Articles by Ryan Lavner

Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson
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Jul 14, 2016 3:31 PM ET
In a move typically seen on the 18th green Sunday, Ernie Els putted out first to give Phil Mickelson more time to read a 16-footer that would have given him the first 62 in major-championship history. Read More
Jul 14, 2016 3:11 PM ET
We expected carnage from Royal Troon's Postage Stamp, and the diminutive 8th hole delivered on Day 1 at The Open. Read More
Jul 14, 2016 3:07 PM ET
The picturesque Postage Stamp might get all of the attention, but Royal Troon’s par-4 11th hole is the real nightmare for players. Read More
Jul 14, 2016 2:27 PM ET
Phil Mickelson never had much success playing links golf before 2004 at Royal Troon. Read More
Jul 14, 2016 10:02 AM ET
Bubba Watson dropped six shots Thursday at Royal Troon, but he said he made only one bad swing. Read More
Jul 14, 2016 9:12 AM ET
Justin Thomas is staying in the Alpha Sigma PGA fraternity house this week, or something similar to it. Read More
Jul 13, 2016 5:53 PM ET
Tim Mickelson has resigned after five seasons as the head coach of the Arizona State men’s golf team, the school announced Wednesday. Read More
Jul 13, 2016 11:21 AM ET
A year ago Friday, Matthew Southgate underwent testicular cancer surgery. This week, he's cancer-free and his game is in the best form of his life. Read More
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Jul 12, 2016 10:40 AM ET
Rory McIlroy says golf still lags behind other sports when it comes to drug testing, even as it returns to the Olympics for the first time in more than a century. Read More
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Jul 12, 2016 10:11 AM ET
Jordan Spieth waited and waited to make his Olympic decision, the result of inner turmoil. He said no, and did so for personal reasons. Read More