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  6/30/2015 9:05:00 AM
National Club Pro: Local Rusty Harold makes move up the leaderboard. 
  6/30/2015 8:58:00 AM
National Club Pro: Third round tee times. 
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  6/29/2015 8:49:00 PM
Report: Nearly $3 million of Mickelson’s money tied to money laundering, gamblin. Phil Mickelson’s name has surfaced in a story in connection with $2.75 million of his money having been laundered by a “conduit of an off-shore gambling operation,” Mike Fish and David Purdam of ESPN have...
  6/29/2015 4:29:00 PM
Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer’s. Oosterhuis says he has early onset Alzheimer’s
  6/29/2015 10:23:00 AM
National Club Pro: Leaderboard for Philadelphia-area pros. 
  6/29/2015 9:28:00 AM
National Club Pro: First round notes. 
  6/29/2015 9:27:00 AM
National Club Pro: 5 share lead after first round. 
Recent Editor Picks
  6/28/2015 8:39:00 AM
National Club Pro: Live leaderboard. 
  6/28/2015 8:38:00 AM - By dave mcnabb
National Club Pro: McNabb eyes another PGA Championship. 
  6/26/2015 6:10:00 PM
Donald Trump writes most Donald Trump letter ever, bans all Univision employees . According to an ABC News report, a conflict of interest between Donald Trump and Univision emerged after Trump’s negative comments about Mexican immigrants. Univision announced that it will not air the Miss America pageant (partly...
  6/26/2015 4:23:00 PM
National Club Pro: Parking Guidelines. 
  6/26/2015 4:21:00 PM
O’Meara on Tiger: ’He doesn’t look close to me’. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Former Masters and British Open champion Mark O’Meara, who took Tiger Woods under his wing when he turned pro in 1996 and has played hundreds of rounds of golf with the...
  6/26/2015 3:40:00 PM
Guy gets his head stuck in a trash can at a charity golf tournament. Charity golf tournaments usually involve a lot of booze. But it’s all fun and games until somebody sticks their head in a trash can. (Heads up, there’s a moment of choice language amid all the laughing/general...
  6/26/2015 3:33:00 PM
National Club Pro: 1st & 2nd round tee times. Dave McNabb, head pro at Applebrook Golf Club, is among local pros in the field of the 2015 National Club Professional Championship, beginning Sunday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club

Other locals include John Pillar, George Forster, Travis Deibert, Mike Moses, John Bierkan, Josh Rackley, Stu Ingraham and Mark Sheftic.
  6/26/2015 3:31:00 PM
Tiger Woods isn’t designing a Cliffs course anymore, but you won’t miss it in th. Asheville, NC has long been one of the most popular places in the East to retire, both for its mild climate and low cost of living. It has charming, thriving downtown core and at about...
  6/26/2015 3:23:00 PM - By PGA of America
National Club Pro: Fact Sheet. June 28 - July 1, 2015

The Philadelphia Cricket Club – Flourtown, Pennsylvania
Wissahickon Course & Militia Hill Course

Prize Money, Awards & Exemptions:
The 2015 PGA Professional National Championship features a $550,000 purse. The 2015 Champion’s name will be inscribed on the Walter Hagen Cup, which is enshrined at the PGA Museum of Golf in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The 2015 PGA Professional National Champion receives exemptions for the following:

The 2015 PGA Championship:
A berth on the 2015 United States Team in the 27th PGA Cup
Six PGA Tour events over a 12-month period
The low 20 scorers in the National Championship earn a berth in the 2015 PGA Championship.
  6/26/2015 1:17:00 PM
Bubba Watson ’horrified to learn’ most of earth is a water hazard. The world cannot be carried with a driver and wedge, a distressing discovery for Bubba Watson, according to America’s Finest News Source. The headline to the story in the Onion: “Bubba Watson Horrified To Learn...
  6/26/2015 4:00:00 AM
Undercover Tour Pro: My Favorite Perk. One of our best perks? The free flights!
  6/25/2015 9:52:00 PM
Tom Watson defies age with first-round 66 at U.S. Senior Open. Champions Tour golfer Tom Watson takes lead in Round 1 of U.S. Senior Open Championship with 66 at Del Paso Country Club.
  6/24/2015 5:02:00 PM
So close to major glory, DJ only finds more heartbreak.  Dustin Johnson had a putt to win the U.S. Open, but he left with another painful memory in the majors.
  6/24/2015 1:45:00 PM
Maybe what Chambers Bay really needs is a little perspective. The present is a petulant child, prone to overreaction and outrage at perceived sleights, real or imagined. What the present too often lacks is perspective. Such is the case with Chambers Bay. The venue seemed often...
  6/23/2015 8:21:00 AM
For better or worse, Chambers memories will linger.  Players and fans will long remember the Open of Chambers Bay. Some memories may be good. Many others ... maybe not.
  6/23/2015 8:18:00 AM
Tour Confidential: U.S. Open. 
Inniscrone Golf Club. In recent years, few courses in the Philadelphia region have undergone as many changes as Inniscrone Golf Club – changes in ownership, management, golf professionals and alterations to the layout.

Opened in 1997 as an upscale, private club, as well as one of Gil Hanse’s earliest designs, today Inniscrone is a municipal course, owned by London Grove Township and managed by Heathland Hospitality Group.

