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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tosses his golf ball to the gallery on the 18th green after his two-stroke victory at the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 20, 2014, in Hoylake, England. (Credit: Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy Wins British Open For 3rd Major Title

Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam.

07/21/2014

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy plays his approach to the 14th green during his third round 68, on day three of the 2014 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, north west England on July 19, 2014. McIlroy finished his round six shots clear of Rickie Fowler after shooting a four under par 68. (Credit: PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

McIlroy Holds Off All Challengers In British Open; Tiger Woods Fades

With a stunning display down the stretch, including a pair of eagles, Rory McIlroy put a stranglehold on his third major championship by shooting a 4-under 68 Saturday, sending him to the final round of the British Open with a daunting six-shot edge.

07/19/2014

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the first green during the second round of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on July 18, 2014 in Hoylake, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Tiger Balloons To 77, But Saves British Open Weekend With Birdie On 18

Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.

07/18/2014

LeBron James (Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Poll: LeBron James Is America’s Favorite Athlete; Jeter Is No. 3

According to a new Harris Poll, NBA superstar LeBron James — now a member of the Cavaliers — is the United States’ favorite athlete.

07/18/2014

Tiger Woods (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

British Open: Tiger Off To Solid Start; Lefty Runs Into Trouble

After a shaky start to the British Open, Woods ripped through Royal Liverpool on Thursday much like he did eight years ago, when he won the claret jug for the third time.

07/17/2014

Tiger Woods prepares to practice his chipping at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake on July 16, 2014 ahead of The British Open Golf Championship. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Tiger, Lefty Are Just Also-Rans In This Year’s British Open

The two dominant stars of the pro golf tour have long been Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. However, they both go into this weekend’s Open Championship playing far from their best golf.

07/16/2014

LeBron James doing a bad impersonation of Tony Romo. He still has control of the ball. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Top 10 Athletes We’ve Discussed To Death

We love our athletes, but we also love to criticize them. And in today’s world of social media and blogs, such criticism is universal and it always comes in bulk.

07/09/2014

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 27, 2014 in Bethesda, Md. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tiger Shoots 4-Over 75, Misses Cut At Quicken Loans National

Tiger Woods missed a 36-hole cut for only the 10th time on the PGA Tour with a game that showed signs of rust from being out of competition for more than three months.

06/27/2014

Tiger Woods blasts out of the bunker on the third hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club on June 26, 2014 in Bethesda, Md. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tiger Shows The Rust, Shoots 3-Over 74 At Unforgiving Congressional

Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt “fantastic.” He was talking about his back, not his game.

06/26/2014

Tiger Woods (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Silverman: Thank God Tiger Is Back Because Golf Is A Waste Otherwise

The PGA Tour is a big, sleepy bore. Golf needs Tiger Woods now more than ever.

06/25/2014

Kevin Streelman of the United States holds the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship golf tournament at the TPC River Highlands on June 22, 2014 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Liguori: What A Week It Was For The Travelers Championship

On Monday evening, Travelers won the Bing Crosby Tournament Sponsor Award at the annual Metropolitan Golf Writers Association National Awards Dinner in Westchester.

06/24/2014

CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 22:  Kevin Streelman of the United States putts on the 18th hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at the TPC River Highlands on June 22, 2014 in Cromwell, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jeff Haynes/Getty Images)

Streelman Rides Birdie Streak To Travelers Championship Win

Kevin Streelman birdied the last seven holes to win the Travelers Championship by a stroke Sunday at TPC River Highlands.

06/22/2014

Michelle Wie plays her tee shot at the par 4, 13th hole during the second round of the 69th U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2, on June 20, 2014 in Pinehurst, N.C. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Wie In Control At U.S. Women’s Open; 11-Year-Old Li Misses Cut

Michelle Wie delivered the best comparison of all between the men and women at Pinehurst No. 2. She was threatening to turn this major into a runaway.

06/20/2014

Tiger Woods (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods Says He Will Return To PGA Tour Next Week At Congressional

He missed the Masters and the U.S. Open, but it looks like Tiger Woods will compete in the second half of the grand slam tournament schedule.

06/20/2014

Lucy Li, 11, chooses her club for her second shot at the par-four 16th hole with her caddie Bryan Bush during the first round of the 69th U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 19, 2014. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

11-Year-Old Lucy Li Needs Big Day To Make Cut At U.S. Women’s Open

Stacy Lewis has the early edge at Pinehurst No. 2. But so far, the conversation at this year’s Women’s Open has centered around 11-year-old Lucy Li.

06/20/2014

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