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The U.S. Open

Notes on the eve of the U.S. Open

Lets get some housekeeping out of the way before heading out to California: First:  Alex Miceli is writing some excellent pieces for www.usopen.com, including this wrap-up of players who got through U.S. Open qualifying and will be at Torrey Pines. Next, I’ll be reviewing Dan Jenkins’s new book, The Franchise Babe over the next few days.  My colleague...

Spring Tour Unveiled!

Once again the tour bus will be revving, the keyboard will be clicking, and we’ll be bringing you the best travel destinations, along with pro tour and NCAA coverage all spring and summer long.  The first stops will be in Georgia to coincide with the Masters and the Golf Writers Association of America events.  We’ll be live from not only Augusta, but...

USGA Announces Chambers Bay to Host 2015 U.S. Open, 2010 Amateur

The United States Golf Association has announced that it has awarded the 2015 U.S. Open Championship to Chambers Bay, the spectacular municipal links course located on the scenic lower Puget Sound in University Place, Wash.             The USGA also announced that Chambers Bay, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Bruce Charleton, will play host to the U.S. Amateur...

Coming soon: Live Coverage from Clemens Steroids Hearing, Five pieces for PGA.com

Quick reset for the week: First, next week I’ll be in the Senate Press Gallery with a true bird’s eye view of Roger Clemens’s latest act of self-immolation. Quite simply, if he can prove his innocence in this whole steroids mess, it will be the GREATEST comeback in sports history. If he can’t, we may be witnessing the greatest fall from grace...

Southern Hills Flashbacks – Annie get your guns, just not at the PGA Championship

TULSA, OK – What is it about major championships in Tulsa that brings out the heavy artillery? Hubert Green was an unlikely leader at the U.S. Open in 1977 after three rounds. The journeyman pro had won several tour events, but had yet to clinch his first major. No one knows for sure whether it was disgruntled gamblers or lawless rakehells, but shortly after he...

Duck Bites Tiger, Tames Oakmonster

DUCK BITES TIGER, TAMES OAKMONSTER Angel Cabrera roars from behind, claims U.S. Open at Oakmont OAKMONT, PA – At 2:10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the sportswriter from Japan was his cell phone shouting.  “Anybody can win this thing except Cabrera” he bellowed. Maybe that guy should take a mulligan.  Angel Cabrera may have shot 76 on Saturday to slide well down...

The U.S. Open at Oakmont: A childhood dream come true

Think back for a moment. Take a deep breath, let the world around you dissolve away and drift back for a fleeting glimpse of those heady, halcyon days of youth. Those carefree days were you were free to play golf and love golf as much as you wanted. Rise and shine at daybreak, scarf down Captain Crunch, leave breadcrumbs from your toast all over the table, shout “Mom...

Stars Rise on Moving Day, Woods two behind Baddeley

OAKMONT, PA – The pressure of an Oakmont U.S. Open finally caught up to the pretenders while the stars of the PGA Tour, led by Woods, called on their experience and positioned themselves at the top of the leaderboard.               Aaron Baddeley’s mercurial round looked to finish in flames, but suddenly skyrocketed as he rolled in a 14-footer for an unlikely birdie...