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Matsuyama chasing history at British Open

Jul 16, 2014

Matsuyama chasing history at British Open

Fast-rising star Hideki Matsuyama is one of the dark horses set to tee off at the British Open on Thursday as he bids to become the first Japanese player to win a major. The 22-year-old has caused a storm since winning his first event ...

Tiger facing winds of change as British Open draws near

Jul 16, 2014

Tiger facing winds of change as British Open draws near

Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand. In golf vernacular, it’s called a driver. Woods smashed it into the wind on the 528-yard ...

Uehara leads by one at British Women's Open

Jul 11, 2014

Uehara leads by one at British Women's Open

Ayako Uehara 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 a 4-under 68. Pot ...

Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

Jul 6, 2014

Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

Ryo Ishikawa won a playoff against Komei Oda to capture his first title on the Japan tour in two years at the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational on Sunday. Ishikawa teed off in a share of third place at The North Country Club in Chitose, Hokkaido, ...

Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

Jun 30, 2014

Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference. He got away with one Sunday at Congressional to win the Quicken Loans National. Shawn Stefani did not. With the poise and the putting ...

Jun 28, 2014

Wie one shot off pace in Arkansas

Michelle Wie shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 on Friday in her first round since winning the U.S. Women’s Open last weekend at Pinehurst, leaving her a stroke behind leader Alena Sharp in the NW Arkansas Championship. Wie played the back nine in 4-under 31 ...

Tiger misses cut in return to course

Jun 28, 2014

Tiger misses cut in return to course

Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly. Taking two shots to escape a plugged lie in a bunker put him a hole. Four straight bogeys on the back nine Friday in the Quicken Loans National buried his chances of making it ...

Wie captures U.S. Open title

Jun 23, 2014

Wie captures U.S. Open title

The road Michelle Wie took to a U.S. Women’s Open title was unlike any other, and suddenly insignificant. Whether this was a long time coming was the least of her cares. The biggest star in women’s golf had her name on the biggest trophy. ...

Wie holds lead despite erratic round

Jun 22, 2014

Wie holds lead despite erratic round

In the midst of throwing away a four-shot lead, Michelle Wie never lost sight of the big picture at Pinehurst No. 2. The U.S. Women’s Open rarely goes according to plan, and Saturday was no exception. Wie knows that from experience long ago, and ...

Wie sets standard at Pinehurst No. 2

Jun 21, 2014

Wie sets standard at Pinehurst No. 2

Michelle Wie is becoming a regular contender in major championships, only now as an adult. She captivated women’s golf as a teenager, contending in three straight LPGA Tour majors when she was 16. That was when she still was trying to compete against the ...

Tiger ready to play again

Jun 21, 2014

Tiger ready to play again

Feeling rusty but ready to play again, Tiger Woods said Friday he would return to competition next week at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National. Woods last played on March 9 at Doral, where he dealt with pain in his lower back and closed ...