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Xander Schauffele always watched the Summer Olympics growing up. He had no choice. His father, Stefan, is a former Olympic hopeful for Germany in the decathlon. “My dad loved to watch the track and field,” Schauffele said. Stefan’s Olympic aspirations...
  • July 27, 2021
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Emma Talley had never concerned herself with length off the tee until after her rookie season on the L.P.G.A. Tour. She had always been an accurate hitter and that year, 2018, she finished 52nd on the money list, which earned...
  • July 21, 2021
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Angela Stanford, the 2018 Evian winner, agrees. “I come from a small town in Texas,” said Stanford, 43, who has seven L.P.G.A. victories. “When we leave the country, and they announce me from the United States, I take a great...
  • July 21, 2021
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Annika Sorenstam was one of the best golfers of her generation when she retired from competitive golf in 2008 at age 38. She had won 94 times around the world, including 10 major championships, and was inducted into the World...
  • July 21, 2021
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SANDWICH, England — Louis Oosthuizen had certainly paid his dues since winning the British Open in 2010, finishing as runner-up on six occasions at major championships. Jordan Spieth had paid a few, too, reviving his fading game after two years...
  • July 19, 2021
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Never tell Jordan Spieth that he’s back. “I hate that, ‘He’s back,’ ” he said last month. “I never went anywhere.” True, he still strolled the grounds at PGA Tour events in recent seasons but Spieth, a former world No....
  • July 18, 2021
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SANDWICH, England — Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth had much in common as the third round of the British Open ended on Saturday in the sort of gentle breezes and golden, early evening light more associated with Augusta National than...
  • July 17, 2021
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“Anytime you can set or equal a record in the Open Championship, it’s special,” Oosthuizen said. But what Oosthuizen truly craves at age 38 is a second major championship to go with the British Open he won at St. Andrews...
  • July 16, 2021
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Tony Finau shot a four-under-par 66 on Friday at the British Open and found himself in familiar territory. He was once again a contender for a major golf championship and knew that people would be wondering if it would end...
  • July 16, 2021
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After last year’s tournament was canceled because of the pandemic — the first time since World War II — the British Open is back. The Open will be staged this week at Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Kent, England....
  • July 15, 2021
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