  6/22/2015 7:09:00 PM
When it comes to complaining, the 2015 U.S. Open may only be surpassed by one ot. Different era. Different area. Totally different style of golf course. But Chambers Bay is similar in regards to Oakland Hills Country Club, site of the 1951 U.S. Open, in one category: complaints. Related: The winners...
  6/22/2015 6:15:00 PM
TV Sports: Fox Makes Its Debut at the Open, and at Times It Seems Like an Amateu. Greg Norman, in his first United States Open as the lead analyst, was only a symptom of Fox’s poor debut as the event’s broadcaster, a role that will last 11 more years.
  6/22/2015 5:44:00 PM
10 ways Fox Sports can improve its golf broadcasts. How did Fox Sports do with its initial foray into U.S. Open broadcasting? Let’s start with the premise that it’s a thankless job. If social media were the sole arbiter of what constitutes quality sports...
  6/22/2015 5:28:00 PM
Se Ri Pak withdraws from U.S. Women’s Open. LPGA Tour golfer Se Ri Pak has withdrawn from the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club.
  6/22/2015 10:47:00 AM
Spieth stays at No. 2, Tiger continues plummet in OWGR. Tiger Woods falls out of the top 200 of the PGA Tour golf Official World Golf Ranking and Jordan Spieth stays behind Rory McIlroy in OWGR after 2015 U.S. Open win at Chambers Bay.
  6/22/2015 7:29:00 AM
Spieth wins Open as DJ misses short putt for playoff.  Patiently navigating his way around a sometimes confounding course, Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open when Dustin Johnson faltered at exactly the wrong moment.
  6/22/2015 7:29:00 AM
Horschel: 'Lost respect for the USGA this week'.  After closing out his U.S. Open, Billy Horschel took dead aim at the USGA and Chambers Bay’s greens.
  6/22/2015 7:29:00 AM
Excerpts from Player's teardown of Chambers Bay.  The strongest criticism of Chambers Bay has come not from a player, but from Gary Player.
  6/22/2015 6:50:00 AM
Column: A Day to Remember for the New Face of Golf. He won the first one the way players like to take majors, leading from the start at the Masters on a romp to the green jacket.
  6/22/2015 5:43:00 AM
The suffering of Dustin Johnson. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- Congratulations to Rory McIlroy, who just earned a prize that eluded Tiger Woods for his entire career: A true rival. That’s how I planned to end this piece, back when I...
  6/22/2015 4:02:00 AM
Spieth credits caddie, who credits Spieth, and they’re both right. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- Listen closely to the exchanges between Jordan Spieth and caddie Michael Greller during the final round, and you’d hear Greller remind Spieth to "paint the picture." Greller said it on practically...
  6/22/2015 12:59:00 AM
Making the case that a Grand Slam for Jordan Spieth is entirely possible. Stories of interest you might have missed? Ian O’Connor of ESPN makes the case here that a Grand Slam for Jordan Spieth is entirely possible. “If Spieth won on raw talent and precision at Augusta,...
  6/21/2015 10:46:00 PM
Was Chambers Bay a tough course on spectators, except for those Greg Norman enco. Chambers Bay, whatever one’s impression of the course itself, did not allow for a strong spectator experience during the U.S. Open according to most accounts. “USGA officials acknowledge they’ve been fielding complaints about unusually restrictive...
  6/21/2015 5:56:00 PM
After another U.S. Open miss, has Mickelson’s window closed?. Phil Mickelson left another U.S. Open disappointed, which begs the question, has this PGA Tour player’s window closed at the national championship?
  6/21/2015 3:14:00 AM
Chambers Bay won’t be any easier on Sunday. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.--Can we get those fire hoses over to Chambers Bay? As a warehouse blaze sent black smoke ominously above 2015’s U.S. Open venue, the already-parched course turned nasty. Another pre-dawn irrigation overload will...
  6/20/2015 11:13:00 PM
How a specially-made bed has Louis Oosthuizen in contention at the U.S. Open. After an opening 77 -- he actually smoked playing partners Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler -- Louis Oosthuizen didn’t look like he’d be around too long at Chambers Bay. Which would have been a real...
  6/20/2015 10:59:00 PM
Fox’s ‘fresh perspective’ on U.S. Open a work in progress. The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay telecast and TV coverage on Fox Sports with Joe Buck and Holly Sonders review and commentary of coverage through Round 3.
  6/20/2015 2:32:00 PM
Gary Player with an epic rant on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive. It began simple enough, with an innocuous question on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Saturday. “Good morning, Mr. Player, how are you?” Golf Channel’s Damon Hack asked. The answer, if it can be called that,...
  6/19/2015 9:04:00 PM
Jason Day collapses on final hole, struggles to complete second round. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- Jason Day, overcome by dizziness, took a bad fall on the par-3 ninth hole Friday as he neared the end of his round. Walking to the green after his tee shot...
  6/19/2015 5:17:00 PM
This ambitious marshal tried to silence a train for Tiger Woods, didn’t succeed. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- Marshaling at a U.S. Open is a thankless job. Well, not completely thankless since you get a free lunch, and get to watch free golf. Most of the time you have...
  6/19/2015 4:29:00 PM
Losing its bite: Tiger merchandise sales down. Losing its bite: Tiger merchandise sales down
  6/19/2015 3:50:00 PM
Bamberger: Chambers Bay is stunning but don’t expect to see golf. 
  6/19/2015 9:50:00 AM
U.S. Open: Live scoring. 
  6/19/2015 9:20:00 AM
Golf’s Golden Dropout: Jordan Speith. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Well before Jordan Spieth was fitted for a Masters green jacket in April, he acquired a nickname from a few PGA Tour players, who took one look at his pinchable face, impeccable manners and bulletproof game and anointed him the Golden Child.

His other peer group, consisting of friends he grew up with in Dallas, gave him a different nickname. Taking note that he left the University of Texas midway through his sophomore year to try his luck as a professional golfer, his childhood clique took to calling him the College Dropout.

