Men's golf

Ricky Fowler of the United States plays his tee shot at the 4th hole, during day one of the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, Troon, Scotland Thursday July 13, 2017. (Mark Runnacles/PA via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 2:52 pm
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Rickie Fowler skipped the defense of his Scottish Open title last year with a heavy heart. He began making up for lost time on Thursday. The American picked up where he left off in 2015 at the warmup event for the British Open, avoiding trouble and rolling in five birdies at...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 17, 2016, file photo, Henrik Stenson of Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championships at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. First-timers have won the last seven majors. The British Open starts July 20, 2017, and Royal Birkdale has a history or rewarding players who already have won majors. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
July 13, 2017 - 12:39 pm
An era of dominance in the majors ended the last time the British Open was at Royal Birkdale, even if nobody knew it. Tiger Woods piled up so many majors so quickly that when he had knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory at Torrey Pines and had to sit out the last two majors, a few wags...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his third shot at the 4th hole during day one of the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, Troon, Scotland, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Rory McIlroy had already dropped two strokes by misjudging wedge shots early in his first round at the Scottish Open when he created an opportunity to make amends. (Mark Runnacles/PA via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 11:44 am
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy had already dropped two strokes by misjudging wedge shots early in his first round at the Scottish Open when he created an opportunity to make amends. From the center of the fairway and less than 100 yards out, McIlroy sent his approach toward the green at the...
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Ricky Fowler of the United States plays his tee shot at the 4th hole, during day one of the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, Troon, Scotland Thursday July 13, 2017. (Mark Runnacles/PA via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 9:44 am
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Rickie Fowler picked up where he left off at the Scottish Open, shooting a 5-under 67 to leave the 2015 champion tied for the lead midway through the first round at Dundonald Links on Thursday. The American, who didn't defend his title last year because of scheduling issues...
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July 13, 2017 - 8:47 am
TENNIS-WIMBLEDON Venus Williams takes on Konta in Wimbledon semifinals LONDON (AP) — The women's semifinals are underway at Wimbledon. Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been moo-gah-ROO'-thuh) is facing Magdalena Rybarikova for a spot in Saturday's final. Muguruza reached the final at the All England Club in...
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July 13, 2017 - 3:30 am
TENNIS-WIMBLEDON Murray loses, Djokovic leaves with injury, Federer wins LONDON (AP) — American Sam Querrey has reached a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time by knocking out the top seed and defending Wimbledon champion. The 24th-seeded Querrey trailed two sets to one before pulling out a 3-6,...
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So Yeon Ryu of South Korea tees off the 10th hole during a practice round before the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 13, 2017 - 1:59 am
The U.S. Women's Open is living up to its reputation as the toughest test in golf. It might get easier once the tournament begins. Lydia Ko is trying to end a year without winning, So Yeon Ryu is going for her second major of the year and Brittany Lang is trying to become the first back-to-back...
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July 13, 2017 - 12:33 am
TENNIS-WIMBLEDON Murray loses, Djokovic leaves with injury, Federer wins LONDON (AP) — American Sam Querrey has reached a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time by knocking out the top seed and defending Wimbledon champion. The 24th-seeded Querrey trailed two sets to one before pulling out a 3-6,...
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July 12, 2017 - 10:26 pm
TENNIS-WIMBLEDON Murray loses, Djokovic leaves with injury, Federer wins LONDON (AP) — American Sam Querrey has reached a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time by knocking out the top seed and defending Wimbledon champion. The 24th-seeded Querrey trailed two sets to one before pulling out a 3-6,...
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July 12, 2017 - 8:39 pm
TENNIS-WIMBLEDON Murray loses, Djokovic leaves with injury, Federer wins LONDON (AP) — American Sam Querrey has reached a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time by knocking out the top seed and defending Wimbledon champion. The 24th-seeded Querrey trailed two sets to one before pulling out a 3-6,...
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