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  7/22/2014 3:17:00 PM
GAP: Applebrook GC to host 110th Philadelphia Open Championship. 
 
  7/22/2014 2:36:00 PM
Applebrook GC pro Dave McNabb prepares for PGA Championship. 
 
  7/22/2014 8:40:00 AM
9-hole muni in Waynesboro will close unless new management is found. 
 
  7/21/2014 11:25:00 AM
Tiger Woods to Tom Watson: Pick me for the Ryder Cup team!. Tiger to Tom Watson: Pick me for Ryder Cup
 
  7/21/2014 11:25:00 AM
Phil Mickelson says he might not deserve Ryder Cup pick. Mickelson says he might not deserve Ryder pick
 
  7/21/2014 11:23:00 AM
Quotes of the Week: July 20, 2014.  From another disappointing major week for Tiger Woods to Rory McIlroy’s third major romp, enjoy this British Open edition of Quotes of the Week.
 
  7/21/2014 11:23:00 AM
First tee announcer Robson could make '15 Open his last.  For 40 years Ivor Robson has been the voice that moved the Open Championship.
 
  7/20/2014 7:44:00 PM
Faced with questions on Sunday, Rory McIlroy provided all the right answers. By John HugganHOYLAKE, England -- Three down, one to go. In the eight decades that have passed since the evolution of the Masters Tournament, only five men have so far annexed all of golf’s four...
 
  7/20/2014 4:57:00 PM
Rory McIlroy holds off Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler to win the British Open and . Rory McIlroy shot a 1-under 71 at Royal Liverpool on Sunday, holding off Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler to capture the Claret Jug and the third leg of the career Grand Slam in wire-to-wire fashion.
 
  7/20/2014 4:57:00 PM
Yes, Gerry McIlroy might cash a bigger British Open check than Tiger Woods. Gerry McIlroy's belief in his son Rory McIlroy's ability to win the British Open before the age of 26 could net him more than $340,000 - a check even larger than the one Tiger Woods will likely cash this week.
 
  7/20/2014 2:01:00 PM
McIlroy completes wire-to-wire win at Open. Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy.
 
  7/20/2014 1:54:00 PM
After a frustrating week at Hoylake, many questions remain for Tiger Woods. By Dave Shedloski HOYLAKE, England -- His mood was light, he smiled easily, and he exchanged a couple of palm slaps with playing partner Jason Dufner. Tiger Woods appeared to be enjoying his Sunday...
 
  7/20/2014 1:45:00 PM
McIlroy Wins The Open Championship. Visit ESPN.com for the complete story.
 
  7/20/2014 11:55:00 AM
Dad’s 10-Year Wager Will Come Off if McIlroy Wins Open. Rory McIlroy will pick up a first prize of 975,000 pounds ($1.67 million) if he wins the British Open later on Sunday and his father Gerry also stands to pocket 50,000 pounds on a 10-year-old wager.
 
  7/19/2014 10:33:00 PM
On Golf: British Open 2014: Golfers Taught by Butch Harmon Dominate Leaderboard. Players who work with Butch Harmon, who has instructed Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, have fared especially well in the major tournaments of 2014.
 
  7/19/2014 6:27:00 PM
For Globe-Trotting Golfers, Mishandled Clubs Are an Occupational Hazard. For golfers, whose success is predicated on acting only after a careful consideration of the odds, there is no greater leap of faith than entrusting their golf bags to a network of strangers.
 
  7/19/2014 5:15:00 PM
On brink of history, McIlroy leaves his opponents humbled and with little hope. By John HugganHOYLAKE, England -- From two-tee start through (a brief) three-man race to one-man show: That was the third round of the 143rd Open Championship. With a brace of eagles and a birdie over the...
 
  7/18/2014 8:29:00 PM
Rory McIlroy puts pheasant drama behind him with six birdies moving him four sho. 
 
  7/18/2014 7:59:00 PM
It’s quite simple, really: When Rory’s driver is on, he’s ’unstoppable’. By John HugganHOYLAKE, England -- It is 1973 and Jack Nicklaus is home alone watching television. On the box is the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of American horse racing’s “Triple Crown.” Nicklaus has...
 
  7/18/2014 6:39:00 PM
What’s wrong with Tiger? Azinger, Strange offer theories. By John Strege Tiger Woods is always going to invite analysis, however he’s playing and he played poorly in the second round of the British Open on Friday. It led to an interesting exchange between...
 
  7/18/2014 6:16:00 PM
Forget trophies, poor kid Jason Day always wanted to play for money. 
 
  7/18/2014 5:59:00 PM
Ben Crane traveled to England as an alternate and didn’t get in the British Open. Ben Crane made the most of his Open trip even though he didn't make it into the field.
 
  7/18/2014 5:41:00 PM
Tom Watson extends his own record of being the oldest man to make the British Op. The 64-year-old Watson extended his record of being the oldest man to make the cut at the game's oldest major when he shot a 1-over 73 on Friday. That gave him at 2-over 146.
 
  7/18/2014 2:15:00 PM
Tiger barely makes Open cut, struggles to 77. The day began with visions of Tiger Woods contending on the weekend to win the Claret Jug. It ended with him needing to hole a 6-footer for birdie just to make the cut.
 
  7/17/2014 10:14:00 PM
Sawin seeing benefits of taking sabbatical . 
 
  7/17/2014 3:34:00 PM
Golfers asked to name the Beatles, hilarity ensues (George…Lucas?). By John Strege ESPN asked several of those playing in the British Open at Hoylake to name the four Beatles, who hailed from nearby Liverpool. They failed, none to the degree that Bubba Watson did....
 
  7/17/2014 3:14:00 PM
Watch Ernie Els three-putt from one foot at the British Open. Ernie Els 
 
  7/17/2014 3:12:00 PM
Errant drive bloodies fan, leads to Els' nightmare 79.  Ernie Els’ errant drive that bloodied a spectator led to back-to-back missed putts inside 2 feet and a 79 in Rd. 1 of the Open.
 
  7/17/2014 3:12:00 PM
Oh, snap: Stenson breaks club, shoots 72 at British. Henrik Stenson snapped an iron over his knee in shooting even-par 72 at the British Open.
 
  7/17/2014 8:54:00 AM
Shot-by-shot: Tiger Woods, Round 1, British Open. Tiger Woods fired a 3-under 69 on Thursday at the Open Championship, currently sitting three shots off the lead. The round consisted of six birdies and three bogeys – including back-to-back bogeys to start the round. Tiger Woods fired a 3-under 69 on Thursday at the Open Championship, currently sitting thr
 
  7/16/2014 4:18:00 PM
R&A chief faces questions about men-only St. Andrews club after criticism from S. R&A chief faces questions about men-only policy
 
  7/16/2014 4:16:00 PM
Report: Senior Ryder Cup possible for 2015.  According to a Golfweek report, a Senior Ryder Cup is in the works and it could be coming to a town near you as early as next year.
 
  7/16/2014 4:16:00 PM
18 majors later, Tiger stuck in 18-major quest.  Tiger Woods has played 19 majors since his last win, leaving his pursuit of Jack at a standstill.
 
  7/16/2014 4:09:00 PM
Contenders tour Saucon Valley with an eye toward U.S. Mid-Am. 
 
  7/16/2014 3:00:00 PM
John Daly is wearing SpongeBob SquarePants pants at the British Open. By Alex Myers By now, we’re all used to John Daly wearing crazy pants at golf tournaments. It’s his thing since winning golf tournaments hasn’t been his thing for awhile. Related: 11 British Open...
 
  7/16/2014 9:05:00 AM
British Open Trivia Quiz: Plus the Best and Worst British Open Venues in the Van. Test your knowledge of the best Sergio tabloid headlines, Calc’s playoff at Troon, John Daly’s secret at St. Andrews and the holes at Royal Liverpool. Plus, the best and worst British Open venues in Gary Van Sickle's Van Cynical Mailbag.
 