Karen Crouse has a full profile in the New York Times.
  6/19/2015 9:00:00 AM
On Golf: A Startling Sight: Tiger Woods Botching Shot After Shot, and Laughing. Woods, who had a 10-over 80 in the first round of the United States Open, demonstrated how much his game, and demeanor, had changed.
  6/19/2015 8:57:00 AM
GAP: Buddies Berman, Davis in final of 115th Philadelphia Amateur . 
  6/19/2015 8:55:00 AM
Open purse raised to $10 million.  The USGA held its annual news conference on the eve of the U.S. Open, during which it was announced that the purse has been raised to $10 million, which matches the purses for the Masters, The Players and the PGA Championship.
  6/19/2015 8:55:00 AM
Hammer, 15, savoring first USGA event.  Want to feel old today? Consider this answer Tuesday from Cole Hammer, who was asked about his first U.S. Open memory. “When Tiger [Woods] won in 2008, when he did that fist pump on the 18th green,” he said. “That’s the first time I remember.”
  6/19/2015 4:28:00 AM
U.S. Open 2015: Tiger Woods Watches Another One Slip Away. Woods shot an 80, his worst score in a United States Open, as part of a threesome that was a combined 28 over at Chambers Bay.
  6/19/2015 12:57:00 AM
Are Chambers Bay’s greens better than they look? Depends on who you ask. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — The admittedly wretched-looking Chambers Bay greens roll better than they look. But that was not enough for several players to call them out. Sergio Garcia took to Twitter following his opening-round...
  6/18/2015 11:41:00 PM
Deciphering Chambers Bay: Good move by Fox Sports using architect Gil Hanse. Chambers Bay is unique, both as a U.S. Open course and as a U.S. course in general, and as such is one that needs deciphering. Who better to do so than an accomplished course architect?...
  6/18/2015 10:50:00 PM
Sergio Garcia wants everyone to know how bad Chambers Bay’s greens are. Throughout his career, we’ve seen Sergio Garcia complain about everything from getting bad breaks to Augusta National. Yes, he’s actually whined about playing Augusta National. Related: 11 people with the most at stake at Chambers...
  6/18/2015 10:25:00 PM
Dustin Johnson’s redemption tour continues with opening round 65. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- When you watch Dustin Johnson speak, with a tranquil cadence that barely permits any inflection, much less emotion, it’s difficult to remember that this is the same person who has lived...
  6/17/2015 11:26:00 PM
GAP: McDermott defeats Osberg in epic Amateur thriller. 
  6/17/2015 8:59:00 PM
Fifteen things to expect from Chambers Bay, per USGA mad scientist Mike Davis. Mike Davis, executive director of the USGA, is the man most responsible for the unique character of the U.S. Open. And by "unique," I mean "incredibly demanding." Every year, a certain number of players...
  6/17/2015 7:03:00 PM
This Chambers Bay Open will be the most difficult spectating major ever. UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- Let’s be clear that of the people to be worried about heading into the 115th U.S. Open, the media should probably rank at the bottom. A close second might be the...
  6/17/2015 5:28:00 PM
The 10 best quotes from the Chambers Bay media blitz. On Monday and Tuesday, we saw Jordan Spieth admit that he wears his green jacket around the house, we listened to Martin Kaymer give a brilliant master class in competitive psychology, and we witnessed a...
  6/17/2015 4:38:00 PM
USGA’s Mike Davis on Chambers Bay: ’We’ve got it right where we want it’. USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said on Fox Sports 1’s U.S. Open preview show Wednesday morning that “we’ve got it [Chambers Bay) right where we want it, which is wonderful.” Mike Davis and Chambers Bay...
  6/17/2015 9:15:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: Christina Kim: Lancaster CC is perfection. 
  6/17/2015 9:05:00 AM
No urgency to win Open? Mickelson is fooling himself.  Phil Mickelson says, at 45, he feels no sense of urgency to win the U.S. Open. History says he should.
  6/17/2015 9:05:00 AM
Dude casually make putts around house, off his dog.  If you’ve got a spare minute, you should watch this faceless short-game wizard wield his magic putter around the house.
  6/17/2015 8:59:00 AM
GAP: Notes from 115th Philadelphia Amateur. 
  6/17/2015 8:58:00 AM
GAP: Huntingdon Valley’s Osberg medalist at 115th Philadelphia Amateur. 
  6/17/2015 8:40:00 AM
NY Times ranks Merion among best U.S. Open courses. 
  6/17/2015 1:19:00 AM
U.S. Open: Video of competitor dribbling his golf ball down the fairway . We knew Chambers Bay would play very firm and fast this week. U.S. Opens always do. And the USGA always stresses it. But this video from one of the top amateurs in the U.S. Open,...
  6/16/2015 4:34:00 PM
GAP: Live scoring: 115th Philadelphia Amateur. 
  6/16/2015 10:09:00 AM
USGA learned lesson from 2010 U.S. Am at Chambers.  The USGA appears to have learned lessons about the setup of first-time U.S. Open site Chambers Bay from horror stories out of the 2010 U.S. Amateur played there.
  6/16/2015 3:59:00 AM
U.S. Open: Video: Qualifying for the Open. 
  6/15/2015 7:25:00 PM
Here’s Fox’s new U.S. Open theme music (and the guy behind it). An often overlooked aspect of Fox’s takeover of the U.S. Open coverage is the music. Gone, of course, is Yanni’s triumphant theme "In Celebration of Man," which has stirred the very souls of golf fans...
  6/15/2015 4:38:00 PM
U.S. Open roundtable: Predictions for Chambers Bay. Golfweek staffers offer up their U.S. Open predictions for Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and more at Chambers Bay.
  6/15/2015 2:58:00 PM
Tweets, Instagrams from U.S. Open practice at Chambers Bay. The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay PGA Tour golf major championship social media gallery of PGA Tour golfers tweets and Instagram photos from Monday practice round at Chambers Bay.
  6/15/2015 2:29:00 PM
Tiger won’t wear new Nike shoes at U.S. Open. Tiger won’t wear new Nike shoes at U.S. Open
  6/15/2015 10:28:00 AM
VIDEO: What’s new with Holly Sonders?. 
  6/15/2015 10:21:00 AM
VIDEO: Steve Williams, retired caddie. 
  6/15/2015 10:08:00 AM
U.S. Open: Chambers Bay: From pit to prince. Chambers Bay is unknown by most, unproven to many, and undeniably a strange concoction. So begins Ron Whitten’s preview or this week’s U.S. Open venue.

