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British Open

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  • 'Celtic Tiger' McIlroy emerges dominant in 2014

    A year to forget for an injury-plagued Tiger Woods was savoured sweetly by Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy after the 'Celtic Tiger' won two majors in 2014 to regain his status as the game's leading player. McIlroy ended a stellar campaign with four...
  • McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

    Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world. Soccer World Cup winners...
  • World number one Rory McIlroy

    Factbox on world number one Rory McIlroy who enjoyed a stellar year in 2014, winning two major championships. EARLY LIFE Born: May 4, 1989 in Hollywood, County Down, Northern Ireland Strikes a 40-yard drive at the age of two and becomes youngest member...
  • What a difference a year makes for McIlroy

    Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great. The tousle-haired Northern Irishman...
  • McIlroy named European Tour's Golfer of Year

    Rory McIlroy has been named the European Tour's Golfer of the Year for the second time in three seasons, capping an outstanding 2014 for the world number one. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman landed the British Open title in July and the U.S. PGA...
  • McIlroy named SJA's Sportsman of the Year

    Rory McIlroy, who won two majors and helped Europe retain the Ryder Cup in a stunning 2014, was named the British Sports Journalists Association's Sportsman of the Year on Thursday. The Irishman, who won the British Open and PGA Championship, finished...
  • Elite golfers look forward to facing Jack Nicklaus, other legends in Father-Son Challenge

    Jack Nicklaus' final putt during British Open competition — a 13-foot birdie on No. 18 at the Old Course at St. Andrews — is frozen in time for Tom Lehman. A framed photo of Nicklaus' putt hangs at the home of Lehman — a British Open...
  • McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy after stunning season

    World number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years after an impressive season saw him claim two major championships and play an influential role in Europe's Ryder Cup victory. The 25-year-old Northern...
  • Jordan Spieth runs away with Australian Open

    Jordan Spieth runs away with Australian Open
    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Rising American talent Jordan Spieth shot the round of his life for an eight-under-par 63 as his rivals struggled in the Sydney wind to claim his second professional title by six strokes at the Australian Open on Sunday. The...
  • Henrik Stenson gets pumped up for European Tour championship

    Henrik Stenson gets pumped up for European Tour championship
    The 2014 European Tour's championship finale lacks some drama this week, with Rory McIlroy already clinching the season-long Race to Dubai title. So runner-up Henrik Stenson needs to find an alternate motivation. At the very least, the Swedish golfer...
  • Golf opens clubhouse doors to women

    Golf opens clubhouse doors to women
    A historic vote just took place in Scotland, but not the one you're thinking of. With the referendum for Scottish independence underway, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has voted to admit female members for the first time in its 260-...