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 […]

Woodland gouges out a birdie and leads by 2 at US Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland was playing so well Friday in the U.S. Open that he didn’t want to give away any shots. He wound up stealing one at the end for another record at Pebble Beach and a 36-hole lead for the second time in the last four majors. Woodland kept bogeys […]

Rose birdies last 3 holes to lead Open, while Woods seems in the hunt

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Justin Rose is the leader after the first round of the U.S. Open, with birdies on the last three holes to tie the Open scoring record at Pebble Beach with a 6-under 65. The 2011 Open champion has a one-shot lead over four players, including early starter Rickie Fowler. Rose tied […]

Patrick Cantlay rallies from 4 back to win the Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Cantlay got another handshake with Jack Nicklaus, this time as the Memorial winner. Starting four shots behind, Cantlay closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory Sunday. It was the lowest final round by a winner in tournament history, and it moved the 27-year-old Californian into the top 10 […]

Martin Kaymer builds 2-shot lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Martin Kaymer is 18 holes away from ending five years without a victory. He is mildly surprised. He is not the least bit stressed. And he has plenty of company among contenders at the Memorial for whom winning has become more of a memory than a habit. Kaymer was bogey-free Saturday […]

Kaymer shows sign of resurgence, tied for lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer is tied for the lead going into the weekend at the Memorial, and whether he wins is not what drives him. He knows his game is close enough that he can. Kaymer kept it simple Friday with birdies on all the par 5s, a tee shot […]

Moore’s 65 leads by 1 at Memorial as Woods rallies for 70

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial. That had more do with a stopwatch than a scorecard. Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and never missed a fairway after the first one, posting a 7-under 65 for his […]

Trump awards medal to Tiger Woods, calls him ‘true legend’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump awarded golfer Tiger Woods the nation’s highest civilian honor on Monday, describing the 43-year-old as a “true legend” who transformed golf and then fought through years of injury to return to the sport’s summit. Trump awarded Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He’s the fourth golfer to earn […]

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions Dinner, unsure he would ever play another round […]