Smith rallies to beat McIlroy at British Open for 1st major

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Cameron Smith charged his way into history on the Old Course, a Sunday stunner at St. Andrews that sent the Australian to his first major by overcoming Rory McIlroy to win the British Open. The stage was set for McIlroy to end his eight-year drought in the majors and cap […]

Flawless finish: Morikawa wins British Open for 2nd major

SANDWICH, England (AP) — Collin Morikawa gazed adoringly at the claret jug, thrust it into the air and then gave it a kiss, a two-time major champion at age 24. This time there were people to cheer him. The American closed with a bogey-free, 4-under 66 and won the British Open in his debut Sunday, […]

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a […]

Shane Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush. Lowry didn’t get rattled Saturday. He only got better. Two straight birdies around the […]

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only watch on the weekend […]

Spieth part of 3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth has a share of the lead in the British Open and a big edge in experience. Still only 24, he already has won three majors and his name is the last one etched on the base of the silver claret jug. One name in the mix makes it all […]

Cut down: 3 of top 5 players to miss weekend at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose made his only birdie of the day when he needed it the most, sinking an 18-footer on the final hole to make the cut Friday in the British Open. Other top players weren’t as fortunate. Three of the world’s top five players missed the cut, including top-ranked Dustin Johnson and […]

The Latest: Fleetwood shoots 65 to move into lead in Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. England’s Tommy Fleetwood played his way through the rain to post a 6-under 65 and move into a tie for the lead in the second round of the British Open. Fleetwood, who posted the course record 63 at the Dunhill […]

Carnoustie presents a fast, brown look for British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jon Rahm had heard about a dry summer in Scotland. It didn’t really hit home until he checked into the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and caught his first glimpse of the course with a reputation as the toughest links in golf. “I forgot the fact the R&A lets Mother Nature set up the […]