http://www.pga.com/usopen/rss en Rickie Fowler sees runner-up finish as proof he's getting closer to his own breakthrough http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/rickie-fowler-sees-runner-finish-proof-hes-getting-closer-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... 2014 Round 4 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:14:30 +0000 john.holmes 19971 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Erik Compton shows how far he's come as a player with runner-up finish at Pinehurst http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/erik-compton-shows-how-far-hes-come-player-runner-finish-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 Round 4 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:30:00 +0000 john.holmes 19975 at http://www.pga.com/usopen 2014 US Open final round story http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/2014-us-open-final-round-story By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S. Open victory that ranks among the best. A forgotten star for two years while building a complete game, Kaymer turned the toughest test of golf into a runaway at Pinehurst No. 2... 2014 Round 4 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:41:10 +0000 john.holmes 19957 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Notebook: Brooks Koepka birdies final hole, earns spot in Masters http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/notebook-brooks-koepka-birdies-final-hole-earns-spot-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... 2014 Round 4 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:33:28 +0000 john.holmes 19973 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Five things to know about US Open final round http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/five-things-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... 2014 Round 4 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:26:36 +0000 john.holmes 19881 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Erik Compton, after two heart transplants, has one shot to win U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/erik-compton-after-two-heart-transplants-has-one-shot-win-us-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... 2014 Round 3 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 02:45:42 +0000 john.holmes 19879 at http://www.pga.com/usopen On Moving Day, most players move backwards http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/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... 2014 Round 3 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:45:17 +0000 john.holmes 19875 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Rickie Fowler hoping to prove he's as much substance as style with strong finish http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/rickie-fowler-hoping-prove-hes-much-substance-style-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... 2014 Round 3 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:30:41 +0000 john.holmes 19877 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Scores soar on tough Saturday at Pinehurst No. 2 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/scores-soar-tough-saturday-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... 2014 Round 3 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:45:55 +0000 john.holmes 19863 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Notebook: Retief Goosen looking for strong finish to extend his U.S. Open run http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/notebook-retief-goosen-looking-strong-finish-extend-his-us-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... 2014 Round 3 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:44:03 +0000 john.holmes 19869 at http://www.pga.com/usopen PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 5 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pga-professional-us-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'... 2014 Round 2 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:48:23 +0000 john.holmes 19765 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Phil Mickelson, struggling with putter, falls well off pace at U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/phil-mickelson-struggling-putter-falls-well-pace-us-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... 2014 Round 2 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:16:48 +0000 john.holmes 19763 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Watson, Dufner, Donald miss U.S. Open cut http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/watson-dufner-donald-miss-us-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... 2014 Round 2 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:45:27 +0000 mark.aumann 19755 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Watson, Dufner, Donald among those who missed U.S. Open cut http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/watson-dufner-donald-among-those-who-missed-us-open-cut-0 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... 2014 Round 2 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:45:39 +0000 mark.aumann 19757 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Dustin Johnson not losing hope despite facing huge weekend deficit http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/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... 2014 Round 2 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:50:27 +0000 john.holmes 19751 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson penalized for hitting each other's balls http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/hunter-mahan-and-jamie-donaldson-penalized-hitting-each-others-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... 2014 Round 2 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:10:31 +0000 john.holmes 19749 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Brooks Koepka, after excelling worldwide, now playing to stay close to home http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/brooks-koepka-after-excelling-worldwide-now-playing-stay-close-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... 