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Phil Mickelson shines in wind and rain, keeps British Open lead

Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the …


Rory McIlroy still believes he deserves spot among Fab Four

Rory McIlroy still considers himself a full-fledged member of the Fab Four.


Oakmont returns U.S. Open reputation as toughest test

Danny Willett makes his debut in the U.S. Open at Oakmont. At least the U.S. Open that he grew up watching


Jordan Spieth picks up where he left off at Masters

Jordan Spieth is off to another great start in the Masters because of the way he finished.


AP source: McIlroy and Fowler set for primetime match

For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live – under the lights.


Rory McIlroy declares himself ready to go for PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy says he’s 100 percent and that all parts of his game appear to be in order. He was talking about golf for the PGA Championship — not his …


Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

The photo Rory McIlroy posted to Instagram on Wednesday shows his feet up, a black air cast around his left ankle, as he watches Wimbledon on television. The claret jug …


Rory McIlroy not alone in golf in finding hazards off the course

Rory McIlroy’s ankle injury heading into the final two majors of the year raises questions about which hobbies star athletes should avoid. It also brings to mind an entertaining conversation …


Soccer sidelines Rory

Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf’s No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week …


Players continue to bay at Bay’s greens

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Chambers Bay let up a bit on the players Sunday, but the players didn’t let up on their criticism of Chambers Bay. After missing a 7-foot …


Players continue to complain about Chambers Bay

Chambers Bay let up a bit on the players Sunday, but the players didn’t let up on their criticism of Chambers Bay.


U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition …


U.S. Open: Chambers Bay tough to figure

It’s a bomber’s paradise, demanding length so players can exercise control with high irons into massive, undulating greens, according to Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. It’s a huge advantage to …


U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy relishes expectations; Tiger Woods sees Chambers’ challenges

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, drew a standing-room only crowd Tuesday to the media interview room. No. 195 Tiger Woods drew …


McIlroy blazes to record victory

Rory McIlroy became the first two-time winner in the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a seven-shot victory Sunday over Webb Simpson and Patrick Rodgers. The top-ranked McIlory …


McIlroy asserts himself with Match Play title

Rory McIlroy didn’t need another comeback to win the Match Play Championship. Three times in the last three days, McIlroy had to rally to reach the championship match Sunday at …


Jordan Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking. In the …


Jordan Spieth has 64 for best opening round at Masters in 19 years

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking.


Rory McIlroy rules on a PGA Tour where talent runs deep

ORLANDO, Fla. – The PGA Tour hasn’t seen this kind of parity in two decades. Jordan Spieth won the Valspar Championship last week at Innisbrook to become the 18th winner …


Returned to owner

Donald Trump made sure Rory McIlroy had all 14 clubs in the bag for his final round at the Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida. Adding yet another day of publicity …


McIlroy splashes a club

Rory McIlroy rotated his hips, transferred his weight and delivered another moment that golf fans won’t soon forget. Except that it wasn’t a shot he hit. It was a club …


Koepka captures first title on tour

Brooks Koepka rolled in a 50-foot eagle putt from the fringe on the 15th hole and closed with a 5-under 66 on Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona, to win the Phoenix …


On the Fringe: The shots that defined the majors

One putt gave Bubba Watson a rare sense of calm. One swing reminded Martin Kaymer he finally had all the shots. One pitch proved to Rory McIlroy he could master …


Spain will host Women’s World Cup basketball in 2018

Announced FIBA said Spain will host the 2018 Women’s Basketball World Cup. Spain has one of the best women’s teams in the world. It won the European championship in 2013, …


Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

Rory McIlroy was voted the PGA Tour player of the year for the second time in three years. The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one. McIlroy hit …


Europe leads 5-3 after Day 1 of Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended. European blue filled the scoreboard Friday afternoon at Gleneagles with strong finishes …


Phil Mickelson pokes fun at Rory McIlroy lawsuit

Phil Mickelson couldn’t resist a playful shot at the lawsuit involving Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. Mickelson is playing in his 10th Ryder Cup, so he’s not afraid of a …


McGinley ponders pairing

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup. Attribute that to an ordinary record, not an acrimonious …


U.S. men finish pool play unbeaten

Basketball: James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team (5-0) wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at …


McIlroy drawing comparisons to golf’s greats, particularly Woods

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.