  7/15/2014 8:56:00 PM
Obviously, Adam Scott will win The Open. By Mike StachuraDo you remember the first time you discovered that short division produced the same results as long division? That resounding, definitive "Aha!" moment, the certainty that yes, clearly, you were destined to a...
 
  7/15/2014 8:00:00 PM
Billy Walters, course owner and professional gambler, rolls the dice with an auc. By Pete FinchBilly Walters is about to make a multimillion-dollar bet involving his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.In case the name doesn’t sound familiar, Walters is the professional gambler and Las Vegas golf course owner...
 
  7/15/2014 6:17:00 PM
The complete evolution of Rory McIlroy’s hat. By Luke Kerr-Dineen HOYLAKE, England -- Rory McIlroy all but cemented his status as a secret American on Tuesday at the British Open, wearing what can only be described as a flat brimmish-style hat...
 
  7/15/2014 11:53:00 AM
Tiger Woods isn’t 100 percent yet, but says he’s getting closer. By Ryan Herrington HOYLAKE, England -- It’s become almost cliche to hear Tiger Woods say how anything less than winning the title at a major championship would be a disappointment. Yet upon listening to him...
 
  7/15/2014 10:39:00 AM
PGA Section: Billy Stewart wins rain-shortened Hyndman Classic. 
 
  7/14/2014 5:22:00 PM
International Golf Federation nervous about readiness of Rio 2016 course. 
 
  7/14/2014 1:06:00 PM
What is golf’s future once Woods is gone?. Tiger Woods’s return to golf shows the work that must be done to fill the void he will one day leave, says Iain Carter.
 
  7/14/2014 10:16:00 AM
Watson wants Tiger on the Ryder Cup team. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson said again on Monday that he wants Tiger Woods on the team and that the next few tournaments would factor greatly in his decision.
 
  7/14/2014 8:00:00 AM
Lefty draws confidence from ’13 Open win. Phil Mickelson says he’s just as motivated to win another British Open after capturing the Claret Jug a year ago.
 
  7/13/2014 11:44:00 PM
Phil Mickelson and His Caddie, Jim Mackay, Have an Unusual Bond. Phil Mickelson and his longtime caddie, Jim Mackay, work together seamlessly and share a deep emotional bond exemplified by Mackay’s emotional reaction to Mickelson’s victory at the 2013 British Open.
 
  7/13/2014 7:58:00 AM
Why Canadian golf is dying: greed, hubris and the demise of free time. 
 
  7/13/2014 7:53:00 AM
Zach Johnson, two others share lead after shootout on day one at John Deere Clas. Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman shot 8-under-par 63s Thursday to share the lead after the first round of the John Deere Classic.
 
  7/13/2014 7:53:00 AM
9 Reasons Why Tiger Woods’ 2006 British Open Win Was His Greatest-Ever Open. His amazing course management, his otherworldy iron shots, and his emotional celebration made the 2006 British Open one of Tiger's all-time greatest majors. Here are nine reasons why Hoylake was so special in 2006, writes Cameron Morfit.
 
  7/13/2014 7:53:00 AM
Our Favorite Links Courses, Holes and Tips From the Staffers at Golf.com, SI. Which country has the best links golf, Ireland or Scotland? Our experts make the tough call.
 
  7/12/2014 5:17:00 PM
Tiger feeling good at Royal Liverpool practice. Tiger Woods returned to Royal Liverpool on Saturday for the first time since he won his third Open Championship title in 2006.
 
  7/11/2014 11:55:00 PM
Holly Sonders leaving Golf Channel for Fox Sports. By John Strege Holly Sonders, a popular host of Golf Channel’s "Morning Drive" show, is leaving the network to join Fox Sports as a golf reporter and sideline reporter on NFL games, according to a...
 
  7/11/2014 11:37:00 PM
First Female President of University of St. Andrews Fights to join R&A. For Louise Richardson, the principal of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, the exclusion of female members by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club transcends gender politics. It has become a workplace hurdle.
 
  7/11/2014 11:15:00 PM
Watch Rory McIlroy blast staggering 436-yard drive at Scottish Open... and it ne. 
 
  7/11/2014 5:01:00 PM
Barn, golf carts catch fire at N.J. country club. 
 
  7/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
Course owners are feeling more optimistic (and that could be bad news for public. By Peter Finch Are public-course golfers about to get hit with higher green fees? That’s one conclusion you could reach from Marcus & Millichap’s Golf Investor Sentiment Survey 2014. The real estate firm’s National...
 
  7/11/2014 11:57:00 AM
Scott Verplank is no longer a hot young golf star, but competition still drives . By Bill Fields EDMOND, Okla. -- Upon realizing Scott Verplank would be in the field at this week’s U.S. Senior Open -- he turned 50 on Wednesday, the day before the event started at...
 
  7/11/2014 11:37:00 AM
Investors are buying troubled golf courses for makeovers. 
 
  7/11/2014 9:52:00 AM
Azinger: Tiger’s quest to get better is backfiring.  If Tiger comes up short of Jack’s 18 major mark, Paul Azinger thinks major swing overhauls may be a large reason why.
 
  7/10/2014 11:18:00 AM
2016 Olympic golf qualifying to begin week of British Open.  Officials with the International Golf Federation will unveil a new ranking that will be used to fill the field for the 2016 Olympics next week at the Open Championship.
 
  7/10/2014 8:13:00 AM
Wie gets off course, struggles to 75 at British Open. Ayako Uehara of Japan got her one mistake out of the way early and opened with a 4-under 68 to lead the Women’s British Open on Thursday.
 
  7/9/2014 7:00:00 PM
This cool mini-documentary might make you look at Ian Poulter in a different lig. By Luke Kerr-Dineen Ian Poulter is outspoken, immensely confident (some say arrogant), and he flaunts his wealth. It’s no coincidence that he tends to rub people the wrong way.But underneath all that is a...
 
  7/9/2014 2:41:00 PM
Video: Watch Jesper Parnevik break a rib (ouch!). By John Strege Jesper Parnevik’s career, more than his eccentricities or five PGA Tour victories, has been defined by his injuries. Parnevik, 49, underwent hip surgery in 2000 and again in 2009. In 2010, it...
 
  7/8/2014 9:16:00 PM
New book says Tiger Woods paid controversial doctor Anthony Galea $76K for 14 vi. By Sam WeinmanA new book that examines baseball star Alex Rodriguez’s use of performance-enhancing drugs also sheds new light on the treatment Tiger Woods received from the controversial Canadian doctor Anthony Galea. Woods’ treatments under...
 
  7/8/2014 8:20:00 PM
Let the links onslaught begin! Three weeks of pure golf and four things to look . By Geoff Shackelford The Scottish Open host course may just be better than the Open Championship site. The Senior British Open course could be auditioning for Wales to finally host an Open. And the...
 
  7/8/2014 2:38:00 PM
Video: Phil Mickelson working his magic in practice round at Royal Aberdeen. By John Strege Phil Mickelson is the defending champion of the Scottish Open, and this video of him working his short-game magic during a practice round at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club (taken by Sean Slattery,...
 
  7/8/2014 9:53:00 AM
PGA Section: Rich Steinmetz goes low to win TaylorMade Top 100. 
 
  7/8/2014 8:39:00 AM
Investors are buying troubled golf courses and giving them makeovers. 
 
  7/8/2014 12:55:00 AM
Tiger’s Ryder Cup odds hinge on 3 tourneys. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson says that Tiger Woods will be on the U.S. team if he’s healthy and playing well.
 