He continues:

Why is it positioned to set so many U.S. Open records? The players have yet to tee off, but the 2015 U.S. Open, the first in the Pacific Northwest, is already making history. A decade ago the course, as improbable and unconventional as they come, didn’t exist. Now it’s hosting the U.S. Open? Inconceivable.
  6/15/2015 12:42:00 AM
Tiger Woods at Chambers Bay: ’Every hole seems like it is uphill’. Stories of interest you might have missed? Tiger Woods played nine holes at Chambers Bay on Sunday and Steve DiMeglio of USA Today has the report: “Woods?played the front nine Sunday and will play nine...
  6/14/2015 10:07:00 PM
A confident Phil Mickelson heads off to his last best chance at U.S. Open glory. Chambers Bay’s contours seem to follow the meandering track of Phil Mickelson’s career, capriciously veering this way and that. Maybe that’s why he deems it a comfortable fit. Compatibility also might explain why this U.S....
  6/14/2015 8:18:00 PM
Inbee Park extends New York winning streak at KPMG Women’s PGA. LPGA player Inbee Park claimed the KPMG Women’s Championship for the third year in a row and returned to World No. 1.
  6/14/2015 4:44:00 PM
The U.S. Open on television: Ready for drones, rail cams and robotics?. The U.S. Open is the centerpiece of Fox Sports’ entry into golf coverage, the reason why the network reportedly is paying $100 million a year to televise USGA events. It begins Thursday and includes prime-time...
  6/14/2015 4:02:00 AM
Watch Bubba Watson make the coolest putt you’ll ever see at Chambers Bay. We’ve heard for years just how unusual of a test Chambers Bay will present players at next week’s U.S. Open. But it only took Bubba Watson about 10 seconds to prove that. Related: Pros tell...
  6/14/2015 12:51:00 AM
2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont tickets to go on sale Monday. Tickets for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club will go on sale Monday, starting at $50 for PGA Tour’s major championship.
  6/13/2015 1:12:00 PM
Chambers Bay architect: ’The stoics just shut up and play’. Stories of interest you might have missed? “As PGA Tour pros started visiting [Chambers Bay], their unflattering reviews generated buzz in golf circles?Jones heard the criticism, absolutely, and he fired back in a phone interview...
  6/13/2015 8:04:00 AM
U.S. Open 2015 TV Coverage.  No one covers the United States Golf Championship better than Golf Channel. Coverage begins Monday, June 15th at 7AM ET, then again at 2PM ET and at 7PM ET with a nightly recap.
  6/13/2015 8:04:00 AM
Notes: Perry remembers shot that changed his life.  One more putt would have given Kenny Perry two extra days on the PGA Tour, though it wouldn’t have changed a thing.
  6/13/2015 8:02:00 AM
U.S. Open: Pairings and tee times. 
  6/13/2015 7:46:00 AM
U.S. Open: From drones to distances, Fox takes over US Open coverage. Producing a golf tournament has a certain rhythm to it.
  6/12/2015 2:46:00 PM
Hunter Mahan on Tiger Woods: ’Don’t see enjoyment...seems to be more of a chore . Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on Tiger Woods, even tour players, and Hunter Mahan’s opinion is that Woods has lost the joy that once fueled his success. “I just don’t see the enjoyment in...
  6/12/2015 2:25:00 PM
Approach shot dents cup liner, ends up wedged between liner and turf. A foursome was playing a casual low-ball match at Council Fire Golf Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. They all hit their tee shots on a par 3 when this happened. Damnedest thing I’ve ever seen on a...
  6/12/2015 4:00:00 AM
Can You Guess These U.S. Open Champions?. Test your knowledge of players who have captured the U.S. Open title.
  6/11/2015 3:43:00 PM
GAP: Previewing Philadelphia Amateur at Llancerch CC. 
  6/11/2015 9:36:00 AM
Phil tops Tiger on Forbes list of highest-paid athletes. 
  6/10/2015 10:24:00 AM
Book Except, Part II: How Augusta National became North Korea. 
  6/10/2015 10:21:00 AM
Book Excerpt: Slaying the Tiger. 
  6/10/2015 10:19:00 AM
U.S. Open: Meet the 15-year-old who qualified. 
  6/10/2015 12:33:00 AM
’It’s impossible to see Tiger Woods being a contender in U.S. Open’. Stories of interest you might have missed? “We have looked on in astonishment and, occasionally perhaps, maybe even sniggered at his remarkable decline. It has now gone way beyond joke material, though, to see Tiger...
  6/9/2015 8:42:00 PM
Watch Matt Lauer’s golf swing in motion -- which impressed Michelle Wie and Davi. HARRISON, N.Y. -- Pro golfers get to play with celebrities, athletes and successful leaders in pro-ams every week on tour. But when Michelle Wie got word that she was playing withToday Show host Matt Lauer,...
  6/9/2015 5:36:00 PM
A tinkerer just like his grandfather, Sam Saunders qualifies for Open with caddi. Professional golfers are used to having the ability to change equipment at a tour event, as equipment vans and tour reps are waiting to address any need. During a U.S. Open qualifier, that’s not quite...
  6/9/2015 2:16:00 AM
Woodcrest CC will remain a golf course. 
  6/9/2015 1:52:00 AM
Lee Janzen, 50, and Cole Hammer, 15, among the U.S. Open qualifiers. Two multiple winners of the U.S. Open qualified for next week’s Open at Chambers Bay outside Tacoma, Wash., as did a 15-year-old from Texas and the grandson of a legend. Two-time Open champions Lee Janzen,...
  6/8/2015 8:47:00 PM
Golf club price wars are raging. 
  6/8/2015 4:43:00 PM
Jim Nantz shares incredible Erik Compton story during Memorial telecast. As a two-time heart-transplant recipient, Erik Compton goes out of his way to help spread awareness for organ donations on a regular basis. But this weekend in Ohio, he didn’t have to go out of...
  6/8/2015 3:08:00 PM
Phil Mickelson leaves $99 tip for kids running lemonade stand outside Muirfield . The generosity of Phil Mickelson is well-documented. We’ve heard, and even written a full magazine feature, about the stories of Lefty going out of his way to give a couple extra bucks. It sounds like...
  6/8/2015 11:16:00 AM
NBC/Golf Channel land Open Championship TV rights. NBC and Golf Channel have obtained the American broadcast rights to the British Open beginning in 2018, multiple sources confirm.The announcement, which comes after presentations by several major networks to the R&A, was made Monday...
  6/8/2015 9:32:00 AM
U.S. Open: LIVE SCORING in Sectional qualifiers . 
  6/8/2015 9:31:00 AM
U.S. Open: Sectional qualifying storylines. 
  6/7/2015 7:44:00 PM
Another round gets away from Tiger Woods; U.S. Open on deck. DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods allowed a promising round to disintegrate over the closing holes Sunday at Muirfield Village Golf Club, nullifying any possibility of confidence-building experience leading into the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay...
  6/7/2015 3:36:00 PM
U.S. Open sectional qualifying storylines: From two 15-year-olds to Fred Couples. U.S. Open sectional qualifying always produces an interesting range of aspirants, this year epitomized by two 15-year-old ninth graders to a 55-year-old former Masters champion. Garrett Barber, a sophomore-to-be at Pine School in Hobe Sound,...
