Liverpool Golf Club...
  • Rory McIlroy conducts electricity with thrilling third-round finish

    The young maestro was coming. Something special was hanging in the air. And so the fans, thousands of them, squeezed into the stands around the 18th hole at Royal Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. They knew they needed to be there, to embrace it, to be...
  • McIlroy climbs to second in world golf rankings

    McIlroy climbs to second in world golf rankings
    Rory McIlroy climbed to number two in the world golf rankings on Monday following his victory in the 143rd British Open on Sunday. The Northern Irishman rose from eighth to second behind Australian Adam Scott, who retained top place after finishing tied...