  7/8/2014
How to Customize Your Driver, Plus Will Tiger Make the Cut. How to customize your driver like the Donald. Plus, will Tiger make the cut at Hoylake?
 
  7/8/2014
Haney on Tiger: ’Doesn’t care as much as he used to’.  Tiger Woods raised some eyebrows when he decided not to add a tournament between the Quicken Loans and the Open. Count Hank Haney among those surprised.
 
  7/7/2014 10:30:00 PM
Forklift driver John Singleton realizes his dream by qualifying for The Open. 
 
  7/7/2014 6:07:00 PM
Why you (and his fellow employees) should root for this factory worker who will . By John Strege Everyone’s favorite employee at Advanced Electrical Varnishes in the English town of Birkenhead these days no doubt is John Singleton, a resin plant mixer. Why? Singleton has earned his fellow employees a...
 
  7/7/2014 11:51:00 AM
Philadelphian Tom Coyne picks the quirkiest holes in Ireland. 
 
  7/6/2014 5:37:00 PM
Palmer: Lancaster ready for ’15 U.S. Women’s Open. Marking a year to the day of next year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster (Pa.) CC, Arnold Palmer took part in the town’s Lancaster First Swing event Saturday. Marking a year to the day of next year’s U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster (Pa.) CC, Arnold Palmer took part in the town’s Lancaster First Swing
 
  7/6/2014 8:46:00 AM
Seinfeld turns 25; Shows classic golf moments. 
 
  7/6/2014 8:46:00 AM
Conflict brewing between PGA Tour, caddie association.  A potential showdown is brewing between the PGA Tour and the association that represents the majority of the circuit’s caddies, according to a letter obtained by GolfChannel.com.
 
  7/6/2014 8:46:00 AM
Michelle Wie is happy at last, a college grad who’s the face of the LPGA and the. Barely a teen when she was teeing it up against the guys on the PGA Tour a decade ago, Michelle Wie is happy at last, a college grad who’s the face of the burgeoning LPGA, and, oh, at 24, the newly minted U.S. Women’s Open champion, writes Alan Shipnuck.
 
  7/6/2014 8:46:00 AM
Vijay Singh fights for fellow Tour players, could expand his lawsuit, lawyer say. Justice Eileen Bransten of the New York State Supreme Court recently delivered a blow to Singh’s case, limiting the scope of discovery to the Tour’s policies and penalties for the use of the growth hormone IGF-1, according to documents made public last week. However, Ginsberg suggested that the 34-time Tour winner is considering expanding the scope of his suit despite the ruling.
 
  7/6/2014 8:39:00 AM
Arnold Palmer stops by Lancaster CC to promote 2015 U.S. Women’s Open. 
 
  7/6/2014 8:38:00 AM
Lancaster CC gears up for 2015 U.S. Women’s Open. 
 
  7/3/2014 11:04:00 AM
Archives: Appreciating a Master: William S. Flynn. Every now and then, while doing research, I stumble across a story I wrote years ago for The Philadelphia Inquirer that is still a fun read. Like one from May 2000 on William S. Flynn.

"No architect has put his mark on the Philadelphia golf scene with the flourish and enduring impact of William S. Flynn, who left his native Massachusetts to become greenskeeper at Merion Golf Club soon after it was completed in 1912, and who never left the area," I wrote.

"Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club, Huntingdon Valley Country Club, Philadelphia Country Club, Philmont Country Club, Rolling Green Country Club, Green Valley Country Club, Lancaster Country Club - they are all fabulous, and they are all Flynn."
 
  7/3/2014 6:31:00 AM
Dan Burton, former GAP president, talks about rising within USGA . Only a few years ago, Dan Burton was president of GAP. Then he joined the Executive Committee of the USGA and began a steady climb within the ranks of the game’s governing body in this country.

Now, Burton (left, with USGA Executive Director Mike Davis) , is next in line to become president of the USGA, in two years.

But first, Burton, must serve out his duties as chairman of the USGA’s Championship Committee, which include overseeing the two recent Opens at Pinehurst and the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at his home club, Lancaster CC.
 
  7/3/2014 6:27:00 AM
Lancaster CC begins preparations for 2015 U.S. Women’s Open. 
 
  7/3/2014 6:24:00 AM
Tickets go on sale for 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster CC. 
 
  7/2/2014 2:21:00 PM
Adam Levine wants to open a "weed and golf" store. By Luke Kerr-Dineen Our friends at GQ get to know Adam Levine in their July issue profile of the Maroon 5 singer, examining what makes him one of the most divisive artists around. It’s worth...
 
  7/2/2014 10:43:00 AM
Ball, last inaugural Masters participant, dies at 103.  Errie Ball, the lone surviving member of the original Masters field of 1934, died Wednesday at age 103.
 
  7/2/2014 10:43:00 AM
Fowler ’OK’ after car accident in South Florida.  Rickie Fowler tweeted early Wednesday morning that he and a friend were involved in a car accident but that they both were “OK.”
 
  7/2/2014 10:43:00 AM
R&A extends exemption of Tom Watson, allowing him to play one more British Open . The R&A on Tuesday extended the exemption of Watson, allowing him to play one more time in 2015 when golf’s oldest championship returns to the Old Course at St. Andrews. Watson holds The Open record for winning on five links courses - Carnoustie, Turnberry, Muirfield, Royal Troon and Royal Birkdale.
 
  7/2/2014 10:43:00 AM
Enjoy the Champions Tour while you still can; plus, who will win a major first, . Bernhard Langer is tougher than a Waffle House chicken-fried steak, writes SI’s Gary Van Sickle, and the Champions Tour is more compelling than the PGA Tour in a lot of ways. Plus, who will win a major first, Jordan Spieth or Tiger Woods?
 
  7/2/2014 10:43:00 AM
China’s recent golf course crackdown masks staggering pace of construction. According to Reuters, Chinese authorities have closed five golf courses throughout the country since March, digging up three and converting two more for other uses, a supposed signal to "would-be" violators of the government’s 2004 ban on the construction of new golf courses that Beijing is getting serious about enforcement.
 
  7/2/2014 10:43:00 AM
Photos of the Philadelphia Cricket Restoration . When Philadelphia Cricket Club recently unveiled the restoration to its Wissahickon Course, designed by A. W. Tillingjhast, the immediate reaction was, ’Wow."

The course, already one of the most respected and beloved in the Philadelphia, joined the ranks of the most elite layouts in a region rich with great golf courses.

Now comes a set of 15 color photos from the club, showcasing the changes. Have a look. And if you get a chance to play the Cricket Club, run, don’t walk to Flourtown for the experience.
 
  7/2/2014 10:02:00 AM
Host of reasons for U.S. Open to return to Merion. 
 
  7/2/2014 10:00:00 AM
Philly Publinks: James Braunsberg wins Publinks Championship. 
 
  7/1/2014 11:55:00 PM
One more round with Dad is simply aces. 
 
  7/1/2014 3:19:00 PM
Tiger Woods: I will never be as good as I used to be! Golf legend makes return f. 
 
  7/1/2014 11:36:00 AM
Hawk's Nest: Tiger's tourney not what it used to be.  Tiger Woods plus Congressional should equal a stellar field. That hasn’t been the case recently in the D.C.-area event.
 
  7/1/2014 11:32:00 AM
Tony Romo says he gave up golf because of back surgery. By Luke Kerr-Dineen Tony Romo has had two back surgeries in the past eight months. That’s not easy to recover from, and with the Dallas Cowboys putting most of their eggs in the 34-year-old’s...
 
  7/1/2014 11:07:00 AM
Judge rules against Meadow Brook GC in Phoenixville eminent domain case. 
 
  6/30/2014 7:13:00 PM
An app that lets you say so long to the single (golf) life. By Stephen Hennessey You’re looking to play a round but don’t like getting paired with strangers at the course. Why not pick your partners beforehand? That’s the concept behind GolfMatch, an app that allows...
 