  6/7/2015 2:27:00 PM
For better or worse, this is Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods muddled through another round at the Memorial 2015 and is on to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
  6/7/2015 1:02:00 PM
How Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson remained fierce competitors without becoming bi. regularly highlights golf books we find of interest to readers. This week’s book is:The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, By Joe Posnanski, Simon & Schuster, $27, hardback,...
  6/6/2015 8:05:00 PM
Fascination with Tiger Woods continues, even as he implodes. DUBLIN, Ohio - Not yet. And not ever. The questions have arisen more than once this year. This week even. When do we stop watching Tiger Woods? When do we stop reporting on his every...
  6/6/2015 5:03:00 PM
Phil Mickelson leaves $99 tip at lemonade stand. PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson leaves $99 tip for children at Muirfield Village lemonade stand at the Memorial Tournament.
  6/6/2015 12:40:00 AM
Tiger Woods ’appears to have competitive stage fright’. Stories of interest you might have missed? “It has come to this for Tiger Woods, the man who not long ago appeared on a fast track to obliterating every record golf has ever known: He...
  6/5/2015 10:40:00 PM
Why you won’t see the iconic scoreboards at this year’s U.S. Open. The USGA has announced several enhancements to the U.S. Open’s "digital fan experience," most notably the elimination of their iconic manual scoreboards. Fans sitting on the U.S. Open’s 18th green, home to the largest of...
  6/5/2015 11:00:00 AM
Trevino named Greenbrier's new pro emeritus.  Lee Trevino on Monday was named The Greenbrier’s new pro emeritus.Trevino will be in residence at the West Virginia resort during the summer months, during which time he will conduct clincs.
  6/5/2015 11:00:00 AM
Tiger salvages 73 during very erratic opening round.  Tiger Woods shot 1-over 73 at the Memorial, but it was uglier than the final score indicates.
  6/3/2015 7:43:00 PM
Tiger Woods is jealous of his six-year-old son’s golf swing. DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods is envious of the golf swing of a younger player he has been spending a bit of time with. "He’s got some parts in his swing that I’m trying to...
  6/3/2015 5:57:00 PM
Tiger Woods "did a lot of homework" in his two days at Chambers Bay. Tiger Woods got a good taste of Chambers Bay during two practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean he feels like he’s figured out this year’s U.S. Open course yet. "It’s very...
  6/3/2015 4:41:00 PM
’Entourage’ director: ’We can get almost any athlete, besides Tiger’. The film “Entourage,” based on the popular eponymous HBO series, opens today and features more celebrity cameos “than any film made by Muppets,” Time magazine reports. Indeed, Russell Wilson is in there, as are Tom...
  6/2/2015 4:56:00 PM
More than scores might be high at U.S. Open; pot sales in area are expected to s. The notion that fescue was going to be the only grass garnering attention in the run-up to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay has gone up in smoke. KCPQ, the Fox television affiliate serving the...
  6/2/2015 4:39:00 PM
Watch a high school golfer win a state title thanks to a miraculous shot out of . On Monday, James Nicholas won the biggest golf tournament of his career. On Sunday, he hit the best shot of his life. The Scarsdale (N.Y.) senior found himself struggling in the opening round of the...
  6/2/2015 3:37:00 PM
Rory shows off his new girl, Stevie returns from chopping wood, pro-am fun, and . Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we’ve learned to expect greatness from things labeled "royal." Royal County Down. What a golf course. Royal Melbourne. Again, great course. And then there’s Royal Wilton....
  6/2/2015 12:51:00 PM
Caitlyn Jenner talks about her golf game in Vanity Fair. 
  6/1/2015 10:15:00 PM
But your honor, it’s Pine Valley. An opportunity to play Pine Valley Golf Club would seem a reasonable argument in an effort to have a court trial postponed, unless, of course, the trial judge is not a golfer. In this case,...
  6/1/2015 7:17:00 PM
Some married dude forced into giving up golf just posted the saddest Craigslist . For most people, getting married means playing less golf. But playing no golf? That sounds like cruel and unusual punishment. Sadly, that appears to have happened to a man in the Delaware area we can...
  6/1/2015 7:00:00 PM
Is this the world’s greatest golf course?. On Memorial Day weekend, I played Friday afternoon (lost five dollars), Saturday morning (came in third in a two-man scramble, playing with Tim), Saturday afternoon (advanced to the final in the member-member, also playing with...
  6/1/2015 3:22:00 PM
Tiger visits Chambers Bay, site of U.S. Open. Tiger visits Chambers Bay, site of U.S. Open
  6/1/2015 1:53:00 PM
Steve Williams lured out of retirement, will caddie for Adam Scott in 2015’s rem. Either Steve Williams is just helping out a friend in need, or maybe he isn’t so committed to retirement after all. Photo by Graeme MurrayThe game’s most famous caddie, who won 13 major titles with Tiger...
  5/31/2015 8:26:00 PM
Nordqvist wins ShopRite LPGA Classic with mom in the gallery. LPGA player Anna Nordqvist won the ShopRite LPCA Classic with her mom Maria in the gallery.
  5/30/2015 9:50:00 AM
Bamberger: The case for the 36-hole day. 
  5/30/2015 9:33:00 AM
U.S. Open: Golf Digest previews Chambers Bay: From Pit to Prince. 
  5/30/2015 9:28:00 AM
Ecstasy and agony at NCAA Women's Championship.  Baylor and Stanford’s remarkable national championship clash brought with it the awkward juxtaposition of a celebration and a collapse.
  5/29/2015 7:17:00 PM
Pressel takes lead at ShopRite LPGA Classic. Pressel takes lead at ShopRite LPGA Classic
  5/29/2015 6:02:00 PM
Golf Channel lays off 3 percent of workforce. Golf Channel laid off about 30 employees mostly in the original-production division as the company reduces costly programming.
  5/28/2015 6:40:00 PM
Joe Braly, pioneer in in golf shafts, dies at 92. One of the giants of the golf industry, Joe Braly, died May 25, in Hollidaysburg, Pa. He was 92.
  5/28/2015 9:16:00 AM
Wie returning from hip pain to compete at ShopRite.  Michelle Wie says her ailing left hip is fine as she prepares to make her return to the game at this week’s ShopRite Classic.
  5/27/2015 11:03:00 PM
Rory McIlroy will beat Tiger Woods’ record of 14 major wins, says Ernie Els. 
  5/27/2015 9:33:00 PM
Jack Nicklaus was so good he used the same 3-wood for 37(!) years. Of all Jack Nicklaus’ accomplishments -- 18 professional majors, 73 PGA Tour titles, etc. -- one number might stun golf fans more than any: 37. As in the 37 years Nicklaus used the same MacGregor...
  5/27/2015 4:21:00 PM
Gulph Mills GC’s Josh Rackley claims $100,000 Haverford Trust winner’s check. The 19th Haverford Trust Philadelphia PGA Classic is in the books and, once again, it provided a dramatic finish and a big payday for a young club pro – just as tournament founder George Connell envisioned it in the beginning.

