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Now, Rory McIlroy returns as a four-time major champion with the weight of a nation on his shoulders as his native Northern Ireland welcomes golf's 148th Open Championship for the first time in 68 years because of political strife in the province.The significance runs deep for McIlroy -- he describes it as "surreal" -- …
The walk, the practice range sessions, even the delivery in his press conferences. Where once burned a prickly intensity, he now faces his inquisitors with something akin to rapprochement.Where once he gave nothing away, Woods seems more open to letting us in. Or at least, now and again. Perhaps he's tiring of the fight, …
Two hours after his private jet touched down, Tiger Woods was on the first tee here taking his first trip around Royal Portrush and while the fans were ecstatic at last to have the icon in town — as the atmosphere builds for Northern Ireland’s first Open Championship in 68 years — his body …
Everything changed, though, when he helped expand the Britain and Ireland team to become European, first captaining them in 1983. He inspired them to challenge the USA, establishing a winning mentality that has continued -- almost uninterrupted -- ever since.Before his captaincy, the Americans had won it on 20 occasions out of 24; since …
John Daly has withdrawn from this month’s British Open three days after the R&A in Scotland, which organizes the event, declined the 53-year-old’s request to use a cart. Daly, who suffers from osteoarthritis in his right knee, regularly uses a cart on the senior tour and was granted a medical exemption by the PGA …

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