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Woods 6-over, misses British Open cut

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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush.

They couldn't help his sore back, or his soaring score at the British Open.

The Masters champion, a three-time winner on the links courses of the only major in Europe, shot a 7-over 78 on Thursday, his highest first-round score at the tournament and third-highest opening at any of the four biggest events in golf.

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Lowry, Holmes share Open lead at 8-under

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open.

Except this was Friday. Read More...

McIlroy makes late push but misses cut

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) Rory McIlroy's salvage operation began as a quest to regain respectability. Keeping his ball in play off the first tee was a good way to start.

By the time he reached the back nine, it had become something very different. Read More...

Spieth back into contention after 67

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that's why he saves his best golf for them.

The three-time major winner, still only 25, moved his name up the leaderboard at the British Open on Friday with a superb four-hole run near the end of the front nine. He birdied the fifth and sixth, made eagle on the seventh and birdie on the eighth to take him to 6 under, briefly tied for the lead. Read More...

Mickelson joins Woods in missing cut

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) The Latest on the British Open (all times local):

7 p.m. Read More...

Nonchalant Westwood back in majors mix

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) Lee Westwood is back for another shot at erasing his "nearly man" tag in the majors.

This time at 46. Read More...

Clanton, Suwannapura lead in Midland

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event.

Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and played the last five holes in 2 under, making three birdies and a bogey. Read More...

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