News Archive

  • Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Merion proves itself as little course that could

    Merion was called too short, too cramped and too much of a pushover. But when the U.S. Open was over, it had provided great theater and yet another memorable national championship.  

  • Sunday, June 16, 2013
  • Rory McIlroy miserable at US Open says he needs to play more

    By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Rory McIlroy was miserable at Merion and he took out his frustrations on his club on No. 11 on Sunday. His first tee shot plopped in the water. He took a drop, then sent another ball into the same creek.  McIlroy then jammed the club into the...

  • For Phil Mickelson, more US Open heartbreak on his birthday

    By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- This wasn't the way it was supposed to end, not on Phil Mickelson's birthday and not at Merion Golf Club, where history will record that Justin Rose won his first major championship.  When the rain began falling on the back nine...

  • Justin Rose earns second spot in PGA Grand Slam with U.S. Open win

    Before the start of the 113th U.S. Open, many thought that Merion Golf Club -- a short course by U.S. Open standards -- wouldn't be too stern a test for the best players in the world. Boy, were the critics ever wrong. When it ended, England's Justin Rose earned his first major victory on...

  • Justin Rose wins US Open, edging Phil Mickelson and Jason Day

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal.  Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing...

  • Hunter Mahan steady surge at US Open derailed by double bogey

    By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Tied for the U.S. Open lead, Hunter Mahan looked to be playing on cruise control.  He was the steadiest player for most of Sunday at Merion Golf Club, ripping off par after par after par to stay in the hunt.  Then he hit No....

  • Jason Day cements status as serious major contender at US Open

    By Joseph White, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Third place at the Masters. Tied for second at the U.S. Open.  And that's just this year.  Jason Day's too young to get saddled with that dreaded Best Player Never To Win a Major label, so he might as well go ahead and win...

  • Tiger Woods matches his worst-ever score in a major

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- This isn't the kind of record Tiger Woods had in mind at the U.S. Open.  Woods went out-of-bounds on his second tee shot of the final round at Merion on Sunday and closed with a 4-over 74. That gave him his worst 72-hole score as a pro...

  • Billy Horschel joins pantheon of colorful golf pants at US Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Considering the history of outrageous pants in golf, Billy Horschel had to go a long way to stand out.  But the Octopus-print pair he donned for Sunday's final round at the U.S. Open did the trick. Somewhere, John Daly, long considered golf's leader in the...

  • Shawn Stefani makes hole-in-one on Merion's 17th hole

    By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Shawn Stefani lost track of the ball as soon it rocketed off his 4-iron. A roaring U.S. Open gallery tracked it for him.  "Go! Go! Go! Go!"  It did Sunday when Stefani aced the 17th hole, making him the first golfer to make a...