National: What's Hot
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:24 Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:20
HOYLAKE, England (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Golf has been looking for the next big star the last five years, and Rory McIlroy is the most obvious candidate.
With his name on the claret jug and his Irish eyes now focused on a green jacket, McIlroy took a big step toward the career Grand Slam with four dominant days at Royal Liverpool. He looks unbeatable at times like this. Boy Wonder has it all — skill, strength, shot-making. Throw in a great week with the putter and it's not a fair fight.
But being the next big star is not the same as being the next Tiger Woods.
Or even another Jack Nicklaus.
Last Updated on Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:18 Sunday, 29 June 2014 16:10
BETHESDA, Maryland (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.
Taking two shots to escape a plugged lie in a bunker put him a hole. Four straight bogeys on the back nine Friday in the Quicken Loans National buried his chances of making it to the weekend. Over two rounds at Congressional, he missed 16 greens and managed to save par only three times.
Woods was back — just not for very long.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 01:58 Monday, 16 June 2014 01:55
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Zach Johnson has made a hole-in-one at the U.S. Open.
Johnson aced the 172-yard ninth hole at Pinehurst No. 2, taking advantage of a favorable pin placement on the right side of the green.
His shot landed about 20 feet left of the flag, bounced twice, then curled down a ridge into the cup.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 01:22 Monday, 16 June 2014 01:16
WHISTLER, British Columbia — According to those in the know, the odds of scoring a hole-in-one are quite long – an estimated 12,500/1 – and, the odds that two people in a threesome will score consecutive holes-in-one are truly astronomical – 26,000,000/1. Yet, that is exactly what happened for husband and wife Mike and Noreen Unsworth of West Vancouver, BC while playing the award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club in British Columbia, earlier this month.
Pat Fletcher Scholarship Foundation Honors 60th Anniversary of Fletcher’s 1954 Canadian Open Victory
Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 01:16 Monday, 16 June 2014 01:03
POINTE CLAIRE, Quebec — 60 years after iconic pro golfer Pat Fletcher became the last Canadian to win the Canadian Open, his namesake foundation continues to thrive, with an array of initiatives planned to pay homage to the 60th anniversary of Fletcher’s historic victory and raise awareness about the Foundation, so that more young students might benefit from its support.
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