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Spieth emotional in returning claret jug

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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Jordan Spieth figured someone from the R&A would be waiting for him when he pulled into the parking lot at Carnoustie to take back the silver claret jug. Instead, he was part of a ceremony with enough pomp to drive home the point.

His reign as British Open champion was over.

"The traditions of the Open are very special," Spieth said, "even if you're on the wrong end of that one."

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Fleetwood poised to end US majors reign

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Two rounds of 63, made eight months apart and on different sides of the Atlantic, are fuelling the belief that Tommy Fleetwood can end the American dominance of the majors at the British Open.

The first came at the Dunhill Links Championship in October when he broke the course record at Carnoustie, where the world's oldest major will be staged this week. Read More...

Kim wins John Deere by record 8 strokes

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) Michael Kim didn't just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run.

Kim's prizes? A little over a million bucks, a two-year exemption on tour and a trip to the British Open. Read More...

Singh wins Senior Players in playoff

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) Vijay Singh hit a perfect approach to set up the winning playoff birdie. His celebration as the ball rolled into the cup was nowhere near as spectacular.

Singh closed the door on Jeff Maggert on the second playoff hole to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship on Sunday, giving an understated fist pump as his birdie putt dropped from about 2 feet. It was the first major title on the PGA Tour Champions for the 55-year-old Fijian, a past winner of the Masters and two PGA Championships. Read More...

Carnoustie presents fast, brown Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Jon Rahm had heard about a dry summer in Scotland. It didn't really hit home until he checked into the Carnoustie Golf Hotel and caught his first glimpse of the course with a reputation as the toughest links in golf.

"I forgot the fact the R&A lets Mother Nature set up the course," he said Sunday. "It wasn't until I got to my hotel room when I looked out and said, `This is baked. This is brown.' I'm just glad they water the greens." Read More...

Romo rallies to win Tahoe celeb event

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the the leader after the first two rounds. Read More...

Stone wins Scottish, misses 1st Euro 59

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) Brandon Stone sank to his haunches, clasped his face and dropped his putter in despair after coming within inches of being the first player to shoot a round of 59 on the European Tour.

It wasn't all bad for the South African golfer. Read More...

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