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McIlroy hoping low profile sparks a change in British Open fortunesupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 13:11:00

As the British Open reached its climax 12 months ago, a weather beaten Rory McIlroy cut a frustrated figure, as he aimed a few barbs at the tournament many consider to be golf's greatest.

U.S. Open champion Simpson to skip British Open; Mickelson improves with 64 updated: Fri Jul 13 2012 14:13:00

U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson pulled out this year's British Open Friday because his wife is due to give birth later this month.

Golf's 'graveyard of champions'updated: Wed Jun 13 2012 09:58:00

Some of the greatest champions of all time have missed out at the Olympic Club -- the venue for this year's U.S. Open.

Can Tiger Woods crack the U.S. Open's 'graveyard of champions?'updated: Wed Jun 13 2012 09:58:00

It was at San Francisco's Olympic Club that "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, world heavyweight champion and to many the man who took boxing from a brawl to an art, trained and coached.

World No. 1 McIlroy toils at Wentworth as Donald makes solid startupdated: Thu May 24 2012 16:58:00

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy lost his cool in the midst of a heatwave at the BMW PGA Championship as Luke Donald stepped up his challenge to usurp the 2011 U.S. Open champion at the top of the rankings.

Watson savors emotional Masters winupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 06:59:00

First-time Masters champion Bubba Watson admits he's still learning to control his emotions after a miraculous win left him bawling on the green.

Bubba Watson wins U.S. Masters after dramatic playoffupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 05:57:00

Bubba Watson won the 76th U.S. Masters as he beat South African Louis Oosthuizen at the second hole of a sudden death playoff at Augusta National on Sunday.

Masters of the course: The greatest golfers' greatest years updated: Thu Apr 05 2012 18:50:00

When Arnold Palmer drove up Magnolia Lane on the eve of the 1962 Masters, he was in a confident mood. He'd already won it twice, as well as the U.S. and British Opens, but this was to be his "Annus Mirabilis" -- the year he cemented his reputation as a global sporting superstar.

Golf's changing of the guardupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 18:50:00

Golf writer Bill Elliott has witnessed the last 32 Masters tournaments and seen the making of golfing greats.

The Masters by numbers: Magic and misery at Augusta Nationalupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 11:10:00

In the golf world, springtime means only one thing: the Masters.

Houston win puts Mahan in right state of mind for Mastersupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 09:06:00

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will predictably be among the favorites for this week's Masters Tournament, but another name slipped into title contention on Sunday.

Watney knocks out Woods at WGC Match Play in Arizona updated: Fri Feb 24 2012 06:19:00

Nick Watney sent former world No. 1 Tiger Woods packing in the second round of the WGC Match Play Championship in Arizona Thursday.

Dazzling Westwood equals Asian Tour record with 12-under 60 in Thailandupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 12:22:00

World number three Lee Westwood produced the lowest round of his career -- a sparkling 12-under-par 60 -- to lead the inaugural Thailand Golf Championship Thursday. Damon Hack: Rory McIlroy deserving of 2011 SI Sportsmanupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 12:28:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 5. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

St. Andrews' hidden golf coursesupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 02:49:00

St. Andrews and the surrounding Kingdom of Fife, on Scotland's east coast, present golfing visitors with such a bountiful harvest of links that there's no single "correct" itinerary that best covers the region.

McIlroy leads big-money Shanghai Mastersupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 12:25:00

World number three Rory McIlroy carded an opening round 64 on Thursday to finish eight-under-par and lead the Shanghai Masters by one shot.

Ambitious McIlroy quits Chubby's champion stableupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 17:10:00

Rory McIlroy is enjoying the best year of his fledgling golf career, but the U.S. Open champion is already making plans to spread his wings further.

McIlroy, Bradley lead PGA Grand Slam updated: Wed Oct 19 2011 05:43:00

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley share a seven-shot lead after the first round of the PGA Grand Slam in Bermuda.

St Andrews to host 2015 British Openupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 10:53:00

The 2015 British Open will take place at St Andrews it was confirmed Tuesday, with golf's oldest major returning to the Scottish course for the 29th time.

Hoey holds off McIlroy to win Dunhillupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 15:15:00

Michael Hoey held off a last-round charge from U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy to claim the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews Sunday.

Hoey heads Northern Irish charge at celeb-studded links eventupdated: Sat Oct 01 2011 16:13:00

Northern Ireland's incredible golfing year continued on Saturday as Michael Hoey remained ahead of his more heralded compatriots at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Fleetwood and Hoey lead big names in Dunhill Linksupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 16:19:00

Unheralded pair Tommy Fleetwood of England and Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey share the lead at the halfway stage of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Oosthuizen shares lead at St Andrews updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 16:10:00

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen returned to the scene of his greatest triumph to share the first-round lead of the Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. The curious case of Jean Van de Velde's British Open disasterupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 13:37:00

(This story first appeared in SI in 1999.)

