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  1. Jordan Spieth enters final round of British Open with lead


    SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of a career Grand Slam and one year removed from a reminder that winning it won't be easy.

    Jordan Spieth, pumped about ending his third round with a birdie, shoots 5-under 65 and takes a three-shot lead into today’s final round of the British Open. Spieth has won eight of the past nine times he had a 54-hole lead
  2. Scott Stallings shoots 60 to lead Barbasol Championship


    OPELIKA, Ala. — Scott Stallings birdied the final hole for 11-under 60 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.

  3. Branden Grace shoots 62, lowest score in major history, at British Open


    SOUTHPORT, England — He did not know. Really, he swears he did not know.

    Branden Grace
  4. Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open


    SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open on Friday before he even got to the course.

    Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Friday July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) RBD282
  5. Chad Collins misses 59 chance, leads Barbasol Championship


    OPELIKA, Ala. — Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the final two holes for 11-under 60 Friday in the second round of the Barbasol Championship.

  6. Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar tied for British Open lead


    SOUTHPORT, England — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

    Matt Kuchar, who has never won a major, ties the Royal Birkdale course record with 29 on the front nine and ends up tied for the lead.
  7. Rory McIlroy at 20-1 for British Open? 'Good time to back me' (w/ video)


    SOUTHPORT, England — So artful are the usual gambling options in this creative nation that anyone can bet on some serious minutiae concerning the 146th British Open, which begins today. Which golfer will finish first among Thai players, among Indian players, among Swedes, among Danes, among Scandinavians, among …

    Rory McIlroy, center, chats with caddie JP Fitzgerald, right, and swing coach Michael Bannon during a practice round at Royal Birkdale. “I feel like it’s all coming together,” he says.
  8. Sung Hyun Park wins U.S. Women's Open


    BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Sung Hyun Park gave away the U.S. Women's Open a year ago with a couple of bad rounds on the weekend. The South Korean didn't make the same mistake this year.

    South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park uses her struggles from last year’s tournament to win this year by two shots.
  9. Shanshan Feng leads U.S. Women's Open


    BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Shanshan Feng is going to have the president of the United States looking over her shoulder in the final round of the U.S. Women's Open today, and probably a lot of South Korean fans, too.

    Shanshan Feng, who has led from the start, takes a one-shot lead into the final round.
  10. Tom Jones' Two Cents: Lay off golfer Brittany Lincicome


    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones offers up his Two Cents on the world of sports.

    Out of bounds

    Brittany Lincicome tees off the 15th hole during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament Friday, July 14, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) USO109



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