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.
Woods falls behind in U.S. Open's third round CNN's Patrick Snell reports.
Some of golf's biggest names failed Friday to make the cut at the U.S. Open, victims of the Olympic Club's unforgiving roughs and slick greens.
Tiger Woods kept his recent strong play going Thursday, shooting a 1-under 69 to keep him within shouting distance of the leader at the U.S. Open.
There will be many star golfers swinging irons at the Olympic Club starting Thursday, but for the next few days all eyes will be on Tiger Woods.
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.
18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus describes the tough test golfers can expect at the Olympic Club golf course.
At 14 years old, most teenagers think the stress of entering high school is enough.
Four-time major winner Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Memorial Tournament on Friday, blaming fatigue as the reason behind his decision.
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.
Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson carded a second round 66 Friday to head the field at the halfway stage of the WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.
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.
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.
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.
The British Open is a sporting event that venerates maturity.
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.
Teenager Patrick Cantlay has brushed aside talk about turning professional after becoming the first amateur golfer to card 60 on the PGA Tour.
A community golf course provides an opportunity for young golfers to experience the game for the first time.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson holds a one-shot lead after the opening round of the BMW International event in Munich, continuing the return to form he showed at last week's U.S. Open.
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Rory McIlroy talks with Living Golf Host Shane O'Donoghue following a historic 8 stroke win at the U.S. Open.
Newly-crowned U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy has told CNN he would love to emulate the dominance of former world number one Tiger Woods after clinching his first major triumph at Congressional County Club on Sunday.
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.
They come in their tens of thousands, wearing golf shirts and caps and ready to pay homage to the players who make their sport look easy.
Patrick Snell looks back on Saturday's play at the U.S. Open.
Rory McIlroy tightened his grip on the U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland Saturday, after another commanding display in the third round earned him an eight-stroke lead.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy equaled the biggest halfway lead in U.S. Open history, after a sensational second round display at the Congressional course in Maryland.
Luke Donald says he would happily trade his status as golf's best player for a haul of major titles as he prepares to battle for the U.S. Open crown.
U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell talks about life-changing majors, life in the U.S. and home improvements.
Just hours after landing his first PGA Tour golf title in a 13-year professional career, Dallas resident Harrison Frazar was delighted to see his beloved Mavericks match that feat by claiming a first NBA championship on Sunday.
Fourteen-time major champion Tiger Woods has announced he is to miss the upcoming U.S. Open through injury.
What a difference a day makes. On Friday, Graeme McDowell was well placed to successfully defend his Wales Open title as he builds up to his bid to retain his first major golf crown in the United States.
When Graeme McDowell was leading at the halfway stage of last year's U.S. Open, the Northern Irishman was struck dumb by the prospect that he might join the list of legendary golfers to triumph at Pebble Beach.
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.
Recovering from a few days in Iceland. And now feeling like I don't need to visit the moon ...
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.
Hey everyone, here's a pre-Open bag. We'll post men's and women's seed reports shortly after the draws are released Thursday afternoon. Also, during the tournament, we'll be blogging, tweeting, and doing some video, so feel free to bookmark the SI.com tennis page.
U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell returned to a heroes welcome in his native Northern Ireland.
U.S. Open hero Graeme McDowell says the support of his family was the vital ingredient in his remarkable U.S. Open triumph at Pebble Beach.
Graeme McDowell talks about making history at the U.S. Open and speaks with CNN's Patrick Snell.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell says his surprise victory at the U.S. Open just underlines the growing challenge of European golfers in the sport's major events.
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.
Tiger Woods stormed back into contention at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach with a third round 66, leaving him in third place, five shots behind new leader, American Dustin Johnson.
The enduring beauty of the U.S. Open has little to do with the golf course on which it is played in a given year.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell scored a 3 under par 68 in the second round to lead at the halfway point in the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in California.
With the Los Angeles Lakers repeating as NBA champs, the sports world changes seasons. The US Open concludes at historic Pebble Beach this weekend. The College World Series opens in Omaha, Nebraska, for the last time at Rosenblatt Stadium. Countries try to advance to the knockout round in the World Cup in South Africa, and could a major-league pitcher be named MVP for the first time since 1992?
Englishman Paul Casey and American Shaun Micheel share the lead at the U.S. Open after both shot two-under rounds of 69 on an intriguing first day at Pebble Beach. Despite kind conditions, only nine golfers managed to shoot rounds under par, with Casey bidding to be the first European to win the U.S. Open in 40 years.
Until this year, the golf world had been a fairly easy place to predict over the past decade, given Tiger Woods' dominance. But this week's U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in California comes at a time when all bets are off -- dozens of players are in now in genuine contention to win the second of 2010's golf majors.
When the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Friday, 18,000 specially trained volunteers will be on hand to help South Africa host football's biggest competition.
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.
World number one Tiger Woods has submitted an entry to take part in this June's U.S. Open, the second major tournament of the year.
1. If there's not outright parity in the men's game, we're a long way from the days when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were combining to win 17 of 18 majors titles. Federer's flame, understandably, has lost some intensity; and Nadal has suffered in both body and spirit. It was Juan Martin del Potro who won the 2009 U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic who was the MVP of the fall, and Nikolay Davydenko who won the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London. Look for the democratization of the men's game to continue in 2010.
The U.S. Open golf championship had a humble beginning when 11 players in 1895 completed on a nine-hole course in Newport, Rhode Island.
Rain halts play, but not before Ricky Barnes sets 36-hole scoring record for U.S. Open. CNN's Larry Smith reports.
The third round of the U.S. Open, which briefly started on Saturday evening before being suspended because of further rain at Bethpage Black, has been put back yet again because of persisent ovenight wet weather.