  6/30/2014 7:05:00 PM
Jason Dufner talks retirement; here are five who quit in their primes. By John Strege It isn’t often that productive athletes retire in the prime of their careers, or at least while still competitive. The most prominent to do so were Sandy Koufax and Jim Brown. Koufax...
 
  6/30/2014 3:42:00 PM
Ice bucket challenge: Everybody's doing it.  In case you missed it over the weekend, here’s a look at the latest players to join in on the ice bucket challenge.
 
  6/30/2014 3:42:00 PM
Quotes of the Week: June 29, 2014.  From Tiger’s thoughts on his missed cut at the Quicken Loans to Phil Mickelson’s bunker tip for President Obama, here are this week’s Quotes of the Week.
 
  6/30/2014 8:36:00 AM
Tour Confidential: Can Tiger fix his game for the British Open? Plus, the rise o. Despite missing the cut at Congressional, Tiger Woods remained optimistic about his ability to fix his game after back surgery, but can he do it in time for the British Open? Our roundtable discusses Tiger's return, LPGA possibilities and golf movies that should be made.
 
  6/30/2014 12:50:00 AM
Missing Links: Aim of Tiger’s newest endorsement ’to take stigma out of supplmen. By John Strege Stories of interest you might have missed? Tiger Woods’ newest endorsement is with MusclePharm, a dietary muscle supplement. “Scores of prominent athletes with failed drug tests have blamed their results on tainted...
 
  6/29/2014 11:13:00 PM
LA Times profiles Brian Roberts, Comcast CEO and Augusta National member. 
 
  6/29/2014 6:48:00 PM
Langer wins Players, 3rd Champions major. Bernhard Langer gave away a four-shot lead in the final round of Senior Players Championship and wondered where his game had gone.
 
  6/27/2014 3:58:00 PM
Davis touts ’different’ course for ’15 U.S. Open. Do your homework, boys. That was the message Friday from USGA executive director Mike Davis to all the golfers who hope to qualify for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on the banks of Puget Sound.
 
  6/27/2014 2:52:00 PM
Who is more likely to sway you to buy a driver, a club pro or a tour player?. By Mike Stachura Tour pros may get big endorsement deals from equipment manufacturers, but when it comes to who influences consumer decisions about the clubs they buy, it’s the club pro who matters more....
 
  6/27/2014 10:12:00 AM
Applebrook’s Dave McNabb qualifies for PGA Championship. 
 
  6/27/2014 7:27:00 AM
Philly Publinks: Jim Braunsberg wins Amateur Championship. 
 
  6/27/2014 7:22:00 AM
Stan Zontek Memorial Scholarship goes to Georgia turfgrass student. 
 
  6/27/2014 7:19:00 AM
Large U.S. Open golf ball stolen. 
 
  6/27/2014 7:17:00 AM
Montco golfers dominating leaderboards. 
 
  6/26/2014 3:57:00 PM
Wie has chance to become ’second only to Danica Patrick’ in endorsement earnings. By John Strege A U.S. Women’s Open victory and the whirlwind media tour that followed suggests that Michelle Wie is positioned to reclaim her position among the top money earners in golf and join the...
 
  6/26/2014 3:54:00 PM
Women’s U.S. Open ratings best since 2007 and better than men’s at Travelers. Michelle Wie's U.S. Open victory draws best ratings in seven years.
 
  6/26/2014 2:22:00 PM
A complete history of Tiger’s many comebacks, and how they really turned out. By Sam Weinman As Tiger Woods can sadly attest, his return to golf on Thursday, three-and-a-half months after back surgery, is hardly the first time he has come back from an extended absence. At...
 
  6/26/2014 12:09:00 AM
Tiger struggles in return from back surgery. Congressional gave Tiger Woods a rude welcome back to the PGA Tour on Thursday.
 
  6/24/2014 8:14:00 PM
’You’re way prettier than Michelle Wie,’ and other things people say to Michelle. By Sam WeinmanNEW YORK -- What do you get when you pair a media-hungry golf tour with a golfer that the mainstream media has actually heard of?Something like this.That was the printed itinerary for Michelle Wie’s...
 
  6/24/2014 6:51:00 PM
Obama hosts Tiger, Presidents Cup golfers. President Barack Obama and his most famous golf partner, Tiger Woods, got together again Tuesday, but at the White House instead of on the course.
 
  6/24/2014 5:36:00 PM
Wie in NYC: I've won some money off Jordan.  Michelle Wie is making the rounds in New York City on Tuesday.
 
  6/24/2014 5:36:00 PM
Tiger's news conference reveals a changed player.  Tiger Woods won’t tee off until Thursday morning, but his Quicken Loans news conference on Tuesday revealed a different player.
 
  6/24/2014 4:42:00 PM
Meet the woman who made the cut in PGA Professional National Championship. By John Strege It is a story that deserves attention even in the midst of the media frenzy that has surrounded Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf and Michelle Wie’s victory in the U.S. Women’s...
 
  6/24/2014 3:17:00 PM
The Grind: Wie twerks, Streelman ’tweets’, Paulina sings, and Paula visits Fort . By Alex Myers Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we officially have Wie Fever. We’ve also never been more excited to see a swarm of rules officials around a golfer as we...
 
  6/24/2014 12:06:00 AM
Tiger feeling pain-free, intends to play British Open. Tiger Woods said Tuesday ahead of his annual golf tournament at Congressional Country Club that he is pain-free for the first time in about two years and that he intends to play the Open Championship next month.
 
  6/23/2014 7:33:00 PM
Wie, 24, twerks, drinks, acts 24 after U.S. Open win.  Michelle Wie scored the biggest victory of her life on Sunday, winning the U.S Women’s Open and claiming her long-awaited first major.
 
  6/23/2014 7:31:00 PM
Tour Confidential: Is Tiger the favorite to win at Hoylake? Plus, Wie’s big brea. After a three-month absence, Tiger Woods will make his return to competitive golf at Congressional this week. Our roundtable debates Woods' chances at the British Open, Michelle Wie's starpower and the merits of a U.S. Open age limit.
 
  6/23/2014 1:27:00 PM
So back-to-back Opens can work. Now when and where should the USGA do it next?. By Geoff Shackelford Back-to-back redux? Game. Set. Match. After Pinehurst set the successful standard, now it’s just a matter of when and where double U.S. Opens are played again. Forget that the USGA got...
 
  6/23/2014 12:49:00 AM
Why did Michelle Wie fool with her putter before playing Pinehurst? We’ll let he. By E. MIchael Johnson Michelle Wie won the U.S. Women’s Open with a bag full of Nike golf equipment. I caught up with the first-time major winner by phone shortly after her victory to...
 
  6/22/2014 4:25:00 PM
Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women’s Open . 

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  6/22/2014 3:38:00 PM
Inkster bids farewell to US Women’s Open . 

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  6/21/2014 9:20:00 PM
At 11, Lucy Li’s success is joyful and anything but elementary. Lucy Li's charming debut in the Women's U.S. Open was just about perfect.
 
  6/21/2014 4:57:00 PM
Is Tiger Woods risking re-injury? Golf Channel analysts say yes. By John Strege Tiger Woods, who announced Friday that he would return to competitive golf at the Quicken Loans National next week, is risking re-injury to his back by coming back so soon, Golf Channel...
 
  6/20/2014 6:21:00 PM
Cheyenne Woods impresses at Pinehurst despite opening-round 78. Cheyenne Woods may never play golf as well as her uncle, but at the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst she is impressing people off the course in ways Tiger has not in a long time.
 
  6/20/2014 3:04:00 PM
Harig: Tiger’s return signals new thinking. Tiger Woods takes a new position in his comeback, Bob Harig writes.
 