2014 Round 2 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:05:49 +0000 john.holmes 19747 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Notebook: Top-ranked Adam Scott plays U.S. Open with target on his back http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/notebook-top-ranked-adam-scott-plays-us-open-target-his-back By Joedy McCreary, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – 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.  Being the world's top-ranked player at... 2014 Round 2 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:02:30 +0000 mark.aumann 19745 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Kaymer adds to U.S Open lead with birdie binge http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/kaymer-adds-us-open-lead-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... 2014 Round 2 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:14:19 +0000 mark.aumann 19627 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Notebook: Kevin Na scrambles his way to strong start at U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/notebook-kevin-na-scrambles-his-way-strong-start-us-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... 2014 Round 1 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:12:04 +0000 john.holmes 19619 at http://www.pga.com/usopen U.S. Amateur champ Matthew Fitzpatrick shoots 71 in his U.S. Open debut http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-amateur-champ-matthew-fitzpatrick-shoots-71-his-us-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 Round 1 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:25:45 +0000 john.holmes 19615 at http://www.pga.com/usopen 2014 US Open round 1 story http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/2014-us-open-round-1-story By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PINEHURST, N.C. – Much to his delight, Martin Kaymer discovered that Pinehurst No. 2 was even more different than he imagined in the U.S. Open.  This wasn't the beast of a course that Kaymer and so many other players were... 2014 Round 1 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:14:49 +0000 john.holmes 19589 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Graeme McDowell misses in all the right places during strong start at U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/graeme-mcdowell-misses-all-right-places-during-strong-start-us-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... 2014 Round 1 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:12:08 +0000 john.holmes 19613 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Youngsters Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama in mix again at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/youngsters-jordan-spieth-and-hideki-matsuyama-mix-again-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... 2014 Round 1 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:58:01 +0000 john.holmes 19611 at http://www.pga.com/usopen PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 4 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pga-professional-us-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... 2014 Round 1 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:11:08 +0000 john.holmes 19609 at http://www.pga.com/usopen PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 3 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pga-professional-us-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.... 2014 Pre-event Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:36:46 +0000 john.holmes 19533 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Rory McIlroy gets words of wisdom from Golden Bear on how to succeed in majors http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/rory-mcilroy-gets-words-wisdom-golden-bear-how-succeed-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... 2014 Pre-event Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:28:54 +0000 john.holmes 19537 at http://www.pga.com/usopen For U.S. Open, Pinehurst No. 2 has a brown, British look to it http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-pinehurst-no-2-has-brown-british-look-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... 2014 Pre-event Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:45:31 +0000 john.holmes 19531 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Notebook: U.S. Open starts grand experiment http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/notebook-us-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... 2014 Pre-event Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:20:42 +0000 john.holmes 19535 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Jason Millard, qualifier who disqualified himself, has clear conscience http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/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... 2014 Pre-event Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:19:04 +0000 john.holmes 19529 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Erik Compton, only player at Pinehurst No. 2 on heart No. 3, not intimidated by U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/erik-compton-only-player-pinehurst-no-2-heart-no-3-not-intimidated-us-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... 2014 Pre-event Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:17:37 +0000 john.holmes 19527 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Adam Scott seeking to finally become a threat to win at U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/adam-scott-seeking-finally-become-threat-win-us-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... 2014 Pre-event Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:51:47 +0000 john.holmes 19523 at http://www.pga.com/usopen U.S. Open a long-awaited reunion for two players and one caddie http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-long-awaited-reunion-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... 