Dick's Sporting Goods fires in-store golf pros Faced with a decline in the golf equipment industry, Dick's Sporting Goods, the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products, fired all the PGA professionals that it employed in the golf sections of its more than 560 stores.
Lefty pleased with Open finish, eyes Ryder Cup Phil Mickelson wasn't heading home on Sunday with the Claret Jug after a year of taking it to numerous places around town, but he did leave Royal Liverpool with a good feeling about his game and is looking forward to next month's PGA Championship.
McIlroy's father cashes in on son's Open title A spokesperson for British betting firm Ladbrokes confirmed on Sunday afternoon that it had held three bets that will allow Rory McIlroy's father Gerry and his friends to make more than $300,000 off his son's victory at Hoylake.
Tiger eyes Ryder despite worst major finish Tiger Woods finished a disappointing week at the Open Championship with his worst 72-hole finish in a major as a pro.But Woods didn't shy away from a Ryder Cup question, in which he believes Tom Watson should make him a captain's pick.
Rovell: For Nike, Rory's win not about clubs Rory McIlroy's first major victory with his Nike clubs should be a boon for the company, but the retailer remains more focused on what he's wearing than what he's swinging, writes ESPN.com's Darren Rovell.