  6/20/2014 2:53:00 PM
Tiger to return next week at Congressional. Just past 12 weeks to the day from when he had surgery on his back, Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next week at the PGA Tour event outside of Washington, D.C.
 
  6/20/2014 12:36:00 AM
Collectively, we’re all going to be playing more golf this summer. By Mike Stachura The golf business has struggled thus far in 2014 because of bad weather, but a new study suggests better times are on the horizon. A report at last month’s National Golf...
 
  6/19/2014 10:21:00 PM
5 gems overheard at Pinehurst. By Keely LevinsPINEHURST, N.C. -- For all of you golf fans who don’t have the opportunity to be walking around Pinehurst this week, I went out and wrote down a few quotes that I heard...
 
  6/19/2014 8:02:00 PM
U.S. Women’s Open: Li, 11, cards 78 in historic U.S. Open round. Lucy Li made two double bogeys, a triple bogey and finished her historic round at the U.S. Women’s Open just like any other 11-year-old girl.
 
  6/19/2014 1:31:00 AM
VP Joe Biden joins Wilmington CC. 
 
  6/19/2014
Golf Course At Glen Mills. It took a recent email from an out-of-towner to make me realize just how much I’ve come to like the Golf Course at Glen Mills.

The email was from an avid golfer who was coming to Philadelphia on a business trip for several days. He expected to have some downtime and he wanted a recommendation on the three best daily fee courses in the area.

 
  6/18/2014 3:00:00 PM
If qualifying ended today, Woods and Mickelson wouldn’t make the U.S. Ryder Cup . By Luke Kerr-DineenWith two of 2014’s four majors over, it’s fair to say that both Ryder Cup teams are starting to take shape. But one of the problems -- for the U.S. at least...
 
  6/18/2014 2:52:00 PM
Woods signs new bag deal with MusclePharm.  When Tiger Woods returns to competition, he’ll have a new sponsor on his golf bag: MusclePharm.
 
  6/18/2014 2:50:00 PM
Van Cynical Mailbag: The clock’s ticking on anchored putters and your questions . The ticking clock on players who use anchored putters, U.S. Women's Open picks, the fairness (or lack thereof) of Pinehurst's greens and whether or not brown really is the new green in this week's Van Cynical mailbag.
 
  6/18/2014 2:44:00 PM
Old-style golf returns to Philadelphia Cricket. 
 
  6/18/2014 2:14:00 PM
Why so many top amateurs are turning pro this week -- and the unintended consequ. By Ryan Herrington Where do you return the little (a) when you turn pro? Officials at this week’s Travelers Championship have a surplus of them as college standouts Patrick Rodgers (college player of the year),...
 
  6/18/2014 9:27:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: No. 1 Lewis: 11-year-old Li too young for Open. Top-ranked Stacy Lewis questioned whether an 11-year-old like Lucy Li should be competing at the U.S. Women’s Open.
 
  6/18/2014 12:49:00 AM
A truly very special guide to Donald Trump’s expanding golf portfolio. By Peter Finch Donald Trump on Monday completed his latest acquisition, Scotland’s Turnberry Golf Resort (below) and, to no one’s surprise, announced it’s now called Trump Turnberry. This brings to 17 the number of golf...
 
  6/17/2014 2:51:00 PM
Phil Mickelson tops Tiger Woods on Fortune’s highest earning athletes list. Mickelson was the top earning golfer last year, according Fortune's annual list of highest earning athletes in the United States. Mickelson came in sixth on the "Fortunate 50" list, while Woods came in seventh.
 
  6/17/2014 2:51:00 PM
Donald Trump’s Ferry Point course to host Barclays PGA Tour event in 2017. Trump's new NYC course to host Barclays in 2017
 
  6/17/2014 1:27:00 PM
Tiger Woods is back hitting full shots at his home course. Is a return imminent?. By Tim RosaforteRatings were down 46 percent for Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods was among those not watching -- and for good reason.Photo by Getty ImagesInstead, he was hitting balls at Medalist...
 
  6/17/2014 11:35:00 AM
Rory McIlroy’s golf clubs lost in transit, proving that pros are just like the r. By Luke Kerr-Dineen By now, it’s pretty much happened to every golfer. If it hasn’t, be prepared, because it will.Following his T-23 finish at the 2014 U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy was on his way...
 
  6/16/2014 5:36:00 PM
Pinehurst, LPGA players preparing for Week II, the U.S. Women’s Open. By Ron Sirak PINEHURST, N.C. -- The most noticeable difference at the Pinehurst Resort on the Monday after the U.S. Open was the emptiness -- and the heat. A day after Martin Kaymer finished scorching...
 
  6/16/2014 2:20:00 PM
Tiger-less, drama-scare U.S. Open approaches record-low ratings. Whether it was Tiger Woods' absence or Martin Kaymer's wire-to-wire blowout win or a combination of the two, NBC posted dismal numbers in its final U.S. Open telecast from Pinehurst No. 2.
 
  6/16/2014 2:18:00 PM
Quotes of the Week: June 15, 2014.  Payne Stewart and a weighty controversy highlight this U.S. Open edition of Top Quotes.
 
  6/16/2014 12:43:00 AM
Here’s how NBC said goodbye to the U.S. Open. By John Strege Martin Kaymer drained the U.S. Open telecast of its drama early on Sunday, if not Saturday (or was it Friday?), leaving only two unanswered questions on Sunday afternoon: How would NBC sign...
 
  6/15/2014 11:06:00 PM
Johnny Miller chokes back tears in NBC’s final U.S. Open broadcast. With a handshake, held-back tears and a highlight montage of its history, NBC Sports ended its 20-year run of televising the U.S. Open.
 
  6/15/2014 11:06:00 PM
LPGA players arrive at Pinehurst No. 2 for the conclusion of the U.S. Open. LPGA invades Pinehurst No. 2 on the conclusion of the U.S. Open
 
  6/15/2014 11:06:00 PM
U.S. Open: Martin Kaymer cruises to dominant, wire-to-wire win. Germany’s Martin Kaymer cruised to a dominant, wire-to-wire win at the U.S. Open on Sunday, closing with a 1-under 69 at Pinehurst No. 2 to earn his second major title and reestablish himself as one of the world’s top talents.
 
  6/15/2014 8:00:00 PM
Donald Trump thinks Pinehurst No. 2 looks "horrible" on TV. By Luke Kerr-Dineen In between responding to tweets urging him to run for president in 2016, Donald Trump offered his take on the new-look Pinehurst No. 2 over the weekend.Pinehurst is sporting a more...
 
  6/15/2014 8:30:00 AM
U.S. Open: Martin Kaymer is shredding the Open field. A steely finisher since he learned the game hitting from the tips (without a tee!), Martin Kaymer is shredding the U.S. Open field through two rounds and has a chance to join an elite group of players, writes SI’s Alan Shipnuck.
 
  6/15/2014 8:26:00 AM
U.S. Open: Compton’s story is heartwarming.  It takes heart to win a U.S. Open, and Erik Compton knows all about hearts.
 
  6/14/2014 11:45:00 PM
Media: Johnny Miller’s ’dingle dangles’ and Rickie Fowler, ’big hat no cattle’. By John Strege The native areas that were restored adjacent to the fairways at Pinehurst No. 2 created intrigue, but they had the unforeseen benefit of returning “dingle dangles” to the U.S. Open lexicon. When...
 
  6/14/2014 9:11:00 PM
U.S. Open: Carted off: 1 jailed at Open after cart clash. The man driving NBC Sports analyst Roger Maltbie’s golf cart at the U.S. Open was taken into custody Saturday after a state trooper said the driver ignored instructions to stay put, then hit the officer with the cart.
 
  6/14/2014 4:55:00 PM
GAP: Osberg registers historic victory in Amateur . 
 