2014 Pre-event Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:42:28 +0000 john.holmes 19473 at http://www.pga.com/usopen PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 2 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pga-professional-us-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.... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:32:44 +0000 john.holmes 19469 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Justin Rose hopeful about U.S. Open, not so much about World Cup http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/justin-rose-hopeful-about-us-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... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:00:51 +0000 john.holmes 19467 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Notebook: Phil Mickelson goes to claw grip for putting at U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/notebook-phil-mickelson-goes-claw-grip-putting-us-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... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:35:18 +0000 john.holmes 19471 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Phil Mickelson feels 'as good about my game as I have all year' at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/phil-mickelson-feels-good-about-my-game-i-have-all-year-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... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:52:42 +0000 john.holmes 19465 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Bubba Watson plans to throttle back on drives in attempt to conquer Pinehurst No. 2 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/bubba-watson-plans-throttle-back-drives-attempt-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... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:19:41 +0000 john.holmes 19463 at http://www.pga.com/usopen After a decade away, Gossett returns to big stage http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/after-decade-away-gossett-returns-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... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:20:33 +0000 mark.aumann 19391 at http://www.pga.com/usopen PGA Professional at the U.S. Open: Day 1 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pga-professional-us-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.... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:58:52 +0000 dpurdum 19389 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Notebook: Curtis Strange not rooting for a Justin Rose repeat victory at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/notebook-curtis-strange-not-rooting-justin-rose-repeat-victory-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... 2014 Pre-event Tue, 10 Jun 2014 03:42:40 +0000 john.holmes 19387 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Pinehurst No. 2 anything but 'pristine' for this US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pinehurst-no-2-anything-pristine-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,"... 2014 Pre-event Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:33:17 +0000 john.holmes 19375 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Jordan Spieth wants to win his first major now at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/jordan-spieth-wants-win-his-first-major-now-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... 2014 Pre-event Mon, 09 Jun 2014 23:09:31 +0000 john.holmes 19373 at http://www.pga.com/usopen U.S. Open is lone missing piece in Phil Mickelson's stellar career http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-lone-missing-piece-phil-mickelsons-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... 2014 Pre-event Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:12:56 +0000 john.holmes 19297 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Pinehurst offers very different landscape as U.S. Open returns for third time http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pinehurst-offers-very-different-landscape-us-open-returns-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... 2014 Pre-event Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:46:37 +0000 john.holmes 19295 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Phil Mickelson's close calls at the U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/phil-mickelsons-close-calls-us-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:... 2014 Pre-event Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:36:34 +0000 john.holmes 19293 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Five things to know for the 2014 U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/five-things-know-2014-us-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... 2014 Pre-event Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:26:30 +0000 john.holmes 19291 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Pinehurst No. 2 ready to host both US Open and Women's Open in June http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pinehurst-no-2-ready-host-both-us-open-and-womens-open-june By Joedy McCready, Associated Press  PINEHURST, N.C. – Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.  In less than two months, it will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks.  USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Monday that he is... 2014 Pre-event Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:31:03 +0000 john.holmes 18887 at http://www.pga.com/usopen U.S. Open field filled out on longest day of sectional qualifying nationwide http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-field-filled-out-longest-day-sectional-qualifying-nationwide COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – After three years of coming up short in qualifying, Justin Leonard earned a return to the U.S. Open.  