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Jordan Spieth calls Oakmont 'arguably the hardest course in America'

Defending U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth got his first look at Oakmont Country Club this week, saying the Pittsburgh-area golf course surpassed its hype. "I know that if you win a U.S. Open at Oakmont, you can go ahead and say that you've conquered the hardest test in all of golf, because this...

  • Luke Donald claims RBC Heritage lead after Jason Day shoots season-worst 79

    Luke Donald claims RBC Heritage lead after Jason Day shoots season-worst 79

    Luke Donald shot a two-under-par 69 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the RBC Heritage on Saturday in Hilton Head Island, S.C., while top-ranked Jason Day had a season-worst 79 to fall nine shots back with one round left. Day, tied for the lead entering the round, has won two of his past...

  • Jason Day tied with two others for lead at RBC Heritage

    Jason Day tied with two others for lead at RBC Heritage

    Top-ranked Jason Day shot a two-under-par 69 on Friday in the RBC Heritage for a share of the second-round lead with Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman. Chappell and Hoffman shot 68s for the second straight day at Harbour Town to join Day at six-under 136. Day has won two of his past three PGA...

  • Jordan Spieth Masters tumble pales to Johnny Manziel meltdown

    Jordan Spieth Masters tumble pales to Johnny Manziel meltdown

    Let's be honest: Who doesn't like to peek at the occasional train-wreck? We live in a rubber-necking society in cyberspace, where anyone is a tweet or misstep away from infamy. Cue recent implosions involving Jordan Spieth and Johnny Manziel. Spieth got the yips on the 12th hole and shot his way...

  • Jordan Spieth's Masters collapse wasn't good for him, but might be good for golf

    Jordan Spieth's Masters collapse wasn't good for him, but might be good for golf

    Because his parents graduated from Saucon Valley High School and he has family still living in this area, Jordan Spieth has become our local connection to big-time golf in the same way that Taylor Swift is Berks County's link to pop culture and music. Not many of us knew about him until last year...

  • Donald, Grace share 1st-round lead at RBC Heritage

    Missing the Masters made Luke Donald's blood boil. The former world No. 1 channeled that anger to shoot his best round since January, a 5-under 66 at the RBC Heritage that left the Englishman tied with Branden Grace for the first-round lead Thursday. The two were a stroke ahead of four players,...

  • Vijay Singh will skip golf competition in 2016 Summer Olympics

    Vijay Singh will skip golf competition in 2016 Summer Olympics

    Add Vijay Singh's name to a small but potentially growing list of pro golfers who will skip their sport's Olympic return in Rio de Janeiro this summer. The PGA Tour veteran has informed officials in his native Fiji that — for a variety of reasons — he has changed his mind about competing in Brazil....

  • Jordan Spieth's Masters meltdown brings to mind other great sports collapses

    Jordan Spieth's Masters meltdown brings to mind other great sports collapses

    Jordan Spieth's infamous collapse in the final round of the Masters on Sunday brings to mind so many others in the world of sports that we thought we'd bring the top 15 others to you just for fun. Spieth had a five-stroke lead when he came to the 10th hole on Sunday. But two straight bogeys followed...

  • Jordan Spieth gets words of encouragement from Jack Nicklaus, Stephen Curry after Masters collapse

    Jordan Spieth gets words of encouragement from Jack Nicklaus, Stephen Curry after Masters collapse

    Jordan Spieth clearly wasn't doing too well following Sunday's final round of the Masters at Augusta National. The 2015 tournament champion lost his balance and nearly fell while putting the green jacket on this year's winner, Danny Willett. "As you can imagine, I can't think of anybody else who...

  • Jordan Spieth is still learning to control his thoughts and emotions

    Jordan Spieth is still learning to control his thoughts and emotions

    Take-aways from the 80th Masters … Jordan Spieth is a fascinating psychological specimen. To his everlasting credit and the joy of sportswriters everywhere, he doesn't seem to have a pause button from his brain to his mouth. He feels what he says and says what he feels, and we should all hope that...

  • Danny Willett the beneficiary of Jordan Spieth's Masters collapse

    Danny Willett the beneficiary of Jordan Spieth's Masters collapse

    Danny Willett was Nick Faldo. Jordan Spieth was Greg Norman. The comparisons are as inevitable as they obvious. Just as mind-bending too. The 80th Masters week began with the memories of Jack Nicklaus' stirring victory at Augusta National 30 years ago, but there was another anniversary less celebrated,...

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