  6/14/2014 4:31:00 PM
Martin Kaymer’s U.S. Open run is getting huge* play in his native Germany (*Actu. By Sam WeinmanPINEHURST, N.C. -- On Friday, after a second consecutive 65 gave him a six-shot lead heading into the weekend at the U.S. Open, Martin Kaymer mentioned how his performance thus far probably wouldn’t...
 
  6/14/2014 11:46:00 AM
Golf quants bring PGA Tour-like data analysis to recreational players. 
 
  6/14/2014 9:52:00 AM
U.S. Open: Kaymer: ’It’s not easy to play with Keegan’.  Asked after the second round about Keegan Bradley’s pre-shot routine, Martin Kaymer was honest -- it’s a little "different."
 
  6/14/2014 9:24:00 AM
U.S. Open: History tells us there’s plenty of reasons to fear a big lead. There are plenty of reasons to fear a big lead, and that might be why players keep blowing them.
 
  6/14/2014 9:24:00 AM
’Tiger Woods effect’ is driving down U.S. Open ticket prices. Tiger Woods' absence drives down ticket prices at the U.S. Open
 
  6/14/2014 8:36:00 AM
GAP: Live Scoring: Amateur Match Play . 
 
  6/14/2014 2:07:00 AM
On Golf: So Triple Crown Is Tough? Try Sweeping Golf’s Majors. Since 1930, no golfer has swept the majors, and in the last three decades, only Tiger Woods has won the first two legs. The difficulty is that there are different horses for different courses.
 
  6/13/2014 11:31:00 PM
U.S. Open: 4 stats that explain why Martin Kaymer is dominating. By Luke Kerr-Dineen It’s not a coincidence, or luck, or fate, that’s prompting Martin Kaymer’s phenomenal play at Pinehurst. Kaymer isn’t the best golfer in the world (at least not yet), but he’s putting...
 
  6/13/2014 11:05:00 PM
Chris Berman’s farewell to golf isn’t necessarily a fond one. By John Strege Chris Berman was never going to go quietly, of course, but the noise for which ESPN’s bombastic Boomer was responsible in his U.S. Open farewell on Friday was coming not from him,...
 
  6/13/2014 10:07:00 PM
U.S. Open: A harsh reality for some players: Under par, but sucking wind. By Sam WeinmanPINEHURST, N.C. -- Congratulations on being under par halfway through the U.S. Open. Now why are you so far behind?What an odd scenario this must be for those players closest to Martin Kaymer...
 
  6/13/2014 8:11:00 PM
U.S. Open: Mickelson, 13 strokes back, blames putting. A dejected Phil Mickelson all but conceded his chances of winning his first U.S. Open were over after a 3-over-par 73 left him 13 strokes back of tournament leader Martin Kaymer.
 
  6/13/2014 1:11:00 PM
5 reasons Pinehurst No. 2 should be the future of golf. By Ron Sirak PINEHURST, N.C. -- Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A sportswriter walks into a bar and a couple from Sarasota sits down next to him. "I just saw the...
 
  6/13/2014 12:03:00 AM
Martin Kaymer heard all the ’crap’ written about him during his slump. By Sam WeinmanPINEHURST, N.C. -- By now Martin Kaymer’s revival from a prolonged slump has been well-documented. The first breakthrough was his clinching putt for Europe in the 2012 Ryder Cup. The next was his steely...
 
  6/12/2014 10:48:00 PM
U.S. Open: Round 1, as told by GIFs. By Luke Kerr-Dineen Thursday was the start of the 2014 U.S. Open, and everyone was really excited. I mean, just look how happy USGA President Tom O’Toole was during his introductory remarks. He almost...
 
  6/12/2014 8:44:00 PM
U.S. Open: Lefty shoots 70, laments putter. Phil Mickelson’s quest for the fourth leg of the career Grand Slam got off to a decent start Thursday, an even-par 70 at Pinehurst No. 2 that left the five-time major champion in good position after his first round at the U.S. Open.
 
  6/12/2014 7:17:00 PM
U.S. Open: This is as close to ’proper golf’ as a U.S. Open can get. By John Huggan PINEHURST, N.C. -- For those of an American persuasion, the most obvious feature of links golf has often been a difficult one to grasp. Which is understandable. A game in which...
 
  6/12/2014 6:11:00 PM
U.S. Open: ’Heavy’ hitters take aim at USGA’s grouping. Thursday afternoon’s trio at the U.S. Open of Kevin Stadler, Brendon de Jonge and Shane Lowry carried expectations tied to some degree with the USGA’s tradition of having fun with the grouping process.
 
  6/12/2014 11:26:00 AM
Rickie Fowler channels Payne Stewart, wears retro outfit in tribute. By Alex Myers PINEHURST, N.C. -- Payne Stewart has been an obvious topic of conversation leading up to the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. And the winner here in 1999 has already become a...
 
  6/12/2014 9:26:00 AM
Mickelson’s role said to be overstated in insider trading inquiry. 
 
  6/12/2014 8:00:00 AM
Thanks, Ben and Bill, for bringing the blade to Pinehurst’s rough; let’s not sto. Rough? Gone. More courses should follow Pinehurst's lead and we'll all be better off.
 
  6/12/2014 8:00:00 AM
The Greatest U.S. Open Ever: Payne Stewart, Phil Mickelson and the challenge of . The 1999 national championship is remembered for its star-studded leaderboard and a caddie with a pager. Payne Stewart held off young Phil Mickelson, but the significance of the event wasn't realized until tragedy struck four months later, writes Alan Shipnuck.
 
  6/12/2014 8:00:00 AM
U.S. Open Champions Confidential: Gary Player, Ernie Els, Lee Janzen and Scott S. Who knows the U.S. Open better than those who have hoisted its trophy? Past champions Gary Player, Scott Simpson, Lee Janzen and Ernie Els join our roundtable to talk Pinehurst, pick darkhouse contenders and vote for the greatest U.S. Open of all time.
 
  6/12/2014 1:03:00 AM
Maverick McNealy Makes His U.S. Open Debut, With Father as Caddie. Maverick McNealy, a sophomore at Stanford, makes his United States Open debut with his father, Scott, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, employed as his caddie.
 
  6/11/2014 7:56:00 PM
GAP: Hargrove, Osberg in finals of Amateur. 
 
  6/11/2014 7:31:00 PM
3 signs that Pinehurst is teetering on the edge of insanity. By Geoff ShackelfordPINEHURST, N.C. -- If you’ve paid any attention this week, you know the hype: Pinehurst No. 2 looks amazing with its rusticity and absence of snooze-inducing Bermuda hay. Old Donald Ross’ handiwork...
 
  6/11/2014 5:45:00 PM
Greg Norman will broadcast the U.S. Open his own way, thank you very much. By Sam WeinmanPINEHURST, N.C. -- Greg Norman is already in prep mode at Pinehurst. Facing the daunting task of replacing Johnny Miller as the de facto voice of the U.S. Open when Fox takes...
 
  6/11/2014 4:01:00 PM
Remembering when Payne Stewart shot 66 at Allentown muni. 
 
  6/11/2014 4:00:00 PM
11 terms/phrases/names you’re going to hear a LOT this week at Pinehurst. By Alex Myers PINEHURST, N.C. -- There will be a bunch of recurring themes during the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst. We present 11 things/people you should be prepared to know all about by...
 
  6/11/2014 3:58:00 PM
Busy preparing their U.S. Open game plan, pros know placement is key. By John Huggan PINEHURST, N.C. -- It’s going to be different; pretty much everyone agrees on that. But what is going to be the key to doing well in Pinehurst No. 2’s third US Open?...
 
