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Topic - Ben Hogan
Inbee Park wants to achieve two things at the Evian Championship _ defend her title and make history.
Even as golf embarks on the final major of the year at the PGA Championship, still fresh in the mind is the closing round Phil Mickelson put together at Muirfield to win the British Open. He birdied four of the last six holes for a 6-under 66, the best round of the day in demanding conditions.
The PGA Championship can't be accused of being only in a New York state of mind.
A capsule look at 20 players expected to contend in the PGA Championship Aug. 8-11 at Oak Hill Country Club (players listed in predicted order of finish):
A capsule look at the five previous majors and one Ryder Cup held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., where the 95th PGA Championship will be played Aug. 8-11:
Mickey Wright can appreciate Inbee Park's pursuit of a fourth straight major this year at the Women's British Open.
Phil Mickelson described his feelings toward links golf as a "hate-love" relationship, meaning he once dreaded coming over to the British Open for a brand of golf played only once a year. Now he loves it.
It hasn't been from a lack of effort. Mickelson holds the U.S. Open record with six silver medals, the latest heartbreak coming only a month ago at Merion. Mickelson's national championship has never meant more than it does now.
A month after winning the U.S. Open, Justin Rose still hasn't settled on an engraver to etch his name into the trophy he brought home from the Merion Golf Club.
Gary Player is as eager to share his thoughts about golf as he is to show off his body.
A capsule look at 20 contenders for the British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield (listed in predicted order of finish):
The Masters trophy Sam Snead won in 1954 after the epic playoff with Ben Hogan. The claret jug when Snead won his only British Open at St. Andrews. The gold medal for the 1942 PGA Championship, the first of his seven major championships.
In a story that moved June 25, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Frank Stranahan lost in the championship match of the 1954 U.S. Amateur to Arnold Palmer. Stranahan lost to Palmer in the fifth round.
Frank Stranahan, the premier amateur of his era who contended for majors and was the first notable player to make fitness a regimen in golf, has died. He was 90.
The toughest test in women's golf would figure to be a piece of cake for the No. 1 player in the world.