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McIlroy: 'Never tried so hard ... to finish third'

Rory McIlroy’s shot at an Olympic bronze medal evaporated on the third extra hole in a seven-person playoff that was won by C.T. Pan.

Pan wins bronze in epic 7-man Olympic playoff

C.T. Pan beat just two players in the opening round of the Olympic men’s golf competition. Three days later, he only ended up losing to two, winning a seven-man playoff for bronze.

Xander leaves with gold, but almost never arrived

Xander Schauffele almost didn't make the trip to Japan for the Olympics. But he now leaves as a gold medal winner.

Watch: Xander sticks wedge, saves par for gold

Xander Schauffele hit one of the best wedge shots of his life to clinch Olympic gold on Sunday in Tokyo.

Thorbjornsen keeps up hot play, wins Western

After his record-setting performance to win his home state amateur two weeks ago, Stanford's Michael Thorbjornsen captured the 119th Western Amateur title Saturday at Glen View Club.

Olympic gold changes perception of Schauffele

Olympic gold changes perception of Schauffele

Shane Bacon, Aaron Oberhauser and Jaime Diaz react to Xander Schauffele winning an Olympic gold medal and finally holding on to a 54-hole lead.

Carner, 82, sets records at USSWO; misses cut

The 82-year-old failed to reach her goal of making the cut at the U.S. Senior Women's Open, but she broke some records anyway.

Schauffele still on top after Round 3 in Tokyo

Schauffele still on top after Round 3 in Tokyo

Shane Bacon, Aaron Oberhauser and Jaime Diaz round up Xander Schauffele's Round 3 performance as he tops the leaderboard at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

You'll never guess who cuts Cam Smith's hair

Australia's Cameron Smith added some spice to his hair for Tokyo, and you'll never guess the name of who did it.

Talley leads Handa; boyfriend on rival bag

Emma Talley carded a 7-under 65 to lead by three shots heading into the weekend at the ISPS Handa World Invitational.

Schauffele on fire heading into weekend in Tokyo

Schauffele on fire heading into weekend in Tokyo

Shane Bacon, Aaron Oberhauser and Jaime Diaz share their rapid reactions to Xander Schauffele's master-class performance during the second round of the Olympics.

Matsuyama playing well in front of home crowd

Matsuyama playing well in front of home crowd

The Golf Central crew breaks down Hideki Matsuyama's performance so far at the Olympics where he is currently third. 

Highlights: Schauffele takes lead after Round 2

Highlights: Schauffele takes lead after Round 2

The best moments from Xander Schauffele's Round 2 (63) to take the outright lead at 11 under par.

Highlights: McIlroy in medal hunt after two rounds

Highlights: McIlroy in medal hunt after two rounds

The best shots from Rory McIlroy's second round (66) as well as his thoughts on his performance.

Western Am 2021

Western Am top 16 set; Thorbjornsen medalist

Michael Thorbjornsen's hot summer continued with the Stanford sophomore capturing Western Amateur medalist honors.