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The Los Angeles U.S. Open Experience

The Los Angeles U.S. Open Experience LOS ANGELES, CA – Mark Twain famously quipped, “Tip the world over on its side, and all the loose change ends up in California.” I’ll describe it more succinctly:  Weirdsville! I won’t call California a foreign country, but even though we’re all Americans, they are an entity all their own. “Kind of like New Yorkers, Jay?” you...

Journeyman Wyndham Clark Fires 67, Will play in Saturday’s Final Group with Fowler

Journeyman Wyndham Clark Fires 67, Will play in Saturday’s Final Group with Fowler —by Jay Flemma, Golf News Net— LOS ANGELES, CA – It wouldn’t be the U.S. Open if a puzzling stranger didn’t make a surprise appearance on the leaderboard sending everyone scrambling for their Player’s Guide. Young, unknown Wyndham Clark opened 123rd U.S. Open with a...

U.S. Open at L.A. Country Club North is Sort of Homecoming for Morikawa, Homa

LOS ANGELES, CA – While much is being made of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood finally getting to crash a party at L.A. Country Club, (entertainment industry-types need not apply for membership), a few of the young guns in the field are hanging out with family and friends rather than rubbing elbows with glitterati. “I stayed at my parent’s house on Saturday night,”...

Will New Putter, Course Knowledge Bring Scottie Scheffler U.S. Open Title?

Will New Putter, Course Knowledge Bring Scottie Scheffler U.S. Open Title? LOS ANGELES, CA – The June gloom over L.A. had only dissipated a few moments before a downright bouncy Scottie Scheffler came beaming into the U.S. Open interview room seemingly dispelling the rest of the clouds with a smile and spreading both good news and juicy gossip about his chances this...

Back Nine Bandits Webb and Rhodes Crash Favorites’ Party at 86th Anderson Memorial Fourball

MAMARONECK, NY – They jokingly refer to themselves the “Back Nine Bandits,” but despite the saucy nickname Holliday Farms Club’s duo of Blair Webb and Andrew Rhodes have rallied their way into the semi-finals of the 86th John G. Anderson Memorial Fourball at Winged Foot Golf Club with late, high-flying, hair-raising, stand-up-and-cheer heroics. “We call ourselves...

Forget Brooks Koepka, Michael Block won the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill

Forget Brooks Koepka, Michael Block won the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill —by Jay Flemma, Golf News Net— PITTSFORD, NY – Brooks Koepka may take the Wanamaker Trophy back to Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia, but club professional Michael Block won the 2023 PGA Championship. He won all our hearts as well. Block turned the year’s second golf major...

Soak Hill 2 – Another PGA Championship, Another Rain Storm to Soften the Golf Course

Soak Hill 2 – Another PGA Championship, Another Rain Storm to Soften the Golf Course —by Jay Flemma, Golf News Net— PITTSFORD, NY – It’s a sequel ten years in the making. In the second round of the 2013 PGA Championship, everybody’s favorite Dockers-wearing zombie, Jason Dufner, starred in “Soak Hill,” biting off Oak Hill’s head and sucking out its lungs...

Future PGA Championship Venues are Mixed Bag of Masterpieces, Old Favorites, and That Laughable, Ludicrous Valhalla Mess

Future PGA Championship Venues are Mixed Bag of Masterpieces, Old Favorites, and That Laughable, Ludicrous Valhalla Mess —by Jay Flemma, Golf News Net— PITTSFORD, NY – How wonderful to see Oak Hill polished to its highest shine in perhaps a century or longer. It may never have played better for any major championship. Better still are the broad smiles and...

PGA Championship Coverage Schedule for Golf News Net, iHeartRadio, 92.7 the Drive FM

You are tuned into the right place for all things Rochester, Oak Hill’s East Course, and the 105th PGA Championship coming up May 18-21. We’ll be writing two articles a day Tuesday through Sunday for Golf News Net, we’ll have two hour-long radio shows:  one pre-tournament and one post, and we’ll have twice a day radio reports from Thursday...

Generation Z Dawning, Will Zalatoris Leads 2022 PGA Championship at Halfway Point

With a bogey free 5-under 65 San Francisco-born, Texas native Will Zalatoris surged into the lead at the 104th PGA Championship. The second year pro who was runner up in his first Masters in 2021 took advantage of an unexpected, but favorable change in the weather to fire a 31 on the back nine, including three consecutive birdies at 11-13 in sunny, windless...

The Great Golf Course Designs of Perry Maxwell

Golf architect Perry Maxwell’s life and legacy were, and still are, filled with ironies. You have the southern gentleman banker who moved to the dust bowl of Oklahoma during the Great Depression to raise a family. You have a man who turned to golf design almost has an accident (and at the suggestion of his wife no less) become so proficient he became partners...

Maxing Out – Gil Hanse Restoration Both Highlights and Modernizes Original Design at Southern Hills

The Southern Hills Country Club that the touring professional golfers will face in the 2022 PGA Championship will bear only a passing resemblance to the 2007 Southern Hills systematically dismantled by Tiger Woods as he won his 13th major and his fourth Wanamaker Trophy. Happily, Southern Hills will appear far more similar to its origins in 1935-36 when Golden Age...