PGA News Archive
Friday, June 17, 2016
By Doug Ferguson OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - One year after a crushing defeat at Chambers Bay, Dustin Johnson is atop the leaderboard at the U.S. Open.
By Matt S. Craig After a long day of play Friday at the U.S. Open, the tournament yielded five lessons that can be learned going into the weekend: 1. Low scores can be found, but the course is toughening up
By Torey Fox At the U.S. Open, many fans are looking at Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, or maybe even Andrew Landry as favorites to win at Oakmont on Sunday. What about Sergio Garcia?
By Matt S. Craig As the weather cleared at Oakmont, Friday thankfully was a full day of action. The players took advantage of the soft scoring conditions and hit some shots that wouldn't otherwise be possible.
By T.J. Auclair The definition of golf is to get the ball in the hole in the least number of shots possible. To that end, you have 14 tools (clubs) at your disposal.
By Ron Borges OAKMONT, Pa. -- Scottie Scheffler had some worries on his mind last night after becoming only the third amateur in U.S. Open history to shoot a round in the 60s in the rain-soaked first round at Oakmont, but they weren't about golf.
By Tim Bannon Chicago Tribune The venerable Oakmont Country Club, host to this week's U.S. Open, is considered one of the most challenging golf courses in the world.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
By Doug Ferguson OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Storms that took plenty of bite out of Oakmont wound up shutting down the U.S. Open on Thursday.
By Matt S. Craig Rain delays are frustrating for everyone at major championships. Players, spectators, and TV viewers are left sitting around with nothing to do but wait until the weather clears and the action resumes.
By T.J. Auclair Turns out the Lama isn't a big hitter after all. Well, Gunga Galunga.
By T.J. Auclair All we've heard about in the lead up to this week's U.S. Open is how difficult it is to get around Oakmont.
By Jim Litke OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — A 3-foot-long ramp invented in the 1930s could have more say about who wins the U.S. Open come Sunday than all the swing coaches, sports psychologists and fitness gurus in the wide world of golf combined.
By Associated Press OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Arnold Palmer made it to the Masters in April and watched Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit honorary tee shots. That won't be the case for the U.S. Open. His longtime press secretary said the 86-year-old Palmer was unable to travel to Oakmont.
By Doug Ferguson OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — One measure of a great golf course is the quality of its champions.
By Matt S. Craig If you can't get excited for this week, check your pulse. It's a major championship, the national championship, the toughest test in golf, the U.S. Open! And it's being held at historic Oakmont Country Club, which is one of the most challenging courses in the world.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Doug Ferguson OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - One year before Jordan Spieth was born, Phil Mickelson made his professional debut with a 68 in the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and was two shots out of the lead. The next day, he shot 81 and missed the cut.
By Doug Ferguson OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Nick Flanagan forgot how steep the hill was driving into Oakmont, not surprising since he had not been back in 13 years. Unforgettable was the golf course. It's where he won the U.S. Amateur.
By Matt S. Craig Leading up to this year's U.S. Open, many PGA Tour players have been posting photos and videos showcasing the difficulty of the course.
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