News Archive

  • 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...

  • Notebook: Retief Goosen looking for strong finish to extend his U.S. Open run

    By Aaron Beard, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Retief Goosen earned a 10-year exemption to play in the U.S. Open after winning his second title in 2004.  That comes to an end this year, meaning Goosen is hoping to finish high enough this weekend to secure a spot at Chambers Bay in...