Majors: The British Open / Current News
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 16:05 Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:41
HOYLAKE, England (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy.
On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson.
In the record book, he is listed behind Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the youngest to get three legs of the career Grand Slam.
And over four days at Royal Liverpool, he had no equal.
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 15:02 Sunday, 20 July 2014 14:56
HOYLAKE, England (Steve Douglas/AP) — If organizers of the British Open needed any vindication of their historic decision to use a two-tee start at Royal Liverpool on Saturday, it came from Rory McIlroy about 30 minutes after his round.
Torrential rain was pounding the roof of the media tent as McIlroy was holding a news conference, discussing his third-round 68 that inched him closer to a first claret jug.
Asked if The R&A made the correct decision to go off two tees and send the whole field out early, the tournament leader looked up and pointed to the skies.
"It was a great decision," McIlroy said. "They got it right."
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 23:28 Friday, 18 July 2014 23:21
HOYLAKE, England (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.
Once he made a birdie, and then another, nothing could stop McIlroy.
Not another collapse in the second round. Not anyone in the field. And certainly not Tiger Woods.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 23:20 Friday, 18 July 2014 23:18
HOYLAKE, England (Steve Douglas/AP) — The ovations from the packed galleries remain as warm as ever for Tom Watson at the British Open. His scoring continues to be just as impressive, too.
The 64-year-old Watson extended his record of being the oldest man to make the cut at the game's oldest major when he shot a 1-over 73. That put him at 2-over 146, just on the cut line.
"Let's see what happens on the weekend," the five-time British Open winner said, with that glint in his eye. "See if the old guy can maybe get it rolling a little bit."
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 23:16 Friday, 18 July 2014 23:13
HOYLAKE, England (Paul Newberry/AP) — As his tee shot curled farther and farther away from the 17th fairway, heading toward all sorts of trouble, Tiger Woods simply stuffed his club in the bag.
He appeared to mumble something to himself, but that was about it.
No fiery outburst. No course language. No complaints about someone talking too loud, or being on the phone, or snapping a picture.
Shoulders slumping, Woods looked as though he had accepted his fate.
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