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Jul 20, 2013

Golf-Scott enjoying pressure-free situation

GULLANE, Scotland, July 20 (Reuters) – Adam Scott will not be thinking about his stunning late collapse at Lytham last year when he starts the British Open final round three shots behind leader Lee Westwood.

The U.S. Masters champion has slipped under the radar at Muirfield all week but rounds of 71, 72 and 70 have given him a great opportunity to make up for letting slip a four-shot lead with four holes remaining in last year’s Open.

Jul 20, 2013

Mahan not seeking redemption for Ryder Cup agony

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – American Hunter Mahan is not seeking redemption after moving to within touching distance of leader Lee Westwood with a superb third-round 68 at the British Open on Saturday.

Mahan lost a Ryder Cup singles match to Graeme McDowell at Celtic Manor in 2010 when he duffed a chip shot to the 17th green and conceded a victory which handed the trophy to Europe.

Jul 20, 2013

Golf-Mahan not seeking redemption for Ryder Cup agony

GULLANE, Scotland, July 20 (Reuters) – American Hunter Mahan is not seeking redemption after moving to within touching distance of leader Lee Westwood with a superb third-round 68 at the British Open on Saturday.

Mahan lost a Ryder Cup singles match to Graeme McDowell at Celtic Manor in 2010 when he duffed a chip shot to the 17th green and conceded a victory which handed the trophy to Europe.

Jul 20, 2013

We were playing badly, not slowly, says unhappy McDowell

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – World number seven Graeme McDowell found plenty to complain about after struggling to a scrappy 73 in the third round of the British Open on Saturday.

The Northern Irishman was annoyed to be put on the clock with his French playing partner Gregory Bourdy early in the round and he also said he did not think the bunkers around Muirfield were totally fair.

Jul 20, 2013

Confused McIlroy prepares to play his way out of slump

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy will try to play his way out of a dramatic form slump with a heavy schedule of tournaments in the United States including his PGA Championship title defense in New York next month.

The world number two sloped out of the British Open on Friday, looking a dejected figure after dismal rounds of 79 and 75 meant he missed the cut in the third major of the season for the first time.

Jul 19, 2013

Golf-Jimenez leads, Woods lurks in Muirfield dogfight

GULLANE, Scotland, July 19 (Reuters) – Wily Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez led the way and Tiger Woods ground out a second-round 71 to stay right in the mix as the British Open turned into a dogfight at Muirfield on Friday.

The early starters enjoyed the best conditions on another sun-drenched day but the course bared its teeth in the afternoon to throw up a congested leaderboard heading into the weekend.

Jul 19, 2013

Faldo hints at Open swansong

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Three-times champion Nick Faldo hinted that he could have played his final British Open after shooting a second-round 78 to miss the cut on Friday.

The 56-year-old Briton, twice a champion at Muirfield, played the opening two rounds with veteran Americans Tom Watson and Fred Couples and carded a total of 15 over par.

Jul 19, 2013

Woods makes solid start, Westwood on the charge

GULLANE (Reuters) – Tiger Woods started solidly and Lee Westwood took advantage of a hot putter to charge into a share of the lead in perfect conditions in the British Open second round at Muirfield on Friday.

American Woods, the world number one, made two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine to stay at two-under-par, three shots behind overnight leader Zach Johnson who was among the late starters.

Jul 18, 2013

British Open organisers defend ‘spooky’ and ‘joke’ pin positions

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Tournament organisers defended the pin positions in the British Open first round after some players described them as unplayable on a baking hot day at Muirfield on Thursday.

Briton Ian Poulter, American Bubba Watson and Australian Adam Scott were among those to raise concerns.

Jul 18, 2013

Open organizers defend ‘spooky’ and ‘joke’ pin positions

GULLANE, Scotland (Reuters) – Tournament organizers defended the pin positions in the British Open first round after some players described them as unplayable on a baking hot day at Muirfield on Thursday.

Briton Ian Poulter, American Bubba Watson and Australian Adam Scott were among those to raise concerns.