Bobby Jones: The gentleman who shaped modern golfupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 11:45:00

He was the first golfing superstar, and his legacy lives on more than 80 years after he made sporting history.

Can anyone stop the 'Chubby Slam' in Atlanta?updated: Thu Aug 11 2011 10:19:00

Apart from their incredible golfing ability, this year's major winners, Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke, have another thing in common.

Major winners grouped together at PGA Championshipupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 08:09:00

Darren Clarke, Rory McIlroy and Charl Schwartzel will start the PGA Championship together, as the tradition of grouping the sport's previous three major winners continues at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Singh outshines Irish stars at Killarneyupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 17:01:00

With four home-based major champions in the Irish Open field, Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh stole the show in Thursday's opening round with a dazzling round of 63.

Clarke dreaming of Open doubleupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 14:03:00

British Open champion Darren Clarke admits it would be a "dream come true" if he could follow up his success at Royal St. George's by capturing the Irish Open crown this weekend.

Darren Clarke takes in the winupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 10:34:00

British Open champion Darren Clarke speaks with Shane O'Donoghue following his first major triumph.

Veteran Clarke makes history with long-awaited British Open titleupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 07:08:00

It was wet, cold and windy, and he hadn't been in contention to win golf's oldest tournament for 10 years, but Darren Clarke finally made the breakthrough at the British Open on Sunday.

British Open 3rd round analysisupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 02:05:00

Shane O'Donoghue talks with Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Alan Shipnuck about the British Open 3rd round.

Top two Donald and Westwood miss cut at British Openupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:48:00

The top two players in the world, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, failed to make the cut in the British Open at Royal St George's, Sandwich, on a bad day for England's leading golfers.

Analysis from the British Openupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:48:00

David Dusek of and CNN's Shane O'Donoghue chat about round one of the British Open.

British Open second round recapupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:44:00

Darren Clarke co-leads with Lucas Glover at the halfway point of the British Open, as Shane O'Donoghue reports.

Clarke and Glover share halfway British Open leadupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 08:44:00

Veteran Northern Irishman Darren Clarke and American Lucas Glover hold a share of the lead after the second round of the British Open at the Royal St George's course, Sandwich.

Numbers game: British Open stats you need to knowupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 14:48:00

Golf is all about numbers, and the British Open has a depth of statistical heritage befitting its rich heritage.

Martin Kaymer on recent golf winsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 09:50:00

2010 PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer tells CNN's Shane O'Donoghue his wins have had a positive impact on him and his family.

Kaymer finds the belief to target further major gloryupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 09:50:00

Martin Kaymer's victory in last year's U.S. PGA Championship has given him the "belief and motivation" to add to his major tally at this week's British Open at Royal St George's this week.

Opening round at the British Openupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 09:48:00

Amateur Tom Lewis and Dane Thomas Bjorn share the lead after opening round play at the British Open.

Young amateur makes history at windswept British Openupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 09:48:00

While the eyes of golfing world were on rising star Rory McIlroy on Thursday, two surprise names claimed the first-round lead at the British Open.

Tiger Woods, agent join Excel Sports Managementupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 12:08:00

Tiger Woods will follow his agent, Mark Steinberg, to Excel Sports Management, the company announced Monday.

Rory McIlroy on recovering from Mastersupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 11:42:00

Rory McIlroy tells Piers Morgan how he was able to recover after the Masters collapse.

Next Tiger? Might be the man from Northern Irelandupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 11:42:00

On a hot April afternoon, young Rory McIlroy had the lead and only nine holes to play before he could become the Masters golf champion.

Mickelson still shooting with young gunsupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 10:37:00

The British Open is a sporting event that venerates maturity.

Injured Woods ruled out of British Openupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 12:12:00

Former world number one Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will miss next week's British Open championship at Sandwich, because of injuries to his left leg.

Veteran Singh receives British Open lifelineupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 10:30:00

Former world number one Vijay Singh has been given the chance to play in the upcoming British Open, but the Fijian will have to first overcome a back injury.

Injured Woods in doubt for British Openupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 17:37:00

Former world number one Tiger Woods insists he will not rush his recovery from a knee injury, casting doubt over the 14-time major champion's participation in next month's British Open.

McIlroy up to third as Britons dominate golf's world rankingsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 15:08:00

Newly-crowned U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy has risen to a career-high third in golf's world rankings, while British players occupy the sport's top three for the first time since the system was introduced in 1986.

Rory McIlroy reflects on U.S. Open titleupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 14:47:00

Rory McIlroy talks with Living Golf Host Shane O'Donoghue following a historic 8 stroke win at the U.S. Open.

