Golf

  1. Michelle Wie misses Women's British Open cut

    Golf

    SOUTHPORT, England — Mo Martin had a plan for Royal Birkdale, and it's working better than she imagined at the Women's British Open.

    Leader Mo Martin of California was one of only two players to break par in both rounds.
  2. Paul Azinger says Tiger Woods needs to regain confidence

    Pga

    The 143rd Open Championship will be held this week at Royal Liverpool in England. It's only the second time in the past 47 years that this sea-side course has hosted the Open Championship. The other time was 2006 when Tiger Wood scorched the course by shooting 18-under and winning by five shots over second-place …

    Paul Azinger will be the lead analyst on ESPN's coverage of the British Open. [AP photo]
  3. U.S. Open champ Michelle Wie seven shots behind at Women's British Open

    Golf

    SOUTHPORT, England — Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was 4-under 68.

    IN THE CO-LEAD: Zach Johnson, who won the John Deere Classic in 2012 and lost it to Jordan Spieth in a playoff last year, birdies four of his first five holes and is 6 under on his opening nine in the first round. He finishes at 8-under 63 to share a one-stroke lead with two others.
  4. Angel Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic

    Golf

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major tournaments on the PGA Tour.

    Angel Cabrera misses a birdie putt on 18 but still shoots 6-under 64 to win the Greenbrier Classic by two strokes.
  5. Billy Hurley extends Greenbrier lead to 2 strokes

    Pga

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Billy Hurley III didn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour.

    Greenbrier Classic leader Billy Hurley III shoots 67 in Round 3. He would qualify for the British Open with a top-four finish today.
  6. Bill Hurley III leads Greenbrier Classic

    Golf

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic.

  7. Jonas Blixt leads PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic

    Golf

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jonas Blixt's memory of raising the trophy last year carried over to a strong start at the Greenbrier Classic.

  8. West named director of Valspar Championship

    Golf

    Tracy West has been named director of the Valspar Championship, the annual PGA tournament played at Innisbrook in March. West replaces Kevin Krisle, who took over in December 2010.

  9. Quail Hollow takes advantage of second chance

    Golf

    WESLEY CHAPEL — In a state teeming with golf courses — the Tampa Bay area alone is home to more than 100 — it's not exactly the norm to see a course rise from the dead and thrive.

  10. At 86, Al Williams wants nothing more than to share love of golf

    Golf

    First, you must know how much he loves the game.

    At 86, Al Williams is in charge of a nonprofit he designed and self-financed to help black golfers tee off past their teens.

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