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On Golf: Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the Giants of the Modern Game

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:49:59 GMT

Jordan Spieth, left, with Matt Kuchar, reacted after making an eagle putt on No. 15 on Sunday on the way to winning the British Open at Royal Birkdale.Both have a strong stage presence, but neither pretends to be anything — starting with invulnerable — that he isn’t.

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Spieth Goes From Hunted to Hunter, and Back Again, in Winning British Open

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:13:40 GMT

Jordan Spieth saw a three-stroke lead turn into a one-shot deficit during the final round of the British Open before rallying to win his third major.Spieth, who held a three-stroke lead heading into the final round, saw it turn into a one-shot deficit. But a bogey, of all things, on No. 13 was the catalyst for a rally.

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Branden Grace Secures a Record, but Jordan Spieth Owns the Day

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:24:07 GMT

Matt Kuchar, left, and Jordan Spieth at the end of Saturday’s round. Spieth has held at least a share of the lead throughout the British Open.On a day when Grace became the first man to shoot a 62 in a major championship, Spieth extended his British Open lead to an 11-under 199.

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Branden Grace Makes History at the British Open, Shooting a 62

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:53:54 GMT

South Africa’s Branden Grace playing his approach to the 18th hole on Saturday during the third round of the British Open in Southport, England.Grace’s score at Royal Birkdale in the third round was the lowest ever recorded at one of golf’s major men’s championships.

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On Golf: At British Open, Caddies Have Their Golfers’ Bags, and Backs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:54:11 GMT

Matt Kuchar, left, and his caddie, John Wood, talked in the rough on the eighth hole on Friday at the British Open.The difficult conditions at the Open accentuate the utility of caddies, who do more than help with choice of club.

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British Open Leaderboard: Jordan Spieth Pulls Ahead at Royal Birkdale

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:41:53 GMT

Jordan Spieth reacting after holing his eagle putt on the 15th green Friday. Spieth finished in the lead with a 1-under 69.Spieth, one of the few golfers with an under-par round on a windy and wet Friday, holds a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar after the second round.

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At British Open, Caddie Hands Rory McIlroy a Spark

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:27:00 GMT

Rory McIlroy after missing a putt in the first round of the British Open.The four-time major champion posted five bogeys in the front nine. Then a pep talk sunk in, and he made four birdies in the back nine.

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On Golf: A British Open Lesson: Golf Is a Sport of Personal Responsibility

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:32:48 GMT

Jordan Spieth made par on the 18th hole at Royal Birkdale on Thursday, putting him at a tie for first with a five-under 65 after the first round of the British Open.Jordan Spieth almost tied the record for the best first round at Royal Birkdale in the tournament. His failure to do so, he said, is on him.

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British Open Leaderboard: Spieth, Koepka and Kuchar Tied at the Top

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:56:51 GMT

Jordan Spieth shot a 5-under-65 and shared the first-round lead at the British Open.Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar and Brooks Koepka, who recently won the U.S. Open, finished at 5-under 65 to take the first-round lead at Royal Birkdale.

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Top Instructor Is Making Golf’s Stars Shine Brighter

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:01:15 GMT

Pete Cowen works with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson on the practice range before the third round of the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.The coach Pete Cowen has an overflowing stable of pros who have won six majors, including Henrik Stenson, the reigning British Open champion.

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Padraig Harrington Chooses to Believe

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:01:13 GMT

Padraig Harrington plays a shot at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in July at the Portstewart club. He never tires of talking about the legendary 274-yard, 5-wood shot that clinched the 2008 British Open for him.No matter that he has seldom won since the 2008 British Open, and even lost his Tour card. He still has confidence in himself and his game.

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Where He Once Trespassed, Tommy Fleetwood Chases British Open Crown

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:59:12 GMT

Tommy Fleetwood during a practice round on Monday at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, where he will play in the 146th British Open this week.As a child, Fleetwood and his father used to sneak onto the grounds at Royal Birkdale in England. Now, he’s aiming to be the first Englishman in 25 years to win the Open.

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Xander Schauffele Is Fulfilling His Father’s Legacy

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:00:14 GMT

Xander Schauffele after his birdie on the final hole of this month’s Greenbrier Classic, which won the title.A car accident cut Stefan Schauffele’s sports career short, but his son just won his first PGA tournament to qualify for the British Open.

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146th British Open: Who Will Master Birkdale?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:57:33 GMT

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. He finished tied for second.Some of golf’s top players are struggling right now, leaving the tournament wide open.

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