Golf

  1. Taiwan sweeps top-seeded U.S. in first day of International Crown

    Golf

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — A winless day left the top-seeded United States with the feeling there's nothing left to lose in its quest to capture the International Crown

    Yani Tseng, above, and her partner never trail in a 1-up win over Americans Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson.
  2. Lydia Ko, 17, becomes youngest LPGA millionaire with win

    Golf

    SYLVANIA, Ohio — Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

  3. Rory McIlroy's British Open win pays off for dad, friends

    Golf

    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy made his father and some friends big winners, too, at the British Open on Sunday.

  4. Rory McIlroy wins British Open

    Golf

    HOYLAKE, England — It was not quite the relaxed Sunday stroll around Royal Liverpool it might have been for Rory McIlroy.

    Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club in Hoylake, England, on Sunday. [Associated Press]
  5. Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

    Pga

    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.

    Rory McIlroy’s rally included eagles on the par-5 16th and 18th holes.
  6. Lee-Anne Pace, Laura Diaz share Marathon Classic lead

    Lpga

    SYLVANIA, Ohio — South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace, seeking a breakthrough win in the United States, shot 3-under 68 Saturday for a share of the lead with Laura Diaz in the LPGA Tour's Marathon Classic.

  7. Tiger Woods keeps going in wrong direction at British Open

    Pga

    HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was the last to tee off Saturday. He had the biggest gallery. It might have seemed like old times in a major championship, except for one tiny detail.

    Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on 14, one of 10 holes he parred in another up and down round.
  8. Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

    Pga

    HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.

    Rory McIlroy has made only one bogey in 36 holes.
  9. Rusty Diaz maintains 3-shot lead

    Lpga

    SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.

  10. Bubba Watson, Ernie Els miss British Open cut

    Pga

    HOYLAKE, England — Masters champion Bubba Watson and a number of former British Open winners, including two-time champion Ernie Els, three-time winner Nick Faldo and Padraig Harrington, were among those missing the cut Friday.

    It was a rough two days for former British Open champ Ernie Els (pink) and playing partner Bubba Watson. Els rallied after an opening 79 for 73 and Watson shot 76-72 but neither made the 146 cut.

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