• Hoylake to have Open's 1st horseshoe grandstand

    April 23, 2014

    HOYLAKE, England (AP) - There will be a horseshoe grandstand around the 18th green for the first time at a British Open as part of a number of course changes for this year's tournament at Hoylake.Organizers say the Royal Liverpool course will be extended by 54 yards compared to 2006 - the last time it held the major - and the green on the first hole has been reshaped and rebunkered to make it the ''hardest opening hole on the Open rota.''

  • Michelle Wie ready to ride momentum from last win

    April 22, 2014

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) - A beaming Michelle Wie explained her oversized visor as a necessary new addition after recently discovering wrinkles at age 24, then good-naturedly defended her unique, hunched-over putting stroke because Jack Nicklaus uses it.