News for Sunday, July 21, 2013
Late surge by Ohio State's Tee-k Kelly wins Illinois State Am
After lurking in the background and trying to stay cool in near-record heat, Tee-k Kelly of Ohio State carded four birdies during his final 10 holes to win the 2013 Illinois State Amateur.
Lexi Thompson wins car with ace at LPGA's Marathon Classic
Lexi Thompson might be too far back of the leaders midway through the back nine of the Kia Classic, but she'll walk away a winner in at least one regard: Thompson aced the 14th hole to lay claim to a new car.
Jessica Alexander takes Tennessee Women's Open title
High temperatures and tough hole locations came into play during the Tennessee Women's Open as Jessica Alexander was able to survive the elements and collect the victory.
Tyler McCumber, a Florida product, picked up his first professional victory by clearing the field at the Florida Open by two shots.
In a case of Jekyl or Hyde for the worldwide leader in sports, the first 33 hours or so of ESPN’s coverage were often exasperating, the final four hours were exhilarating says our Martin Kaufmann.
Woody Austin wins PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms in 3-way playoff
With a birdie on the first playoff hole, Woody Austin earned his first PGA Tour victory since 2007 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Madison, Miss.
Bulldog's Blog: Phil Mickelson's win proves masses wrong
The latest Bulldog's Blog chronicles one of the best major championship Sundays Alex Miceli has experienced, as Phil Mickelson won a major championship that everyone said he couldn’t.
UNC Greensboro's Taylor Coalson builds on a successful freshman season at UNC Greensboro by cruising to a five-shot victory Sunday at the Cardinal Amateur Championship at Sedgefield Country Club's Dye Course.
5 Things: Beatriz Recari outduels Paula Creamer at Marathon
A fist-pump after the 4-footer for par that sealed the deal indicated Beatriz Recari's second win of the LPGA season, by a shot over Paula Creamer at the Marathon Classic.
5 Things: Mickelson's 'best round of career' leads to first Open
Phil Mickelson birdied four of his final six holes -- and made a critical par save at the par-3 16th -- to clear Henrik Stenson by three shots and win his first Open Championship on Sunday at Muirfield.
Behind dismal 74, Tiger Woods' major losing streak hits 17
Tiger Woods has four victories in 2013, yet his season is being scrutinized for its three losses in majors -- and his weekend numbers haven't been pretty the last two years.
Phil Mickelson's win reminds us that there is nothing more enjoyable than British Open Sunday.
If there’s a better way to spend a Sunday morning than watching the Open Championship, I have no idea what it is. The more so when the end is as emotionally fulfilling as Phil Mickelson’s triumph at Muirfield.
Open champ Phil Mickelson receives quick congratulations via Twitter
The competitors at the Open Championship were quick in many instances to congratulate 2013 champion Phil Mickelson via social media Sunday.
Phil Mickelson took the Claret Jug at Muirfield without using a driver, but he did have five wedges and a hot putter.
Open Tracker: Final round, Open Championship at Muirfield
It has been a grind for the field this week, with Muirfield testing every ounce of patience that the world's elite can muster. On Sunday, Lee Westwood will be presented with the challenge of holding off the likes of Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson. Follow now!
Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson makes moves Sunday at Open
Starting the day at even par and three back of third-round leader Lee Westwood, Adam Scott started slowly before a birdie at No. 11 propelled him into the lead; Phil Mickelson also gave chase.
Ian Poulter goes low in a hurry Sunday at Open
Ian Poulter, who started the day 5 over, has made an eagle and five birdies around the turn to rise to T-3 at even par for the tournament.
Klein: Open Championship inspires stream of consciousness
The British Open is a thinking man's game -- and from afar, it inspires a stream of thoughts in our Bradley S. Klein.
Matthew Fitzpatrick takes low-amateur honor at Open
Bound for Northwestern in the fall, Matthew Fitzpatrick of Sheffield, England, saved his best for last with a final-round 72 to take low-amateur honors at the Open Championship.
Muirfield features several Sunday pins tucked away
Sunday's final round at Muirfield features several hole locations tucked into corners of its crusty greens that are marbled in light, links brown.
Can Jason Dufner's Sunday 67 set pace for leaders?
Surely Muirfield will quicken up later in the day – but if the leaders who have seen Muirfield at its driest twice this week already are able to adjust, then Jason Dufner has shown them a low number is possible on its Sunday setup.