McIlroy romps to U.S. Open triumph by eight shotsupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 04:35:00

Rory McIlroy enjoyed a triumphant march Sunday to his first major title as a two-under-par 69 gave him an eight-shot victory in the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

Rory McIlroy leads U.S. Open after 3 rdsupdated: Sun Jun 19 2011 03:32:00

Patrick Snell looks back on Saturday's play at the U.S. Open.

Inspired McIlroy sets the pace at Congressionalupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 18:55:00

Rory McIlroy once again gave notice of his designs on a major championship after a stunning round of 65 saw him surge to the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard.

Graeme McDowell on defending U.S. Openupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 07:13:00

U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell talks about life-changing majors, life in the U.S. and home improvements.

Injury ends Tiger's Sawgrass comebackupdated: Thu May 12 2011 19:18:00

Tiger Woods' return to golf proved to be short-lived when the former world No. 1 pulled out of the prestigious Players Championship after only nine holes of Thursday's opening round.

When hackers attack: Amateur golfers vs. the world's hardest courseupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 12:04:00

Clinging to Scotland's rugged east coast is a golf course so tough it once reduced Sergio Garcia to tears. Just imagine what it could do to a hopeless weekend hacker.

Female reporter denied access at Mastersupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 20:33:00

Reporter Tara Sullivan says a misunderstanding by a security guard kept her from doing her job at the Masters. The Masters (Related Stories)updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 16:01:00

The Masters stories in the SI Vault

Wall Street to Amen Corner: The rollercoaster life of 'Mr Masters'updated: Sat Apr 09 2011 10:35:00

He was born into poverty, became wealthy via the stock exchange, suffered the suicides of both his parents, and would ultimately end his own life on the golf course that bears his legacy.

McIlroy leads Masters after first roundupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 09:27:00

CNN's Shane O'Donoghue interviews Rory McIlroy, who leads the Masters Tournament after the first round of play.

McIlroy out to avoid St Andrews repeatupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 09:27:00

Rory McIlroy has told CNN his 2010 British Open disappointment -- where he led for much of the event but failed to win -- is on his mind after his first round at the Augusta National left him joint top of the leaderboard

McIlroy and Quiros share Masters lead after seven-under 65supdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 07:28:00

Northern's Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros of Spain shot seven-under-par 65s to share the lead after the opening round of the Masters at Augusta National Thursday.

Johnson the Masters favorite?updated: Wed Apr 06 2011 19:01:00

Is Dustin Johnson ready to win The Masters? CNN's Patrick Snell reports.

Kaymer: Masters just 'another tournament'updated: Thu Mar 31 2011 10:07:00

World number one Martin Kaymer has told CNN's Living Golf The Masters is just "another tournament" ahead of the golfing year's first major getting underway on April 7. Gary Van Sickle: Martin Kaymer is the future of golfupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 17:00:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

Scott targets major titles after Singapore successupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 12:33:00

Adam Scott hopes his third Singapore Open title triumph on Monday will act as a springboard for an assault on golf's four major tournaments next year.

Els cashes in at PGA Grand Slam of Golfupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 11:23:00

Ernie Els took full advantage of his unexpected invitation to the PGA Grand of Golf by claiming a one-shot victory in Bermuda.

McIlroy backs himself for PGA Championship gloryupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 12:32:00

Golf's rising star Rory McIlroy says he has learned from his "rollercoaster" experience at the British Open and is tipping himself to be a contender in the PGA Championship which starts Thursday at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

Westwood and Mickelson stalk Tigerupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 15:31:00

Tiger Woods faces two challengers as he bids to retain the world's No. 1 golf ranking for a 271st week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational starting in Ohio on Thursday. British Open (Related Stories)updated: Mon Jul 19 2010 13:15:00

British Open stories in the SI Vault

So who is Oosthuizen?updated: Mon Jul 19 2010 11:07:00

CNN's Justin Armsden has a one-on-one chat with 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.

Level-par finish leaves frustrated Tiger off the paceupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 13:05:00

World number one Tiger Woods closed with a lackluster level-par 72 as his winless stretch in the majors extended to seven attempts after his latest disappointment at the British Open.

Oosthuizen holds four-stroke Open leadupdated: Sat Jul 17 2010 17:10:00

Louis Oosthuizen is four strokes clear of Paul Casey going into the final round of the British Open at St Andrews, after a superb three-under-par 69 left him on a 54-hole total of 201.

Oosthuizen leads way at British Open as winds cause havocupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 18:45:00

South African Louis Oosthuizen held the halfway lead in the British Open as gale force winds derailed the challenge of overnight leader Rory McIlroy and a clutch of other contenders.

2010 British Open previewupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 14:58:00

CNN's Justin Armsden previews the 2010 British Open, which is taking place at the home of golf at St. Andrews in Scotland.

