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British Open: Rory McIlroy matches greats with Hoylake triumph updated 19 hours 57 minutes ago

Rory McIlroy emerged triumphant at the end of a testing final round to win the British Open title at Hoylake Sunday to claim his third major.

Rory McIlroy's father pockets £100,000 from son's British Open win updated 1 days ago

He has been at his side for all three of Rory McIlroy's major wins, but Sunday's British Open triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for the Northern Irishman's father Gerry.

British Open: No blue skies for Woods updated 3 days ago

Tiger Woods was kissing the Claret Jug at Hoylake eight years ago but there was to be no fairytale return to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club for the former world No. 1 this week.

British Open: Rory McIlroy six clear after three rounds updated 3 days ago

The British Open is Rory McIlroy's to lose.

McIlroy excels as Woods scrapes through on day two of British Open updated 3 days ago

It's been a year of up and down form for Rory McIlroy, but could major championship winning consistency finally be on the horizon?

British Open: Golf great Gary Player on a mission to save lives updated 5 days ago

Has Gary Player found the secret to eternal life?

Rory McIlroy hits the front early at the British Open updated 5 days ago

Rory McIlroy led an assault by the world's best golfers on a toothless Hoylake Thursday to claim the early lead at the British Open.

British Open: How Hoylake inspired Augusta's iconic green jacket updated 6 days ago

"Hoylake, blown upon by mighty winds, breeder of mighty champions." -- Bernard Darwin (1876-1961 - golf writer and grandson of British naturalist Charles Darwin)

British Open: Golf needs 'icon' Woods, says Player updated 6 days ago

Tiger Woods didn't need to be coached says fellow golf legend Gary Player .

The new love interest in Rory McIlroy's life -- golf updated 7 days ago

Rory McIlroy has a smile on his face again, and it is all to do with a new love in his life -- golf.

British Open: 'Majors are getting harder to win,' says Tiger Woods updated 7 days ago

Old habits die hard.

Women's British Open: USA star Mo Martin triumphs updated 9 days ago

Mo Martin produced the performance of her life to secure her first major title with victory at the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Sunday.

Rory McIlroy's yo-yo form continues updated 10 days ago

Rory McIlroy's topsy-turvy form continued at the Scottish Open as the former World No. 1 prepares for the British Open next week.

Rory McIlroy sizzles, then implodes at Scottish Open updated 11 days ago

After winning the BMW PGA Championship in England in late May, Rory McIlroy missed the cut at his next European event, the Irish Open, last month.

Rory McIlroy sets course record at Scottish Open updated 12 days ago

Rory McIlroy is off to a good start at the Scottish Open. He's hoping for a good finish, too, after missing the cut at the Irish Open.

Matteo Manassero welcomes golf's latest wave of young pretenders updated 13 days ago

In the world of golf, the next generation of stars just keeps on getting younger.

Golf's George McNeill: A career day tempered by sadness updated 15 days ago

When George McNeill went to bed Saturday, he didn't envision the round of his life the next day at The Greenbrier Classic. He had a lot on his mind.

Seve Ballesteros: Spain's ultimate matador updated 21 days ago

He was Spain's ultimate matador and golf's greatest escape artist.

Justin Rose sees off Shawn Stefani at Congressional updated 22 days ago

With the British Open just around the corner, Justin Rose is hitting form at exactly the right time.

Tiger Woods comeback to PGA Tour ends with early exit updated 25 days ago

Tiger Woods may need to reappraise his schedule after his hopes of getting in four rounds of competitive golf ahead of the British Open were dashed Friday.

Tiger Woods struggles on PGA Tour return after injury updated 26 days ago

Tiger Woods is back -- but it was a bit of a struggle after three months on the sidelines .

U.S. Women's Open: Michelle Wie wins first major title updated 30 days ago

The week started with all focus on golf's latest child prodigy, but it has ended with a former wonder kid finally fulfilling her great promise.

Michelle Wie shares lead at U.S. Open in search of elusive first major updated 31 days ago

Michelle Wie clung on to a share of the lead at the U.S. Women's Open Saturday as the former teenage prodigy bids for her first major title after a series of near misses.

U.S. Women's Open: 11-year-old Lucy Li misses cut updated 31 days ago

She's got nerves of steel, golf talent beyond her tender years, and a precocious flair for eye-catching fashion: 11-year-old Lucy Li, the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women's Open history, looked entirely at home as she teed-off at Pinehurst No. 2.

