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Matthew Fitzpatrick Won the Trophy, The Country Club won the U.S. Open

BROOKLINE, MA – Ever since network television broadcast Ben Hogan bringing “the Monster” that was a Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-sharpened Oakland Hills South Course to its knees in the 1951 U.S. Open there has been one inescapable mantra: At a proper U.S. Open, the golf course is the star. Oakmont, Winged Foot, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Olympic Club – some courses define...

Carnage at the Country Club, Field Tightly Bunched for Final Round

BROOKLINE, MA – Shocking, positively shocking:  but delightful as well. Golfer after golfer seized the lead during some point in the third round of the 2022 U.S. Open – eight in all, including three major champions – and none of them could hold on. The country club started as a polo and racing grounds, but it played like a ferociously bucking bronco, sending the...

The Sons of Francis, the U.S. Open champions that Madison Avenue Forgot

BROOKLINE, MA – Back in the Dark Ages, the Holy Catholic Church faced a dilemma; a branch of the religion embraced poverty as a defining virtue, in direct opposition to the rest of the monastic orders, triggering a century long power struggle within the church. The teachings of St. Francis of Assisi were the genesis of the discord, and during the Saint’s life he...

2022 U.S. Open Coverage Schedule for JF.com, Golf News Net, iHeartRadio

We are back live in the U.S. Open media center covering all the action from The Country Club for JF.com, Golf News Net, and iHeartRadio’s Jay Flemma Sports Report.  It’s a wild time to be a golf writer, what with the Saudi government funded LIV Golf Tour bumbling around like with all the grace and class of John Daly at a Hooters exhibition. It’s a...