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 Webb Simpson pulled out this year's British Open Friday because his wife is due to give birth later this month.
Some of the greatest champions of all time have missed out at the Olympic Club -- the venue for this year's U.S. Open.
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 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.
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 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.
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 writer Bill Elliott has witnessed the last 32 Masters tournaments and seen the making of golfing greats.
In the golf world, springtime means only one thing: the Masters.
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.
Nick Watney sent former world No. 1 Tiger Woods packing in the second round of the WGC Match Play Championship in Arizona Thursday.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(This story first appeared in SI in 1999.)
He was the first golfing superstar, and his legacy lives on more than 80 years after he made sporting history.
Apart from their incredible golfing ability, this year's major winners, Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke, have another thing in common.
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.
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.
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.
British Open champion Darren Clarke speaks with Shane O'Donoghue following his first major triumph.
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.
Shane O'Donoghue talks with Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Alan Shipnuck about the British Open 3rd round.
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.
David Dusek of Golf.com and CNN's Shane O'Donoghue chat about round one of the British Open.
Darren Clarke co-leads with Lucas Glover at the halfway point of the British Open, as Shane O'Donoghue reports.
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.
Golf is all about numbers, and the British Open has a depth of statistical heritage befitting its rich heritage.
2010 PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer tells CNN's Shane O'Donoghue his wins have had a positive impact on him and his family.
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.
Amateur Tom Lewis and Dane Thomas Bjorn share the lead after opening round play at the British Open.
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 will follow his agent, Mark Steinberg, to Excel Sports Management, the company announced Monday.
Rory McIlroy tells Piers Morgan how he was able to recover after the Masters collapse.
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.
The British Open is a sporting event that venerates maturity.
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.
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.
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.
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 talks with Living Golf Host Shane O'Donoghue following a historic 8 stroke win at the U.S. Open.
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.
Patrick Snell looks back on Saturday's play at the U.S. Open.
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.
U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell talks about life-changing majors, life in the U.S. and home improvements.
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.
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.
Reporter Tara Sullivan says a misunderstanding by a security guard kept her from doing her job at the Masters.
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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.
CNN's Shane O'Donoghue interviews Rory McIlroy, who leads the Masters Tournament after the first round of play.
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
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.
Is Dustin Johnson ready to win The Masters? CNN's Patrick Snell reports.
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.
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.
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.
Ernie Els took full advantage of his unexpected invitation to the PGA Grand of Golf by claiming a one-shot victory in Bermuda.
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.
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.
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CNN's Justin Armsden has a one-on-one chat with 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.
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.
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.
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.
CNN's Justin Armsden previews the 2010 British Open, which is taking place at the home of golf at St. Andrews in Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Living Golf talks to reigning open champion Stewart Cink ahead of his defense at St. Andrews.
U.S. golfer Stewart Cink has promised a "fiercely competitive" defense of his British Open title at St Andrews next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 TMZ.com, 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.
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.
CNN's Justin Armsden reports on who has a chance at winning the Masters golf tournament.
Damon Hack of Sports Illustrated discusses the pros and cons of Tiger Woods choosing the Masters as his return to golf.
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.
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.
Golfers share their thoughts on Tiger Woods making his return at the Masters. Video from WTSP.
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.
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.
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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