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 ...

Tiger faces up to British Open challenge

Jul 15, 2015

Tiger faces up to British Open challenge

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Winless in nearly two years, Tiger Woods at least has experience on his side at St. Andrews. It’s been 20 years since he first played the Old Course as a 19-year-old amateur and heard the secret was to hit it hard and hit it ...

Tiger 'excited' about return to Old Course

Jul 14, 2015

Tiger 'excited' about return to Old Course

Tiger Woods’ love affair with St Andrews goes back 20 years and the former world No. 1 cannot wait for romance to blossom again at the 144th British Open that starts on Thursday. The 39-year-old American made his first appearance in golf’s oldest major ...

Defending champion McIlroy pulls out of British Open

Jul 9, 2015

Defending champion McIlroy pulls out of British Open

The photo Rory McIlroy posted to Instagram on Wednesday shows his feet up, a black air cast around his left ankle, as he watches Wimbledon on television. The claret jug was positioned beneath the screen. When it comes to a Grand Slam championship in ...