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Gambler tied to Lefty sentenced 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) A Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison by a judge who said the businessman collected tens of millions of dollars illegally in the stock market to seem like "a winner" to himself and others.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel rejected the recommendation of probation officials and a lawyer for William "Billy" Walters that he serve only a year in prison, but still imposed a sentence less than the minimum of eight years called for by federal sentencing guidelines. He also fined him $10 million. Read More...

Lyle in hospital after cancer relapse

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Jarrod Lyle is in a hospital getting treatment following a recurrence of the cancer he has twice overcome.

Golf Australia issued a statement Wednesday on behalf of the Lyle family, saying the 35-year-old golfer was in Royal Melbourne Hospital for what doctors suspect will be a third fight against leukemia. He beat the acute myeloid leukemia in 1998 and in 2012. Read More...

History shows career slam no easy feat

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) Three down, one to go for Jordan Spieth.

Only it's not always that simple. Read More...

Son to join Love III at Greensboro event

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) There's going to be a whole lot of Love at the Wyndham Championship.

Tournament director Mark Brazil said Tuesday that Dru Love received a sponsor's exemption to next month's event and will join his father - three-time winner Davis Love III - in the field. Read More...

Caddie plays key role in Spieth's win

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) A former sixth-grade math teacher, Michael Greller is strong in numbers.

Jordan Spieth leaned more on his caddie's words at the British Open. Read More...

Spieth wins Open after wild late stretch

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) During one of Jordan Spieth's many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan.

The message: "You belong in that group." Read More...

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