Josh Rackley, 25, a third-year assistant pro at Gulph Mills GC with dreams of reaching the PGA Tour, survived a two-hole playoff with Jamie Komancheck, of RiverCrest GC & Preserve. (PGA photo)
  5/27/2015 10:29:00 AM
Why Jordan Spieth’s caddie is perfect for him. 
  5/26/2015 10:38:00 AM
Video: Media Day for the PGA National Club Pro at Philadelphia Cricket. At the recent Media Day for the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, PGA of America president Derek Sprague was on hand. So was defending champion Michael Block, who had high praise for the Wissahickson Course. shot a video, including remarks by Cricket Club president Dr. Michael Vergare about what the club hopes to achieve with its highly-praised renovation. A major? A Ryder Cup? An annual PGA Tour event?
  5/26/2015 10:22:00 AM
Michael Block reflects on ’life-changing’ win in PGA Club Pro Championship. 
  5/26/2015 9:51:00 AM
Jaworski’s Grand Re-opening for Downingtown CC. In a time when more golf courses are closing than opening, Ron Jaworski is bullish on the game. The former Eagles QB has quietly become the largest owner/operator in the region, with a portfolio of six courses.

In the past month Jaws and his investors added Downingtown CC to their stable of courses. Designed in the mid-1960s by architect and former PGA Tour player George Fazio, Downingtown is a 6,619-yard, par 72 parkland layout. spoke with Jaws about his company, his business philosophy and Downingtown.
  5/26/2015 9:07:00 AM
PGA Section: Haverford Classic winner’s check hits $100,000. 
  5/26/2015 9:05:00 AM
PGA Section: Haverford Classic Live Leaderboard. 
  5/26/2015 8:56:00 AM
Local husband and wife both make holes-in-one. 
  5/25/2015 12:11:00 PM
Must-see video: Niall Horan nearly kills guy with drive.  One Direction’s Niall Horan has graduated from carrying world No. 1 Rory McIlroy’s bag at the Masters to playing alongside him.
  5/25/2015 4:00:00 AM
Yes, You Can Call It A Rivalry. The term gets overused in golf, but when breaking down Jordan Spieth versus Rory McIlroy, nothing characterizes it better. (Oh, and it’s closer than you think)
  5/25/2015 12:35:00 AM
The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay ’will be most stunning sports venue ever televised. Stories of interest you might have missed? Ron Read is a former long-time USGA staffer, who is predicting success for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, notwithstanding early criticism. “This opinion is offered as one...
  5/22/2015 7:35:00 AM
Sean O’Hair making the cut. 
  5/22/2015 7:32:00 AM
When Letterman's gone, who'll make fun of golf?.  In honor of the retiring David Letterman, we present our top-10 list of his golf-related bits.
  5/21/2015 4:20:00 PM
James Morrison shows golfers around the world how to properly handle a bad break. James Morrison stared intently at his airborne golf ball and even gave a little club twirl. The 30-year-old Englishman knew his approach shot to No. 15 in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship...
  5/21/2015 3:03:00 PM
Architect of Massacre at Winged Foot on Chambers Bay: ’It will turn out fine’. The grumbling about Chambers Bay already has begun, several weeks before the U.S. Open has thrown its first haymaker, a good time to consult the ultimate Open bogeyman, the estimable Sandy Tatum. A former USGA...
  5/20/2015 1:03:00 PM
Video: Cabot Cliffs is opening for play soon and it looks stunning. If watching this video doesn’t get you going you might not actually be alive. Cabot Links has been Canada’s only true links golf course since it opened in June 2012 (it’s third on our ranking of...
  5/20/2015 9:13:00 AM
10 things golfers really hate. 
  5/20/2015 12:11:00 AM
Jordan Spieth, Texas pro: ’The will, focus of Hogan, likability of Nelson, putti. Stories of interest you might have missed... The PGA Tour is in Dan Jenkins’ hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, this week, and Mac Engel of the Star-Telegram has a Q&A with him. “Jordan Spieth is...
  5/19/2015 9:13:00 PM
Viewers have filed a ton of complaints about Tiger’s on-course language. You know when you’re watching a golf broadcast on TV, and someone hits one a little off target, and the mic stays with the player a bit too long and you hear a few salty...
  5/19/2015 5:00:00 PM
