Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 66 in windy conditions Friday for a share of the Marathon Classic lead with Hyo Joo Kim.
Phil Mickelson was 16 feet (4.9 meters) away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone. Fans watched from a rooftop balcony. Royal Troon members strained to see out the window from the clubhouse behind the 18th green. Jack Nicklaus usually doesn't watch golf on TV, but he made an exception for this moment.
Hyo Joo Kim bogeyed her final hole Thursday for a 5-under 66 and a share of the Marathon Classic lead with fellow South Korean player Mirim Lee and Japan's Haru Nomura.
Treacherous and unfamiliar challenges lie in wait as the British Open tees off at Royal Troon this week and Rory McIlroy returns to the hunt for the Claret Jug.
Jordan Spieth said pulling out of the Olympics was the hardest decision he's ever made, and that it likely will haunt him as he's watching golfers compete for a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro for the first time in 112 years.
U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is withdrawing from the Olympics because he is concerned about the Zika virus.
Sung Hyun Park, of South Korea, hits from the 18th tee during the second round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at CordeValle in San Martin, California, Friday, July 8. Park capitalized on the favorable morning scoring conditions, shooting a 6-under 72 Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the U.S. Women's Open at CordeValle.
Tiger Woods said Sunday he might not return to competitive golf this year following back surgery nine months ago, but he's counting on the wait being worthwhile by producing impressive form.
One of Ayako Uehara's best memories in her four full-time seasons on the LPGA Tour is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013.
Stalled by rain, the U.S. Open is almost back on schedule. And when another marathon day finally ended Saturday with Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the leaderboard at Oakmont, it was more chaotic than ever.