  6/11/2014 8:11:00 AM
10 Reasons Why Phil Mickelson Is Better Than Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods might lead Phil Mickelson in majors by a healthy margin (14 to 5), but Mickelson has closed the gap in recent years between himself and his longtime rival. Here are the 10 reasons why Phil is better than Tiger, from Golf Magazine's Josh Sens.
 
  6/11/2014 8:09:00 AM
GAP: Carr, Osberg, Thompson headline Amateur quarterfinals. 
 
  6/11/2014 7:57:00 AM
Neighbors of Cobbs Creek GC complain about errant balls. 
 
  6/11/2014 7:54:00 AM
U.S. Open: VIDEO: Klein breaks down changes at Pinehurst No. 2. Our Bradley S. Klein has visited Pinehurst No. 2 numerous times, even playing the course twice in the last few months to get a true gauge on what the U.S. Open players will face this week. He breaks down what to expect in this video. Our Bradley S. Klein has visited Pinehurst No. 2 numerous times, even playing
 
  6/11/2014 7:00:00 AM
VIDEO: Tom Stewart’s pricey golf art at Pinehurst. For sale: One of the world’s largest collections of golf art, literature and memorabilia. Valued by owner Tom Stewart at $6 million. For sale: One of the world’s largest collections of golf art, literature and memorabilia. Valued by owner Tom Stewart at $6 million.
 
  6/10/2014 6:11:00 PM
Merion one year after the U.S. Open. 
 
  6/10/2014 3:47:00 PM
U.S. Open: Notes: Rose’s defense; Kuchar’s memories; more. Justin Rose explains why he doesn’t care for the term Justin Rose explains why he doesn’t care for the term "defending" U.S. Open champion, while Matt Kuchar has a mixed bag of U.S. Open and Pinehurst memories, pl
 
  6/10/2014 3:40:00 PM
Payne Stewart’s caddie Mike Hicks turns up at Pinehurst, but not to reminisce. By Dave Shedloski PINEHURST, N.C. -- Mike Hicks returned to Pinehurst Monday. He did not intend to hang around long, however. The man who caddied for Payne Stewart in the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst...
 
  6/10/2014 10:02:00 AM - By USGA Staff
U.S. Open: Every conceivable note, fact & figure about the Open. 
 
  6/10/2014 9:43:00 AM
Top pros talking prior to U.S. Open. PINEHURST, NC -- We’re tracking the latest interviews from U.S. Open media sessions at Pinehurst No. 2.

 
  6/9/2014 10:16:00 PM
GAP: Michael McDermott No. 1 seed for Amateur Championship. 
 
  6/9/2014 6:20:00 PM
Great graphic of Phil Mickelson’s performance in majors. 
 
  6/9/2014 6:14:00 PM
GAP: Amateur Championship live scoring. 
 
  6/9/2014 4:00:00 AM
US Open: Why Pinehurst got a doubleheader. From the horse’s mouth: David Fay, former executive director of the USGA:

As the guy who came up with the idea of playing the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open on back-to-back weeks on the same golf course, I have had no shortage of questions, comments,/accusations coming my way.

The initial reaction when the announcement of the doubleheader was made in 2009 was overwhelmingly positive. But as the championships draw closer, most of the comments are of the "What the hell were you thinking?" variety.

Let’s see if I can answer some of those questions.
 
  6/9/2014 2:48:00 AM
U.S. Open: Ready for Spotlight, a Course Is Restored to Its Shaggy Self. The Pinehurst No. 2 course, recently returned to its original appearance with irregular sand and native vegetation, will host the United States Open and the United States Women’s Open in the coming weeks.
 
  6/9/2014
U.S. Open: Open week, and all it brings, is here for Mickelson.  The pressure, the distractions, the historical consequences. It all comes to a head this week at Pinehurst for Phil Mickelson.
 
  6/9/2014
U.S. Open: Pinehurst No. 2 hole-by-hole flyovers.  The "Morning Drive" team takes a hole-by-hole, aerial look at Pinehurst No. 2.
 
  6/9/2014
Golf Channel, NBC Sports’ U.S. Open coverage.  Check out Golf Channel and NBC Sports’ on-air and online coverage of the 114th U.S. Open.
 
  6/8/2014 11:27:00 PM
The must-stop shop for golf purists traveling to Pinehurst. By Geoff Shackelford PINEHURST, N.C. -- At the epicenters of the game, golfers can walk about town unashamed of their association with this weird, wonderful pastime. That’s why Pinehurst is often compared to St....
 
  6/7/2014 3:59:00 PM
Walter Hagen Went From Amateur to Pro to V.I.P. and Transformed the Sport. The road now followed by today’s golfers, from amateur to pro to V.I.P., is the one paved by Walter Hagen, who won his first United States Open 100 years ago.
 
  6/7/2014 7:42:00 AM
GAP: Michael McDermott ready to defend his Amateur title. 
 
  6/6/2014 8:56:00 PM
Payne Stewart documentary and the eerie missing footage from his Pinehurst trium. By Bill Fields After teeing off on the 10th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 in the last round of the 1999 U.S. Open, Payne Stewart, in the final grouping with Phil Mickelson, went to...
 
  6/6/2014 7:32:00 PM
Jersey club to ex-member: You’ll get your money when we’re good and ready. By Peter Finch Many country clubs have promised “refundable” initiation fees in recent years as a way of attracting members. But when members leave, they often find it’s not so easy getting their money...
 
  6/6/2014 2:05:00 PM
GAP: White Manor CC welcomes 114th Amateur Championship. 
 
  6/6/2014 8:14:00 AM
The case for Johnny Miller. There are two classes of golf announcers: Johnny Miller and everybody else.

So says Alan Shipnuck in Sports Illustrated, as Miller prepares to broadcast his final U.S. Open.

"This isn’t a knock on all the other guys, merely recognition that Johnny, across a quarter century with NBC, reinvented the medium with his insight, candor and gallows humor. It’s been hard for me to care about all the machinations of the USGA’s new TV deal with Fox, but I’m genuinely bummed that this will be Johnny’s last U.S. Open," writes Shipnuck
 
  6/6/2014 8:07:00 AM
Video: Golfers tracked by GPS as USGA bids to speed up play. 
 
  6/6/2014 7:45:00 AM
Video: Will Farrell impersonates Tiger Woods accepting ESPY. 
 
  6/6/2014 7:32:00 AM - By Lebanon Country Club, renovation
Lebanon Country Club slated for renovation. 
 
  6/5/2014 7:05:00 PM
He re-watched the final round of the 1999 Open at Pinehurst - the highlights. By Alex Myers The 1999 U.S. Open. Pinehurst. Payne. Phil. The putt. Those are the broad strokes of how one of the greatest golf tournaments ever played out, but there was so much more....
 
  6/5/2014 1:05:00 PM
Guess how many hats the USGA expects to sell at Pinehurst? Now guess higher. By Ryan Herrington Mary Lopuszynski holds the distinction of being the one USGA staff member who roots for a playoff at the U.S. Open each year. As the association’s senior director of U.S. Open licensing...
 
  6/5/2014 11:55:00 AM
This might actually be the world’s worst divot. By Luke Kerr-Dineen The next time you hit a bad shot, just remember: it could always be worse. Thanks to Reddit user Friend_of_fast for posting this -- perhaps try hitting up on the ball a little...
 
  6/5/2014 11:25:00 AM
U.S. Women’s Open: Qualifying complete. 
 
  6/5/2014
Nine reasons why the U.S. Open is the meanest, cruelest major. Here are nine reasons why the U.S. Open is the meanest, toughest, roughest, cruelest, stingiest SOB in major golf.

1. Scoring. You want to charge up the leaderboard at the U.S. Open? Make four pars in a row.

2. The recovery shot. The Open often grows such thick rough that missed fairways mean slogging a sand wedge 50 yards back into the fairway.

