News Archive

  • Monday, April 27, 2015
  • Players who learn Chambers Bay will have better chance to win US Open

    By Tim Booth, Associated Press  UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) – U.S. Golf Association Executive Director Mike Davis laid down a challenge to the best players in the world as they get ready for the U.S. Open to make its debut at Chambers Bay.  Get to know every rolling fairway,...

  • Sunday, June 15, 2014
  • Rickie Fowler sees runner-up finish as proof he's getting closer to his own breakthrough

    By Aaron Beard, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Rickie Fowler turned in another strong finish in one of golf's biggest events and gained the experience of playing in the final group of a major.  He will have to wait a little longer for his first major title or his second PGA...

  • Erik Compton shows how far he's come as a player with runner-up finish at Pinehurst

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Erik Compton was chatting at the podium when Rickie Fowler leaned in to take a selfie with his buddy in the background.  Shows just how far Compton has come in the past week.  Now, he's the one being treated like a...

  • 2014 US Open final round story

    Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open in an eight-shot runaway on Sunday. The 29-year-old German led from the outset en route to a second major title to go with his 2010 PGA Championship. 

  • Notebook: Brooks Koepka birdies final hole, earns spot in Masters

    By Aaron Beard, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Brooks Koepka made a birdie on the final hole that will take him a long way. He wound up in a tie for fourth, earning a spot in his first Masters next year. Erik Compton will join him at Augusta National as a runner-up.  The top 10 and...

  • Five things to know about US Open final round

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – The mantra from the 66 players chasing Martin Kaymer at Pinehurst No. 2 is that anything can happen in the U.S. Open.  There is reason for hope.  Only twice in the last 20 years of the U.S. Open has the 54-hole leader managed...

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Erik Compton, after two heart transplants, has one shot to win U.S. Open

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Golfers like to say nothing rivals the pressure of coming down the stretch in contention at a major championship. Erik Compton knows better.  The 34-year-old journeyman fired a 3-under 67 to put himself squarely in the mix Saturday at...

  • On Moving Day, most players move backwards

    By Joedy McCreary, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – The bogeys piled up in a hurry for Brendon Todd.  Just that quickly, his first U.S. Open turned from a dream to a complete nightmare.  The local favorite who began the day alone in second place plunged down the leaderboard in...

  • Rickie Fowler hoping to prove he's as much substance as style with strong finish

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Rickie Fowler has a great sense of fashion. He knows how to work a crowd.  Now, all he needs is a career-defining win.  Fowler will play in the final group of a major for the first time after being one of just two players to...

  • Scores soar on tough Saturday at Pinehurst No. 2

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Not even Martin Kaymer was immune from a Pinehurst No. 2 course that restored the reputation of a U.S. Open.  He threw enough counterpunches Saturday to leave him on the cusp of his second major.  On a broiling day with...