Greg Norman is forfeiting his last year of British Open eligibility. Greg Norman gave a hard and fast "No" when he was asked if he was going to play in the British Open this year. In his interview with the BBC, the ’86 and ’93 British...
  5/19/2015 11:16:00 AM - By
With Phil Mickelson, it’s complicated. 
  5/18/2015 9:14:00 PM
Tom Brady plays golf in the Bahamas with Michael Jordan, doesn’t look to be stre. It’s what we would’ve done, too. What better way to put a major national sports scandal behind you than a round of golf, right? Especially with one of the best athletes in history. Tom...
  5/18/2015 8:56:00 PM
Callaway Golf set to debut its own live weekly variety show. Perhaps it isn’t as anticipated as Sunday’s series finale of Mad Men, but in its own way Monday night signals a watershed moment in, for lack of a better phrase, golf television.At 9 p.m. (ET)...
  5/18/2015 2:50:00 PM
PHOTOS: A look inside TopGolf Scottsdale. A look inside the TopGolf facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. TopGolf is one of golf’s fastest growing trends.
  5/17/2015 3:21:00 PM
'Agronomic issues' shorten Open qualifier to 17 holes.  A U.S. Open local qualifier at Bethpage State Park’s Red Course was shortened to 17 holes earlier this week because of what the Metropolitan Golf Association termed "agronomic issues."
  5/17/2015 3:21:00 PM
Fathead obtains licensing rights to Tiger. The wall-adorning graphics company Fathead announced Friday that it had acquired the rights to three of the most dominant athletes of all time: Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Tiger Woods.
  5/17/2015 3:17:00 PM
Deer nipping pink flowers in the bud at Shore Gate GC. 
  5/17/2015 8:46:00 AM
Fox’s amateur hour shows much work remains before U.S. Open airs. Fox’s coverage of the recent men’s and women’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships showed that it has a lot of work to do before U.S. Open.
  5/16/2015 6:26:00 PM
Recap: McIlroy sets course record at Wells Fargo Championship. PGA Tour live blog for Rory McIlroy and the Wells Fargo Championship Saturday Round 3 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.
  5/15/2015 8:10:00 PM
R&A opens talks year early on U.S. broadcast rights for British Open, deal expec. When Fox Sports reshaped the broadcast landscape by getting into golf with a stunning 12-year, $1.1 billion deal for USGA events - the jewel being the U.S. Open - it appeared there were not going...
  5/15/2015 8:43:00 AM
U.S. Open; Complete local qualifying results.  Local qualifying results for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
  5/15/2015 8:39:00 AM
U.S. Open: Pro Covello tops Open qualifier at Makefield Highlands. 
  5/14/2015 8:23:00 PM
Adam Scott doesn’t sound particularly excited about playing in the Olympics. For the most part, golf’s re-inclusion in the Olympics has received positive feedback from pro golfers. It doesn’t sound like Adam Scott has caught Rio Fever just yet. Scott spoke bluntly to Reuters’ Andrew Both...
  5/14/2015 9:12:00 AM
Vonn dumped Tiger because he cheated, reports London Daily Mail. 
  5/13/2015 7:50:00 PM
Roger Maltbie already was a Hall of Famer to many; now he’s officially so. Anyone who has spent any time with Roger Maltbie, especially in the evening hours, already would have considered him a Hall of Famer. But the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame made it official on...
  5/13/2015 8:24:00 AM
Meet the U.S. Women’s Am Semi-Finalists. 
  5/13/2015 8:22:00 AM
Two locals reach semi-final of U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. 
  5/13/2015 12:43:00 AM
Butch Harmon: Those polled who called Rickie Fowler overrated ’must feel very si. Stories of interest you might have missed? Those who cited Rickie Fowler as overrated in a Sports Illustrated poll don’t seem interested in identifying themselves, James Corrigan of the Telegraph writes. “Butch Harmon, Fowler’s coach,...
  5/12/2015 4:56:00 PM
If your course has winter kill problems, you’re probably not alone. Springtime might finally be here but winter was cruel to a number of courses in the Philadelphia region.

Several in eastern Montgomery County were hit hard, among them Manufacturers G & CC and Blue Bell CC.

USGA agronomist Jim Skorulski has written a nice primer why this winter was tough and what superintendents are doing to get their courses back in prime condition.

