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Tseng's eagle caps British Open round

Southport, England -- Yani Tseng scored an eagle the final hole Saturday, opening a four-shot lead after three rounds of the rainy and windy Women's British Open.

The eagle enabled Tseng to fire her third straight four-under 68. She finished 54 holes at 12-under 204 at the wind-buffeted Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

First round co-leader Katherine Hull notched five straight birdies at the end of her round to finish at 6-under 66, good for sole possession of second place at 8-under 208.

Meanwhile, In-Kyung Kim registered a 4-under 68 t grab third place at minus-6.
Brittany Lincicome carded a 1-under 71 to secure fourth at 5-under 211.

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Vaughan leads U.S. Senior Open

Sammamish, Wash. -- Bruce Vaughan, whose only win on the Champions Tour came at the 2008 Senior British Open, took a two-shot lead Thursday to start the U.S. Senior Open.

Vaughan, 53, shot a 4-under 66 at the Sahalee Country Club course and was one of just eight players who broke par over a layout that hosted the 1998 PGA Championship.

He is one of a number of players high on the leaderboard who have had success at the highest level in Britain. Loren Roberts, who won the Senior British Open four years ago, shared second place at 68 with amateur Tim Jackson -- a two-time winner of the U.S. Mid-Amateur championship who led this event after 36 holes last year before finishing 11th.

Oosthuizen moves into British Open lead

St. Andrews, Scotland -- Louis Oosthuizen used a 5-under-par 67 Friday for the early clubhouse lead in the second round of the British Open at St. Andrews, Scotland.

Oosthuizen started the day two strokes behind Rory McIlroy, who was to tee off for his second round at 8:31 a.m. EDT, and jumped ahead with a string of front-side birdies. The 27-year-old South African had seven birdies and two bogeys in Friday's round and is at 12-under 132 for the tournament.

Rain cancels St. Andrews charity event

St. Andrews, Scotland -- Heavy rain forced the cancellation of a four-hole charity event Wednesday at St. Andrews in Scotland, site of this week's British Open.

Thousands of fans who expected to watch golf legends compete in the Champions Challenge at St. Andrews were disappointed by weather that may be typical of the tournament's early rounds, The Scotsman reported.

Rains were expected to continue overnight Thursday but let up in time for the 6:30 a.m. tee-off of the Open's first golfers, with only light winds predicted.

After that, however, weather conditions were expected to worsen. Meteorologists predict that after a rainy morning Friday the notoriously windy course will be buffeted by gusts of up to 30 mph.

British Open celebrates 150th anniversary

St. Andrews, Scotland -- Golf's oldest tournament celebrates its 150th anniversary beginning Thursday with the playing of the first round of the British Open.

This year's milestone event will be contested at the sport's ancestral home, the Old Course at St. Andrews, where golf has been played since the 1400s. The stories lines will include the latest chapter in the comeback attempt of Tiger Woods.

Woods won the British Open each of the last two times it was played at St. Andrews. He defeated Thomas Bjorn and Ernie Els by eight shots in 2000 and downed Colin Montgomerie by five shots in 2005.

Woods changes putter at British Open

St. Andrews, Scotland -- U.S. golfer Tiger Woods said Tuesday he has ditched his favorite putter to better cope with the slow greens of St. Andrew's Old Course in Scotland.

Woods told reporters during his pre-British Open news conference that he is setting aside the Scott Cameron Titleist with which he won 13 of his 14 major championships in favor of a newer Nike model, The Washington Post reported.

The ball comes off the blade more quickly with the new putter, he said.