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Mike Weir, Brendon Todd among 10 U.S. Open qualifiers

Former Masters champion Mike Weir is returning to the US Open for the first time in six years. He’s one of 10 players who advanced from the first sectional qualifier. …

Ernie Els gets another U.S. Open exemption

Two-time champion Ernie Els has been given a special exemption to the U.S. Open for the second straight year. Els is the first player since Hale Irwin in 2002 and …

Back in major mode, Tiger Woods has great track record at next two grand slam courses.

Now that Tiger Woods has captured another Masters title, we might start wondering if he’s finished winning majors at the age of 43 or whether he has a few more …

Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been reprinted on the front page of an Australian newspaper. The …

Novak Djokovic wins U.S. Open for 14th major, tying ‘idol’ Pete Sampras

His returns and defense-to-offense skills as impeccable as ever, Novak Djokovic collected his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through every crucial moment for a …

Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at U.S. Open

Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire; Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open final

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and …

Rafael Nadal’s injury sends Juan Martin del Potro to U.S. Open final against Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Net gain: Serena Williams reaches her 9th U.S. Open final, will face Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams dropped the first two games of her U.S. Open semifinal before taking 12 of the next 13 and easily beating Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0. Williams won …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Novak Djokovic tops Roger Federer’s conqueror for 11th U.S. Open semifinal in row

Novak Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by eliminating John Millman 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to get to the …

Serena Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open

Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.

Maria Sharapova exits U.S. Open after first loss at night

Maria Sharapova won the U.S. Open as a teenager. More than a decade later, she can’t seem to make it past the fourth round.

Serena Williams hits 18 aces in U.S. Open win

Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance – she wasn’t there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament – …

Roger Federer tops Nick Kyrgios at U.S. Open; 10 of top 13 women out

The most pivotal part of Roger Federer’s U.S. Open victory over Nick Kyrgios, both men agreed, came all of 17 minutes in, when the 20-time major champion was serving at …

U.S. Open umpire’s visit with Nick Kyrgios scrutinized; No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki loses

Nick Kyrgios was losing big at the U.S. Open and barely even trying. So the chair umpire decided to get involved, climbing down from his seat to have a conversation. …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Novak Djokovic in ‘survival mode’ at steamy U.S. Open; Roger Federer wins

Novak Djokovic said he went into ‘survival mode’ to get through his first-round match at the U.S. Open in extreme heat and humidity. He won, but other players wound up …

1 and done: Simona Halep 1st No. 1 seed to lose 1st US Open match

Simona Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit from the U.S. Open on Monday, becoming the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the Grand Slam tournament in the …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 1:23 p.m.

Serena, Venus Williams could meet in U.S. Open 3rd round

Serena and Venus Williams have been drawn into a potential third-round matchup at the U.S. Open. It would be their earliest Grand Slam meeting in 20 years. If the sisters …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Serena Williams seeded 17 at U.S. Open, 9 spots above ranking

Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open. That is nine spots higher than her current ranking of No. 26. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings for …

UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, noon

Phil Mickelson apologizes 4 days after violating golf rules

Phil Mickelson has apologized four days later for hitting a moving ball on the 13th green in the third round of the U.S. Open. Mickelson hit the ball back toward …

Doug Ferguson: U.S. Open being remembered for the wrong reasons

If the aim of the U.S. Open is to identify the best player, then the last three got it right. The problem is a tendency to remember what went wrong.

Golf notes: Curtis Strange’s advice for Brooks Koepka: Study up on Willie Anderson

Curtis Strange has some advice for Brooks Koepka ahead of next year’s U.S. Open: Study up on Willie Anderson.

UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

Commentary: Phil Mickelson’s bizarre US Open breach deserves forgiveness, not scorn

All at once the man with the 43 PGA Tour wins, including five major titles – the affable lefty who might be the most popular player with fans – became …

UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

Column: Brooks Koepka wins an Open where the whiners go home early

The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the USGA’s clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be.

UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as U.S. Open champ

One year after Brooks Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

4-way tie atop U.S. Open leaderboard after day of survival at Shinnecock Hills

The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Frustrated Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson’s frustrations are getting the best of him at the U.S. Open to the point he hit a moving ball with his putter.

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Dustin Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Peter Botte: The most formidable foe at U.S. Open is the ever-unforgiving Shinnecock Hills greens

Jordan Spieth sailed a bunker shot clear over the green just after 8 a.m. on his second hole of the day, leading to an early triple bogey that immediately had …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Dustin Johnson shares lead in a U.S. Open that plays like one

The return to a classic U.S. Open course brought back the kind of scoring that gave this major its reputation. Dustin Johnson played some of his best golf and yet …