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  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates after playing an eagle on the 16th hole during the third day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Saturday July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    British Open: Rory McIlroy on brink after stellar third round

    His six-shot lead on Rickie Fowler was the largest at The Open since Tiger Woods led by six at St. Andrews in 2000. Even so, McIlroy was doing his best to preach caution entering Sunday.


  • PGA Tour professionals hone their putting skills on the practice green Tuesday at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament being played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Tuesday at the Quicken Loans National golf tournament being played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Photo: Pete Marovich Special to The Washington Times

    Quicken Loans National notes: Tourney dates, course set to change

    The Quicken Loans National, which has been played two weeks before the U.S. Open since 2009, will be played two weeks after the British Open next year when it shifts to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.


  • Marc Leishman, bottom left, putts on the 18th green during the third round of the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Quicken Loans National changing dates in 2015

    The Quicken Loans National, which has been played two weeks before the U.S. Open since 2009, will be played two weeks after the British Open next year when it shifts from Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va.


  • Justin Rose, of England, chips to the green on the 12th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Six-stroke swing has Justin Rose ready for the weekend

    After shooting a 6-under-par 65 on Friday, the lowest score achieved by a player in the morning group at the Quicken Loans National, Justin Rose couldn't help but think about what a strong finish this weekend could do for his confidence heading into the British Open next month.


  • Martin Kaymer, of Germany celebrates after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Sunday, June 15, 2014.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Martin Kaymer runs away with U.S. Open, 2nd major title

    He became only the seventh player in 114 years of the U.S. Open to go wire-to-wire, and no one ever had a chance. Kaymer led by at least four shots for the final 48 holes of this U.S. Open.


  • Martin Kaymer, of Germany, left, shakes hands with Keegan Bradley after the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    U.S. Open: Kaymer still has plenty of work ahead

    Too bad the Fox Sports contract to televise the U.S. Open doesn't start until next year. Greg Norman would probably have a lot to say about the difficulty of playing with a big lead on the weekend at a major championship.


  • Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first  round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    U.S. Open first round in progress: Several stay under par

    Graeme McDowell, Kevin Na and Brendon de Jonge took advantage of favorable conditions to shoot 2-under 68, and Martin Kaymer cruised around Pinehurst No. 2 in the afternoon looking to snatch the lead for himself Thursday.


  • Martin Kaymer, of Germany, watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Martin Kaymer rolls to U.S. Open lead with strong finish

    The German birdied three of the last five holes at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday to break out of a tie with Graeme McDowell, Kevin Na and Brendon de Jonge. Kaymer closed his round by sinking a 6-footer to save par at No. 18.


  • Ernie Els, of South Africa, ball rests in pine needles on the third hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The tournament starts Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Martin Kaymer seizes US Open lead with 65

    Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.


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