News Archive

  • Thursday, June 12, 2014
  • U.S. Amateur champ Matthew Fitzpatrick shoots 71 in his U.S. Open debut

    By Aaron Beard, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Matthew Fitzpatrick never looked overwhelmed Thursday, not by the pressure of his first U.S. Open nor by the two guys next to him.  One was the defending champion, Justin Rose. The other was Phil Mickelson.  The U.S. Amateur...

  • 2014 US Open round 1 story

    2010 PGA Champion Martin Kaymer fashioned a six-birdie, one-bogey first round to open a three-shot gap atop the scoreboard on Thursday. Four players are tied for second.

  • Graeme McDowell misses in all the right places during strong start at U.S. Open

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Graeme McDowell watched his countryman and playing partner boom shot after shot, attacking the treacherous greens at Pinehurst No. 2 every chance he got.  Was McDowell tempted to try the same?  Not at all.  McDowell...

  • Youngsters Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama in mix again at US Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – With every big tournament, Jordan Spieth keeps living up to his reputation as a rising star.  So does Hideki Matsuyama of Japan – even if not as many people notice.  They played together Thursday in the U.S. Open, and...

  • PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 4

    Matt Dobyns, the PGA head professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y., shot a 4-over-par 74 Thursday in his first U.S. Open Championship. The 2012 PGA Professional National Champion, Dobyns is making his second appearance in a USGA national championship, having competed in the...

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 3

    Matt Dobyns, the PGA head professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y. competes this week in his first U.S. Open Championship. The 2012 PGA Professional National Champion, Dobyns is making his second appearance in a USGA national championship, having competed in the 1998 U.S....

  • Rory McIlroy gets words of wisdom from Golden Bear on how to succeed in majors

    By Jim Litke, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – The one thing Rory McIlroy won't lack heading into this U.S. Open is advice. In the few weeks since his breakup with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, only some of it has been worth much.  Gary Player told him to lay low. Jack Nicklaus...

  • For U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 2 has a brown, British look to it

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.  Just which Open is this?  The fairways are as much brown as they are green, mainly along the edges. They are...

  • Notebook: U.S. Open starts grand experiment

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Too bad the USGA couldn't get Ernie Banks on the first tee Thursday to announce, "Let's play two!" Banks was known as "Mr. Cub," and he loved baseball so much he wished there could be a doubleheader every...

  • Jason Millard, qualifier who disqualified himself, has clear conscience

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Jason Millard packed his bags, tossed his clubs in the car, and headed off to Pinehurst No. 2 to play in his first major championship.  It should've been the thrill of a lifetime.  Instead, he turned the car...