Tiger Woods 'excited' by return to competitive action updated 32 days ago

He's been out of competitive action for most of 2014, but Tiger Woods will return to golf next week.

World Cup prompts Rory McIlroy to commit to Ireland at the Olympics updated 34 days ago

The World Cup has provided a festival of football and color in Brazil, and its intoxicating nature has had an effect far away from the shores of the Copacabana.

Kaymer secures historic U.S. Open victory at Pinehurst updated 36 days ago

Germany's greatest golfer tried time and time again to conquer the U.S. Open, and failed.

Golf cart driver arrested at U.S. Open updated 36 days ago

A golf cart driver at the U.S. Open was arrested and charged after authorities say he slammed into a state trooper.

Martin Kaymer holds on to U.S. Open lead as chasers close up updated 38 days ago

Martin Kaymer drained a crucial birdie putt on the 18th green Saturday to hold a commanding five-shot lead going into the final round of the U.S. Open in North Carolina.

U.S. Open: Record-breaker Martin Kaymer races clear at Pinehurst updated 39 days ago

Martin Kaymer stretched his lead at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard with a second successive round of 65 at Pinehurst No. 2 Friday.

U.S. Open: Martin Kaymer stars on opening day updated 40 days ago

Former world No. 1 Martin Kaymer produced a scintillating opening round at the 114th U.S. Open Thursday.

Jordan Spieth - major champion in waiting? updated 41 days ago

This time last year Jordan Spieth barely registered on golf's radar, now it seems merely a matter of time before he assumes the mantle of major champion.

Justin Rose bids to emulate golf legend Ben Hogan updated 42 days ago

Justin Rose is looking to repeat the feat of golfing legend Ben Hogan as he defends his U.S. Open title at Pinehurst's No.2 course this week.

Phil Mickelson beats the storms in Memphis updated 47 days ago

Phil Mickelson beat the storms to stake an early claim for victory at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis Thursday, the final warmup event for the U.S. Open.

Phil Mickelson: I have done nothing wrong updated 52 days ago

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson denied involvement in an alleged insider trading fraud Saturday, saying he is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Paul Casey leads way at Memorial as McIlroy collapses updated 52 days ago

A second consecutive round of 66 fired Paul Casey to the top of the Memorial Tournament leaderboard in Dublin, Ohio.

Rory McIlroy continues hot streak in Ohio updated 53 days ago

There's nothing worse than seeing your ex on top of the world while you're down in the dumps.

Tiger Woods out of U.S. Open updated 55 days ago

For the second golf major in a row, Tiger Woods will be missing.

Padraig Harrington misses out on first U.S. Open in 15 years updated 56 days ago

He racked up two within the space of a month in 2008, but six years on Padraig Harrington will once again find himself watching a major from afar.

Rory McIlroy wins PGA Championship; Adam Scott lives up to No.1 status updated 57 days ago

Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott showed they were rolling into top form ahead of next month's U.S. Open with impressive victories on either side of the Atlantic Sunday.

Thomas Bjorn birdie blitz takes Wentworth by storm updated 59 days ago

Danish veteran Thomas Bjorn carded six straight birdies on the back nine at Wentworth to revive his third round in spectacular fashion and take a five-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth.

Bjorn and Lowry lead way at Wentworth updated 60 days ago

It's tight at the top after day two of the PGA Championship with overnight pace-setter Thomas Bjorn tied for the lead at 10-under-par with Ireland's Shane Lowry.

Rory McIlroy breaks off engagement with Caroline Wozniacki updated 61 days ago

One of sport's most high-profile couples are no more.

Lucy Li, 11, becomes youngest U.S. Women's Open qualifier updated 63 days ago

Golfing prodigies just keep getting younger.

Taking a swing at childhood hunger updated 63 days ago

More than 8 million American children live in food-insecure households, according to the USDA. That essentially means those kids might not know where their next meal will be coming from. They are at risk of hunger.

Miguel Angel Jimenez: Golf's record-breaking veteran toasts victory updated 64 days ago

Miguel Angel Jimenez becomes the first man over the age of 50 to win on the European Tour after his victory at the Spanish Open Sunday.

Louis Oosthuizen storms into contention at Byron Nelson Championship updated 66 days ago

Louis Oosthuizen shot a six-under par round of 64 to claim a share of the lead at the Byron Nelson Championship on Saturday.

