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  • U.S. Open 2016

    U.S. Open 2016

    Photos from the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.

  • Bubba Watson excited about chance to play in Olympics

    Bubba Watson excited about chance to play in Olympics

    So many golfers have begged out of the Olympics, it can be hard to keep track. But this update is simple: Bubba Watson remains eager to represent the United States in Rio de Janeiro in August. "For me, if I get in, it's a no-brainer," he told Tribune Newspapers after completing his final round...

  • What might have been for Jim Furyk at the U.S. Open

    What might have been for Jim Furyk at the U.S. Open

    OAKMONT — In 2007, Jim Furyk hit a driver at Oakmont's par-4 17th in the final round, made bogey and tied for second at the U.S. Open with Tiger Woods. On Sunday, Furyk hit an iron, made birdie and got himself into contention once again. Still, Furyk was thinking driver — once again. "I wish I...

  • U.S. Open notes: Jason Day comeback falls short

    U.S. Open notes: Jason Day comeback falls short

    Jason Day, the world’s top-ranked player, shot a 76 in the first round of the U.S. Open, and three grueling days later, he still believed he had a chance to win with two holes left to play Sunday. It said a lot about his self-belief and his skill. After a 66 in the third round at Oakmont Country...

  • Sei Young Kim wins playoff to capture Meijer LPGA Classic title

    Sei Young Kim wins playoff to capture Meijer LPGA Classic title

    Sei Young Kim won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second victory of the year, beating Carlota Ciganda with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.  After bogeying the 18th in regulation to drop into the playoff, the 23-year-old Kim rebounded on the par-4 hole in the playoff.  “I just...

  • Finally, golf fans are getting U.S. Open we crave

    Finally, golf fans are getting U.S. Open we crave

    Martin Kaymer turned the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst into a snoozefest, romping to an eight-shot victory. Players ridiculed Chambers Bay's cratered, yellow greens, turning last year's Open into a moan-fest. Now we're finally getting the U.S. Open we crave. Oakmont is brutally tough but perfectly...

  • Even with a penalty that he called on himself, Shane Lowry leads U.S. Open by two

    Even with a penalty that he called on himself, Shane Lowry leads U.S. Open by two

    If Shane Lowry goes on to capture his first major championship in the 116th U.S. Open, a trophy won’t hardly be big enough to hold the respect for him in the golf world. The bearded, big-bellied Irishman will be toasted from Pittsburgh to Dublin. Lowry will lead the Open at Oakmont Country Club...

  • Phil Mickelson, other big names miss the cut at U.S. Open

    Phil Mickelson, other big names miss the cut at U.S. Open

     Do the math, Phil Mickelson advised. With so many players still to complete their second round and the U.S. Open conditions getting tougher by the hour on Saturday, the five-time major winner said he'd be "surprised" to not make the cut at 7 over par. Well, surprise. When second-round play was...

  • Highs and lows from Day 3 of the U.S. Open at Oakmont

    Highs and lows from Day 3 of the U.S. Open at Oakmont

    OAKMONT — Highs, lows and questions answered from Day 3 of the U.S. Open at Oakmont. WHY DID SHANE LOWRY PENALIZE HIMSELF FRIDAY? But for a self-assessed penalty, Shane Lowry could have left Oakmont on Saturday night one shot better. During his second round Saturday morning, Lowry had a 40-foot...

  • Phil Mickelson running out of time for a career Grand Slam after missing the cut at the U.S. Open

    Phil Mickelson running out of time for a career Grand Slam after missing the cut at the U.S. Open

    Do the math, Phil Mickelson advised. With so many players still to complete their second round and the U.S. Open conditions getting tougher by the hour on Saturday, the five-time major winner said he’d be “surprised” to not make the cut at 7 over par. Well, surprise. When second-round play was...

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