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…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/16-shinny.jpgEveryone Loves Shinnecock Hills, and You Will Too

Everyone Loves Shinnecock Hills, and You Will Too

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – My colleague and friend Mike Vaccaro, a sparkling gem of the New York Post sports writing diadem, likes to collect datelines. I remember he was especially proud…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/tiger-woods.jpg2018 U.S. Open Interview Shows Milder, More Grateful Side of Tiger Woods

2018 U.S. Open Interview Shows Milder, More Grateful Side of Tiger Woods

SOUTHAMPTON – “It’s a process, it’s a process, it’s a process.” If the old Tiger Woods – describing his swing changes – said it once, he said it a thousand…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/shinny.jpgTee Times for the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

Tee Times for the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills

Here are the tee times for the 118h U.S. Open. We’ll be live at Shinnecock Hills all week starting Tuesday morning. Thursday (June 14), hole #1 / Friday (June 15),…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/shinny.jpgGolf News Net Runs My Story on the Imported Rough at Shinnecock Hills for 2018 U.S. Open

Golf News Net Runs My Story on the Imported Rough at Shinnecock Hills for 2018 U.S. Open

So my U.S. Open preview is up at Golf News Net. (They always male it look fantastic!) Ryan Ballengee and I will have wall-to-wall coverage of the tournament all week…

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Magic Carpet Ride! USGA Imports Turf, Adjusts Surrounds of Greens as Shinnecock Hills Prepares for 2018 U.S. Open

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – It’s the best golf design magic trick since Oakmont made 5,000 trees disappear. Now you see it, now you don’t – prest-o! change-o! – and with a…

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Golf Course Trades Runs my Shinnecock Restoration Review in Prep for the 2018 U.S. Open

As always, Golf Course Trades did a phenomenal job with my preview for the U.S. Open. Super Jon Jennings leads an all-star cast of supers, meteorologists, and USGA brass in…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/shinny.jpgTerrible Weather Delays Season Opening of 2018 U.S. Open Venue Shinnecock Hills

Terrible Weather Delays Season Opening of 2018 U.S. Open Venue Shinnecock Hills

The awful weather of this never-ending winter continued all across New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and into the Rust Belt and Heartland, crippling travel and causing multiple delays to the start…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/reed-final.jpgThe 2018 Masters – Patrick Reed Won the Green Jacket, but Jordan Spieth won our Hearts

The 2018 Masters – Patrick Reed Won the Green Jacket, but Jordan Spieth won our Hearts

I suppose it’s fitting that on the 30th anniversary of Sandy Lyle donning the Green Jacket that our generation’s heel of a golfer – a person as sour, dour, and…

Golf News Net  Runs my Review of the U.S. Open Qualifying Sites

Golf News Net Runs my Review of the U.S. Open Qualifying Sites

Wow, what a terrific job Ryan Ballengee and the GNN team did publishing my fun look at the various U.S. Open Qualifying sites. Click here for the story. My fave…

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USGA Local Qualifying Sites – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Imagine my surprise when I saw something called “Hombre Golf Club, the Bad and Ugly Courses” listed among the nearly 100 local qualifying sites for the 118th U.S. Open. What…

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Jay’s Plays Radio Show on GNN – Tony Dear Talks U.S. Open

One last U.S. Open redux as Tony Dear, our European Correspondent, came on the sow to talk U.S. Open, Brooks Koepka, and miss the trivia question yet again:):) We’ll be…

http://jayflemma.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/697437322.0.jpgBrooks Koepka Powers to U.S. Open Title at Erin Hills

Brooks Koepka Powers to U.S. Open Title at Erin Hills

TOWN OF ERIN, WI – No less a personage than nine-time major champion Gary Player himself said that, “the long bunker shot is the most difficult shot in golf.” How…


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