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Winged Foot Bites Back – Woods, Five Other Former Champs Miss U.S. Open Cut

Tiger Woods was among seven former U.S. Open champions to miss the cut at the 2020 U.S. Open. In clear but windy conditions at Winged Foot Golf Club’s West course, Woods followed Thursday’s milquetoast 73 with a ghastly 77, 10-over par, four shots over the cut line and 14 back of leader Patrick Reed. It’s the third missed cut in the last four U.S. Opens for the 44...

Justin Thomas Stumbles, Patrick Reed Leads Halfway Through the 2020 U.S. Open

On a cool, windy day, Winged Foot turned the tables on the 2020 U.S. Open field, playing almost three strokes harder than Thursday’s opening round that saw record red numbers for a U.S. Open played over the fabled West course. Only three players broke par on Friday, and just seven more shot even par 70, including leader Patrick Reed, who finished at 4-under at the...

Winged Foot’s 18th Strikes Again, Tiger Woods Victimized

On a day when a soft Winged Foot surrendered its lowest scores ever in a U.S. Open, Tiger Woods let his round slip away late, culminating with a ghastly double bogey at 18. As we go to press, Woods’s 3-over 73 has him in a tie for 70th, eight strokes behind leader Justin Thomas. Woods’s mercurial round included five birdies, but also six bogeys and the closing double...

Anchors Away! An Open Letter with Suggestions for USGA Anchor Sites

The recent news that the USGA has selected Pinehurst No. 2 as its first anchor site for future U.S. Opens and a new museum was met with widespread joy and acclaim. “In an effort to expand its impact in golf and extend its mission to champion and advance the game, the USGA will establish “Golf House Pinehurst” in North Carolina, to include a new equipment-testing...

The Insider’s Guide to Winged Foot for the 2020 U.S. Open

This week mighty, venerable Winged Foot Golf Club hosts its sixth U.S. Open, 13th USGA event, and seventh major championship, (it hosted the 1997 PGA). The par-70 layout will play to a bloated 7,477 yards; seven of the twelve par-4s are 467 yards or longer. It also features 4-1/2 to 7-1/2 inch rough, and green speeds around 13 on the stimpometer. In other words, the...

Rough Justice – Winged Foot’s Other Hazard is Just as Deadly as the Bunkers

For everyone who relishes U.S. Open week for its sheer bloodthirstiness, welcome to Winged Foot West. It just became your new favorite course. Like will-o-the-wisps feeding off the agonizing cries of their dying victims, everyman golfers will spend this week, pointing at the pros and laughing. Chunks, chili dips, fluffs, fliers, skulls, and walks of shame, we’ll get...

Winged Foot, Graveyard of Champions

—Of cruel and mighty Winged Foot now to you I sadly sing And all the lost and broken men who felt her deadly sting Who wander now as shadows in her darkness ever more To roam her haunted passageways forsaken and forlorn But chief among the cursed souls that in that valley dwell A phantasm malevolent, most terrible and fell The Ghost of U.S. Opens Past is her...

U.S. Open Week Rewind: 2006 at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, NY – We were all writing our leads in the media center, and then Winged Foot went from phestival to phuneral in phorty minutes.. Everyone in Mamaroneck – from the media, to the members on the terrace to the massive galleries around the golf course – everyone thought the 2006 U.S. Open was over, the last few holes just a phormality for Phil Mickelson...

Golf Course Trades Runs my Shinnecock Hills Piece, Winged Foot and Conklin Players Club Coming Soon

We’ll have two new pieces at Golf Course Trades in the next two months. One is on mighty Winged Foot, super Steve Rabideau, and the Anderson Memorial. (I played the West Course on club championship weekend, and OH MY GOD 3-1/2 ROUGH< TEES BACK, AND GREENS AT 13. Why not just slather me in BBQ sauce and turn the velociraptors loose?) Both courses, fresh off Gil...

Hometown Heroes! Winged Foot College Stars Win 80th Anderson Memorial

MAMARONECK, NY – For the first time since 2009 the John G. Anderson Memorial Trophy will spend the year at home, and you can bet that every junior golfer in the club will make a point of stopping by for a little inspiration. Chris Troy and James Nicholas, each junior club champions at storied Winged Foot Golf Club, will have their names up on the grill room wall yet...

Winged Victories! One Home Team Powers to Anderson Memorial Semis, Another Ousts Top Seed

MAMARONECK, NY – Brian Williams pitched in from perdition to open the day’s play with lightning, while college stars Chris Troy and James Nicholas closed the day with thunder, using gargantuan length and unyielding pressure to pummel their opponents by a combined score of 8&7. Winged Foot members all, along with Williams’s partner Hans Albertsson, they...

Fear the Horseman! Sleepy Hollow Duo Fire 62, Take Medalist Honors at Anderson Memorial at Winged Foot

MAMARONECK, NY – With all the merciless ferocity of the Headless Horseman himself, Sleepy Hollow Country Club’s Cameron Young and Michael Quagliano fired a blistering 8-under 62 on Winged Foot’s formidable West course Friday for a 2-day total of 4-under to claim medalist honors in the 80th Anderson Memorial Tournament at Winged Foot. Meanwhile darkness halted a...