The 1997 British Open champion, who has won 12 times on the PGA Tour but not since 2008, was among the 16 players at the Columbus site who qualified for the U.S.... 2014 Pre-event Thu, 05 Jun 2014 04:04:50 +0000 john.holmes 18877 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Thomas Bjorn and Richard Sterne pull out of U.S. Open with injuries http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/thomas-bjorn-and-richard-sterne-pull-out-us-open-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... 2014 Pre-event Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:30:26 +0000 john.holmes 18873 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Merion proves itself as little course that could http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/merion-proves-itself-little-course-could By Jim Litke, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Merion Golf Club did more than just hold its own. Called too short, too cramped and too much of a pushover when the U.S. Open teed off, it nearly stole the show by the end. It crowned a worthy champion in Justin Rose, slid a banana peel beneath... 2013 Post-event Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:20:34 +0000 john.holmes 17407 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Rory McIlroy miserable at US Open says he needs to play more http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/rory-mcilroy-miserable-us-open-says-he-needs-play-more By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Rory McIlroy was miserable at Merion and he took out his frustrations on his club on No. 11 on Sunday. His first tee shot plopped in the water. He took a drop, then sent another ball into the same creek.  McIlroy then jammed the club into the... 2013 Round 4 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:30:20 +0000 john.holmes 17393 at http://www.pga.com/usopen For Phil Mickelson, more US Open heartbreak on his birthday http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/phil-mickelson-more-us-open-heartbreak-his-birthday By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- This wasn't the way it was supposed to end, not on Phil Mickelson's birthday and not at Merion Golf Club, where history will record that Justin Rose won his first major championship.  When the rain began falling on the back nine... 2013 Round 4 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:08:02 +0000 john.holmes 17401 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Justin Rose earns second spot in PGA Grand Slam with U.S. Open win http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/justin-rose-earns-second-spot-pga-grand-slam-us-open-win Before the start of the 113th U.S. Open, many thought that Merion Golf Club -- a short course by U.S. Open standards -- wouldn't be too stern a test for the best players in the world. Boy, were the critics ever wrong. When it ended, England's Justin Rose earned his first major victory on... 2013 Round 4 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:05:47 +0000 tauclair 17391 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Justin Rose wins US Open, edging Phil Mickelson and Jason Day http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/justin-rose-wins-us-open-edging-phil-mickelson-and-jason-day By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal.  Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing... 2013 Round 4 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:47:17 +0000 john.holmes 17389 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Hunter Mahan steady surge at US Open derailed by double bogey http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/hunter-mahan-steady-surge-us-open-derailed-double-bogey By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Tied for the U.S. Open lead, Hunter Mahan looked to be playing on cruise control.  He was the steadiest player for most of Sunday at Merion Golf Club, ripping off par after par after par to stay in the hunt.  Then he hit No.... 2013 Round 4 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:25:14 +0000 john.holmes 17403 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Jason Day cements status as serious major contender at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/jason-day-cements-status-serious-major-contender-us-open By Joseph White, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Third place at the Masters. Tied for second at the U.S. Open.  And that's just this year.  Jason Day's too young to get saddled with that dreaded Best Player Never To Win a Major label, so he might as well go ahead and win... 2013 Round 4 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:41:47 +0000 john.holmes 17405 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tiger Woods matches his worst-ever score in a major http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-matches-his-worst-ever-score-major By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- This isn't the kind of record Tiger Woods had in mind at the U.S. Open.  Woods went out-of-bounds on his second tee shot of the final round at Merion on Sunday and closed with a 4-over 74. That gave him his worst 72-hole score as a pro... 2013 Round 4 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:07:43 +0000 john.holmes 17387 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Billy Horschel joins pantheon of colorful golf pants at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/billy-horschel-joins-pantheon-colorful-golf-pants-us-open ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Considering the history of outrageous pants in golf, Billy Horschel had to go a long way to stand out.  But the Octopus-print pair he donned for Sunday's final round at the U.S. Open did the trick. Somewhere, John Daly, long considered golf's leader in the... 2013 Round 4 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:31:00 +0000 john.holmes 17385 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Shawn Stefani makes hole-in-one on Merion's 17th hole http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/shawn-stefani-makes-hole-one-merions-17th-hole By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Shawn Stefani lost track of the ball as soon it rocketed off his 4-iron. A roaring U.S. Open gallery tracked it for him.  "Go! Go! Go! Go!"  It did Sunday when Stefani aced the 17th hole, making him the first golfer to make a... 2013 Round 4 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:21:55 +0000 john.holmes 17381 at http://www.pga.com/usopen US Open Saturday Notebook: Short week for rare local qualifiers http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-saturday-notebook-short-week-rare-local-qualifiers By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Among those who had the shortest week at the U.S. Open took the longest road to even get to Merion.  For the first time since at least 1997, none of the 20 players who endured 18 holes of local qualifying and 36 holes of sectional qualify... 2013 Round 3 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 02:40:35 +0000 john.holmes 17067 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Phil Mickelson leads after third round at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/phil-mickelson-leads-after-third-round-us-open By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- For all those runner-up finishes, with so much heartache chasing the major he covets, Phil Mickelson has never had a better chance to win the U.S. Open.  It's the first time he has ever had the outright lead going into the final... 2013 Round 3 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:36:08 +0000 john.holmes 17061 at http://www.pga.com/usopen US Open turns into major block party for locals http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-turns-major-block-party-locals By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Garry Van Arkel got a taste of what was in store when the U.S. Golf Association commandeered part of his property for parking and turned his tennis court into a security tent worthy of Philadelphia International Airport.  Folks like Van Arkel,... 2013 Round 3 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:15:15 +0000 john.holmes 17059 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tiger Woods matches his worst US Open round as a pro http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-matches-his-worst-us-open-round-pro By Jim Litke, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Tiger Woods made birdie at the first hole, only to watch his day go racing downhill from there.  By the time it was over, Woods skidded to seven bogeys and a 6-over-par 76 Saturday, tumbling down the leaderboard and matching his worst round... 2013 Round 3 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:42:06 +0000 john.holmes 17057 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Steve Stricker seeks to apply finishing touch to elusive US Open victory http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/steve-stricker-seeks-apply-finishing-touch-elusive-us-open-victory By Joseph White, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Now Steve Stricker has to close the deal. A good supply of frozen yogurt might help get it done.  Running out of time to win a major, the 46-year-old's steady game -- and family-first schedule -- has him in the frame of mind to... 2013 Round 3 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:17:24 +0000 john.holmes 17063 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Francis Ouimet's US Open win resonates a century later http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/francis-ouimets-us-open-win-resonates-century-later By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press BROOKLINE, Mass. -- At the entrance to the Putterham Meadows golf course stands a statue of 1913 U.S. Open champion Francis Ouimet. Also in bronze, dwarfed by the bag he carries, is the 10-year-old caddie who walked all 90 holes by his side.  It is fitting... 2013 Round 3 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:01:53 +0000 john.holmes 16873 at http://www.pga.com/usopen US Open Second round ends with two players under par http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-second-round-ends-two-players-under-par By Joseph White, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- No one could catch Phil Mickelson or Billy Horschel as the second round wrapped up early Saturday at the U.S. Open, where sunny skies helped dry muddy Merion Golf Club.  Ian Poulter tried to join them but had a bad lie in a bunker at No. 16... 2013 Round 2 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:22:16 +0000 john.holmes 16871 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tiger Woods moves up U.S. Open leaderboard as most fall back http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-moves-us-open-leaderboard-most-fall-back By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- History says Tiger Woods has little chance to win this U.S. Open. Not from behind, and certainly not with an elbow inflammation that seems to bother him most on his worst shots.  Woods says otherwise, and after a marathon stretch of play... 2013 Round 2 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:05:21 +0000 john.holmes 16861 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Billy Horschel and Phil Mickelson share clubhouse lead at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/billy-horschel-and-phil-mickelson-share-clubhouse-lead-us-open By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa.  -- Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against Merion, which is turning out to be the real star of this U.S. Open.  Nearly half the... 2013 Round 2 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:40:54 +0000 john.holmes 16855 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Short 13th hole at Merion always long on entertainment http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/short-13th-hole-merion-always-long-entertainment By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- With the tease of an ace on each tee shot, players count down to the 13th hole.  