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Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy both missed the cut at the U.S. Open, but it was a completely different story Thursday at the Travelers. Read More
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7/14/04 -- From the time Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and the rest of golf's top players set foot on Royal Troon, they have lavished this piece of linksland with
praise.
7/14/04 -- A man standing along the 18th fairway at Royal Troon held out a British Open program and a pen as he asked for an autograph. Jean Van de Velde looked at the picture and smiled.
7/14/04 -- Tiger Woods may be having his differences with swing coach Butch Harmon, but Adam Scott isn't.
By DAVID BRESLOW
Golf (as well as life) is full of paradox. Synonyms for the word paradox include: an absurdity, contradiction and impossibility. Is it any wonder we have a difficult time understanding the importance of how paradox functions in our game?
7/14/04 -- Even if you can't see him, it's easy to spot Tiger Woods. He's surrounded by a gang of police and private security staff wherever he goes. But Retief Goosen, the reigning U.S. Open champion, is a different story.
7/14/04 -- Thomas Bjorn insists there have been no bad dreams, not even a second thought. The British Open was his to win last year before he imploded in a greenside bunker at Royal St. George's to allow Ben Curtis to get his name on the claret jug.
7/13/04 -- Danny Green shot a 4-under-par 68 Tuesday to claim the medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur Public Links
7/13/04 -- Ernie Els isn't going to beat himself up for shooting 80 in the final round of the U.S. Open. But he let the USGA have it for comments by a top USGA official that Els gave up.
7/13/04 - Mark Calcavecchia left Royal Troon 15 years ago with a claret jug and the bright promise of other majors to come.
By GEORGE WHITE
7/13/04 - Its been 37 years now since Colin Montgomerie first trundled out to play golf at Royal Troon.
By BRIAN HEWITT
Ernie Els is so poised. Period. At least until you call him a quitter. Thats ridiculous, Els said Tuesday. . . . . Id like to meet the guy that said that.
By KELLY BLACKBURN
This series shows you the proper on-course exercises you should do to prepare for the stress of the game and how to use the swing trainer to improve your ball striking ability.
By MERCER BAGGS
7/13/04 -- Its good to be Stuart Appleby. Hes got the beautiful wife; the rugged, good looks; the home in Tigers neighborhood. Hes got it all ' except a major championship.
7/13/04 - Despite two U.S. Open titles and a wealth of talent, Ernie Els used to show up at major championships and try to convince himself
7/13/04 - It's easy to make fun of the pampered Americans. They get their fancy courtesy cars - a Mercedes one week, a Cadillac the next
7/13/04 -- Micheel really hasnt had much time to savor his PGA Championship victory. He had his first child, a son, born last November
By MERCER BAGGS
7/12/04 -- The Claret Jug has been Americanized. Americans have won seven of the last nine British Opens, and the last five contested at Troon.
7/12/04 -- Rick Rhoden stormed back on Sunday with 28 points to win his third consecutive John Elway Celebrity Classic. Rhoden finished the event with 53 points for his first victory of the season.
7/12/04 -- Tiger Woods played one practice round on what seemed like two courses Monday. Glancing back at the first nine holes he played, Woods grinned and said, 'That was a nice little course, wasn't it?'
7/12/04 -- Maria Hjorth ended an eight year wait to win her first title on the Robe di Kappa Ladies European Tour.

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