British Open

Clement Sordet wears a cap that has “Pray for Nice” written by hand on it during the second round of the British Open last week. France was ravaged by its third attack in two years when a large white truck mowed through revelers gathered for Bastille Day fireworks days before. (Ben Curtis/AP)

Amidst global turmoil, sports trudge forward in Europe

PARIS — Unable to find Giants or Athletics results in L’Equipe, the…

 

Johnny Miller tees off on one during the Champions for Change Golf Challenge at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Tuesday Aug. 10, 2010. (John Smierciak/AP)

Miller brings candid style to the booth at British Open

TROON, Scotland — He was the skinny, blond kid from out in…

 

Phil Mickelson hits from the 15th tee of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament on Saturday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

No clowning for Phil Mickelson at Pebble

Far away from the commotion of the celebrities Saturday at Pebble Beach,…

 

United States’ Zach Johnson kisses the trophy as he poses for photographers after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015. (Peter Morrison/AP)

Don’t forget the winner: Johnson carving own history

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — He wasn’t exactly the wrong winner, although in…

United States’ Zach Johnson kisses the trophy as he poses for photographers after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015. (Peter Morrison/AP)
Jordan Spieth applauds after finishing the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. (Jon Super/AP)

In defeat, Spieth still won

You aren’t alive if you didn’t shriek. As the putt rolled from…

Jordan Spieth applauds after finishing the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. (Jon Super/AP)
United States’ Zach Johnson celebrates with members of the public as he holds the trophy after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course.  (Jon Super/AP Photo)

Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth’s bid for Grand Slam

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Jordan Spieth's spirited bid for a Grand Slam…

United States’ Zach Johnson celebrates with members of the public as he holds the trophy after winning a playoff after the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course.  (Jon Super/AP Photo)
Dustin Johnson drives a ball  from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Crisis? Johnson bids for Claret Jug after U.S. Open crash

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — The specter of disappointment was lurking, haunting Dustin…

Dustin Johnson drives a ball  from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Jordan Spieth drives from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Despite lengthy delay, Spieth stays in hunt

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Even with 155 years of history, the British…

Jordan Spieth drives from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Jordan Spieth plays from the 17th tee during the third round at the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland on Sunday. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Slam quest doesn’t rattle Spieth

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Let us be the doubters, the ones who…

Jordan Spieth plays from the 17th tee during the third round at the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland on Sunday. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Tiger Woods follows his drive from the 16th tee during the second round of the British Open on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Woods blows away in Scottish wind

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Tiger Woods at least enjoyed that familiar walk…

Tiger Woods follows his drive from the 16th tee during the second round of the British Open on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Dustin Johnson, right, and Jordan Spieth, center, of the United States speak as they walk on the first hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland. (David J. Phillip/AP)

A single stroll at St. Andrews still sends tingles

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — An hour’s drive north of Edinburgh, across the…

Dustin Johnson, right, and Jordan Spieth, center, of the United States speak as they walk on the first hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Australia'’s Adam Scott drives the ball from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday, July 17, 2015. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Adam Scott still annoyed by the Open that got away

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Adam Scott should be over it by now.…

Australia'’s Adam Scott drives the ball from the 18th tee during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Friday, July 17, 2015. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Tiger Woods speaks during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Tuesday. (Jon Super/AP)

Tiger fading away, but we still must watch

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — To the very end, until he decided to…

Tiger Woods speaks during a news conference ahead of a practice round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland on Tuesday. (Jon Super/AP)
With the clubhouse in the background Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts after playing a shot on the first green during a practice round at St Andrews Golf Club prior to the start of the British Open Golf Championship, in St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 13, 2015. (Jon Super/AP Photo)

Spieth arrives at St. Andrews, resumes Grand Slam quest

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — There was no escaping Jordan Spieth even before…

With the clubhouse in the background Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts after playing a shot on the first green during a practice round at St Andrews Golf Club prior to the start of the British Open Golf Championship, in St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 13, 2015. (Jon Super/AP Photo)
McIlroy  ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday on his Instagram account, only saying that he is "working hard to get back as soon as I can." (Rory McIlroy via AP)

Rory McIlroy pulls out of British Open

The photo Rory McIlroy posted to Instagram on Wednesday shows his feet…

McIlroy  ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday on his Instagram account, only saying that he is "working hard to get back as soon as I can." (Rory McIlroy via AP)
AP Photo/Peter MorrisonRory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays from the 1st fairway during the final round of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to…

AP Photo/Peter MorrisonRory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays from the 1st fairway during the final round of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club
AP Photo/Peter MorrisonRory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays from the 1st fairway during the final round of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club

McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open

Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.…

AP Photo/Peter MorrisonRory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays from the 1st fairway during the final round of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club
Peter Morrison/APTiger Woods smiles during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club in Hoylake

British Open: a new golf course, a new Tiger Woods

HOYLAKE, England — Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round…

Peter Morrison/APTiger Woods smiles during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club in Hoylake
Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy

Mickelson wins British Open with phenomenal final round

GULLANE, Scotland — One of the greatest final rounds in a major.…

Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy
Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy

Prepping for British Open unlike any other major

GULLANE, Scotland — The practice-round schedule posted each day at Muirfield is…

Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy