PORTRUSH, Ireland - No longer in the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry now has his name etched on the base of the silver claret jug.It's on there with more than a century's worth of the best that ...
Jul 22, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too.But the adverse conditions on the final day of this year's tournament, the first time golf's ...
Jul 22, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The rain was verging on torrential, the putts weren't dropping, and Tommy Fleetwood was looking thoroughly miserable on the most remote part of the soggy Dunluce Links."Oh, Tommy," he said, his shoulders slumping as his third ...
Jul 22, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry.A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. ...
Jul 22, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - 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 two months ago after leading by seven ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Xander Schauffele was still running hot on Saturday in the British Open, and it had nothing to do with a 69 that left him 11 shots out of the lead at Royal Portrush.Schauffele accused the R&A of ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Only one player can realistically prevent the biggest golfing party ever seen on the Emerald Isle from exploding into life at Royal Portrush on Sunday.Tommy Fleetwood is ready for the challenge."I know what it's going ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush.Lowry didn' ...
Jul 21, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Xander Schauffele is happy to be only five shots behind going into the third round of the British Open. He's just not happy with what he sees as inequity over testing that caused him to get a ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Royal Portrush had all of Saturday morning to recover from the reality that Rory McIlroy is no longer part of this British Open.In a second round so packed with emotion that it felt like Sunday, McIlroy nearly recovered ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Graeme McDowell knows pressure, from delivering the winning point for Europe in the Ryder Cup to winning the US Open at Pebble Beach. All he was trying to do Friday in the British Open was make the cut.And ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - 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 not in danger ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his "nearly man" tag in the majors.This time at 46.And this time with his girlfriend on the bag.Westwood was tied for third at his 25th British Open ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Rory McIlroy's salvage operation began as a quest to regain respectability. Keeping his ball in play off the first tee was a good way to start.By the time he reached the back nine, it had become ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open.Except this ...
Jul 20, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - 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 at the British Open.The Masters champion, ...
Jul 19, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry felt like he came into his "home" British Open a little under ...
Jul 19, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - David Duval lost a few golf balls on his own Thursday in the British Open. It's one that was found that brought him the wrong kind of attention with a score of 14 on one hole and ...
Jul 19, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - 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 again.Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made ...
Jul 19, 2019
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland - Inside the entrance to Rathmore Golf Club, just past a sign offering umbrellas for sale on a rainy day, sits a replica of the US Open trophy the club's favorite son won at Pebble Beach in 2010. ...
Jul 18, 2019
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