British Open

SINGAPORE | Defending champ Lin takes Asia Amateur lead with 62

SINGAPORE— Lin Yuxin of China beat the weather and broke the course record for an 8-under 62 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the Asia-Pacific Amateur. Lin is trying to join Japanese great Hideki Matsuyama as the only back-to-back winners of the Asia-Pacific Amateur in its 10-year history. Also at stake is a spot … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Defending champ Lin takes Asia Amateur lead with 62

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Banter early, pressure late in Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France— The Ryder Cup begins with banter and laughs. The pressure comes later. The Europeans haven’t lost on home soil in 25 years. Half of their team was in America on Sunday for the Tour Championship won by Tiger Woods. They got together for the first time Monday night and laughed through a 10-minute … Continue reading SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France | Banter early, pressure late in Ryder Cup

NEW YORK | The Latest: Woods, Williams admire each other’s comeback

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Tiger Woods and Serena Williams both know how to make a comeback. Williams is set to play in her ninth U.S. Open final and 31st at all Grand Slam tournaments a year after she missed the tournament because she … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Woods, Williams admire each other’s comeback

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England | Royal Troon to host Women’s British Open in 2020

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Royal Troon will stage the Women’s British Open for the first time in 2020, four years after the Scottish club voted to admit female members. The announcement was made on Friday. Troon was an all-male club until 2016 when it voted overwhelmingly to admit women as members for the first … Continue reading LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England | Royal Troon to host Women’s British Open in 2020

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England | Minjee Lee shoots 7-under 65, leads Women’s British Open

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — The big thing missing for Minjee Lee in her impressive season is a strong performance at a major championship. She might get it at the Women’s British Open. The No. 8-ranked Australian shot a 7-under 65, including a right-to-left putt for eagle from 25 feet on the par-5 15th hole, … Continue reading LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England | Minjee Lee shoots 7-under 65, leads Women’s British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Pepperell a ‘little hung over’ at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Eddie Pepperell says he was a “little hung over” during his round of 4-under 67 that has left him one shot off the lead at the British Open. After shooting 71 on Saturday to start the final round eight strokes off … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Pepperell a ‘little hung over’ at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Leaders near teeing off in British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Leaders are on the range at the British Open, where they will be greeted by warm breezes in the final round at Carnoustie. Three players — including defending champion Jordan Spieth — are tied at the top of the leaderboard at … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Leaders near teeing off in British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Spieth tied, Woods lurking on final day of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The yellow grass of a dry summer in Scotland comes to life Sunday because of a red shirt at the British Open. Tiger Woods is in contention for the claret jug again. Jordan Spieth was tied for the lead at Carnoustie as he tries to become the first repeat winner in 10 … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Spieth tied, Woods lurking on final day of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Woods top of leaderboard at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Tiger Woods is back on top of the leaderboard at a major championship. With a tap-in birdie at the par-5 14th hole, Woods joined Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood and three others in a share of the lead at the British Open. … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Woods top of leaderboard at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Rose ties Open course record at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland   — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Justin Rose tied the lowest score ever in the British Open at Carnoustie, shooting a 7-under 64 to move onto the early leaderboard on a day when scoring conditions were ideal. Rose, who needed to make an 18-foot birdie putt on … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Rose ties Open course record at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Chris Wood closing in on leaders with hot round

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 12:45 p.m. More than three hours before the co-leaders tee off, Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner have a little more company. In mild conditions that allow for low scoring, Chris Wood of England already is 6 under for the day through 11 holes … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Chris Wood closing in on leaders with hot round

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: No wind, good scoring early in British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Carnoustie is still waiting on the one element that defines a strong test at the British Open: the wind. The third round began with little more than a mild breeze, and several players were taking advantage. Masters champion Patrick Reed ran … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: No wind, good scoring early in British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Moving day awaits at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Justin Rose has started his third round of the British Open much earlier than he would have liked. But at least he’s still playing. Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, missed the cut. Rose is No. 3 and nearly joined them until he made an 18-foot … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Moving day awaits at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Zach Johnson takes early lead in British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The way golf has been going the last few years, it would be reasonable to see the name “Johnson” atop the leaderboard and assume it belonged to the No. 1 player in the world. But not necessarily at the British Open. Zach Johnson — not Dustin — already has his name on … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Zach Johnson takes early lead in British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Dustin Johnson’s goal is making it to weekend

