Walk down final hole at British Open is special trip

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - The cheer was so loud, the...championship debut in 1996 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and he finished off his second round of...sunny afternoon at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.Six people sat on the right side watching...

British Open's Lytham is mighty for its size

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Ernie Els walked toward the...behind the 18th green at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Just the sight of it Monday evening was...it starts Thursday.Royal Lytham & St. Annes is on the smallest piece of property of any...

A slam for Sorenstam

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The pressure was intense...tough closing hole at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Trying to play it safe, Pak hit a 3-wood...strength for the links of Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and needed every bit of it against a...

Wie enters British with confidence

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - In six LPGA Tour events this...after her first look at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. "It just depends how lucky you are that...British Open was held at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, beating Se Ri Pak by one shot to complete...

Duval wins British Open Championship

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- The stoic expression David Duval hides behind sunglasses...wraparound shades and blink in the bright sunlight over Royal Lytham & St. Annes, finally able to call himself a major champion. He never looked at a...

Lehman hacks his way to championship

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Tom Lehman crouched in the...found another one of Royal Lytham & St. Annes 189 bunkers. Both shot routine pars on...892-yard, par-71 Royal Lytham and St. Annes Golf Club.: WINNER: Tom Lehman by two...

Leader Montgomerie keeps an eye on Tiger

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Colin Montgomerie heard the roars on every side of him...never felt, Montgomerie delivered a 1-under 70 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on Friday, giving him a one-stroke lead over Pierre Fulke of Sweden...

The best British defense is the wind

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- In the 141 years since golf's oldest championship was...Tiger Woods. The one constant has been the weather. Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club is the shortest course in the Open rotation, but an ally is...

British Open golfers greeted with wet bunkers

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - Keegan Bradley thought the closest water hazard at Royal Lytham & St. Annes was the Irish Sea about a mile away.He found one Friday on the 15th hole.Any other day, this would be called a pot bunker. But after...

Woods returns to where it all began

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Earl Woods walked along the fairways of Royal Lytham & St. Annes with silent appreciation, watching his son come of age. It wasn't a particular shot by Tiger Woods, such as a 6-iron from 218 yards out of a...