U.S. Open courses are generally thought to be too hard, particularly ones close to the coast. Players are forced to make choices and then execute them.
Notes from the U.S. Open. McIlroy soars while Mickelson struggles. Amateur Patrick Cantlay is settling in at his first Open. Second-place Yang benefits from McIlroy’s strong play.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy shot an impressive first-round 65. Many players found the opening 199-yard, par-3 10th hole a little daunting. Congressional is the second longest course in U.S. Open history.
Dan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Hale Irwin was on hand to watch his son play. The top-three ranked players were the featured pairing on the first three days. President Obama, VP Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and Ohio governor John Kasich tee off at Andrews Air Force base on Saturday.
Notes from the U.S. Open. The greens at Congressional are in good shape. The U.S. Open will return to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in 2018. Rory McIlroy defends LeBron James.
Steve Stricker will go through a typical session on the practice range before he tees off Thursday in the U.S. Open, with one twist. When he’s done, he plans to take out a long iron and pretend to be hitting his opening tee shot.
Majors change their champions. But Graeme McDowell, last year’s winner, feels like just another player at the U.S. Open. Repeating will be tough, given his performance this year.
The U.S. Open will be held at Congressional this year.
Notes from the world of golf. The Blue Course at Congressional, home to this year’s U.S. Open, doesn’t make it easy on players. Ken Venturi thinks back to his U.S. Open win at Congressional in 1964.
Four players have taken their turns at No. 1, the highest number between U.S. Opens in the 25-year history of the world ranking. Four players won their first major in the last 12 months. Four others captured their first World Golf Championship.
Tiger Woods recently pulled out of the upcoming U.S. Open. But a quick look at the numbers shows he’s still on track to tie or surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins.
Brandt Jobe is ranked 216 in the world and climbing. And just this week he made the U.S. Open field. The comeback continues for the journeyman who sliced off the top of two fingers on his left hand back in 2006.