It's where the shortest hole at Merion Golf Club waits.  And at the U.S. Open, that makes 13 the life of the 18-hole party, the off-campus bash... 2013 Round 2 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:00:20 +0000 john.holmes 16853 at http://www.pga.com/usopen US Open Friday Notebook: Top players race to finish before dark http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-friday-notebook-top-players-race-finish-dark By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Phil Mickelson knew it was going to be close, so he made sure his group could finish the second round of the U.S. Open on Friday.  The rule when a round is halted because of darkness is that players have the option to complete a... 2013 Round 2 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:12:00 +0000 john.holmes 16867 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Amateurs enjoy solid performances at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/amateurs-enjoy-solid-performances-us-open By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Cheng-tsung Pan had a pretty good day on the course. He felt even better about it when he scanned the scores.  "When I look at the scoreboard with my last name up there, it's pretty cool," he said.  The Taiwan-born Pan was... 2013 Round 1 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:56:47 +0000 john.holmes 16633 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Sergio Garcia fights through tough start and wisecracks at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/sergio-garcia-fights-through-tough-start-and-wisecracks-us-open By Jim Litke, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- There was at least one wiseguy waiting on more than a few of the holes. Despite that, Sergio Garcia's charm offensive was mostly well received by the galleries during the opening round of the U.S. Open.  Some three weeks ago, in the midst of... 2013 Round 1 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:44:07 +0000 john.holmes 16631 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tiger Woods endures sluggish, painful start at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-endures-sluggish-painful-start-us-open By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Tiger Woods said his left wrist was fine. It's his game that was hurting him Thursday in the U.S. Open.  Woods finished only 10 holes in the rain-delayed first round at Merion, spending far too much time trying to gouge out of the thick... 2013 Round 1 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:04:22 +0000 john.holmes 16639 at http://www.pga.com/usopen US Open Thursday Notebook: Injury and baby give Oosthuizen rust http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-thursday-notebook-injury-and-baby-give-oosthuizen-rust By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Louis Oosthuizen wasn't sure he would be able to play in the U.S. Open because his wife was expecting their third child this week. Daughter Emma arrived on Friday and all is well -- except for his golf game.  With the baby on the way,... 2013 Round 1 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:32:12 +0000 john.holmes 16641 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Phil Mickelson among early leaders on Day 1 at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/phil-mickelson-among-early-leaders-day-1-us-open By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.  He traveled about 2,400 miles in the air and 7,000 yards on the ground. He took a short nap on his private jet from San Diego... 2013 Round 1 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:41:48 +0000 john.holmes 16623 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Mystery of Merion starts to unfold at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/mystery-merion-starts-unfold-us-open By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – The affection was genuine. Even better was beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. So when Lee Trevino got his hands on the U.S. Open trophy in 1971, the man who never lacked for one-liners gushed, "I love Merion, and I don't even know... 2013 Pre-event Thu, 13 Jun 2013 01:12:54 +0000 john.holmes 16381 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Rory McIlroy does Rocky imitation on US Open eve http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/rory-mcilroy-does-rocky-imitation-us-open-eve ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Turns out Rory McIlroy decided to do the Rocky thing before teeing off in the U.S. Open.  The world's No. 2 ranked player said earlier this week that he was "half-thinking" of heading into the City of Brotherly Love to the spot where the fictional Rocky... 2013 Pre-event Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:37:27 +0000 john.holmes 16379 at http://www.pga.com/usopen For Tiger Woods, history is all about major results http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-history-all-about-major-results By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – The photo of Ben Hogan hitting his 1-iron into the 18th green at Merion in the 1950 U.S. Open is among the most famous in golf history, capturing the pure swing of one of the greatest players when the pressure of a major championship was at... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:35:43 +0000 john.holmes 16377 at http://www.pga.com/usopen From Hogan to Daly, five great 1-iron shots in US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/hogan-daly-five-great-1-iron-shots-us-open By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – On a quiet day and on a relatively empty course for practice rounds, just about every player at Merion stops at the plaque in the 18th fairway that commemorates Ben Hogan hitting 1-iron into the 18th green in the 1950 U.S. Open. To see such... