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Harrington Wins British Open

Irishman is first European to charm claret jug away in eight years

(Newser) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington became the first European to win the British Open since 1999 today, shooting a 4-under 67 in the final round to force a four-hole playoff with Spain's Sergio Garcia. In one of the tightest finishes the unforgiving Carnoustie Links has ever seen, Harrington hit twice into the... More »

Garcia Heads For Carnoustie Win

Spaniard closes in after brilliant third round; Tiger out

(Newser) - Spain's Sergio Garcia has a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of the British Open, after a brilliant 3-under 68 today at Carnoustie Links. Now nine under, his nearest opponent in the finals is American Steve Stricker; Tiger Woods fell back to 15th today. If El Nino holds his... More »

Tiger Good, Garcia Better at British Open

Garcia leads the pack at six-under 65 after Day One in Carnoustie

(Newser) - In a year characterized by high scores and sloppy majors play, Carnoustie has thus far proved the antidote; 24 players finished under par after day one, led by Spain's Sergio Garcia at a 6-under 65. Carnoustie was Garcia's first major tournament, in 1999, when he hit an 89 on the... More »

Player Charges PGA Drug Use

Gary Player says at least 10 golfers are using enhancers

(Newser) - Former British Open champion Gary Player said yesterday he knows "for a fact" some players on the PGA Tour have used performance-enhancing drugs. "Whether it's HGH, whether it's creatine, or whether it's steroids," the 1968 Carnoustie winner lamented, "we're dreaming if we think it's not coming... More »

Havret Bests Mickelson in Scottish Open

In one-hole playoff, Frenchman qualifies for his first major

(Newser) - France's Gregory Havret emerged as the Scottish Open champion yesterday, besting Phil Mickelson in the first hole of a playoff. Mickelson, who has a history of faltering late, found himself in the tiebreak after an ugly drive and a bogey on 18. Another one-over by Lefty opened the door for... More »

Choi Takes First AT&T National

South Korean finishes 9 under in first run of Tiger's tournament

(Newser) - South Korean K.J. Choi shot a final-round 68 to win the first annual AT&T National tournament yesterday. Choi, fresh off his victory at the Jack Nicklaus Memorial five weeks ago, overcame Stuart Appleby's two-shot lead in the final round, capping his masterful play with a birdie from the... More »

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