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No Grand Slam after Jordan Spieth falls 1-shot short of Open playoff

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After a bogey on 17, Jordan Spieth came to the 18th hole needing a birdie to tie the leaders. After his approach shot spun back off the front of the green, Spieth hit a good birdie putt, but it missed by two inches, ending his chance at a grand slam. Spieth misses by an two inches. There will not be a Grand Slam ...

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Jordan Spieth one shot back from Open leaders: ‘I’m going to play to win’

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The 21-year-old Jordan Spieth is at 11-under overall and will enter Monday’s final round of the Open Championship trailing amateur Paul Dunne, Jason Day and 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen by a stroke. “At this point it’s free rolling,” Spieth said. “I’m going to play to win — I’m not playing for a place. I don’t want to place third tomorrow. I want to win. ...

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Tiger Woods: ‘I made so many mistakes’

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Tiger Woods had another miserable round in a major championship, shooting a 4-over-par 76 on Thursday at the Open Championship. After 9, Woods was 4-over 40.  He bogeyed No. 1, 2, 5 and seven on the first nine and then bogeyed the 10th hole.  A birdie on No. 14 got him back to 4-over. Woods was called a “middle-of-the-pack hack” by ESPN’s golf ...

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Dustin Johnson blames U.S. Open choke on ‘bounces’

Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson needed an eagle to win the U.S. Open or a birdie to force an 18-hole playoff with Jordan Spieth. Unfortunately for the American golfer, the ball went past the hole by three feet on his eagle putt.  On the come-back, Johnson pulled the ball to the right of the hole, giving Spieth the outright win. Johnson left Chambers Bay tied with Louis ...

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Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner burn tabloids, play practice round together

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Jason Dufner and Tiger Woods are obviously not feuding over the tabloids reports involving Dufner’s ex-wife Amanda. Two weeks ago, the tabloids reported that Tiger and Dufner’s ex-wife Amanda had been dating “for months,” and that Woods even flew her to Seattle when he was preparing for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. “Even though Tiger dated Lindsey for years, he had a ‘thing’ ...

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Rory McIlroy turned to Tiger Woods for advice after injury

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Soon after injuring his left ankle, Rory McIlroy turned to Tiger Woods to discuss the injury. McIlroy, who sent Woods a text message on July 4, injured his left ankle while playing soccer with his friends and later learned that he had sustained a total rupture of an ankle ligament and the associated joint capsule. He announced Wednesday that he would not ...

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Jordan Spieth rattles pin, leaves huge mark on edge of cup

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Jordan Spieth nearly holed out a pitching wedge from 144 yards Saturday at the John Deere Classic.  The shot rattled the pin and left a huge mark on the edge of the cup, which required a member of the grounds crew to fix. Here’s a good way to illustrate how dialed in Jordan Spieth is. #QuickHits http://t.co/Xe6EULMIU8 — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 11, ...

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Rory McIlroy will miss Open Championship

Rory Mcilroy

Rory McIlroy will not defend his title in the Open Championship, the first time in 61 years the defending champion will not be playing. The world’s No. 1 player announced Wednesday that the injury to his left ankle, a ruptured ligament, will keep him from from playing in the Open Championship at St. Andrews. After much consideration, I have decided not to play ...

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Phil Mickelson won’t comment on reported ties to illegal gambling scheme

Phil Mickelson

On Tuesday, Phil Mickleson said he didn’t feel it was necessary to comment on the ESPN.com report that linked the five-time major championship winner to an illegal gambling operation. “People are going to say things good; they are going to say things bad; they are going to say things true; they are going to say things not true,” Mickelson told reporters ahead of ...

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Rory McIlroy ruptures ankle ligament while playing soccer

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy announced Monday that he suffered a total rupture of the anterior talofibular ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer with friends Saturday. “Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday. Continuing to assess extent of injury and treatment plan day by day. Rehab already started….. Working hard ...

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