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9:51AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Rory McIlroy coasts in with first British Open title

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

HOYLAKE, England — It was supposed to be a coronation march. Instead it became a long walk, although not spoiled, to the delight of Rory McIlroy.

After starting the final round of the British Open on Sunday with a lead of six strokes, McIlroy saw his margin trimmed to two by the 72nd hole. Still, that was good enough to have him announced as "The Champion Golfer of the Year."

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9:49AM

Newsday (N.Y.): American Rickie Fowler getting closer to major glory

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

HOYLAKE, England — Rickie Fowler was the only player in the 143rd British Open to shoot four rounds in the 60s. And he didn't win.

"I tried to give Rory a little run at the end," Fowler said of Rory McIlroy, who finished two shots ahead of Fowler and Sergio Garcia. "But I just got on the gas a little too late."

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9:47AM

Global Golf Post: Furyk Hopes Past Is Not Prologue

By Art Spander
For Global Golf Post

HOYLAKE, ENGLAND — The final round started and Jim Furyk was on the leaderboard. Where he always seems to be. The years and the putts roll by, but Furyk makes no concession to time. Or no less significantly, failure.

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1:20PM

Bleacher Report: Is Rory McIlroy the New Face of Golf After Winning the 2014 British Open?

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy is one of three, with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. But so effervescent, so whimsical as well as so remarkably talented, McIlroy in truth is one of a kind.

“The Champion Golfer of the Year.” That’s how the British Open winner is introduced by the head of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, Peter Dawson.

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10:18PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Rory McIlroy jumps to a 6-stroke lead in British Open

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

HOYLAKE, England — It was short, and for Rory McIlroy, oh so sweet. In a matter of minutes he threw two eagles at the field and dispelled any thought the 143rd British Open would belong to anyone else.

McIlroy's threes on the par-5 16th and 18th holes Saturday in the third round at Royal Liverpool enabled him to leap to a six-stroke lead. Almost certainly the rest of the field is playing for second.

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