News Archive

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • Erik Compton, only player at Pinehurst No. 2 on heart No. 3, not intimidated by U.S. Open

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – When Erik Compton strolls up to the first tee at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday, he'll be in some unfamiliar territory.  The only other time he played in one of golf's biggest events was four years ago.  He missed the...

  • Adam Scott seeking to finally become a threat to win at U.S. Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Adam Scott is trying to build a golf game that can travel to any golf course in the world for any tournament.  He can only hope it knows the way to Pinehurst No. 2. Or any U.S. Open course, for that matter.  Scott goes into...

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014
  • U.S. Open a long-awaited reunion for two players and one caddie

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Michael Greller never imagined that a simple act of kindness eight years ago could lead to a moment like this at the U.S. Open.  Greller, the caddie for Jordan Spieth, stood on the 18th tee at Pinehurst No. 2 on Tuesday and conferred...

  • PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 2

    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....

  • Justin Rose hopeful about U.S. Open, not so much about World Cup

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Now that he's got that pesky major out of the way, Justin Rose is learning to savor the quest for his next big title.  He's not nearly as optimistic about England's chances in the World Cup.  Rose is the reigning...

  • Notebook: Phil Mickelson goes to claw grip for putting at U.S. Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Phil Mickelson began preparations for the U.S. Open in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic when he took his left hand off the putter, turned it slightly clockwise and rested the grip between his forefinger and thumb.  In...

  • Phil Mickelson feels 'as good about my game as I have all year' at US Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 2 with a lot on his mind.  He was trying to sharpen his game, figure out what it will take to finally win a U.S. Open and make enough putts with his claw...

  • Bubba Watson plans to throttle back on drives in attempt to conquer Pinehurst No. 2

    By Joedy McCreary, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.  "I've already got one," he quipped Tuesday.  The two-time Masters champion came to Pinehurst...

  • After a decade away, Gossett returns to big stage

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. -- At least David Gossett can still crack jokes about the state of his career. When someone wondered how much longer he can afford to play golf for a living, when it's really not providing much of a living, Gossett snapped right back with a...

  • PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 1

    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....