With a fourth-place finish at the British Open at Royal Troon, Steve Stricker is assured of spots in the 2017 Masters and British Open.
Covering golf for 20 years including the 1999 Ryder Cup, Jean van de Velde at Carnoustie and playing a practice round with Tom Watson at Gleneagles.
Stories by Alex Miceli
Bubba Watson made a putt from 8 feet at the 18th to make the cut on the number at 4 over at the British Open.
Rory McIlroy made the cut at the British Open on Friday, but his legacy this week at Royal Troon is certain to be tied to his comments about the Olympics.
A second-round 76 doomed Els to a short week at Royal Troon, and he knows the problems are all in his head.
The 46-year-old moved well ahead of the field, but seven other Americans are in the top 10 at Royal Troon.
Jordan Spieth cited health concerns as the reason for his Olympics withdrawal, and he conceded that the decision was not easy.
With Jordan Spieth being added to list of Olympic WDs, the Summer Games in Rio will be no bigger than a middle-of-the-road PGA Tour or European Tour event.
IGF's Peter Dawson walked with Rickie Fowler Saturday at St. Andrews to try to convince Fowler to play in the Olympics in Rio.
The Swede posted a 6-under 66 to give himself a slim lead through 36 holes at Castle Stuart.
The 46-year-old played his final 12 holes in 5 under to sneak his way into the weekend at Castle Stuart.
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