News for Saturday, July 19, 2014
3-and-2 win gives John Kelly title at 2014 Massachusetts Amateur Championship
John Kelly turned his dream into a reality Saturday by winning the 106th Massachusetts Amateur Championship at Kernwood Country Club, defeating Doug Clapp by a score of 3 and 2.
Laura Diaz, Lee-Anne Pace lead LPGA's Marathon after 54
Laura Diaz shares the LPGA's Marathon Classic with Lee-Anne Pace after they shot 71 and 68, respectively, during Saturday's third round in Sylvania, Ohio.
Rory McIlroy soars to six-shot British Open lead at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England
After three rounds in the 60s, it’s hard to see Rory McIlroy shooting a high number tomorrow and failing to win his first British Open championship.
Rickie Fowler looks for Sunday fight with Rory McIlroy at British Open
"Maybe I can put a little pressure on him," Rickie Fowler said Saturday after he had done exactly that to Rory McIlroy yet faded to a six-shot deficit at the British Open.
M.J. Maguire wins Southern Amateur by 3 at Honors Course
M.J. Maguire won the 108th Southern Amateur Championship on Saturday with a 4-under 284 total to defeat Australian Geoff Drakeford and Victor Perez of Albuquerque, N.M., by three shots.
Fumie (Alice) Jo tops Eun Jeong Seong in U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links final
Chinese golfer Fumie (Alice) Jo defeated Eun Jeong Seong of South Korea 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final at the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
Update: Father's old British Open bet on Rory McIlroy pays off big
There might not be a better example of confidence in a child than Rory McIlroy's father – and it's being rewarded, a retail bookmaker in the UK says on Twitter.
Jimmy Walker aims for top-10 at British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England
Jimmy Walker leads the FedEx Cup standings and has 3 PGA Tour wins this season, yet the American seems better known across the pond than he is to U.S. golf fans.
Victor Dubuisson's progressive 2014 continues at British Open
Progress. That is exactly what 2014 is all about for Frenchman Victor Dubuisson as he moved into the top five at the British Open with a 4-under 68 in the third round.
Sergio Garcia, others face uphill chase in British Open at Royal Liverpool
Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia all took turns making a run at the top of the British Open, but each had trouble sustaining any momentum against Rory McIlroy on Saturday.
British Open: Tee times, Sunday's final round at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England
Rory McIlroy will share Sunday's final tee time at the 2014 British Open with Rickie Fowler -- see complete pairings here.
Tiger Woods once owned majors; now they own him as he struggles in British Open
Tiger Woods used to own weekends at major championships. Now they seem to own him. A trend continued Saturday in the British Open: He hasn’t shot in the 60s on a major weekend since 2011.
In playoff, Byron Meth wins final U.S. Amateur Public Links over Doug Ghim
The U.S. Amateur Public Links, in its last year of existence, refused to go quietly. It took 37 holes for Byron Meth to outlast Doug Ghim in Newton, Kan.
My Bag: Rickie Fowler at the Open Championship
Here is a complete list of the clubs Rickie Fowler is using this week at the Open Championship.
British Open players' black ribbons honor Bob Torrance
What did Bob Torrance mean to golf? The black ribbons on the hats of competitors in the 143rd Open Championship said it all.
Raymond Knoll captures Illinois Amateur in playoff
Raymond Knoll capped a July to remember with a playoff victory in the 2014 Illinois State Amateur Championship.
Sammie Chergo named Oregon State head women's golf coach
Oregon State may have made the biggest splash on the women’s side with coaching hires this summer by hiring Sammie Chergo.
Darren Clarke adjusts to weight loss, contends at British Open
Darren Clarke is about 50 pounds lighter than he was at last year's British Open -- and says he needed seven months of adjustments to get used to added clubhead speed.
Live blog: 2014 British Open, Saturday's third round at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England
Rory McIlroy carries a four-shot lead into Saturday's third round at the British Open -- can he stay ahead of Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia? Follow the highlights right here!
Tait: Paying homage to the legend that was Bob Torrance
Our Alistair Tait has a long history with the late Bob Torrance, and here is a column he wrote about the legendary coach in 2008.