McIlroy fires record 63 to lead British Openupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 14:58:00

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy equaled the lowest-ever round at a major championship with a nine-under-par 63 on the opening day of the British Open at St Andrews on Thursday.

St. Andrews celebrates 150th anniversary of British Openupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 14:33:00

It is surely fitting that the home of golf, St. Andrews in Scotland, is hosting the 150th British Open, which started on Thursday on the famous links.

Tiger spared public rebuke by Open Championship chief executiveupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 14:37:00

The man in charge of the Open Championship has refused to hand Tiger Woods another public rebuke on the eve of the famous tournament at St Andrews.

Woods drawn with Rose, Villegas at British Openupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 09:02:00

World number one Tiger Woods will play alongside in-form Englishman Justin Rose and Camilo Villegas of Colombia in the first two rounds of golf's British Open at St Andrews, starting on Thursday.

Woods changes putter for historic British Open bidupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 09:01:00

Tiger Woods will have a new putter in his hands as he bids to make golfing history by becoming the first player to win the British Open at the same venue three times in a row after earlier triumphs at St.Andrews in 2000 and 2005.

Mickelson misses cut at Scottish Openupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 15:49:00

Phil Mickelson's hopes of claiming the world number one spot from Tiger Woods were dashed for the time being after he missed the cut at the Scottish Open in Loch Lomond on Friday.

Stewart Cink ready for St. Andrewsupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 08:36:00

Living Golf talks to reigning open champion Stewart Cink ahead of his defense at St. Andrews.

Cink vows to give his all for back-to-back British Open successupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 08:36:00

U.S. golfer Stewart Cink has promised a "fiercely competitive" defense of his British Open title at St Andrews next week.

Mickelson plays down No. 1 bid ahead of Scottish Openupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 14:30:00

Phil Mickelson insists that he is concentrating on winning this week's Scottish Open rather than his opportunity to take golf's world number one ranking from rival Tiger Woods.

McDowell takes U.S. Open titleupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 10:45:00

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell edged out Gregory Havret of France by a stroke on Sunday to become the first European to claim the U.S. Open golf title in 40 years.

Rose, Fowler fall short at U.S. Open qualifyingupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 12:12:00

Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler both failed to qualify for next week's U.S. Open, one day after finishing first and second in the PGA Tour's Memorial tournament.

Poulter, Westwood share lead as Woods looms largeupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 11:18:00

English pair Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood shared the halfway lead at the U.S. Masters with Tiger Woods in a five-strong chasing group just two shots behind. Richard Deitsch: Tiger's Monday news conference makes this a Masters like none otherupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 17:50:00

If you're curious how Tiger Woods morphed into the sports world's version of the E! True Hollywood Story, the Los Angeles office of Harvey Levin is a good place to start. Levin is the managing editor of, a celebrity website that has proved more difficult for the golfer than any bunker blast from a downhill lie. Staffers of the TMZ newsroom mockingly call themselves members of TNN -- as in the Tiger News Network. The site has published nine Woods stories since April 1 alone, and it's sure to have at least one more after Woods holds a news conference Monday afternoon, his first meeting with a room of reporters in months.

Inside the Masters golf 3-D bunkerupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 19:44:00

The nostalgia is so thick in the air at the Masters golf tournament that it sometimes seems a wonder you can see anything at all.

Who will win the Masters?updated: Wed Apr 07 2010 13:25:00

CNN's Justin Armsden reports on who has a chance at winning the Masters golf tournament.

Tiger teeing it up for Mastersupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 12:28:00

Damon Hack of Sports Illustrated discusses the pros and cons of Tiger Woods choosing the Masters as his return to golf.

Tiger Woods to return to golf at Mastersupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 12:28:00

Four months after an auto accident and reports of extramarital affairs put his golf career on hold, Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he plans to return to the sport at the Masters Tournament in April.

Tiger Woods to play his way outupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 14:19:00

Golf's prodigal son is about to return. The question, as it has been since the beginning of time, is whether the parable is more about repentance or forgiveness.

Peers react to Tiger's returnupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 14:19:00

Golfers share their thoughts on Tiger Woods making his return at the Masters. Video from WTSP.

CNNMoney: Tiger Woods' return to benefit CBS, ESPNupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 11:04:00

Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday that he would make his return to golf on April 8 for the 2010 Masters Tournament, and media analysts say the broadcasters covering the event have reason to be giddy.

Bunker down in a crazy golf hotelupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 11:26:00

Golf is a game which lends itself to luxury stays in swanky resorts, so not unnaturally the accommodation offered in its hotels and clubhouses is often of the highest standard with cutting edge architecture and design to the fore with no expense spared.

How Tiger defined golf in the Noughtiesupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 08:21:00

In the 10 years since the turn of the century, golf has seen some remarkable twists and turns, but the domination of the sport by one man was a story few other developments could match.

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