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:15:03 +0000 john.holmes 16375 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Matt Kuchar could smile his way to U.S. Open title http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/matt-kuchar-could-smile-his-way-us-open-title By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – He was the smiling kid with his dad on the bag in his first U.S. Open, eager to be himself and not the guy he was following.  Matt Kuchar never expected to be the next Tiger Woods, mostly because even then he knew it wasn't possible.... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:54:15 +0000 john.holmes 16373 at http://www.pga.com/usopen US Open Wednesday Notebook: Lee Trevino returns to US Open relive happy days http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-wednesday-notebook-lee-trevino-returns-us-open-relive-happy-days By Joseph White, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – After beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff to win the U.S. Open at Merion in 1971, Lee Trevino famously quipped: "I love Merion, and I don't even know her last name."  If a joke works, it's worth... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:46:27 +0000 john.holmes 16371 at http://www.pga.com/usopen U.S. Open start a long time coming for PGA Professional John Nieporte http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-start-long-time-coming-pga-professional-john-nieporte Since becoming a professional golfer in 1993, 46-year-old John Nieporte has tried 20 times to qualify for the U.S. Open. In 19 consecutive tries, a trip to the national championship remained a dream unrealized -- until last Tuesday. In his 20th attempt, Nieporte finally leaped over that final... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:42:49 +0000 tauclair 16359 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Rory McIlroy hopes he's shaping up into US Open contender http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/rory-mcilroy-hopes-hes-shaping-us-open-contender By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – From No. 1 to just one of many, Rory McIlroy's game has clearly hit a rocky patch.  No wonder he's considered making Philly's most famous run.  "I was half thinking of going to the steps in the city, the Rocky... 2013 Pre-event Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:51:15 +0000 john.holmes 16353 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia say their case is closed http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-and-sergio-garcia-say-their-case-closed By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – Unable to arrange a private meeting, Sergio Garcia left Tiger Woods a note in his locker Tuesday at the U.S. Open with hopes of moving on from his racially charged comment and getting back to playing golf.  "I did leave him a note... 2013 Pre-event Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:44:15 +0000 john.holmes 16351 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Luke Donald focused more on US Open win than being No. 1 http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/luke-donald-focused-more-us-open-win-being-no-1 By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. – Luke Donald enters the U.S. Open more focused on a different No. 1 than reclaiming his old ranking.  Like winning major No. 1.  Donald heads into his 10th U.S. Open, starting on Thursday at Merion Golf Club.  He's had big... 2013 Pre-event Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:36:33 +0000 john.holmes 16349 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Steve Stricker at US Open OK with fewer chances to win major http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/steve-stricker-us-open-ok-fewer-chances-win-major By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Adam Scott and Steve Stricker don't have much in common except for how infrequently they play golf tournaments.  Scott began to scale back on his schedule two years ago, devising a plan that would help him practice more, play less and be... 2013 Pre-event Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:27:04 +0000 john.holmes 16357 at http://www.pga.com/usopen US Open Tuesday Notebook: Webb Simpson enjoys thrill of defending http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-tuesday-notebook-webb-simpson-enjoys-thrill-defending By Dan Gelston, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Webb Simpson felt the true weight this week of winning a U.S. Open championship.  He's been stopped by strangers, been interviewed with his trophy by his side, and quizzed about the bird man who interrupted his celebration.  But it... 2013 Pre-event Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:13:38 +0000 john.holmes 16355 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Merion seeks sunshine as U.S. Open week opens http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/merion-seeks-sunshine-us-open-week-opens By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- The most popular piece of equipment Merion was not a golf club but a squeegee.  More heavy rain at the U.S. Open flooded a bunker by the 11th green and filled fairways with large puddles and tiny stream. The course was closed for four hours... 2013 Pre-event Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:41:37 +0000 john.holmes 16273 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods shake hands at US Open practice range http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/sergio-garcia-and-tiger-woods-shake-hands-us-open-practice-range ARDMORE, Pa. -- Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia shook hands Monday on the U.S. Open practice range at Merion.  