U.S. Masters -- April 9-12, 2009
Tiger Woods' former coach, Butch Harmon, sits down for a chat about the golf pro.
Ireland's Padraig Harrington has landed another prestigious award after a 2008 season which saw him win back-to-back majors.
Germany's Martin Kaymer and Jarmo Sandelin of Sweden hold a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after battling performances in tough conditions on Saturday.
Bruce Vaughan took advantage of a back nine collapse by fellow American John Cook to win the Senior British Open at Royal Troon in a playoff on Sunday.
British Open hero Greg Norman came down to earth with a bump when he returned to action on Thursday at Royal Troon.
Greg Norman says he has to tell the U.S. PGA by Thursday whether he will accept their invitation to play in the final major of the year, the PGA Championship.
Duped tourists visiting St. Andrews will sometimes send postcards home describing the beauty of the city's most ancient links, the Old Course. Wish you were here! It's amusing, really. To me, the real postcard courses are in Ireland and Hawaii and on Scotland's west coast. Rolling duneland, crashing surf, long shadows, spongy green turf -- that whole thing. The Old Course -- in Fife, on the east coast -- is an ugly ole bastard, to my eye. The game's original 18-holer is hard and knobby, gray and urban and crowded, with weird, toothy animals darting in and out of the bushes at dusk. It's my favorite place in all of golf and all of sport. The place makes me happy. What can I say?
Padraig Harrington wins back-to-back Open Championships. CNN's Justin Armsden reports.
Irishman Padraig Harrington successfully defended his British Open title at Royal Birkdale on Sunday, carding a final round of 69 for a three-over total of 283 to beat England's Ian Poulter by four strokes.
A smiling Irishman wins with good cheer, while Norman soars with brio and then does an all-too-familiar fade
Greg Norman of Australia leads the British Open by two strokes after Saturday's third round at Royal Birkdale.
Ernie Els narrowly avoided missing the weekend cut at the British Open for the first time since his debut in 1989, but the brutal conditions at Royal Birkdale took its tool on several high-profile names.
There is a new leader at the British Open. CNN's Larry Smith reports.
Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell, American Rocco Mediate and Robert Allenby of Australia all took full advantage of beneficial weather conditions to share the first round lead in the British Open.
Padraig Harrington carded a battling four-over-par 74 in difficult conditions at rain-hit Royal Birkdale on Thursday following fears he would have to pull out of his British Open title defense due to a wrist injury.
British Open champion Padraig Harrington suffered fresh injury anguish on Wednesday to leave his title defense at Royal Birkdale in the balance.
Open champion Padraig Harrington is battling to overcome a strained right wrist with the defense of his title scheduled to start at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.
European Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo has cast a major doubt over Luke Donald's participation in the match against the United States at Valhalla in September.
Padraig Harrington will launch the defense of his Open golf title in the company of 1997 winner Justin Leonard and twice U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.
Englishman Luke Donald will miss next week's British Open Championship at Royal Birkdale with a wrist injury which might require surgery.
Donald Trump arrives in Scotland where he'll argue his case at a public inquiry to build a $2 billion golf resort.
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo will miss the British Open for the first since 1975 after declining an invitation to play at Royal Birkdale this year.
A quartet of Australians earned a place at this year's British Open by filling the top four positions in the Australasia qualifying event at The Lakes in Sydney.
British Open champion Padraig Harrington was named the European Tour Golfer of the Year for 2007 on Tuesday.
Nick Dougherty overcame an attack of nerves to capture his second European Tour title in the Alfred Dunhill Links championship at St Andrews.
Nick Dougherty took a three-stroke lead in the Dunhill Links championship with a six-under 66, his best round at St. Andrews.
Australian Peter O'Malley equaled the Carnoustie course record with a blistering eight-under-par 64 to share the lead at the halfway stage of the Dunhill Links Championship with England's Nick Dougherty and Hennie Otto of South Africa.
Englishman Steven Webster marked his return to competitive action by taming the rigorous links of Carnoustie and powering to the head of the field after the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Links championship.
Padraig Harrington returns to the scene of his British Open triumph as he defends his Alfred Dunhill Links Championship over three famous Scottish courses.
American Hunter Mahan has accepted the chance to win the $2 million first prize at the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth in two weeks' time.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- The Women's British Open was a mix of fun and frustration for Annika Sorenstam.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Lorena Ochoa won her first major title Sunday with a four-stroke victory at the Women's British Open - the first women's professional tournament played at venerable St. Andrews.
Mexico's world number one Lorena Ochoa is heading towards her first major title after taking a six-shot lead at windswept St Andrews in the Women's British Open on Saturday.
Mexico's world number one Lorena Ochoa stayed on course to win her first major at the home of golf as she led at the halfway stage of the British Open by one shot from home hope Catrona Matthew and U.S. Solheim Cup player Wendy Ward.
The knock on Woods
Jim Furyk's back-to-back Canadian Open titles doesn't even merit a blip on the radar of this season's surprises.
Woods on 3rd round play
Harrington wins British Open
Sergio Garcia put memories of his previous disastrous major showing at Carnoustie firmly behind him with a superb opening round of 65 to lead the Briitish Open on Thursday.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- The Old Course at St. Andrews is giving women's golf a new look.
Nobody had Zach Johnson penciled in on the list of the game's best players who hadn't won a major. Now that he's won the Masters, he'll never make the list.
The golfing great offers a hole-by-hole guide to the links he personally designed for the Red Sky Golf Club in the Colorado mountains.
Australian Adam Groom topped the list after the final round of Asian qualifying for the British Open, at Sentosa Club's Tanjong Course on Wednesday.
