Golf

HEDDON-ON-THE-WALL, England — Just yards from the boundary of Close House Golf Club, the venue for this week’s British Masters, is the birthplace of George Stephenson, inventor of the first passenger steam locomotive. Like Stephenson, Rory McIlroy knows all about hot air. The difference is that Stephenson used it and McIlroy has to suffer it.
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Veteran PGA Tour player Ben Crane was penalized 8 strokes Thursday for having two nonconforming clubs in his bag during the first round of the Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open and then was disqualified Friday morning after new information came to light. Crane, 41, received two 4-stroke penalties for carrying a driver and a 6-iron
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Australian Jason Norris claimed his maiden European Tour title with a four-stroke victory at the Fiji International. The 44-year-old shot a final-round 67 to finish on 14 under ahead of Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Australian pair David McKenzie and James Marchesani. Janewattananond sunk an eagle and six birdies to record a course-record 64. Norris was
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