Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Jul 18, 2016

Stenson wins duel with Mickelson to claim British Open

Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages. He kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, and he needed each one to stay ahead of Phil Mickelson in a British Open ...

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Jul 17, 2016

Stenson takes lead away from Mickelson in third round

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson delivered what everyone expects out of a major championship. They matched birdies and improbable par saves, momentum hanging in the balance on each shot. The lead changed four times over four hours of golf at its highest level, played ...

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Jul 16, 2016

Mickelson narrowly keeps lead

Phil Mickelson wore a black rain suit that he didn’t need until he approached the far end of Royal Troon and already had stretched his lead. Henrik Stenson opened the curtains at his house expecting to see rain coming down sideways and was pleasantly ...

Jul 2, 2016

Tiger won't return at British Open

Tiger Woods is out of the British Open, the first time he has sat out three majors in one year. The R&A announcement that the 14-time major champion has withdrawn was not a surprise. Woods has not played in nearly a year as he ...

Jul 21, 2015

Matsuyama ends up tied for 18th place

Hideki Matsuyama finished the British Open in a tie for 18th place at 8-under-par 280 on Monday, seven strokes behind the winner, American Zach Johnson. Johnson defeated Australian Marc Leishman and South African Louis Oosthuizen over a four-hole playoff. On the final day of ...

Johnson wins British Open in a playoff

Jul 21, 2015

Johnson wins British Open in a playoff

Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers. Spieth was right where he wanted to be in his spirited bid for the Grand Slam — tied for the lead with two holes to go ...

Dunne, Spieth chase history

Jul 20, 2015

Dunne, Spieth chase history

For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday. Jordan Spieth punched his golf bag in frustration after a careless bogey, perhaps sensing the British Open was slipping away. Just like that, and because this ...

Tiger shifts focus to upcoming events

Jul 19, 2015

Tiger shifts focus to upcoming events

Tiger Woods has vowed to battle on against the dimming of the light after another desperately disappointing showing at the British Open. The game’s once predominant force packed his bags and headed for home after finishing seven shots adrift of the cut mark and ...

Johnson leads as strong winds create chaos at British Open

Jul 19, 2015

Johnson leads as strong winds create chaos at British Open

Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews. Dustin Johnson gave Saturday some semblance of order. The second round lasted nearly 39 hours from the first tee shot to the final putt. Brooks ...

Wind wreaks havoc at St. Andrews

Jul 18, 2015

Wind wreaks havoc at St. Andrews

The British Open was stopped just 32 minutes after it resumed Saturday morning when gusts of up to 40 mph (64 kph) blew golf balls across the green and contributed to Dustin Johnson making bogey to fall into a share of the lead. The ...

Johnson in lead as rain affects play

Jul 18, 2015

Johnson in lead as rain affects play

Rare flooding, sunshine, more rain and always wind. None of it seemed to matter to Dustin Johnson at St. Andrews. On a wild day of weather Friday at the British Open that delayed the start of the second round by more than three hours, ...

Johnson leads British Open with 65; Spieth two off pace

Jul 17, 2015

Johnson leads British Open with 65; Spieth two off pace

Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle. The two main characters from Chambers Bay brought their games across eight time zones and an ocean Thursday and set the tone at ...