Former champion Michael Campbell out of U.S. Open updated 69 days ago

Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell misses emotional return to Pinehurst after withdrawing from this year's event.

Caddie Iain McGregor dies of heart attack at Madeira Islands Open updated 71 days ago

Should a sporting event be allowed to continue if a key participant dies during competition?

Martin Kaymer holds on to claim Players Championship at Sawgrass updated 72 days ago

Martin Kaymer overcame adverse weather and fading light to secure his first tour triumph since 2011 at The Players Championship at TCP Sawgrass.

Jordan Spieth keeps up remarkable run to tie Martin Kaymer at Players updated 72 days ago

Golf's new star Jordan Spieth drew level with Martin Kaymer at the top of the Players Championship leader board Saturday.

Martin Kaymer maintains slender TCP lead at Sawgrass updated 74 days ago

Martin Kaymer built upon his record equaling opening round of 63 at Sawgrass Friday to head the Players Championship at the halfway stage.

Records all the way as Martin Kaymer takes charge of TPC at Sawgrass updated 75 days ago

Germany's Martin Kaymer ripped through his final nine holes in a record breaking 29 shots to take the first round lead with a course record tying 63 in the Players Championship at Sawgrass Thursday.

Tiger Woods unable to set date on return to fitness updated 77 days ago

The world of golf is eager to know when Tiger Woods will return to action after back surgery, yet not even the man himself can set a date.

JB Holmes completes comeback win at Quail Hollow updated 79 days ago

There could be few who would begrudge JB Holmes his eventual victory in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Sunday.

Lydia Ko: Leader of golf's new young breed updated 85 days ago

New Zealand's Lydia Ko has the world of golf at her feet after winning her third event on the LGPA tour and first as a pro at the age of just 17.

Noh way past. Young South Korean star keeps his nerve for maiden PGA Tour win updated 85 days ago

South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh recorded his maiden PGA Tour victory despite a sustained challenge from a clutch of Americans at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.

FootGolf: A hole new ball game updated 85 days ago

Why play one sport when you can play two at the same time?

Bogeyless Noh takes lead and breaks record at TPC Louisiana updated 87 days ago

A third consecutive unblemished round fired Korea's Noh Seung-yul into the lead of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans on Saturday.

South American bird 'nests' at English golf course updated 89 days ago

It's a sport made up of birdies and eagles, so perhaps it's no surprise that a large South American flightless bird has found a home away from home at a rural English golf club.

A golf club with more eagles than most updated 91 days ago

Eagles may be thin on the ground for most golfers at the Bear Trace course at Harrison Bay. But up in the treetops, it's a different matter.

Matt Kuchar denies Luke Donald with sensational bunker shot updated 93 days ago

Up until Sunday, Matt Kuchar had been the PGA Tour's "nearly man" this season.

Lightning can't stop Lee Westwood updated 93 days ago

It's been a while between celebrations for Lee Westwood, but the English golfer feels he is regaining the form that took him to the top of the world rankings.

Donald takes charge at RBC Heritage updated 94 days ago

Luke Donald leads the way with 18 holes to play at the RBC Heritage tournament in South Carolina.

Heavy rain halts RBC Heritage with K.J. Choi in lead updated 94 days ago

Heavy rain halted play on the second day of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday.

Hornet attack 'my scariest moment' says terrified golfer Pablo Larrazabal updated 95 days ago

When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their advice.

Kuchar bounces back after Masters near-miss updated 96 days ago

If Matt Kuchar is feeling any ill effects of his Masters mishap it didn't show in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.

Bubba Watson leads Masters at halfway stage updated 98 days ago

Bubba Watson will take a three-shot lead heading into the final two rounds of the Masters at Augusta National after firing a four-under par 68 on Friday.

The Masters: Arnold Palmer still magnetized by Augusta's 'mystique' updated 98 days ago

He won his first major at Augusta, played several rounds there with the President of the United States and racked up a record 50 consecutive Masters appearances -- but that's not what leaps to Arnold Palmer's mind when he reflects on the Georgia course.

Bubba Watson has the stomach for success ... and waffles updated 99 days ago

Stomach for the fight, matched by a stomach for waffles and hash browns.

Solheim Cup: Carin Koch named Europe's captain for 2015 updated 99 days ago

Solheim Cup veteran Carin Koch has been given the responsibility of extending Europe's dominance in the prestigious women's golf competition.

The Masters: Strong start for reigning champion Adam Scott updated 99 days ago

Nerves for Adam Scott as the defending champion at the Masters? Not so.

