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Rory McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

One incredible month of golf was enough for Rory McIlroy to be voted PGA Tour player of the year.

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Adam Scott hopes for third time lucky after British Open near-misses

Open season: Adam Scott checks out the lay of the land at Royal Liverpool ahead of this week's British Open.

Tony Jimenez World No.1 Adam Scott has left no stone unturned in the build-up to this week's British Open as he strives to make it third time lucky after two successive near-misses at golf's oldest major...

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Stage set for tight British Open golf tournament

Tiger Woods returns to the major scene at the British Open.

The stage is set for the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool Golf club, with title contenders keeping one eye on back-from-injury Tiger Woods and another on the ever-changing weather conditions.

Two-stroke penalty costs Ahn lead at Women's British Open

Rules error cost Ahn Sun-Ju dearly.

South Korean Ahn Sun-ju cost herself the third round lead when she was penalised two strokes for a rules violation at the Women's British Open on Saturday.

Mo Martin wins Women's British Open

Martin's previous best finish on the LPGA Tour was third.

Elspeth Burnside Mo Martin arrived at the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale as a little-known American but has left as golf's newest major champion after a one-shot triumph.

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Canberra's Nikki Campbell top Aussie at British Open

Nikki Campbell finished equal 38th at the  the Ladies British Open.

Jon Tuxworth Canberra golfer Nikki Campbell finished the best of the Australians at the Ladies British Open, finishing in a tie for 38th in the major at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

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Marc Leishman makes strong start at British Open

Marc Leishman at Hoylake.

Australian Marc Leishman was among the early pacesetters as the 143rd British Open began in glorious conditions at Royal Liverpool on Thursday.

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Marc Leishman off to strong start at British Open

Eyes on the ball: Marc Leishman during his opening round at the British Open.

Liam FitzGibbon Australian Marc Leishman has made the most of glorious conditions at Royal Liverpool to put himself in the early mix at the British Open.

Man charged following buggy crash at British Open

A 44-year-old man, Jason Holland of Merseyside, was charged with common assault and a motoring offence on Thursday after allegeldy taking a golf buggy for an illicit spin at Hoylake on Wednesday.

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Gunslinging Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show in British Open golf

Tiger Woods carded an impressive opening round 69 at Hoylake.

Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show in a thrilling opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday.

18 over par: the Aussie's horror round at the British Open

Worst round in 15 years: Bryden Macpherson of Australia hits his tee shot on the 11th hole.

Liam FitzGibbon Young Australian golfer Bryden Macpherson has endured a British Open nightmare, producing the tournament's worst round in 15 years.

British Open: Adam Scott may rue the putts that got away

Scott struggled with his broomstick putter.

Malcolm Knox Adam Scott's putter once again proved his biggest problem as the British Open got under way at Hoylake.

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Phil Mickelson stays in touch after second round of British Open

Phil Mickelson hits a pitch shot on the third hole during the second round of the British Open on Friday.

Hoylake, England Phil Mickelson tries to accentuate the positives despite a chequered second round in the British Open.

Adam Scott down but not out of British Open just yet

Still in it: Adam Scott looks on at the 11th hole during his second round at Royal Liverpool.

World No.1 Adam Scott lost ground to the British Open leading pack but a strong second-round finish kept him in the hunt for the Claret Jug.

Tiger Woods struggles as wind sweeps in bad luck at the British Open

Tiger Woods during his second round, on day two of the 2014 British Open Golf.

Malcolm Knox With winds at Hoylake building on Thursday afternoon and peaking on Friday morning, the British Open field was severed into two groups, one with all the luck and the other with none.

64-year-old Tom Watson shoots 73 again, makes British Open cut

When I'm 64: Tom Watson made the cut at the British Open.

Tom Smith Tom Watson always has been a favorite among fans at the British Open, and it showed again Friday.

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Rory McIlroy in command at British Open

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy clamped a stranglehold on the British Open on Friday with a second straight round of 66 which left him four strokes clear of the field going into the weekend.

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British Open leader McIlroy under attack from charging Fowler

Rory McIlroy watches his shot from the eighth tee during the third round of the British Open on Saturday.

Hoylake, England Rory McIlroy's grip on the Open loosens as he suffers a jittery start to his second round.

British Open: Rory McIlroy responds as the challengers charge

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Malcolm Knox It took the loss of sole possession of a lead he had held since Thursday to sting Rory McIlroy into a withering response that, by the end of the third round, tightened his grip on the Open...

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Rory McIlroy soars with double eagle finish to lead British Open by six

In a strong position: Rory McIlroy will be hard to beat in the fourth round.

Allan Kelly A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to...

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