American Lucas Glover seized the lead in the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black on Friday on six-under-par after 13 holes before the second round was suspended due to darkness.
There's a new game at the U.S. Open, and speed is the key -- play as much golf as possible when possible before getting caught in game-stopping rain.
Larry Smith has a preview of the start of the U.S. Open men's golf tournament.
Thursday's play at the 109th U.S. Open golf tournament at Bethpage Black has been cancelled for the day because of heavy and persistent rain which left the New York course completely saturated.
Tiger Woods tries to defend his U.S. Open title, while Phil Mickelson plays with a heavy heart. Larry Smith reports.
The U.S. Open has a reputation for testing the world's best golfers with the most demanding courses.
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Tiger Woods' former coach, Butch Harmon, sits down for a chat about the golf pro.
The world's number one golfer hasn't hit a ball in competition since he won the U.S. Open in June last year. Now Tiger Woods faces a challenge to hold on to his place at the top of the rankings.
Swedish duo Johan Edfors and Mikael Lundberg both carded six-under-par rounds of 66 to share the lead after a weather-affected first round of the Abu Dhabi Championship on Thursday -- reports the official European Tour Web site.
Jim Furyk conjured a superb eagle at the first playoff hole to stun double major winner Padraig Harrington and claim the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.
NEW YORK -- Still awash in the afterglow of her Olympics win in Beijing, Elena Dementieva soaked in the magnitude of her golden moment as she flew back to her native Russia two weeks ago. Upon landing at Sheremetyevo Airport in a Moscow suburb, she was greeted by fans waving signs, flowers and flags.
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.
Golf's U.S. Open teed off Thursday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. We dug through the championship's history to find some crucial details (and trivial moments, too
Tiger Woods remains confident he will be a competitive force when the U.S. Open begins at Torrey Pines on Thursday, despite not having played a full round of golf as he recovers from knee surgery.
World number one Tiger Woods will begin his much-vaunted bid for a sweep of this season's majors when he tees off on Thursday morning at Augusta National.
Sweden's Niclas Fasth and Kevin Stadler of the United States led after the opening day of the HSBC Champions in Shanghai, closely pursued by a clutch of the $5 million tournament's star attractions.
Roger Federer described his Cincinnati Masters victory on Sunday as the perfect preparation for his bid to win a fourth consecutive U.S. Open title.
TULSA, Okla. -- It seemed like 2000 again in Akron, Ohio, on Sunday, when Tiger Woods won the Bridgestone Invitational by eight strokes, lapping the field at Firestone Country Club. It was the sixth time he's won on Firestone's South Course.
Scotland's Colin Montgomerie has withdrawn from this week's BMW International in Munich after falling ill, his manager said.
What ever happened to Tiger Woods? You remember him, right? Big smile, flawless putting stroke and an aura so intimidating that other players' mock turtlenecks would get tighter at the very sight of his name on the leader board. Woods may lead the PGA Tour in victories, scoring average and all-important FedEx Cup points, but the story of the year in golf is that something has gone missing in Tiger's game. The most ruthless closer the sport has known has developed a vulnerability when it matters most, and it cost him last week's U.S. Open, just as it did the Masters earlier this year.
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) -- Tiger Woods got his first look at Oakmont Country Club on Sunday as he began preparations for the U.S. Open.
In a final-round duel between the legendary Ernie Els and the career grinder Boo Weekley, you know who wins, right?
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - If not for ol' No. 18, Retief Goosen would be in great shape.
For 30-plus years Jack Nicklaus kept saying that fatherhood was his highest priority, thereby screwing things up for the rest of us. Now we dads have to sit through those interminable swim meets on beautiful summer evenings when we could be playing a twilight nine, all because Big Jack never missed any of Jackie's golf tournaments or Steve's football games or Nan's volleyball matches.
U.S. Open champion Maria Sharapova has joined Justine Henin-Hardenne and Amelie Mauresmo in qualifying for the season-ending WTA championships in Madrid.
Former double U.S. Open champion Venus Williams has withdrawn from the final grand slam of the year after failing to recover from a wrist injury.
Former U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova has put out fellow-Russian Elena Dementieva 6-3 3-6 6-2 to reach the semifinals in New Haven.
US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy thought his breakthrough in the majors had been most likely to come in the British Open.
U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson, aiming for a remarkable third straight major title, made a fine start to his U.S. Open campaign at Winged Foot with an even par 70.
Former U.S. amateur champion Matt Kuchar booked his place at next week's U.S. Open with a sparkling display in sectional qualifying in Atlanta on Tuesday.
Tiger Woods quashed speculation that he might miss the U.S. Open while he mourns the recent death of his father, by announcing on his Web site that he will tee up for the second major of the season at Winged Foot.
Lee Westwood may have cut off his only chance of qualifying for next month's U.S. Open and further hindered his Ryder Cup chances.
U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson is excited about his new-found ability to peak at the biggest events, regardless of his form in the build-up.
The number of entries for this year's U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club is the third highest ever.
Canada's Stephen Ames recovered from an early double-bogey to edge one shot clear in treacherous, gusting winds after three rounds of the Players Championship at the TPC at Sawgrass.
Sergio Garcia edged one shot clear in The Players Championship third round on Saturday as most of the field struggled on fast greens in swirling winds.
Jim Furyk moved one shot clear of the field with a one-under-par 71 in the Players Championship second round on Friday.
The Australian Open is bracing itself for another body blow as women's world number two Kim Clijsters was forced to pull out of the Sydney International event on Wednesday with a hip injury.
Ernie Els will miss the first two events of the 2006 U.S. Tour in a bid to improve on his disappointing form in the majors this year.
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