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Phil Mickelson of the United States walks on the 18th green during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 16, 2019 - 10:14 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Phil Mickelson received a crystal award Tuesday at the British Open. No, it wasn't for most days without eating. One of the hallmarks of Mickelson's career is playing for so long at a consistently high level, and the Official World Golf Ranking board honored him...
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South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout plays a shot to the 3rd green during a practice round ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking beta blockers, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has overcome plenty on the way to his first major championship. It has been quite the journey to this...
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Northern Irish golfer Darren Clarke speaks during a press conference at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Monday, July 15, 2019. The148th Open Golf Championship begins on July 18. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 16, 2019 - 9:27 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Darren Clarke was a teenager working at a bar in his hometown of Dungannon when the call came in. The message was simple: Get out or get killed. It was a few days before Christmas in 1986 and Northern Ireland was at war with itself — and by proxy, the government in...
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Tiger Woods of the United States catches a golf ball as he prepares to hit practice shots ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 16, 2019 - 9:24 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn't go for very long. Woods played a full round at Royal Portrush when he arrived Sunday morning, and then again...
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Jim Furyk of the United States stretches on the 1st fairway during a practice round for the British Open Golf championships at Royal Port Rush golf course in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Str)
July 16, 2019 - 7:31 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Nothing short of an eagle on the 592-yard seventh hole at Royal Portrush was going to win the hole in a friendly fourballs match during practice for the British Open. Leave it to 49-year-old Jim Furyk to have the best chance. "Don't do anything crazy here," Patrick...
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Jim Furyk of the United States stretches on the 1st fairway during a practice round for the British Open Golf championships at Royal Port Rush golf course in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Str)
July 16, 2019 - 7:31 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Nothing short of an eagle on the 592-yard seventh hole at Royal Portrush was going to win the hole in a friendly fourballs match during practice for the British Open. Leave it to 49-year-old Jim Furyk to have the best chance. "Don't do anything crazy here," Patrick...
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Brooks Koepka of the United States speaks at a press conference ahead of the start of the British Open golf championships Royal Port Rush in Northern Ireland, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The British Open starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 16, 2019 - 6:35 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brooks Koepka's biggest asset during this year's British Open won't be in his bag, it'll be on his bag. The four-time major winner will be walking around Royal Portrush, a course new to most of the players in the field, with a native expert helping him negotiate...
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2018 Open winner Francesco Molinari of Italy talks to the media during a press conference at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland, Monday, July 15, 2019. The148th Open Golf Championship begins on July 18. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 15, 2019 - 10:51 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf's oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back won't be easy. "...
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Dylan Frittelli hits off the 18th tee during the final round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament, Sunday, July 14, 2019, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 14, 2019 - 6:56 pm
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Dylan Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley. The South African earned a spot next week in the British Open, finishing at 21-under 263 after the bogey-free final round at...
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Austria's Bernd Wiesberger on the 11th hole during day four of the Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Sunday July 14, 2019. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 2:31 pm
NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — Bernd Wiesberger beat Benjamin Hebert on the third playoff hole at the Scottish Open on Sunday for his sixth European Tour title. Hebert shot 62 to set the clubhouse target on 22 under at The Renaissance Club but overnight leader Wiesberger (69) recovered from a slow...
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