Masters Golf Tournament Fast Facts updated 99 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the Masters, one of golf's four major tournaments, along with the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship. It is held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Bubba Watson dons Green Jacket for second time with three-shot triumph updated 100 days ago

Bubba Watson turned on the style to win his second U.S. Masters title in three years after a final round 69 gave him a three-shot victory in the opening major of the 2014 season.

The Masters: Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson share lead updated 101 days ago

Storylines won't be lacking entering the final round of golf's Masters.

10 courses every golfer should play updated 103 days ago

Inspired by the Masters? Playing these courses will make you feel like a pro, even if you don't swing like one.

The Masters: Why the man who designed Augusta died in poverty updated 103 days ago

"Can you possibly let me have, at any rate, five hundred dollars to keep us out of the poor house?"

Mapping the Masters at Augusta National updated 103 days ago

Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia has played host to the Masters since 1934.

The Masters: Ryan Moore wins Augusta Par 3 Contest updated 104 days ago

It is a well known fact in golf -- nobody who wins the Par 3 contest at Augusta goes on to win the Masters in the same week.

The Masters: Six stories to follow updated 104 days ago

Spring has sprung and as far as golf fans are concerned, that means only one thing -- it's time for the Masters.

Champion Adam Scott paired with Jason Dufner at Masters updated 105 days ago

Adam Scott, bidding to become just the second man in more than two decades to win the Masters in back-to-back years, kicks off his title defense in the company of Jason Dufner and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

The Masters: Matt Fitzpatrick's big amateur ambition updated 105 days ago

The scene: Muirfield's short-game practice area last July. It's Open Championship week and a boy who looks about 14 is playing from the bunker next to Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald. Only his girlfriend is watching him: all cameras are focused on the two British stars.

U.S. teenager Lexi Thompson wins first major title updated 106 days ago

American teenager Lexi Thompson has sealed her first major victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in California.

The Masters: Matt Jones earns Augusta debut with dramatic Houston win updated 107 days ago

When Matt Jones missed a six-foot putt last year, it cost him a coveted place at the Masters.

Houston, we do not have a problem: Phil Mickelson boosts Masters hopes updated 109 days ago

His old rival Tiger Woods is missing the Masters, but three-time champion Phil Mickelson should be teeing off at Augusta next week after allaying fears about his fitness.

Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery updated 110 days ago

Tiger Woods will not play in next week's Masters after undergoing successful back surgery, the world No. 1 announced Tuesday.

Women to break through golf's final frontier? updated 111 days ago

It may have taken 260 years but the home of golf is finally preparing to allow women to join its ranks.

Steven Bowditch books Masters berth with Texas win updated 113 days ago

Eight years after he attempted to take his own life, Steven Bowditch is heading to the Masters.

Injured Phil Mickelson pulls out of Texas Open updated 115 days ago

Tiger Woods is dealing with a back injury and doesn't know if he'll be able to play at the Masters next month. He may not be the only multiple major winner from the U.S. struggling to be ready for Augusta.

Will the PGA Tour produce another surprise winner at the Texas Open? updated 116 days ago

The PGA Tour has been littered with surprise winners in 2014. Last week Matt Every became the latest unexpected champion, claiming his first title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Inside the mind of a caddy: The bag men behind the world's top golfers updated 117 days ago

They carry a bag for a living but these men can bring home six-figure incomes. They often spend more time with their bosses than their wives, and their working "marriages" can end in a messy divorce.

Tiger Woods: "Don't rule me out of the Masters yet" updated 119 days ago

Tiger Woods has not given up hope of teeing off at the Masters later this month.

Matt Every rallies to win Arnold Palmer Invitational as Adam Scott falters updated 121 days ago

Even though he was ill, Adam Scott could do little wrong in the early rounds at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Scott's lead cut to three at Arnold Palmer Invitational updated 122 days ago

Adam Scott's lead may have more than halved but the Australian remains in control heading into Sunday's final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.

Adam Scott moves seven clear at Arnold Palmer Invitational updated 122 days ago

Adam Scott has extended his lead to seven shots at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida after posting a second round four-under par 68.

Adam Scott: Beware the sick golfer updated 123 days ago

There's an old saying in golf -- "beware the injured golfer."

Tiger Woods a doubt for the U.S. Masters? updated 126 days ago

Tiger Woods has raised fears he may be forced to miss the U.S. Masters at Augusta after withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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