PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) The opening round of the U.S. Open at par-70, 7,562-yard Pinehurst No. 2: LEADING: Martin Kaymer birdied six holes, including three of the last five, en route to a 65. PURSUING: Kevin Na, Graeme McDowell, Brendon de Jonge and Fran Quinn were all three shots back. DRIFTING:
ATZENBRUGG, Austria (AP) A week before his debut at the U.S. Open, Dutch golfer Joost Luiten has another first to manage - defending a European Tour title at the Lyoness Open. Luiten won the event last year when he held on to his lead from the second day and finished two strokes ahead of Thomas
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Phil Mickelson not only believes he's going to win the U.S. Open, he believes he's going to win more than one. He just wouldn't say whether it would be this year. Pinehurst No. 2 holds an emotional connection for Mickelson for a couple of reasons. It was the first of his record
Often dubbed America's national championship, the U.S. Open always features big-name players, pitting the best golfers in the world against one of the toughest courses in the country. The result: historic moments and great finishes. Here are some of the top moments from 113 years of the U.S. Open:
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Thanks to an amazing restoration project led by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and plenty of cooperation from Mother Nature, two weeks of U.S. Open golf at Pinehurst No. 2 could not have gone much better. It really was double the pleasure. The next step for the USGA is to avoid
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) The bogeys piled up in a hurry for Brendon Todd. Just that quickly, his first U.S. Open turned from a dream to a complete nightmare. The local favorite who began the day alone in second place plunged down the leaderboard in a hurry Saturday with a 9-over 79 that started badly
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) A glance at the key hole Thursday at the U.S. Open: HOLE: No. 5 YARDAGE: 576 PAR: 5 STROKE AVERAGE: 4.78 RANK: 18th KEY FACTS: Of the 15 names atop the leaderboard, all but three bettered par on the hole. Graeme McDowell and Kevin Na, who shot 68s, made eagles.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) Three years after hosting a U.S. Open, Congressional Country Club is finally playing like a U.S. Open. Thick rough and fast, firm greens kept the scores high Saturday at the Quicken Loans National. There were no bogey-free rounds, and the average score was 72.48 on the par-71
Had Tiger Woods done this, they'd be hailing it as one of the greatest triumphs in golf history. Winning the United States Open by eight shots -- a margin eclipsed only once, by Woods in 2000, in the modern era -- and winning wire-to-wire -- achieved only eight times in more than a century -- is
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Phil Mickelson began preparations for the U.S. Open in the final round of the St. Jude Classic when he took his left hand off the putter, turned it slightly clockwise and rested the grip between his forefinger and thumb. In more simple terms, it's known as the ''claw'' grip.