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Woods: Open my best shot at major win

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Tiger Woods doesn't feel as old at the oldest championship in golf.

Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday morning. Instead of being among the first on the tee for practice, he didn't show up at Carnoustie until his news conference just before lunch. Then, he played nine holes with Masters champion Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau.

This was not a case of a 42-year-old needing his rest.


Rose doesn't understand poor Open record

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) It's been 20 years since Justin Rose, his slight frame shrouded by a baggy red sweater, holed out for eagle to secure a tie for fourth place at the British Open.

He was just a kid then -a 17-year-old amateur seemingly with the golfing world at his feet - but it remains his best finish at his home major. Read More...

Masters champ Reed eyes 2nd major title

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Patrick Reed would figure to be a player British fans love to hate, largely due to his passionate play for the other side in the Ryder Cup.

But at least one Scot found something to like Tuesday as the Masters champion tried a variety of shots in a British Open practice round on the links of Carnoustie before hitting a Scottish-like punch 6-iron that ran some 100 yards on the ground before ending up next to the pin on the 16th green. Read More...

American stars grow up together

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Justin Thomas lost a skin by making bogey. He won a bet by making par.

All on the same hole.

Koepka traces success to Scotland

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) It was just five years ago that Brooks Koepka won the Scottish Hydro Challenge to earn a spot on the European Tour.

He's got fond memories of that, and even bigger things in mind in Scotland this week. Read More...

Fleetwood poised to end US majors reign

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Two rounds of 63, made eight months apart and on different sides of the Atlantic, are fuelling the belief that Tommy Fleetwood can end the American dominance of the majors at the British Open.

The first came at the Dunhill Links Championship in October when he broke the course record at Carnoustie, where the world's oldest major will be staged this week. Read More...

Kim wins John Deere by record 8 strokes

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) Michael Kim didn't just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run.

Kim's prizes? A little over a million bucks, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open. Read More...

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