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Billy Hurley III to skip British Open for sister's wedding

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Billy Hurley III wouldn't miss his sister's wedding for anything — not even the British Open. Hurley, an Annapolis resident and 2004 graduate of the Naval Academy, won for the first time on the PGA Tour on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National and earned a spot at Royal Troon....

  • Bubba Watson Marvels At How D.J. Handled USGA Debacle

    Bubba Watson marvels at how D.J. handled USGA debacle

    CROMWELL — The tweets were not kind. And by late Monday morning, Bubba Watson also knew they weren't anonymous.

  • Dustin Johnson wins the U.S. Open for his first major championship

    Dustin Johnson wins the U.S. Open for his first major championship

    It will likely go down as the only time in U.S. Open history that a crowd lustily produced boos during the trophy presentation ceremony. That was the strange electricity at Oakmont Country Club late on Sunday evening, one that you’d usually feel only in a massive stadium, with spectators edgy with...

  • Players take USGA to task over penalty

    Players take USGA to task over penalty

    We’ll never know for sure, will we? We’ll never be certain that the USGA would have risked becoming as unpopular as Congress by sticking Dustin Johnson with a penalty for something that had no effect on the actual competition. Minutes after Johnson polished off his first major championship Sunday...

  • 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...

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