A final Open for Lehman, who won British Open 23 years ago

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tom Lehman took a final walk up the 18th hole in the British Open, his son on the bag and a few tears in his eyes. The 1996 Open winner, who mostly ...

A homecoming for McDowell, the golfing son of Portrush

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Inside the entrance to Rathmore Golf Club, just past a sign offering umbrellas for sale on a rainy day, sits a replica of the U.S. Open trophy the club's favorite son...

After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for Open title

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step. He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 on Sun...

The Masters drawing that helped free a man from prison

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Valentino Dixon's introduction to golf came when the warden dropped by his 6-by-10 cell at Attica Correctional Facility in New York with a photo of the iconic 12th hole at Augusta ...

Adam Scott takes a risk and it pays off with Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Adam Scott had a choice to make, and some time to do it. Then he came out of a storm delay to hit the shot of his day. And just like that Scott is in the mix on a...

Injured while kissing daughter, Jason Day gets a lot better

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jason Day began the Masters by throwing his back out while leaning down to kiss his daughter on the practice green. He played his way onto the leaderboard a day l...

Masters Notebook: 61-year-old Sandy Lyle wins par-3

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No winner of the par-3 tournament has ever won the Masters in the same year, and it looks like the tradition will continue. Sandy Lyle, the 1988 champion, won Wed...

Golf's mad scientist experimenting on Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau seemed about as excited as a mad scientist gets as Masters week kicked off, which meant he stopped just short of jumping for joy. Not to worry. ...

Column: Where have all the NFL's black coaches gone?

Where have all the black coaches gone? To the unemployment line, at least in the NFL. Five of the eight coaches fired over — and since — the last season were black, and so far none o...

McGregor late, Nurmagomedov not in a mood to wait

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn't about to wait around for a tardy Conor McGregor, who arrived at what was supposed to be their final prefight press conference together to find the UFC light...

Pro shop worker basks in his British Open moment

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Keir McNicoll played 18 holes in the British Open, teeing off Saturday to polite applause from the crowd in the grandstands surrounding the first tee. The...

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. ...

R&A tests drivers of more than 2 dozen players at Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Some players had to give up their drivers — at least temporarily — this week as British Open officials decided to test them to see if they were in violation of the rules. ...

McIlroy eager to chase title at site of his 1st British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy was an 18-year-old with big head of curls and a big game to match when he teed it up as an amateur in his first British Open at Carnoustie in 2007. ...

Koepka traces golfing success to Scotland, aims to win Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — It was just five years ago that Brooks Koepka won the Scottish Hydro Challenge to earn a spot on the European Tour. He's got fond memories of that, and ev...