• British golfer Rory McIlroy sits ringside several fights before Anthony Joshua fights U.S. boxer Dominic Breazeale in an IBF heavyweight title bout at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, June 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    McIlroy has no regrets about pulling out of Rio Games

    SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Rory McIlroy has no regrets about deciding not to go to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus, saying he and other golfers do not consider Olympic golf to be the “pinnacle” of their sport compared to playing in majors.

  • Debris is stacked up along the back of the golf academy as workers begin the cleanup of the Old White Course on the property of the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Flooding from heavy rains last week damaged the course canceling the PGA Tour event scheduled for next week and closing the Hotel. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Iconic West Virginia resort turns shelter for flood refugees

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — It could be a month or two until an iconic West Virginia resort reopens after deadly, damaging floods, but its maimed championship golf course may not be ready for play much before the PGA Tour rolls through next July, resort owner Jim Justice said.

  • Debris is stacked up along Howard Creek in front of the first tee and the clubhouse as workers survey and begin the cleanup of the Old White Course on the property of the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Flooding from heavy rains last week damaged the course canceling the PGA Tour event scheduled for next week and closing the Hotel. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Flood carves a path of destruction at historic resort

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — At West Virginia’s usually immaculate Greenbrier resort, the grandstands set up for a PGA tournament that was supposed to start the week of July Fourth now look out on a muddy, gouged-out golf course strewn with trash, tires, refrigerators and severed trees.

  • In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, tees off on the 14th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Day said he is pulling out of Rio Olympics because of concerns about Zika. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    Golf back in the Olympics after 112 years, but for how long?

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — For the longest time, golf’s biggest headache in preparing for a return to the Olympics was getting a new course built in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Montgomerie qualifies for British Open

    IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Colin Montgomerie will play at the British Open for the first time since 2010 after qualifying for golf’s oldest major on Tuesday.

  • Billy Hurley III, right, acknowledges the gallery in front of Tiger Woods after winning the Quicken Loans National PGA golf tournament, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Billy Hurley III to skip British Open for sister’s wedding

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Billy Hurley III wouldn’t miss his sister’s wedding for anything — not even the British Open.

  • Shane Lowry withdraws from Olympics over Zika concern

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland has pulled out of the Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus.

  • In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Jason Day, of Australia, tees off on the 14th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Day said he is pulling out of Rio Olympics because of concerns about Zika. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    Jason Day says Zika fears will keep him out of Rio Olympics

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.

  • McDowell among 11 alternates added to British Open

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari and Ryan Palmer are among 11 alternates added to the field for the British Open.

  • Muirfield plans another vote on admitting female members

    GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Muirfield intends to stage another vote on whether to admit female members after being stripped of its right to host the British Open.