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Inside a wild Sunday at The Open

From the return of Tiger roars on Sunday at a major to a Jordan Spieth detour around a forgotten part of the course, The Open's final round had everything, including a nerveless champion.

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Majestic Molinari keeps his cool in the Tiger Woods commotion

Challenged with an elite field, a tough course and being a part of the most followed pairing at Carnoustie, Francesco Molinari emerged to become Italy's first major champion.

Molinari in disbelief after winning The Open

Francesco Molinari expresses his feelings after earning his first major victory with a win at The Open.


A major loss for Tiger that will lead to a major win

Tiger Woods had the lead at The Open. He didn't finish it off. But being right there, and the pain of not closing, is a necessary step on the road to major No. 15.

Tiger on Open loss: 'Ticked off at myself'

Tiger Woods reviews his missteps at the 11th and 12th holes that caused him to fall short of capturing his 15th major championship.


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Collins rates Spieth's chances to win The Open

Michael Collins sees Jordan Spieth as the favorite to win his second straight title at The Open.


Tiger: Open title 'definitely within reach'

Tiger Woods says he didn't have a bad swing until his drive on the 18th hole and heads into Sunday's fourth round with the trophy within reach.


Tiger believes he played better in the first round

Tiger Woods describes how the weather conditions affected play and why he didn't perform as well Friday despite carding the same score on Thursday.


McIlroy: The leaderboard is packed with good players

Rory McIlroy said he'll be relying on his experience to help him try and catch the leaders at the Open Championship on Sunday's final round.


Lincicome @ PGA

Despite missed cut, Lincicome makes impression

The sixth woman to play in a PGA Tour event shot a 1-under 71 -- including holing out for eagle at No. 17 -- as the second round was completed Saturday.

Lincicome: 'Couldn't have ended week any better' with eagle

Brittany Lincicome talks about an eagle on the 17th hole and a streak of three straight birdies at the Barbasol Championship on Saturday.


The Open: Round 2 Recap

How one bad swing gave Tiger, Phil, Jordan and Rickie new hope

Kevin Kisner hurt his cause at the 18th hole Friday, but he helped the sport by setting up a potentially wild weekend at The Open.

Tiger faced some of the worst conditions

Michael Collins and Bob Harig explain that Tiger Woods faced some of the worst weather conditions in Scotland, playing late Thursday and early Friday.


How Rory McIlroy found his comfort zone at The Open

Rory McIlroy has found a peaceful balance at The Open, comfortably oscillating between patience and risk-taking to get in position for another major title.

The Open: Round 1 Recap

Tiger Woods shows he still has 'it' at The Open

Tiger Woods' opening round at The Open was nothing special. But that didn't stop him from intimidating those around him.

Getting up (early), close and personal makes an Open diehard's day

Matt Cooper joined the early risers at Carnoustie to try to understand just why one of the worst viewing experiences in sports is worth setting a 4:30 a.m. alarm call for.

Collins: Woods looked 'a little bit' like Tiger of old

Michael Collins describes panic when tape was seen on Tiger Woods' neck before his round and explains people must lower expectations with Woods.


Weather played a factor during round 1 of The Open

Bob Harig and Michael Collins explain how the wind played a factor at The Open and break down Tiger Woods' first-round performance.


Tiger looking to make move in second round

Tiger Woods explains why the first round of the The Open didn't go the way he wanted and how he is looking for a turnaround in the second round.


McIlroy content after steady first day

Rory McIlroy was pleased with round after he shot a 69 to leave himself three off the lead.


Scott: Everything felt good

Australian Adam Scott shares his thoughts after scoring an opening round 71 at The Open Championships.


Michael Collins goes camping at the open

Collins 'toughs' it out at Carnoustie


Experts' Picks

Ranking every player in The Open field

Michael Collins looked at the entire field of golfers, then sat down and put them all in order. The list will surprise you. It surprised him.

ESPN predictions: Who will win The Open?

The Open is unique, far different than the other three majors. So, it makes sense that our experts were all over the place on who will walk off with the Claret Jug. Partner

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The Open: U.S. Outlook

How American 20-somethings have taken over golf

The past five majors have been won by U.S. players in their 20s, an unprecedented streak of American dominance. Can the rest of the world catch up?

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth's search for the missing magic

Jordan Spieth, perhaps for the first time ever, is struggling. He hasn't won since last year's Open. Is it time to worry -- or is the next act about to start?

Morgan's wish to meet Jordan Spieth comes true

Morgan Comer, an 18-year-old who survived a rare liver disease at 10 months old, gets her wish to spend the day with her golfing idol, Jordan Spieth.


Van de Velde: Remember when?

How Jean van de Velde famously threw away The Open

Jean van de Velde's collapse at Carnoustie in 1999 will go down as one of the biggest meltdowns in sports history. With The Open back at Carnoustie, we relive the mess.

