PGA News Archive
Sunday, June 19, 2016
By Jim Litke OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was just eight holes into the defense of his U.S. Open championship and already out of sorts when a near-perfect approach shot landed 15 feet past the flag, spun back and trickled into a bunker.
By Mark Aumann Editor's note: This story was originally published in May 2014
By T.J. Auclair Don't count Jason Day out of the U.S. Open just yet. On a day where Oakmont is showing its teeth, par can be a player's best friend. But an eagle? That will allow you to make up a lot of ground in a hurry.
By T.J. Auclair On 20 occasions, Spain's Sergio Garcia has finished inside the top 10 at a major championship. Famously, however, he has no wins to show for it -- just reels and reels of video of how agonizingly close he's been. Is Sunday at Oakmont the day that changes?
By Matt S. Craig I've done a fair bit of ranking in the past week, whether it's Dustin Johnson's best shots of the week or
By T.J. Auclair In case you missed it recently, two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry has been taking some heat for his new Under Armour signature "Curry 2" basketball shoes:
By Matt S. Craig Young Bryson DeChambeau is only 22 years old, and he has a lot to learn. He may have great control with his irons, but as we learned on Sunday morning he may need a little help controlling his other iron.
By T.J. Auclair Brooks Koepka is on fire at Oakmont in the final round of the 116th U.S. Open.
By Matt S. Craig Many golf fans may not know who Shane Lowry is by name, but mention the red-bearded Irishman with a big smile and immediately he comes to mind.
By T.J. Auclair It's been an incredible few years for PGA Professional Devin Gee.
By T.J. Auclair Amateur Nick Hardy, a sophomore on the University of Illinois men's golf team, qualified for his second U.S. Open at Oakmont this past week.
By Matt S. Craig Can you guess the last time a player won the U.S. Open on their first try? I'm sure Tiger Woods must've done that right? Nope. Jack Nicklaus? No sir. You have to go back to 1913, when Francis Ouimet won in his first U.S. Open appearance at Brookline.
By Mike Kern OAKMONT, Pa. -- He's the top-ranked player on the planet, having won seven times in his last 18 starts.
By Doug Ferguson OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Shane Lowry began the final day of the U.S. Open by making two birdies to tie an Oakmont record, post the best score of the third round and build a four-shot lead going into the last round Sunday afternoon.
By Matt S. Craig Here are the 2016 U.S. Open scores, tee times, television and live stream schedules and everything else you need to know for the 116th playing of the event, which returns to Oakmont for a record ninth time this year.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Doug Ferguson OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Shane Lowry kept his calm when he had a careless penalty stroke and walked off Oakmont after a long day with a two-shot lead in the U.S. Open.
By Matt S. Craig Another long day of play at Oakmont, a clearer picture is coming into focus for who might be raising the trophy on Sunday evening. Before play was suspended due to darkness, it was Irishman Shane Lowry who found himself on top of the leaderboard.
By Matt S. Craig Jon Rahm is the only amateur in the field to make the cut at this year's U.S. Open, earning a third round pairing with Bubba Watson.
By T.J. Auclair Whenever the "best player never to win a major" conversation comes up, Lee Westwood's name is one of the first acknowledged.
By T.J. Auclair Rory McIlroy needed to rally to make the cut in his second round of the U.S. Open on Saturday. After a terrific start that included a front-nine 31, it looked as if McIlroy might be positioning himself to contend -- not just to make the cut. Alas, Oakmont bit back in a hurry.
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