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Mickelson apologizes for losing his cool at Open

Phil Mickelson, after taking "a few days to calm down," said he's "embarrassed and disappointed" after hitting a moving ball on the green during the U.S. Open.

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The Phil Mickelson mess, through the eyes of his playing partner

Andrew "Beef" Johnston was right next to Phil Mickelson for the mess on the 13th hole. Let him tell you what happened, in his own words.

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Jets WR Jermaine Kearse, who didn't start playing golf until five years ago, is playing in front of a crowd for the first time at the Travelers Championship celebrity pro-am. The crowds are big because his playing partner is Jordan Spieth. Not too much pressure.

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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.

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Koepka calls back-to-back U.S. Open wins 'extraordinary'

Brooks Koepka explains the challenges of winning the U.S. Open two straight years and jokes about not getting his dad a Father's Day gift.

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Fleetwood ties lowest round ever at U.S. Open

Tommy Fleetwood sinks a 30-foot birdie on the 15th hole for his eighth birdie. Fleetwood ties the lowest final-round score in U.S. Open history with a 63.

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Koepka wins U.S. Open for 2nd straight year

Brooks Koepka taps in on 18 to win back-to-back U.S. Open championships, the 1st man to do so since Curtis Strange in 1988-89.

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Mickelson redeems himself with par on 13 and rejoices

Phil Mickelson comes back with a par on the 13th hole during his final round after carding a 10 and hitting his still-rolling putt the day before.

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Mickelson's Mishap

Why Phil Mickelson should apologize then withdraw from the U.S. Open

A two-shot penalty for what Phil Mickelson did at No. 13 on Saturday isn't enough, says Ian O'Connor. He needs to take another step -- toward the exit sign at Shinnecock Hills.

Mickelson chases after and hits moving ball

Phil Mickelson's putt on 13 is off the mark, so he runs after it and hits the ball while it is still in motion, earning a 2-stroke penalty.

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Mickelson didn't mean to be disrespectful on 13th hole

Phil Mickelson explains why he putted his ball while it was still moving, causing him to take a two-shot penalty and card a 10 on the 13th hole.

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That Friday Feeling: Tiger Misses Cut

Don't let a bad U.S. Open fool you, Tiger isn't done winning majors

It might take longer than Tiger Woods thought -- and longer than fans would like -- but Tiger will win a major again. You have to trust the process. He does.

Tiger not pleased with U.S. Open play

Tiger Woods blames poor play specifically on the first and second holes for his being 10-over par after two round at the U.S. Open.

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How Tiger Woods limped his way to improbable 2008 U.S. Open win

Ten years from his last major title, it's time to look back on how Tiger won the 2008 U.S. Open on a broken leg.

U.S. Open: Who Missed the Cut

Tiger can't salvage U.S. Open

Despite birdies on the final two holes, Tiger Woods' +10 after the second round of the U.S. Open puts him below the cut line at Shinnecock.

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U.S. Open 2018: Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler has fame, fortune ... now he needs a major

His coach once asked Rickie Fowler if he wanted to be a golfer or a Kardashian. What Fowler really wants is that elusive major title. Could it come at this U.S. Open?

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.

Tiger and Manning paired up in Pro-Am

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning play together at the Memorial Tournament Pro-Am.

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

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

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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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BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Rory McIlroy must hold off charging Francesco Molinari at Wentworth

It wasn't an easy third round for McIlroy, but he fought past hitting multiple spectators and shares the lead with a fast-charging Molinari at the BMW PGA Championship.

A day at Wentworth: 100-foot putts, Rory and tumbles

The action on the course was good. What happened away from it on Day 2 at the BMW PGA Championship was equally entertaining.

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Tiger Woods' long-drive contest with Troy Mullins

Troy Mullins is a champion on the World Long Drive tour, and Tiger Woods is, well, Tiger Woods. This had all the makings for an epic competition.

Tiger 'drops the mic' after drive challenge

Tiger Woods gets challenged to a long drive contest and crushes his shot off the tee, and then walks away and "drops the mic."

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The Masters

From 3 miles away, Patrick Reed's family wept as they watched him win the Masters

They wanted to be there in person. They wanted to hug their son and big brother, but instead, Patrick Reed's parents and sister hugged one another at the family home, so close yet so far from the site of Reed's biggest professional achievement.

Patrick Reed doesn't care what you think, he's the Masters champion

Rory McIlroy tried mind games. Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth pushed their opponent to the breaking point. Even fans were against the local leader. But Patrick Reed brushed them all aside to win his first major, at Augusta no less.

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and their two different Augusta Nationals

For Rory McIlroy, this place holds nothing but bad memories, moments when he has failed. For Jordan Spieth, it is the exact opposite, a prized piece of real estate that brings out his best. An uncomfortable truth for Rory, a peaceful reminder for Jordan.

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