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Lydia Ko, 17, birdies final hole to win LPGA Tour event near Toledo

Lydia Ko watches her shot on the second hole Sunday. Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to four feet for birdie on the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic. More

Rory McIlroy is wire-to-wire winner of British Open, joins elite company

A Masters win will complete the career Grand Slam for Rory McIlroy. Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. More

British Open runner-up Sergio Garcia is proud he came close

Sergio Garcia tips his hat to the gallery on the 18th green after completing a 66 and finishing in a tie for second with Rickie Fowler. Paul Ellis / Getty Images

Sergio Garcia doffed his cap, patted his heart and blew kisses to the crowd surrounding the 18th green at Royal Liverpool after clinching what ultimately would be a fourth second-place finish at a major. Another close call on golf's highest stage, but there were no tears or regrets this time. More

Lee-Anne Pace, Laura Diaz share lead through 54 holes at Marathon

Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa watches her tee shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, on Saturday. Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

Pace made a name for herself as an amateur in her native South Africa, then proved herself with eight wins on the Ladies European Tour. Now she's ready to make waves in the U.S. More

Rory McIlroy leads by 6 heading into final round of British Open

Rory McIlroy went from being tied for the lead to six shots ahead of Rickie Fowler in just over an hour Saturday. Matthew Lewis / Getty Images

McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. More

Saturday's golf notebook: Tiger Woods sinking at British Open

Tiger Woods walked off Royal Liverpool on Saturday with another round over par, leaving him 19 shots out of the lead. Paul Ellis / Getty Images

Woods was the last to tee off Saturday in the British Open. He had the biggest gallery. It might have seemed like old times for Woods in the major championships except for one tiny detail. He was starting on the 10th tee in last place. And this third round didn't get much better. More

Rory McIlroy shoots another 6-under 66 at British Open, Tiger Woods barely makes cut

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts to a missed putt on the 12th green Friday at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, England. Peter Muhly / Getty Images

Shaking off the second-round doldrums that marred his year, McIlroy closed with three birdies in his final four holes Friday to push his 36-hole score to 12-under 132. Woods barely made the cut after shooting a 77. More

British Open notebook: Jason Day overcomes wrist injury to make cut

Jason Day of Australia birdied on the 18th hole for a 73, which was good enough to make the cut Friday at the British Open. Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Day said he had a similar problem last year at the British Open, only the pain was in his right side. More

Laura Diaz fires 69, hangs onto 3-shot lead in LPGA's Marathon Classic

Laura Diaz tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of the Marathon Classic LPGA golf tournament Friday at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio. Rick Osentoski / Associated Press

Chasing her first win since 2002, Diaz is at 11-under 131, three shots ahead of Lee-Anne Pace and Lydia Ko. More

Rory McIlroy leads with 66 at British Open; Tiger Woods rallies to shoot 69

Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on No. 18 Thursday. Getty Images / Matthew Lewis

After a shaky start to the British Open, Woods ripped through Royal Liverpool on Thursday much as he did eight years ago when he won the claret jug for the third time. More

Ernie Els 'quite rattled' after hitting spectator at British Open

Ernie Els doesn't like his shot on the 12th hole Thursday. Associated Press / Scott Heppell

Els hit a spectator in the face with his opening tee shot at the British Open on Thursday, shaking up the two-time champion for the rest of his first round at Royal Liverpool. More

Laura Diaz torches course with a 62 to take LPGA lead in Toledo

Laura Diaz watches her approach shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the LPGA Tour golf tournament Thursday in Sylvania, Ohio. Rick Osentoski / Associated Press

U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie shot a 2-over 73, 2008 Marathon winner Paula Creamer was at 72 along with another perennial contender at Highland Meadows, Morgan Pressel. More

Tiger Woods remains golf's major draw

While 38-year-old Tiger Woods resumes his career-long chase of Jack Nicklaus' record 18 major titles, the sport he once conquered craves a superstar with which to align itself, or even just a good rivalry. Peter Morrison / Associated Press

Golf doesn't need Tiger Woods. That's what the folks who love the game, those who feel the need to protect the game, those who might even know the difference between Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer on the PGA Tour, have insisted for the better part of two decades now. More

A new generation emerging at British Open

Tiger Woods hasn't won a major since 2008, a time period longer than Rickie Fowler pro career. Tom Pennington / Getty Images

Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open. Not to be overlooked at golf's oldest championship, however, is a new generation of stars. More

British players will try to end British Open drought

England's Justin Rose understands a victory in the British Open 'can make the summer' for the country. Stuart Franklin / Getty Images

Justin Rose and 18 other Englishmen have a twofold mission at the British Open: end their country's 22-year wait for a champion and lift the gloom hanging over England's woeful sporting summer. More

Marathon Classic defending champ Beatriz Recari a rising star on LPGA Tour

Beatriz Recari won last year's Marathon Classic with a 17-under-par total. She beat Paula Creamer by one shot. Rob Carr / Getty Images

Recari has become a more of a household name as her career blossomed in the last year. After winning the Kia Classic, she outdueled Paula Creamer down the stretch to also win the Marathon. More

Erik Compton would rather be known for his skills than his struggles

Arriving for his first British Open, Erik Compton has the relaxed confidence of someone who truly belongs. Tom Pennington / Getty Images

Compton's stature is definitely on the rise since his inspiring performance last month at the U.S. Open, where the two-time heart transplant recipient tied for the runner-up spot behind runaway winner Martin Kaymer. More

British Open notebook: 'Second-round thing' a problem for Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy walks with caddie JP Fitzgerald during a practice round on Tuesday at the British Open. Tom Pennington / Getty Images

McIlroy has struggled on Fridays, a subject that came up again as he prepared for the British Open. This year, McIlroy has played the opening round at a cumulative 49-under par. On the weekends, he's a combined 39 under. But on Fridays, for some reason, he's at 15 over. More

Defending British Open champ Phil Mickelson confident — at least about links golf

Phil Mickelson drives from the fourth tee box during a practice round ahead of the British Open Championship Monday at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northwest England. Peter Muhly / Getty Images

Lefty was in good spirits Monday at the British Open, except for having to return the claret jug. Even that allowed him to reflect on a year of keeping golf's oldest trophy, and the confidence he finally has when he plays links golf. More

Sunday's golf roundup: Brian Harman edges Zach Johnson to win John Deere Classic

Brian Harman celebrates after winning the John Deere Classic Sunday at TPC Deere Run. Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

The 27-year-old, in his third full season on the PGA Tour, hadn't been in the final twosome in the final round until Sunday. More

Video: 'Absolutely perfect 3-wood' earns American Mo Martin first major

Mo Martin celebrates with her caddie on No. 18 after nearly holing her 3-wood shot. David Cannon / Getty Images

Mo Martin knew she hit her 3-wood exactly how she wanted on the 18th hole at Royal Birkdale. With the ball slightly below her feet, just under 240 yards away and a strong wind at her back, she let it rip and watched the ball track toward the flag. More

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