More from Gary Van Sickle of Sports Illustrated.
 
  6/4/2014 8:20:00 PM
The billionaire caddie who will loop in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst. By John Strege The wealthiest man inside the ropes at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst next week won’t be Phil Mickelson or any of golf’s other multimillionaires. It’ll be a billionaire. And a caddie, to...
 
  6/4/2014 4:11:00 PM
Haas, Price captains for 2015 Presidents Cup. Jay Haas will be going to the Presidents Cup for the fourth straight time, and this time he’ll be giving the speeches.
 
  6/3/2014 8:48:00 PM
Bay Hill, Memorial titles yield 3-year exemptions. In a resolution approved by the PGA Tour, winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and the Memorial will receive a three-year exemption, instead of the two-year exemption from other PGA Tour events.
 
  6/3/2014 7:06:00 PM
U.S. Open: Sean O’Hair, Temple’s Brandon Matthews fall short . 
 
  6/3/2014 12:30:00 AM
Why Arnold Palmer is the king: Here’s the letter he wrote a high school kid. By John Strege An avid golfer, Nate Marcoulier is a recent high school graduate, who at a celebratory gathering of family and friends began to open his gifts. One of them was from his older...
 
  6/2/2014 8:01:00 PM
U.S. Open: Justin Leonard makes it back into Open field. After three years of coming up short in qualifying, Justin Leonard earned a return to the U.S. Open.
 
  6/2/2014 5:47:00 PM
Video: Wide-ranging interview with USGA’s Mike Davis. 
 
  6/2/2014 2:05:00 PM
Video: Inside Golf tours restoration of Phila Cricket’s Wissahickon course. 
 
  6/2/2014 10:35:00 AM
Philadelphia Cricket’s restoration unveiled - the details. 
 
  6/2/2014 8:45:00 AM
U.S. Open: Sectional Qualifying Live Scoring . 
 
  5/31/2014 8:44:00 PM
Work on Olympic golf course might stop. Rio 2016 Olympics organizers confirmed work on the golf course might be stopped unless the developer shows it is following environmental regulations and other requirements under Brazilian law. Rio 2016 Olympics organizers confirmed work on the golf course might be stopped unless the developer shows it
 
  5/31/2014 3:34:00 PM
Explainer: Why is Mickelson allegedly under investigation?. By Peter Finch Friday evening, the Wall Street Journal reported that Phil Mickelson and his friend Billy Walters were under investigation by the FBI and the Securities & Exchange Commission. These federal agencies think...
 
  5/31/2014 2:25:00 PM
Mickelson: ’Done absolutely nothing wrong’. Golfer Phil Mickelson says he’s cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters but maintains he did nothing wrong.
 
  5/30/2014 9:58:00 PM
Phil Mickelson reported to be included in insider trading inquiry. 
 
  5/30/2014 3:42:00 PM
Caroline Wozniacki changed her Twitter avatar to this, and then Rory made a bunc. By Luke Kerr-Dineen This was the sequence of events: Wozzilroy breaks up, McIlroy wins in Europe, Wozniacki loses in Europe, McIlroy plays well in America, Wozniacki changes her Twitter profile picture, McIlroy plays terribly...
 
  5/30/2014 2:43:00 PM
Phila PGA: Harbold, Lancaster CC, wins $75,000 Haverford Trust . 
 
  5/30/2014 10:33:00 AM - By USGA Staff
U.S. OPEN: Storylines for Sectional qualifying. 
 
  5/30/2014 10:25:00 AM
U.S. OPEN: Sectional qualifying preview. 
 
  5/30/2014 10:24:00 AM
U.S. OPEN: Field continues to take shape. 
 
  5/29/2014 9:47:00 PM
Golfer hit by runaway cart in Berks County accident. 
 
  5/29/2014 1:14:00 PM
Video: John Daly says he has gambled away $55 million. 
 
  5/29/2014 1:11:00 PM
Never fear, there will be a Woods at Pinehurst: Cheyenne qualifies for Women’s U. By Alex Myers There will be a golfer named Woods at Pinehurst next month -- just maybe not the one you expected. On the same day that her uncle, Tiger Woods, officially withdrew from...
 
  5/29/2014 11:15:00 AM
LPGA joins forces with PGA of America, will rebrand the LPGA Championship the Wo. By Ron SirakThe LPGA Tour’s flagship event, the LPGA Championship, will undergo a bold transformation when it is renamed the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship next year, the LPGA Tour, KPMG and the PGA of...
 
  5/29/2014 10:59:00 AM
ShopRite LPGA: Notes and interviews. 
 
  5/29/2014 10:53:00 AM
ShopRite LPGA: Michelle Wie showing improvement. 
 
  5/29/2014 10:50:00 AM
Tiger Woods withdraws from the U.S. Open due to back surgery. Tiger Woods withdraws from U.S. Open
 
  5/29/2014 8:22:00 AM
Philly native John Sawin puts finance career on hold to chase golf dream. 
 
  5/28/2014 7:14:00 PM
Interest in Mickelson’s U.S. Open quest at Pinehurst fuels Callaway’s ’payday’ p. By E. Michael Johnson The Phil Mickelson U.S. Open storyline has been building ever since Lefty hoisted the claret jug at Muirfield last July. A win at Pinehurst would give Mickelson the career Grand...
 
  5/28/2014 6:44:00 PM
Alabama wins 2nd straight NCAA golf title. Trey Mullinax’s eagle from the fringe on the par-5 17th gave Alabama its second straight national championship with a 4-1 victory over Oklahoma State.
 
  5/28/2014 3:21:00 PM
And then Jack said about Tiger . . .. On the eve of the Memorial Tournament, Jack Nicklaus talked about the shape his game’s in, his career majors record in Tiger Woods’ sights and how far he might have driven the ball in his prime using today’s equipment. On the eve of the Memorial Tournament, Jack Nicklaus talked about the shape his game’s in, his career majors
 
  5/28/2014 8:38:00 AM
How Golf-Tough Are You?. Do you look forward to forced carries? Does it make you smile when you get a fried-egg lie in a bunker? Could you take Vijay Singh in a fight? Then you might be golf-tough! Take our personality quiz to find out for sure.
 
  5/28/2014 8:13:00 AM
Phila PGA: Lancaster CC pro leading as Haverford Trust suspended for day. 
 
  5/28/2014 6:01:00 AM
Video: Falling For Golf: Jim Furyk. Visit ESPN.com for the complete story.
 
  5/28/2014
Video: Gary Player can still sprint. By Ron Kaspriske Gary Player, the dean of golf fitness, recently released a three-DVD set called Gary Player: A Game for Life ($99 at amazon.com). While many people will want the set for his tips...
 
  5/27/2014 5:36:00 PM
Critics of college players using push carts are wrong, one expert says. By John Strege The push carts used by the Stanford players at the NCAA championship created some Twitter chatter, much of it unfavorable and similar in tone to what ESPN’s Trent Dilfer said about it....
 
  5/26/2014 7:41:00 AM
Quotes of the Week: May 25, 2014.  Elin and Tiger, Caroline and Rory. They’re all here in this edition of Quotes of the Week.
 
  5/26/2014 7:40:00 AM
Colin Montgomerie wins Senior PGA over Tom Watson for first U.S. win. Monty gets first-ever U.S. win at Senior PGA
 
  5/26/2014 7:34:00 AM
Mickelson says his best is still to come. 
 
  5/26/2014 12:45:00 AM
How Rory McIlroy went from heartache to redemption in one week. 

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  5/25/2014 11:18:00 PM
Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship.  Colin Montgomerie, who dominated golf in Europe in the 1990s but never found individual success in America, finally got his first win on U.S. soil and his first major championship, all in one fell swoop.
 


 


 
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