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IOC OKs Golf, Rugby for Rio Games

Golfers, ruggers seek Olympic gold in 2016 for first time in 100 years or more

(Newser) - Medals for golf and rugby will be awarded at the 2016 Olympics for the first time in a century or more. The IOC voted today to reinstate the sports for the Rio de Janeiro games and provisionally accepted them for the 2020 Olympiad. Golf has not been played at the... More »

Tiger Claws Out 2-Shot Lead at US PGA

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was one round away from winning another major but he squandered a four-shot lead and drew more company than he wanted at the US PGA Championship today. Woods played so-so on another windy afternoon at Hazeltine National until his lead was gone. Only at the end of the... More »

Tiger's #1 Ranking in Danger

Woods' injury absence has let rivals get closer, and he won't return until Feb.

(Newser) - Tiger Woods may be the most dominant golfer alive, but his place atop the world rankings is far from secure, Reuters reports. After his incredible US Open victory in June, Woods held a commanding lead over No. 2 Phil Mickelson, but he’s seen that lead dwindle as he recovers... More »

Harrington Wins PGA

Irish star breaks 78-year-old European dry spell

(Newser) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington yesterday became the first European since 1930 to win the US PGA Championship. Harrington bested Sergio Garcia in a tense duel at Oakland Hills with a par four on the 18th, matching Tiger Woods' 2006 achievement of winning major tournaments back-to-back, reports RTE. More »

Harrington Wins 2nd Straight Brit Open

Irishman beats out Poulter after bogeys blow Norman's lead

(Newser) - Padraig Harrington won his second British Open in a row today, beating out Ian Poulter by four strokes to shoot a final round of 1-under 69 for a three-over total of 283. Greg Norman—the 53-year old Aussie poised to become the oldest major champion in the history of golf—... More »

Choi Grabs British Lead

Korean at 1-under, a stroke better than rejuvenated Norman

(Newser) - Greg Norman's lead didn't hold up in today's second round of the British Open, with KJ Choi shooting a 3-under-par 67 to snatch the top spot heading into the weekend at Royal Birkdale. The South Korean, at 1-under 139, is the only player in the field under par. Three weeks... More »

Tiger, Phil Missing First PGA Stop of '08

31 winners from last year will tee it up in Kapalua this week

(Newser) - Not all the stars will be out when the PGA Tour kicks off with the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Kapalua, Hawaii this week. Four winners from last year, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and British Open champion Padraig Harrington are all taking a pass, reports the AP. Among those competing are... More »

Clark Ties East Lake Record

His 62 is a bright spot on a soggy first day for the PGA Tour

(Newser) - With an 8 under par, South African Tim Clark began the PGA Tour Championship by tying the 62-stroke record at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, reports the Kansas City Star. Only nine of his fellow golfers can compare their scores to his, however, as severe weather delays kept the... More »

Tiger to Skip PGA in Bermuda

Furyk will putt in his place while Woods spends time with family

(Newser) - Tiger Woods will not be playing in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda this October, citing a desire to spend more time with his family, AP reports. The seven-time PGA Grand Slam champion will be focusing on his new daughter, Sam Alexis, and wife Elin Nordegren. Alternate Jim... More »

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 »

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