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Sorry, US: Europe Keeps Ryder Cup

Europeans have won 8 of last 10 meetings

(Newser) - The Ryder Cup is staying in Europe. Jamie Donaldson assured Europe the 14 points it needed to keep the precious gold trophy today when he went 4 up with four holes to play against Keegan Bradley. The worst he could do was a half-point. Rory McIlroy showed off his class... More »

Cink Robs Watson of Storied Win

Leader's bogeys put him 1 stroke behind Brit

(Newser) - Tom Watson squandered a chance to become golf's oldest major champion today, as the 59-year-old American missed an 8-foot putt on the 72nd hole of the British Open, then lost a four-hole playoff to Stewart Cink. Cink won his first major title, but this one will be remembered as the... More »

Watson, 59, Leads Young Rivals Before Final Day

Hip replacement can't stop five-time American champ

(Newser) - A teary Tom Watson moved one hole closer to history today at the British Open, using two late birdies to take a one-stroke lead over younger upstarts Matthew Goggin of Australia and Ross Fisher of England, reports. “It’s a surprise,” Watson said. The 59-year-old American,... More »

Tiger Misses Cut; Watson Keeps Lead

(Newser) - Tiger Woods missed the British Open cut after shooting a 4-over 74 in today's second round, marking only the second time he has failed to advance in a major since turning pro; the first was the 2006 US Open, which took place soon after the death of his father. But... More »

Watson Relives Old Glories Before Delighted Brits

(Newser) - Tom Watson—yep, that Tom Watson—found himself in an unusual spot today: explaining how on earth he's atop the leader board at the British Open at age 59. “I think there was some spirituality out there," he said after his 5-under-par 65, "just the serenity of... More »

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