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Kevin Kisner of the US plays out of the bunker on the 17th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Kevin Kisner takes lead, Carnoustie holds its own at British Open

- Associated Press

He made a long eagle putt on the par-5 sixth. He ran off three straight birdies on the back nine. Kisner finished with a 5-under 66 before some 60 players had even started the opening round, and nobody could catch him.

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fifth tee during the final round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament, Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Potomac, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Woods’ game remains mix of brilliance, agony

There were flashes of brilliance this week, enough to make it seem like the Tiger Woods of old was destined to make one last appearance in the spotlight. But there were also agonizingly close misses — enough to remind fans a return to that kind of dominance is a longshot at best.

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Montenegro beats Thornberry in US Amateur at Pebble Beach

- Associated Press

Jesus Montenegro of Argentina, the 998th-ranked amateur in the world, toppled top-ranked Braden Thornberry of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 2 and 1 in the U.S. Amateur on Wednesday at Pebble Beach as the world's top three amateurs lost in the round of 64.

Tiger Woods chips onto 14th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Will Tiger Woods be chosen for Ryder Cup?

- Associated Press

Tiger Woods is almost certain to be chosen to play in the Ryder Cup next month, and AP golf writer Doug Ferguson says it's likely Phil Mickelson will join him there as a captain pick.