News Archive

  • Monday, June 9, 2014
  • Notebook: Curtis Strange not rooting for a Justin Rose repeat victory at US Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Justin Rose can expect a phone call of congratulations from Curtis Strange if he were to successfully defend his U.S. Open title this week.  It's just not a phone call Strange wants to make.  This is the 25-year anniversary...

  • Pinehurst No. 2 anything but 'pristine' for this US Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Pinehurst No. 2 is anything but perfect for the U.S. Open, at least in the traditional sense of major championships in America.  USGA Executive Director Mike Davis could not be any more thrilled.  "It's awesome,"...

  • Jordan Spieth wants to win his first major now at US Open

    By Paul Newberry, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Talk about the impatience of youth. For 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, it's no longer good enough to be in contention for a major championship.  He's ready to win one.  Spieth was tied for the 54-hole lead at both the...

  • Friday, June 6, 2014
  • U.S. Open is lone missing piece in Phil Mickelson's stellar career

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Even in the best of times, Phil Mickelson has ample reason to expect the worst at the U.S. Open.  More than two decades of play in the major known as the toughest test in golf has produced everything from agony to aggravation, mostly...

  • Pinehurst offers very different landscape as U.S. Open returns for third time

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – The return to Pinehurst No. 2 always held the promise of being different.  Just not to this degree.  Five years ago, when the USGA announced its radical plan of staging the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women's Open on the same...

  • Phil Mickelson's close calls at the U.S. Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. - A capsule look at the six runner-up finishes by Phil Mickelson in the U.S. Open:  YEAR: 1999.  COURSE: Pinehurst No. 2.  SCORES: 67-70-73-70--280.  RESULT: Runner-up, one shot behind Payne Stewart.  KEY MOMENT:...

  • Five things to know for the 2014 U.S. Open

    By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Phil Mickelson always wanted to win a U.S. Open. With his victory last summer in the British Open, the U.S. Open is the only major keeping him from capturing the career Grand Slam.  Only five other players have done that. But he has...

  • Thursday, June 5, 2014
  • Pinehurst No. 2 ready to host both US Open and Women's Open in June

    The Pinehurst Resort is hosting the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women's Open in back-to-back weeks, but USGA officials say that the historic No. 2 Course should play the same in both events.

  • U.S. Open field filled out on longest day of sectional qualifying nationwide

    The Monday before U.S. Open Week is called "the longest day in golf" because hundreds of players nationwide try to get into the field via do-or-die 36-hole qualiifiers. Here's who got in.

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014
  • Thomas Bjorn and Richard Sterne pull out of U.S. Open with injuries

    PINEHURST, N.C. – Thomas Bjorn of Denmark and Richard Sterne of South Africa have withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of injuries.  Bjorn is ranked No. 23 in the world. He was the 54-hole leader at the BMW PGA Championship in England two weeks ago, before fading to finish two strokes...