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  1. Jordan Spieth wins British Open (w/ video)

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    SOUTHPORT, England — Someday, perhaps soon, there will be a plaque at Royal Birkdale for Jordan Spieth, much like the one off the 16th hole that celebrates Arnold Palmer and the 6-iron he slashed out of the rough in 1961 to win the British Open and usher in a new era of golf.

    Jordan Spieth, right, comes from one back of Matt Kuchar, left, after 13, going birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie-par to win by 3.
  2. Li Haotong shoots 63 in final round of British Open

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    SOUTHPORT, England — Li Haotong crept into unexpected contention at the British Open with the round of his life Sunday.

    Li Haotong is third at the British Open after a final-round 63.
  3. Rookie Grayson Murray gets first PGA Tour win

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    OPELIKA, Ala. — Grayson Murray unhappily found himself with a couple of extra days to prepare for the Barbasol Championship — and ended up with a breakthrough victory.

  4. Jordan Spieth enters final round of British Open with lead

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    SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of a career Grand Slam and one year removed from a reminder that winning it won't be easy.

    Jordan Spieth, pumped about ending his third round with a birdie, shoots 5-under 65 and takes a three-shot lead into today’s final round of the British Open. Spieth has won eight of the past nine times he had a 54-hole lead
  5. Scott Stallings shoots 60 to lead Barbasol Championship

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    OPELIKA, Ala. — Scott Stallings birdied the final hole for 11-under 60 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship.

  6. Branden Grace shoots 62, lowest score in major history, at British Open

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    SOUTHPORT, England — He did not know. Really, he swears he did not know.

    Branden Grace
  7. Jordan Spieth takes lead at British Open

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    SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open on Friday before he even got to the course.

    Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Friday July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) RBD282
  8. Chad Collins misses 59 chance, leads Barbasol Championship

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    OPELIKA, Ala. — Chad Collins missed a chance for the 10th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and third of the season, parring the final two holes for 11-under 60 Friday in the second round of the Barbasol Championship.

  9. Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar tied for British Open lead

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    SOUTHPORT, England — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

    Matt Kuchar, who has never won a major, ties the Royal Birkdale course record with 29 on the front nine and ends up tied for the lead.
  10. Rory McIlroy at 20-1 for British Open? 'Good time to back me' (w/ video)

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    SOUTHPORT, England — So artful are the usual gambling options in this creative nation that anyone can bet on some serious minutiae concerning the 146th British Open, which begins today. Which golfer will finish first among Thai players, among Indian players, among Swedes, among Danes, among Scandinavians, among …

    Rory McIlroy, center, chats with caddie JP Fitzgerald, right, and swing coach Michael Bannon during a practice round at Royal Birkdale. “I feel like it’s all coming together,” he says.

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