Noah Goodwin of Corinth will try to become the seventh Texan to win the U.S. Junior Amateur since 1999 when he plays Min Woo Lee of Australia in today’s 36-hole final.
TROON, Scotland — Henrik Stenson is the champion golfer of the year, thanks to a final round for the ages. He kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, and he needed each one to stay ahead of Phil Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked among the best in major championship history.
TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson was 16 feet from a place in history he wouldn’t have to share with anyone. Fans watched from a rooftop balcony. Royal Troon members strained to see out the window from the clubhouse behind the 18th green. Jack Nicklaus usually doesn’t watch golf on TV, but he made an exception for this moment.
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson pointed his putter toward the hole and was ready to step right into major championship history Thursday in the British Open. Instead, he endured another dose of heartache. All because of a 63.
TROON, Scotland — Rows and rows of tents cover a smooth, grassy field. Fathers and sons kick around a soccer ball. Others are simply lounging in their folding chairs, sipping on a beer and soaking up some rays. This might pass for a NASCAR infield.
INVERNESS, Scotland — Alex Noren held off his pursuers in the final round Sunday to win the Scottish Open by one shot for his fifth victory on the European Tour.
SAN MARTIN, Calif. — When Lydia Ko first came to a U.S. Women’s Open four years ago, her hands were shaking so much out of nerves. Now with two major titles under her belt by age 19, Ko is able to keep those emotions under control and project a picture of calmness on the golf course.
SAN MARTIN, Calif. — When Mirim Lee walked off the course following her record-tying round, she described her day with words usually not heard when talking about the U.S. Women’s Open.
AKRON, Ohio — Dustin Johnson is not one for many words, and he really doesn’t need to say much. The easy smile behind the beard says it all. If winning the U.S. Open champion wasn’t enough, Johnson added his third World Golf Championship on Sunday, the first time he has won back to back.
AKRON, Ohio — Jason Day had no indication that Saturday at the Bridgestone Invitational would be such hard work until one swing. His plan was to hit a draw with his driver, and the shot started out to the right. Trouble is, it kept going to the right until he was deep in the trees.
AKRON, Ohio — Jason Day’s plan for the Bridgestone Invitational was to get in the lead as quickly as possible and expand it from there. He took care of the first part Friday.
AKRON, Ohio — The U.S. Open trophy was on the kitchen table in Dustin Johnson’s home in South Florida. That was by design. “So when I came down the next morning, it was sitting right there,” Johnson said Wednesday. “Gave me a smile a little bit.”
AKRON, Ohio — For the longest time, golf’s biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built in Rio de Janeiro. That seems like a nuisance compared with its next major hurdle. Who’s going to play?
OAKMONT, Pa. — As different as they are, the Masters and U.S. Open had two things in common this year. First, and most peculiar, is that Lee Westwood played the final round with both champions — Danny Willett at Augusta National, Dustin Johnson at Oakmont.
Bubba Watson says he’s 100 percent committed to playing in the Olympics in August, assuming he qualifies for the team.
OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson settled the score Sunday in the U.S. Open. Johnson atoned for his past mishaps in the majors by showing he had the smarts to handle the toughest test in golf, even while playing the final two hours without knowing where he stood when the USGA questioned whether he should be penalized one stroke for his ball moving on the fifth green.
Brad Stracke shot one of his star players of the past a text message earlier this month and waited patiently to see what would transpire when Carlos Ortiz participated in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Ohio. The longtime North Texas golf coach received some good news a short time later.