Masters Notebook: Matt Wallace wins par-3 contest
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Matt Wallace won the par-3 contest at Augusta National by acing the eighth hole and winning a three-hole playoff with 61-year-old Sandy Lyle.
Qualifiers for the 2019 Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 87 players who are eligible and expected to play in the 83rd Masters, which starts Thursday. Players listed only in the first category for which they are...
Sandy Lyle, Stephen Ames share PGA Tour Champions lead
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Playing partners Sandy Lyle and Stephen Ames matched the course record at 8-under 63 to share the first-round lead Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.
Lyle topped a leaderboard for the first time in 155 career starts on the 50-and-over tour. The 61-year-old Scot won the 1985 British Open and 1988 Masters.
Lyle goes out with a birdie at the British Open
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Sandy Lyle has a green jacket and his name on the claret jug. He might have one other thing in common with Jack Nicklaus — a birdie on what likely was his final hole in the British Open.
This is the final year of eligibility for the 60-year-old Lyle, who played his first British Open in 1974 as a 16-year-old amateur. The only way back is to win the Senior British Open, so the Scot isn't giving up on it just yet.
Mild breeze, fast course for start of British Open
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Sandy Lyle of Scotland sent a mid-iron rolling along the crusty turf of Carnoustie to start the 147th playing of the British Open.
Lyle was chosen to hit the opening tee shot Thursday morning under a gray sky off the North Sea. He won the Open in 1985. Also in the opening group was two-time major champion Martin Kaymer and Andy Sullivan. They faced a course that was more yellow than green because of the unusually dry summer in Scotland.
British Open Field
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Players who have qualified for the 146th British Open, which starts Thursday at Royal Birkdale (players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible):
Qualifiers for the 2017 Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 93 players who have qualified and are in the field for the 81st Masters on April 6-9. Players listed only in the first category for which they are eligible. The winner of the Shell Houston Open, if not already eligible, also qualifies:
British Open to return to Royal St. George’s in 2020
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The British Open will be staged at Royal St. George's in 2020.
The Royal & Ancient, which organizes the world's oldest major, made the announcement on Monday.
The course in southeast England will be hosting the British Open for the 15th time, and for the first time since 2011 when Darren Clarke lifted the claret jug.