It was the first time they have seen each other since Garcia jokingly said at an awards dinner in England that he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open and "we... 2013 Pre-event Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:28:33 +0000 john.holmes 16271 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Adam Scott arrives at U.S. Open as happy major champ http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/adam-scott-arrives-us-open-happy-major-champ By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- Adam Scott can understand why so many people thought he would have a hard time getting over his epic collapse in the British Open. They didn't understand his master plan of trying to get better instead of just trying to get better... 2013 Pre-event Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:37:39 +0000 john.holmes 16269 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tight neighborhood getting used to U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tight-neighborhood-getting-used-us-open By MaryClaire Dale, Associated Press ARDMORE, Pa. -- As tee time for the 2013 U.S. Open nears, the quaint Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore looks like a swanky tent city. Huge white hospitality tents cover sprawling front lawns on Golf House Road, College Avenue and other streets that hem in the... 2013 Pre-event Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:59:56 +0000 john.holmes 16267 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tiger Woods plays 13 holes at Merion on quiet Sunday http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-plays-13-holes-merion-quiet-sunday By Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer ARDMORE, Pa. -- Merion Golf Club opened the gates Sunday to fans who wanted to buy U.S. Open merchandise. Some of them got a free glimpse of Tiger Woods. But not for long.  Woods played 13 holes under hazy sunshine, far different conditions from what he... 2013 Pre-event Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:27:17 +0000 john.holmes 16221 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Tiger Woods paired with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott at US Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/tiger-woods-paired-rory-mcilroy-and-adam-scott-us-open ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott will play together the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open next week at Merion.  For the third straight year, U.S. Open officials have put the top three players in the world ranking in the same group. The feature group will start... 2013 Pre-event Fri, 07 Jun 2013 21:37:54 +0000 john.holmes 15907 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Geoffrey Sisk embodies the open nature of U.S. Open http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/geoffrey-sisk-embodies-open-nature-us-open By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer Geoffrey Sisk is going back to the U.S. Open, an example of why this major championship truly is open to one and all. In what looked like a marathon and felt like a sprint, the 48-year-old New Englander went from being a long shot to assuring himself of a tee time... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:46:44 +0000 jbyrwa 15885 at http://www.pga.com/usopen PGA Professional John Nieporte snags final U.S. Open qualifying spot http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/pga-professional-john-nieporte-snags-final-us-open-qualifying-spot By Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- PGA Professional John Nieporte grabbed the final qualifying spot for next week's U.S. Open on Tuesday by holing an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff to defeat 15-year-old David Snyder. Nieporte, the head professional at Trump International... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:22:32 +0000 tauclair 15883 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Two Time Champion Lee Janzen disqualified for metal spikes http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/two-time-champion-lee-janzen-disqualified-metal-spikes ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Two-time champion Lee Janzen has been knocked out of U.S. Open qualifying for wearing metal spikes at a golf course that doesn't allow them. Janzen was at Woodmont Country Club for a 36-hole qualifier and opened with a 75 on the North course when it was discovered he was... 2013 Pre-event Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:31:19 +0000 jbyrwa 15787 at http://www.pga.com/usopen U.S. Open qualifying far from over with sectionals still to go http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/us-open-qualifying-far-over-sectionals-still-go By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  DUBLIN, Ohio – Matteo Manassero and Boo Weekley qualified for the U.S. Open by winning on separate tours. Manassero earned an exemption by winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, while Weekley's win at Colonial moved him into the top 60 in... 2013 Pre-event Wed, 29 May 2013 21:47:35 +0000 john.holmes 15893 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Jose Maria Olazabal among 12 to get into US Open via English qualifier http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/jose-maria-olazabal-among-12-get-us-open-english-qualifier By PGA.com news services  SURREY, England -- Simon Khan put his playoff defeat in the BMW PGA Championship behind him to secure one of the 12 qualifying spots for the U.S. Open in a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Walton Heath Golf Club on Monday. Khan admitted he had a sleepless night after... 2013 Pre-event Mon, 27 May 2013 22:24:28 +0000 john.holmes 15899 at http://www.pga.com/usopen Louis Oosthuizen keeps U.S. Open plans flexible with baby due http://www.pga.com/usopen/news/louis-oosthuizen-keeps-us-open-plans-flexible-baby-due By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press  PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Louis Oosthuizen isn't making big plans to see Merion ahead of the U.S. Open because he's not sure he will be there. His wife, Nel-Mare, is expecting their third child on the Saturday of the tournament. In a perfect... 2013 Pre-event Tue, 14 May 2013 21:53:16 +0000 john.holmes 15895 at http://www.pga.com/usopen