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Tim Dahlberg: This version of Tiger Woods seems like a nostalgia act

All around him on a windy summer day on the links of Carnoustie, the leaders were imploding as Tiger Woods moved into the lead at the turn. It felt like …


Francesco Molinari holds off British Open competition to become first Italian to win major

Francesco Molinari was the “other” guy, a check-your-program placeholder, somebody to watch Sunday when the wall-to-wall spectators blocked a clear vantage of the superstar in his pairing, Tiger Woods.


Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid another crazy ending at Carnoustie and won the British Open to become Italy’s first major champion.


Tiger Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

Tiger Woods’ name was atop the leaderboard for 20 minutes in the third round of the British Open and Carnoustie was abuzz. Not much in golf compares to Woods on …


British Open notebook: Rory McIlroy loses ground with tough finish at British Open

Rory McIlroy pledged to “go down swinging” in his bid to win a major for the first time in four years. He might have to swing for the fences after …


UPDATED: Sat., July 21, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Jordan Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Tiger Woods lurks

Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

British Open notebook: Sandy Lyle goes out with a birdie at the British Open

Sandy Lyle has a green jacket and his name on the claret jug. He might have one other thing in common with Jack Nicklaus – a birdie on what likely …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Cut down: 3 of top 5 players to miss weekend at British Open

Justin Rose made his only birdie of the day when he needed it the most, sinking an 18-footer on the final hole to make the cut in the British Open. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, housemates and British Open leaders

Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner are more than just housemates this week. They share the lead in the British Open. Playing on opposites ends of a day that started with …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

British Open notebook: Sung Kang trying to put cheating accusation behind him at British

Sung Kang doesn’t plan to handle rulings any differently because he doesn’t think he did anything wrong when fellow PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen accused him of taking a bad …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Kevin Kisner takes first-round lead, Carnoustie holds its own at British Open

Whether the turf is sun-baked or rain-soaked, brown or green, Carnoustie shows it can hold its own. In what might be the easiest conditions of the week, Kevin Kisner took …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

British Open at Carnoustie presents tough test with no clear answers

The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Tiger Woods says British Open becomes best shot at next major victory

Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Tiger Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday morning. Instead of being among the first on the tee …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Brooks Koepka traces golfing success to Scotland, aims to win British Open

It was just five years ago that Brooks Koepka won the Scottish Hydro Challenge to earn a spot on the European Tour.


Jordan Spieth returns claret jug, faces tough task getting it back

Jordan Spieth figured someone from the R&A would be waiting for him when he pulled into the parking lot at Carnoustie to take back the silver claret jug. Instead, he …


Golf notes: Even with 3 wins, Bubba Watson says not his best year yet

Even after winning for the third time in his last nine starts, Bubba Watson wasn’t willing to say it’s his best year in golf. And he’s right.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies

Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and only golfer in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, has died. He was 88. Thomson …


Jordan Spieth adds drama to upcoming PGA Championship

Now that the PGA Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, next month has gone from a big deal to a big-big deal because of Jordan Spieth, there is no telling where …


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:39 p.m.

Tim Dahlberg: A win by Spieth that will live long in golf lore

Someday, perhaps very soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron …


A wild journey: Jordan Spieth wins British Open

Trailing for the first time all weekend at Royal Birkdale, Jordan Spieth followed with a birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie stretch that allowed him to close with a 1-under 69 and win the British …


British Open: Jordan Spieth one round away from third leg of career Grand Slam

Jordan Spieth did his part to make history on an extraordinary day of scoring in the British Open, capping off his 5-under 65 by seizing on a good break and …


Branden Grace sets major championship record with 62 at British Open

Branden Grace posted the lowest 18-hole score in 157 years and 422 major championships, and he didn’t even know it.


Bud Nameck takes whirlwind golf vacation to Scotland with 11 rounds in seven days

If you are a Mariners fan, you can go to a game at Safeco Field, but take batting practice there? Forget it! Still a tennis player? I doubt you will …


Bill Ames takes golfing trip of a lifetime to Scotland

I am not much of a bucket list guy, but the one thing I have always wanted to do was play golf in Scotland.


Leader Jordan Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty second day at British Open

With a short game as sharp as it has been all year, and a 3-wood that turned out a lot better than it looked and led to an eagle, Jordan …


British Open notebook: Jon Rahm escapes two-shot penalty on 17th hole

Jon Rahm thought he was moving a loose twig, didn’t realize he had violated a rule and eventually was cleared of a penalty in the opening round of the British …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

British Open features an All-American opening round

The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.


Former No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy hopes to catch his wave at British Open

Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best player in the world without a trace of argument.


Jordan Spieth feels rested, sharp in pursuit of another major

With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and it never left the flag, bounding onto the …


British Open notes: Phil Mickelson to play Open with no drivers

Royal Birkdale and Torrey Pines would seem to have nothing in common except that Phil Mickelson is playing major championships on both without a driver in his bag. Mickelson carried …