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UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Irishman Shane Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

With stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, Shane Lowry gave a sellout crowd what they wanted to see. He endured the worst weather of the week, held …


British Open notebook: Xander Schauffele goes after R&A for handling of failed driver test

Xander Schauffele accuses R&A of trying to ruin his image by not keeping private that his Callaway driver failed to conform to the limits of the trampoline effect. He says …


Challenge accepted: Tommy Fleetwood out to ruin Shane Lowry’s big day

Tommy Fleetwood is looking to prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Fleetwood is the only player …


Tim Dahlberg: Even 7 shots back, Brooks Koepka is lurking at Open

Brooks Koepka doesn’t need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. He nearly gave away his last major just …


Lee Westwood has up-and-down round at British Open

Lee Westwood’s relaxed approach to the British Open had its ups and downs. He moved up to the top of leaderboard on the front nine and down a rabbit hole …


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.

Shane Lowry builds 4-shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood in British Open

The cheers grew louder and Shane Lowry kept getting better in the British Open. He made two straight birdies around the turn at Royal Portrush to break out of a …


British Open notebook: Graeme McDowell makes the cut before home crowd at Royal Portrush

Graeme McDowell knows pressure, from delivering the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup to winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. All he was trying to do Friday …


Rory McIlroy’s salvage operation falls just short at British Open

Rory McIlroy fell just short in his quest to make the cut at the British Open at Royal Portrush. The Northern Irishman produced a 6-under 65 that will live long …


Tim Dahlberg: Another missed cut for Tiger Woods, who’s not 23 anymore

So now we know. Tiger Woods isn’t done, no matter what it looked like on his slog through the only two rounds he’ll play in this British Open. He’s also …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 2:25 p.m.

‘I literally don’t care’: Lee Westwood back in mix at the majors

Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his “nearly man” tag in the majors. The 46-year-old Englishman is on the leaderboard at his 25th British Open after shooting …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Shane Lowry, J.B. Holmes share British Open lead as Rory McIlroy leaves with cheers

Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy. It was the support and affection he longed for on his walk toward his …


Jordan Spieth back to playing some good golf at British Open

Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that’s why he saves his best golf for them. The three-time major winner moved his name up the leaderboard at …


A final Open for Tom Lehman, who won British Open 23 years ago

Tom Lehman took a final walk up the 18th hole in the British Open with his son on the bag and a few tears in his eyes. The 1996 Open …


British Open notebook: J.B. Holmes makes a return visit to Royal Portrush

The strangest weather J.B. Holmes ever experienced was at Royal Portrush. Just not on Thursday in the British Open. He had his first experience in links golf in Northern Ireland …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

The usual crowd support saw an unusual score for Tiger Woods

The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush. They couldn’t help his sore back or his soaring score …


Tim Dahlberg: Rory McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

A day Rory McIlroy had been anticipating for so long came apart almost before it began. A dreaded snowman on the first hole, a triple on the last and McIlroy …


A bad swing, a big mistake and a 14 for David Duval at Portrush

David Duval lost a few golf balls on his own in the opening round of the British Open. It’s one that was found that brought him the wrong kind of …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 6:12 p.m.

British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show

An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention …


UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Under-the-radar Shane Lowry moves into spotlight at British Open

Shane Lowry shot 4-under 67 and was in second place in the first round at the British Open after benefiting from coming into the tournament somewhat under the radar. The …


Emotional and proud, Darren Clarke welcomes Open back to Portrush

Darren Clarke almost welled up when his name was announced to applause from the packed grandstand at No. 1 and the galleries lining the fairway before he hit the first …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Rory McIlroy knows this is not just another British Open

Rory McIlroy wants to treat this week just like any other British Open. He also knows better. The 148th Open is the first in his native Northern Ireland in 68 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Tiger Woods trying to get up to speed for final major of year at British Open

Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn’t …


Francesco Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name …


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 …