News Archive

  • Friday, June 13, 2014
  • PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 5

    Matt Dobyns, the PGA head professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y., shot a 2-over-par 72 Friday, missing the 36-hole cut of 5-over-par 145 by one stroke in his first appearance in the U.S. Open Championship. For the 2012 PGA Professional National Champion, it was Dobyns'...

  • Phil Mickelson, struggling with putter, falls well off pace at U.S. Open

    By Joedy McCreary, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – At least Phil Mickelson probably won't face another close call at the U.S. Open.  The six-time runner-up and zero-time champion slipped well off the pace Friday with a 73 that left him at 3 over – 13 strokes behind...

  • Watson, Dufner, Donald among those who missed U.S. Open cut

    By Aaron Beard, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. -- Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open. Too bad it came a day late. Watson shot an even-par 70 on Friday, not enough following an...

  • Watson, Dufner, Donald miss U.S. Open cut

    By Aaron Beard, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. -- Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open. Too bad it came a day late. Watson shot an even-par 70 on Friday, not enough following an...

  • Dustin Johnson not losing hope despite facing huge weekend deficit

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Dustin Johnson had a pair of 69s to start his U.S. Open, scores that are good enough to be in the lead or not too far from it at Pinehurst No. 2.  "I would have taken it on Wednesday," Johnson said, pausing before answering...

  • Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson penalized for hitting each other's balls

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Whose ball is that anyway?  Playing partners Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson finally came up with the right answer Friday – too late to do either much good.  Caught up in one of those mistakes you're more likely to see...

  • Brooks Koepka, after excelling worldwide, now playing to stay close to home

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – So many of the really good stories about Brooks Koepka are about where he's been. This week, it's about where he could be going next.  Calling the 24-year-old Florida native's route to the PGA Tour unconventional doesn't...

  • Notebook: Top-ranked Adam Scott plays U.S. Open with target on his back

    Wearing a target at the U.S. Open is nothing new for Adam Scott. He had a green jacket-shaped bull's-eye on his back as last year's Masters champion at Merion. As the world's top-ranked player at Pinehurst No. 2 this week, it comes with much more stress.

  • Kaymer adds to U.S Open lead with birdie binge

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Martin Kaymer set a U.S. Open record Friday with a game so dominant that he did more than just build a six-shot lead.  He managed to bring Tiger Woods into the conversation at a major he's not even...

  • Thursday, June 12, 2014
  • Notebook: Kevin Na scrambles his way to strong start at U.S. Open

    By Joedy McCreary, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – As Kevin Na missed week after week last year with a back injury, he kept an eye on this U.S. Open.  He thought his game would suit revamped Pinehurst No. 2. He thought its lack of rough might allow him to be more creative with his...