Jean van de Velde and the 'championship heartbreak' list across sports

From the 2013 Spurs to the 2011 Rangers to Greg Norman at the Masters, teams and athletes across sports have see titles disappear.

Tiger Woods' Season

Tiger Woods' checklist for The Open

Tiger Woods has a week to get his game ready for Carnoustie and The Open. What's good, what's bad, what needs work? We take a look.

A step-by-step look at Tiger Woods' 2018 season

Tiger Woods had a good showing at the Quicken Loans National, finishing tied for fourth. Now, after a week off, it's off to the Open Championship.

How Tiger Woods lost his own tournament from the PGA Tour schedule

This was supposed to be lasting, like Arnie's and Jack's events, a staple with the game's biggest name as its draw. How is it even possible Tiger Woods' tournament is done?

New Schedule

The highs and lows of the new PGA Tour schedule

Some major changes are coming to the golf calendar. Which tournaments won? Which lost?

2018-19 PGA schedule manages shuffled major

To accommodate the PGA Championship moving to May next year, the PGA Tour's flagship event, the Players Championship, will return to a March date. The FedEx Cup playoffs will end a month earlier and be condensed from four events to three.

Tiger Vs. Phil

Tiger vs. Phil is the heavyweight fight we all want to see

No, Tiger and Phil aren't in their primes. Ian O'Connor's response to that: Who cares? A winner-take-all, $10 million grudge match is good for them, golf and us.

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson: Tale of the tape

A head-to-head showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for $10 million? Yes, please, especially when you look at their history.

Report: Tiger, Phil working on $10 million match

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson reportedly are in talks about an exhibition match worth $10 million to the winner.


Greg Norman on surfing, dieting and climbing Everest

Greg Norman doesn't hit the links much these days, but don't be deceived into thinking "The Shark" is out of shape -- for the Body Issue, he opens up about his postcareer workouts.

Norman a big believer in physical health

Greg Norman explains why he kept himself in shape and how he pushed for physical health trailers on the PGA Tour.


The Body Issue 2018

Ten years, hundreds of thousands of images -- and we're just getting started. This year 16 athletes join the revered ranks of Body Issue stars, and there are, as always, too many awe-inspiring moments to count.

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SC Featured: A dreamer's quest for golf glory

16-year-old José Calderón dreams of playing golf professionally one day, but his future is filled with uncertainty because of his immigration status.


Sunday at the U.S. Open

U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka and his athletic feat

Go ahead, try to make the argument that golfers aren't athletes after watching Brooks Koepka muscle his way to a second consecutive U.S. Open victory.

The steps that led to Brooks Koepka winning the U.S. Open

The U.S. Open ended with Brooks Koepka holding the trophy again. How did we get here? A look at all the big moments from Sunday's final round.

Koepka: It's cool to have family watch U.S. Open win

U.S. Women's Open

Ariya Jutanugarn has major reason to smile

Her pre-shot routine was put to the test after blowing a seven-shot lead on the back nine, but Ariya Jutanugarn bounced back to fend off Hyo-Joo Kim.

South Koreans again part of Open leaderboard picture

Hyo-Joo Kim, Ji-Hyun Kim, Inbee Park, Eun-Hee Ji and So Yeon Ryu are all in the top 10 heading into the final round of the U.S. Women's Open at Shoal Creek.

Tiger & Peyton at the Memorial

Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning and ... 'Omaha, Omaha'

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning drew quite the crowd during their pro-am round at the Memorial. And they heard some familiar sounds over 18 holes.

Collins: 'Funny to see Peyton nervous' playing with Tiger

Michael Collins recaps Peyton Manning and Tiger Woods' round at the Memorial Tournament Pro-Am.


World Fame

Our third annual ranking of the biggest names in sports

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries. ESPN's Sports Analytics Group then ranked them based on a proprietary formula that took into account three fame factors.

McIlroy: I dreamed of being a great golfer, not to be famous

Rory McIlroy was ranked 15th in ESPN's Fame 100 Index but fame is not something the Irishman coveted, nor really ever dreamt of. He only wanted to be known for his golf.

ESPN World Fame 100: The stories around our 2018 list

This year's ESPN World Fame 100 is a compilation of the biggest names in sports. Here is everything you need to know about our list, from the newcomers to our methodology to some who might have not cracked the Top 100 but are still making an impact.

Pratima's Dream

Nepal’s first female pro golfer

From maintenance shed to aspiring pro, Pratima Sherpa chases her dream.

Raised on a golf course in Nepal, Sherpa aspires to become her country's first female professional golfer.

Aspiring Nepalese golfer gets lesson from Tiger

Pratima Sherpa's journey to become Nepal's first female golf pro got an unexpected boost from Tiger Woods, who gave the 18-year-old a 30-minute lesson in Florida.

Tiger draws inspiration from Nepalese golfer Pratima Sherpa

Pratima Sherpa, a teenage golfer from Nepal, realizes her dream of meeting Tiger Woods.


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