Paddy Power Plc, Ireland’s biggest bookmaker, fell the most in more than five years after saying that poor sports gambling results will reduce operating profit more than expected.
The purse for the PGA Championship was increased by 25 percent to $10 million, equaling the Players Championship for golf’s biggest prize pool.
British Open organizers have overhauled the qualification process for golf’s oldest major championship to make it tougher and ease a congested golfing calendar.
Lee Chang-woo of South Korea earned a berth in golf’s 2014 Masters Tournament with a three-shot win at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.
With his first British Open title secured last month, Phil Mickelson was able to laugh at himself a little after two rounds of the PGA Championship.
Darren Clarke will take advantage of the exemption for winning the 2011 British Open to play on the U.S. PGA Tour next year.
Phil Mickelson put aside his “heartbreaking” second-place finish at the U.S. Open to play the best round of his career yesterday and win the British Open.
Inbee Park is three shots off the lead after the first round of the Women’s British Open, where the South Korean is trying to become the only golfer to win four major professional championships in the same calendar year.
Rory McIlroy said he feels “brain dead” after shooting an 8-over-par 79 in today’s opening round at the British Open.
Tiger Woods will play with former major winners Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen in the first two rounds of the British Open.