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Fans Give USGA Praise, Fair Criticism on 2019 Pebble Beach U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – For the first time in five years, USGA avoided a rules controversy, a set-up imbroglio, a weather issue, or a turfgrass meltdown. Thank goodness, because the…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/gary.jpgGary Woodland Holds off Brooks Koepka, Wins U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Gary Woodland Holds off Brooks Koepka, Wins U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – It took someone as big and strong as Brooks Koepka to knock that chip off Koepka’s shoulder, but that’s exactly what Gary Woodland did at Pebble…

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The Calm Before the Storm, Pebble Beach Slumbers Before Championship Sunday

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – I could have sworn that Marine Layer was the name of a girl I met in Sister Frances’s eighth grade English class, but she’s not. She’s…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/woodland-50-footer.jpgGary Woodland Leads, Major Champions Lurk at 2019 U.S. Open

Gary Woodland Leads, Major Champions Lurk at 2019 U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – No matter how many haymakers he threw down the stretch Friday, Gary Woodland will not sleep well tonight. He may lead this 119th U.S. Open by…

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NoCal Golf Volume 1, Where to Play when a Major Comes to Town

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – For the fourth consecutive day, June gloom hangs oppressively in the sky, so it’s no wonder golfers that prefer U.K. weather are doing so well on…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/louis-day-1.jpgThe Incomparable Lightness of Being Louis Oosthuizen

The Incomparable Lightness of Being Louis Oosthuizen

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – Louis Oosthuizen found the poem, the song, the fragrance that is Pebble Beach Golf Links so irresistible, he had to stop and take some pictures. “I…

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The 1977 PGA Championship at Pebble Beach – Ridiculousness and Sublimity Served a Twist

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – With all the pomp and circumstance of the U.S. Open’s long and storied history at Pebble Beach, as well as the course’s glorious 100th anniversary, it’s…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/anderson.jpgBrooks Koepka, meet Willie Anderson?

Brooks Koepka, meet Willie Anderson?

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka was his typical direct and terse self when asked if he’d bothered to learn anything about Willie Anderson, the…

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The 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Will be Won or Lost on These Holes

PEBBLE BEACH, CA – It’s called June Gloom, that cold, grey mist that descends upon Monterey Peninsula that turns the otherwise green and golden Pebble Beach into a scene out…

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For Drama and Romance, Pebble Beach Will Always Win the U.S. Open

CARMEL, CA – Take a moment to deeply savor the fragrant breeze off the Pacific Ocean. Close your eyes and listen to the gentle rustle of the waves, its somnambulant…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/8-approach.jpgComing Attractions, Including Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot, U.S. Open from Pebble Beach

Coming Attractions, Including Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot, U.S. Open from Pebble Beach

Tournament coverage at GNN and JFDC is heating up. We’ll be at the 119th U.S. Open from sparkling Pebble Beach for the entire week, while also covering the 83rd Anderson…

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Streamsong, Wine Valley, Brookside Headline 2019 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Sites

The USGA announced a dozen courses to host sectional qualifying for the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. While the most groundbreaking part of the announcement was the revealing of…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/brooks.jpgBrooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Titles, Shinnecock Hills -Wins 2018 U.S. Open

Brooks Koepka Wins Back-to-Back U.S. Open Titles, Shinnecock Hills -Wins 2018 U.S. Open

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – Brooks Koepka may have won the trophy again, and Tommy Fleetwood might have won the hearts of golfers everywhere with his tournament record-tying 63 and rock-star hair,…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/art.jpgThe 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock – If It’s Pray for Birdies, Then It’s Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka

The 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock – If It’s Pray for Birdies, Then It’s Dustin Johnson or Brooks Koepka

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – Pre-eminent sports writer Rick Reilly’s hat said it all. “Pray For Birdies,” it blared in red, white and blue. It feels like an old-school U.S. Open even…

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Blasts From the Past – The Best of the U.S. Opens Gone By

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – I want to thank the great Dan Jenkins for today’s writing prompt. He published some of his favorite (and not so favorite Opens) and reminded me that…


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