USGA photo
  5/12/2015 12:02:00 PM
PGA Section: Saucon’s Colin Corrigan wins Delaware Valley Open. 
  5/11/2015 4:56:00 PM
Artist sets the scene at Chambers Bay in new U.S. Open poster. Washington’s Chambers Bay is a first-time major-championship venue and the first course in the Pacific Northwest to host the U.S. Open. The historic moment gave Lee Wybranski what he describes as a "clean canvas"...
  5/11/2015 4:50:00 PM
’I cannot remember a more in-your-face victory...than what we saw from Rickie Fo. A sampling of the reaction from the media, social and otherwise, to the Players Championship and Rickie Fowler’s victory on Sunday, starting with Brandel Chamblee of the Golf Channel: “I think it stretched the limits...
  5/11/2015 9:52:00 AM
Tour considering significant changes to Sawgrass.  According to sources, PGA Tour officials and architect Pete Dye are considering changes to the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course and a dramatic alteration of the 12th hole.
  5/11/2015 9:52:00 AM
Why we still care about Tiger Woods.  It’s been seven years since Tiger Woods won a major. This week he barely made the cut. Yet most of us still care. Why?
  5/11/2015 9:48:00 AM
Donald Spieth on his Masterful grandson. 
  5/11/2015 1:37:00 AM
Rickie Fowler electrifies the fans -- and silences the critics -- with his win a. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- A 10-year-old kid summed up what most of the fans at TPC Sawgrass were thinking on Sunday evening. "Now, instead of watching Martin Kaymer or Matt Kuchar, we’ll see Rickie...
  5/11/2015 12:28:00 AM
Ian Poulter overrated? ’Were he to have played with his trap shut’ he’d be among. Stories of interest you might have missed? Did Ian Poulter deserve to come out on top in a poll on overrated players? Kevin Garside of the Independent says no. “I would contend that were he...
  5/11/2015 12:27:00 AM
Rickie Fowler’s celebratory kiss with girlfriend does not disappoint. How ecstatic would you be if you were Rickie Fowler? You just won the biggest event of your career -- one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments with a $1.8 million check -- and will be...
  5/10/2015 10:25:00 PM
Behind the camera: Why Johnny Miller usually does his broadcasts in bare feet. We’re spending the week embedded with NBC/Golf Channel at the Players. Here’s the seventh and final part in our series. It’s a rare commercial break and the lights inside the 18th-hole broadcast booth come on...
  5/10/2015 9:01:00 PM
Another blow for those wishing Tiger Woods’ career a speedy recovery. Tiger Woods’ performance at the Players Championship was an assault on the senses — odorous at times, painful to watch. And hear. Criticisms cut deep. “I think he is entirely lost,” David Duval said on...
  5/7/2015 8:14:00 PM
Tom Coyne’s blog-in-progress from A Course Called the Kingdom. 
  5/6/2015 3:46:00 PM
Philadelphia Cricket lands 2016 Senior Players Championship. Another feather in the cap of Philadelphia Cricket Club

The Champions Tour announced Tuesday that the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, one of five major championships, will head to Cricket in 2016 for the first time.
  5/6/2015 1:38:00 PM
Steph Curry’s first-world problem: Warriors’ playoff run is cutting into his com. Let’s not feel too bad for Stephen Curry. The Golden State guard was awarded the NBA MVP on Tuesday night, and the Warriors, despite an uncharacteristic home loss to the Grizzlies in Game 2 of...
  5/6/2015 11:47:00 AM
Golf Digest cover story: The new Dustin Johnson. 
  5/6/2015 11:25:00 AM
You can actually bet on who Tiger will date next. 
  5/6/2015 11:19:00 AM
The Players prestige falls just short of major status.  The criteria to be considered for the World Golf Hall of Fame smacks of yet another effort by the PGA Tour to make The Players Championship something it’s not.
  5/6/2015 11:07:00 AM
Fox’s deal for U.S. Open means more golf ads on more channels. 
  5/6/2015 12:45:00 AM
’Tiger Woods can’t seem to let anyone else enjoy the golfing spotlight’. Stories of interest you might have missed... Tiger Woods seems eager to remain the center of attention, even while his golf doesn’t warrant it, Martin Dempster of the Scotsman argues. “As Rory McIlroy continues to...
  5/5/2015 9:03:00 PM
How golf is helping Johnny Manziel get back on track. A year ago, Johnny Manziel ruled the sports world. He was the talk of the NFL draft and the supposed savior of a downtrodden Cleveland Browns franchise. Jason Dufner lost his mind when his favorite...
  5/4/2015 9:15:00 PM
What does under par smell like? The PGA Tour is offering its interpretation with. Just think, even with that Rickie Fowler shirt, Nike driver, and TPC tee time, there’s still more you can do to be like your favorite PGA Tour star. For instance, have you given enough thought...
  5/4/2015 9:06:00 PM
David Feherty was the only golf media member to get love in Awful Announcing’s a. On Monday, Awful Announcing revealed the winners from its third annual People’s Sports Media Awards. Despite Awful Announcing’s name, being on this list is actually a good thing. Related: Golf World’s profile on David Feherty...
  5/4/2015 5:37:00 PM
The PGA Tour might have finally figured out fantasy golf. Fantasy golf will never have the popularity of fantasy football or fantasy baseball, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done as well as those other two. And thanks to the PGA Tour, that day...
  5/4/2015 4:25:00 PM
Temple’s Brandon Matthews to compete in NCAA Championship. 
  5/4/2015 12:13:00 AM
Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and...Rory McIlroy? No, says Rory. Stories of interest you might have missed? Does Rory McIlroy warrant comparisons with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods? No, McIlory says in this story by Brian Keogh of the Irish Golf Desk. “Flattering as it...
  5/3/2015 7:27:00 PM
Lindsey Vonn announces "mutual" breakup with Tiger Woods after three years of da. Just weeks after their most public display of being a couple, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have ended their relationship. Vonn made the announcement on her Facebook page on Sunday with the following statement: After...
  5/3/2015 5:55:00 AM
Rory McIlroy winds up watching the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight . . . in the media . Rory McIlroy’s plan to attend Saturday’s super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao didn’t go as planned. First, McIlroy had the latest quarterfinal tee time at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, and then opponent...
  5/2/2015 1:49:00 PM
Bradley vs. Jimenez, the reaction: ’Keegan if trading punches. Miguel if they go. Golf is a gentlemen’s game, except when it isn’t, and it wasn’t when Miguel Angel Jimenez and Keegan Bradley stood toe to toe during their match at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play on Friday. Reaction on...
  5/2/2015 12:07:00 AM
Keegan Bradley and Miguel Angel Jimenez get into heated dispute at Match Play. How often do you see PGA Tour players nose-to-nose, almost ready to come to blows? That’s exactly what we saw Friday night at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play. Keegan Bradley got into Miguel Angel Jimenez’s...
  5/1/2015 11:37:00 AM
Hamilton Farms taps former Philly super as director of grounds. 
  5/1/2015 11:36:00 AM
Ocean Course to host PGA Championship in ’21. Ocean Course to host PGA Championship in ’21

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