• Rory McIlroy’s $200K lost ball mystery takes stunning twist
    New York Post

    Rory McIlroy’s $200K lost ball mystery takes stunning twist

    A golf fan is believed to have unwittingly pocketed superstar Rory McIlroy’s lost ball at the British Open, which could have cost him up to $203,000 in prize money. McIlroy, 28, was penalized for losing his ball on the 15th hole after a wild shot, costing him a slim chance of catching Jordan Spieth and the leaders. But a man was filmed apparently picking up a ball from shrubs. McIlroy went on to finish joint fourth, picking up $477,000 in prize money. Without the two-shot penalty, he could have been third. He started the final round nine shots behind ­Spieth — and came within four of catching him — before the drama at Royal Birkdale. The Sun’s 90-second video starts just after McIlroy had hooked

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    Shepherd in U.S. Jr. final after concession controversy

    Erica Shepherd advanced to the finals of the U.S. Girls’ Junior on Friday, but not without some controversy. Shepherd was 2 down with four holes to play against Elizabeth Moon in the semifinals at Boone Valley in Augusta, Mo., and rallied to send the match into extra holes. On the first playoff hole, the par-5 14th, Moon faced a 4-foot birdie putt for the win. She missed the putt and left herself a 6-inch comebacker for par. Already in with par, Shepherd didn’t concede her opponent’s short putt, and Moon mindlessly pulled her ball back to try again. (Check out the video here.) “I didn’t say that was good,” Shepherd said.  Shepherd explained afterward that she had closed her eyes while her opponent

  • VIDEO: Dustin Johnson hits tee shot next to parking lot at Canadian Open
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    VIDEO: Dustin Johnson hits tee shot next to parking lot at Canadian Open

    Dustin Johnson knows how to ask the entertaining question. The World No. 1 launched a drive at Glen Abbey’s par-4 10th well left during his opening round at the RBC Canadian Open. So far left in fact, that the ball came to rest just inches from a parking lot. Play was suspended at 3:45 p.m. Eastern due to lightning thereafter, so relief away from the parking lot will have to wait. But the delay did not come before Johnson asked a pretty amusing question about a potential alternative … “Can I have that car moved?” The official’s (likely facetious) answer of, “We got enough people,” may be equally humorous. Johnson is 4 under in his round and just three off the lead, so he’ll be looking to avoid