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Hunter Mahan, Jamie Donaldson penalized for hitting wrong ball at U.S. Open

Hunter Mahan
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Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson were each assessed a two-shot penalty on Friday for hitting each other's golf ball from the 18th fairway.
By T.J. Auclair
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Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 | 1:11 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Kevin Stadler holes out for eagle

Kevin Stadler
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Kevin Stadler shot a 2-under 68 in the second round of the U.S. Open on Friday, a round that included a magnificent eagle on the par-4 13th hole.
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Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 | 12:54 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Ken Duke makes one of the best pars you'll ever see

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Ken Duke made a wise choice from a difficult lie at Pinehurst on Friday and was rewarded for the smart decision immediately.
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Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 | 10:03 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


U.S. Open social: Rickie Fowler leads chatter

Rickie Fowler
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On Day 1 of the U.S. Open, Rickie Fowler dominated the social chatter thanks to his choice of attire, as he paid tribute to the late Payne Stewart.
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Published: Friday, June 13, 2014 | 9:18 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


After eight seconds, Matt Every's putt finally drops

Matt Every
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During the first round of the U.S. Open, Matt Every had a par putt hang up on the lip at the 16th hole. It took a while, but the ball finally disappeared.
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Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 1:47 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Matthew Fitzpatrick calls penalty on self for moving ball

Matthew Fitzpatrick
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Amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick called a penalty on himself Thursday for making contact with his golf ball after addressing it.
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Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 1:05 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Phil Mickelson hits terrific flop shot

Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson has a thing for wowing us with flop shots. On Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, he did it again.
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Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 12:34 p.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Rumor: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan to attend U.S. Open together

Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods isn't playing in the U.S. Open this week, but one rumor suggests it doesn't mean he won't be at Pinehurst No. 2 spectating with NBA legend Michael Jordan.
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Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 11:56 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Hybrids, fairway woods important around the greens at Pinehurst

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Hybrids and fairway woods around the greens -- instead of wedges -- will be a common theme this week at the U.S. Open.
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Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 10:08 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


Rickie Fowler pays tribute to Payne Stewart

Rickie Fowler
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Rickie Fowler -- like the late 1999 U.S. Open champ Payne Stewart -- is known for his wild outfits. On Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2, Fowler did his best to resemble and pay tribute to his favorite player.
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Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 7:17 a.m.

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.


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