Rory McIlroy's British Open win boosted his FedEx Cup points standing from 42nd to 11th, according to the PGA Tour, while Tiger Woods' standing took a hit.
With a birdie at the 18th, her sixth of the day, Lydia Ko fired a 65 to win by a shot over So Yeon Ryu on Sunday at the LPGA's Marathon Classic.
Rickie Fowler is primed for another big stage -- and at the British Open, he piled on the Ryder Cup points to prove it.
Phil Mickelson came in with less than his A-game, but in the end made a spirited defense of his British Open title -- with an eye on a Ryder Cup berth.
Only once in 18 tries in the British Open has Tiger Woods had a higher 72-hole score than his 294, and that was as an amateur in his 1995 debut at St. Andrews.
Rory McIlroy sealed his British Open championship not with thunderous drives that had put him in commanding position, but with deft precision in short-game prowess at the final two holes.
Rory McIlroy claimed the his third major title on Sunday at the Open Championship held at Royal Liverpool. Here is McIlroy's Nike Golf apparel he wore at Hoylake en route to a two-shot victory.
Rory McIlroy carries a six-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool, with Rickie Fowler his closest pursuer. Follow the highlights here!
Notables from the game of golf – his competitors and otherwise – were quick to compliment 2014 Champion Golfer of the Year Rory McIlroy after he claimed his first Claret Jug for winning the British Open.
Printed inside the July 18, 2014, issue of Golfweek Magazine:
Tom Watson, 64, closed the 2014 British Open with a 4-under 68, thrilling the local fans and earning himself a standing ovation coming down the 18th fairway.