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland— The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Dustin Johnson arrived at Carnoustie as the betting favorite. The goal now is for the world’s No. 1 player not to leave on Saturday. Johnson finished his opening round with a three-putt triple bogey and a 76, his highest score in the … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Dustin Johnson’s goal is making it to weekend

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Spieth takes a stumble in his British Open title defense

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Through 14 holes, Jordan Spieth was challenging for the lead in the British Open and making it look easy. “Just a clean round of golf,” he said. And then it got messy in a hurry. Spieth came undone on the tough closing stretch at Carnoustie, dropping four shots over the final four … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Spieth takes a stumble in his British Open title defense

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Koepka goes 41-31 for wild 72 at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland— The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Carnoustie brought Brooks Koepka to his knees amid a testing stretch of holes for the U.S. Open champion on the front nine at the British Open. Just when it looked like his game was unraveling, Koepka bounced back. The No. 4-ranked American … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Koepka goes 41-31 for wild 72 at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Kisner needs only 22 putts in taming Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland   — The Latest on the British (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Kevin Kisner hit fewer than half the fairways and found 50 percent of the greens in regulation in his first round at the British Open. It was his putting that took him atop the leaderboard on 5 under. Kisner had only 22 … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Kisner needs only 22 putts in taming Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Tough closing holes living up to reputation

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Carnoustie is widely known to have the toughest closing holes on the British Open ,rotation, and it’s proving the case in this first round. The first eight groups have finished and there have been only two birdies between the 24 players on … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Tough closing holes living up to reputation

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: British Open rookie early leader at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The Latest on the British (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Erik Van Rooyen enjoyed his first round at a British Open — except for the final hole. The 28-year-old South African went out at 6:46 a.m. in the second group and has set the clubhouse target after a 4-under 67. The only … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: British Open rookie early leader at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — Sandy Lyle of Scotland sent a mid-iron rolling along the crusty turf of Carnoustie to start the 147th playing of the British Open. Lyle was chosen to hit the opening tee shot Thursday morning under a gray sky off the North Sea. He won the Open in 1985. Also in the opening … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Tiger Woods doesn’t feel as old at the oldest championship in golf. Woods is back at the British Open for the first time in three years, and he believes his confidence and his chances of winning are getting better as the year goes on. He missed the last two Opens while recovering … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | Woods says British Open becomes best shot at a major

Spieth takes road less to traveled to British Open

SOUTHPORT, England/July 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — British Open: The start was not what anyone expected out of Jordan Spieth. All that mattered to him was how he finished the British Open. And that might have been the biggest surprise of all. The record will show that Spieth took a three-shot lead into the final round … Continue reading Spieth takes road less to traveled to British Open

Spieth turns into a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England/July 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The flight of Jordan Spieth’s 3-wood from the light rough looked about as ugly as the weather at the British Open. The outcome was about as bright as his chances of getting his name on another major championship trophy. Spieth seized control Friday at Royal Birkdale with a shot … Continue reading Spieth turns into a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

Spieth feeling rested, sharp in pursuit of another major

SOUTHPORT, England/July 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — British Open: 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 green about 20 feet behind the hole. His partner Tuesday was Justin Thomas, who watched the flight … Continue reading Spieth feeling rested, sharp in pursuit of another major

Garcia at British Open this weekend, his wedding the next

SOUTHPORT, England/July 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — British Open: Sergio Garcia won’t be wearing his green jacket from Augusta National at his wedding. What about pouring champagne from a claret jug? Garcia doesn’t have one yet, though he loves the thought of such possibilities, especially considering that only four months ago, the 36-year-old Spaniard was learning … Continue reading Garcia at British Open this weekend, his wedding the next