YOU WOULD HAVE thought Sergio Garcia was the next Elvis the way crowds responded to him at the 1999 PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago. The smile, the daring, the vigor, and only 19 -- men exchanged high-fives, women swooned, and kids, well, kids adored him most of all. "It looks like they love me,"a grinning Garcia said after narrowly missing birdie putts on 17 and 18 and finishing second to Tiger Woods.
Former winner Tony Jacklin is coming out of retirement to play in this year's British Open, according to the major championship's official Web site.
You may be shocked to learn that The International, a first-class stop with one of the loveliest courses on Tour in Castle Pines, is dead. Tournament founder Jack Vickers and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem joined forces Thursday in Denver to make the announcement.
Tiger Woods is prepared to miss the British Open if the birth of his first child clashes with the third major of the season.
Spectators will be banned from taking mobile phones to this year's British Open at Carnoustie, after complaints from players during the 2006 championship at Hoylake.
A new wave of major winners is about to join the senior tours and could dominate over-50s golf for the next decade.
Chris DiMarco's consolation after finishing second in a major for the third time in two years, with his runner-up spot at the British Open, should be a place in the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Tiger Woods completed one of the best ball-striking weeks of his career to retain his British Open title with an emotional two-shot victory over compatriot Chris DiMarco on Sunday.
World number three Vijay Singh, and eight-times European number one Colin Montgomerie were the highest profile players to miss the cut in the British Open.
David Howell's record in the British Open suggests it would be throwing money away to bet on him over the Royal Liverpool course this week.
Twice champion Tiger Woods believes he is back in the competitive flow for this week's British Open, despite playing just two tournaments since the death of his father Earl on May 3.
US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy thought his breakthrough in the majors had been most likely to come in the British Open.
Sweden's Johan Edfors has climbed 42 spots to 46th in the world rankings following his two-shot win in the Scottish Open.
David Toms has withdrawn from this month's British Open, the 2001 PGA Championship winner's nagging back problems preventing him from making the trip to England.
Twice former champion Greg Norman will miss the British Open at Hoylake later this month.
Severiano Ballesteros has entered for the French Open in two weeks' time.
CNN World Sport Anchor Don Riddell interviewed Retief Goosen, winner of the U.S. Open in 2001 and 2004, at the Dubai Desert Classic in February. The following is a full transcript of the interview which aired on the Living Golf show.
Royal Liverpool has been lengthened by 122 yards and the order of the holes slightly altered for this year's British Open (July 20-23), organizers said on Wednesday.
The British Open is returning to St. Andrews in 2010.
Australia's Jarrod Lyle and Unho Park, and Shiv Kapur of India booked their places at Royal Liverpool on Friday after claiming the last three British Open berths in Asian qualifying.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has adjusted its qualifying dates for next year's British Open to allow women a better shot at winning access to the tournament.
"I will miss these days," BJ Wie says, watching his daughter Michelle play golf. It's a hot September afternoon, and he is standing at the edge of a driving range 25 miles outside Honolulu. The tra...
The world's top women golfers will be able to enter the British Open championship for the first time in a ground-breaking move announced by organizers.
Colin Montgomerie took a huge step towards an eighth European order of merit when he mastered windy conditions at St Andrews to take a one-stroke Dunhill Links Championship lead.
Rich Beem, David Howell and Alessandro Tadini shared the lead in the Dunhill Links Championship after Thursday's opening round.
Jack Nicklaus made an emotional exit from the British Open after an illustrious career, as Tiger Woods took a giant step towards clinching his 10th major.
Three members of golf 'Big Five' stepped up their challenge to overnight leader Tiger Woods on the second morning of the 134th British Open at St Andrews on Friday.
Britain's Greg Owen has hit out at British Open organisers after being overlooked for a late entry to next week's championship.
U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell has withdrawn from the Scottish Open to concentrate on practising links-style golf.
Briton Graeme McDowell followed the 'Tiger' trail to equal the St Andrews Old Course record of 62 on Thursday for a three-stroke lead in the Dunhill Links Championship first round.
The French are criticized for a lot of things--nasty museum clerks, the Maginot Line, Gerard Depardieu movies. Golf might not rank high on your list of reasons to dislike the French, unless you hap...
For years, he toiled as a pro golfer in the Far East. But in a matter of days, Todd Hamilton went from obscurity to international celebrity by winning the British Open this week.
American journeyman Todd Hamilton beat world number two Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff to win the British Open at Royal Troon on Sunday.
Paul Casey and Thomas Levet upstaged the favorites -- despite an Ernie Els hole-in-one -- to lead the British Open after the first round at Royal Troon.
Former U.S. Masters champion Fred Couples has withdrawn from next week's British Open with a bad back, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club announced on Friday.
Briton Paul Broadhurst, Dutchman Maarten Lafeber and Australia's Nick O'Hern shot five-under-par 67s to share the European Open lead after Thursday's first round.
Nick O'Hern continued his double mission to claim his first European Tour title and a British Open place when he took a share of the lead in the storm affected first round at the Diageo Championship.
Prize money for this year's British Open at Royal Troon has increased by Â£100,000 ($179,300) to four million pounds ($7.16 million).
The new rules
Most golf talk is boring but descriptive (sandie, greenie, worm burner, duck hook), but at least one term is downright confusing: Why exactly are golf courses known as "links"?
As we embark again upon this hallowed season, we are invited to reflect on what it might teach us about business, our fellow humans, and life itself. This year especially, it can teach us much.
An exhausted golfer staggered into the house and collapsed in a chair.
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