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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 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets U.S. Open golfers at Shinnecock Hills

The world’s best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It’s not the pin placements or …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

U.S. Open hopes ultimate test doesn’t feature trick questions

The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock …


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Aging Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set to resume storied rivalry at U.S. Open

No longer the red-hot weekly rivals they’d been over the previous two decades, Tiger Woods, now 42, is seeking to win his first major title in a decade, while Phil …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 4:27 p.m.

Tim Dahlberg: Tiger Woods remains an enigma entering U.S. Open

His irons are sublime, his driver for the most part long and straight.


U.S. Open setup relies as much on science as instincts

The U.S. Open prefers to be looked upon as the ultimate test in golf, which can be an invitation for trouble. Mike Davis knows that as well as anyone. The …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

U.S. Open returns to traditional course with modern touch

Such is the stature of century-old Shinnecock Hills that it seems everyone can’t wait for the U.S. Open. No one is more excited about a return to Shinnecock Hills than …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Tiger Woods to play with No. 1 and 2 in the world at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods will play the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. It will be the 10th anniversary of Woods’ most recent U.S. Open …


Tiger Woods files entry to play U.S. Open for 1st time since 2015

Tiger Woods has filed his entry to play in the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015. The USGA says Woods officially entered four days after he tied for …


U.S. Open to use 25-second clocks, timed warmup in main draw

The U.S. Open will have 25-second serve clocks on all of its courts during main draw matches this year to enforce time limits between points. The Grand Slam tournament will …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Sweet 16: After 2 rough years, Nadal back on top at U.S. Open

Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a 2


US Open: Rafael Nadal, Kevin Anderson seems a mismatch, but upsets happen

U.S. Open finalists Rafael Nadal and Kevin Anderson are both professional tennis players who were born in 1986. Not much else in common.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Perfect partnership: Martina Hingis, Jamie Murray win US Open mixed title

Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title Saturday, beating Michael Venus of New Zealand and Chan Hao-Ching of Taiwan 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 in a match …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

Sloane Stephens tops Madison Keys in US Open final for 1st Grand Slam title

Sloane Stephens never looked shaken by the setting or the stakes in her first Grand Slam final. Her opponent, Madison Keys, most definitely did.


Rafael Nadal overwhelms Juan Martin del Potro; faces Kevin Anderson in US Open final

Rafael Nadal went into his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro with a relatively simple game plan: Stay away from the big guy’s flat, fearsome forehand and instead …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Sloane Stephens tops Venus Williams; faces Madison Keys in all-American U.S. Open final

Unseeded Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat before coming back to beat Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open semifinals. No. 15 Madison Keys overwhelmed No. 20 …


Nadal vs. del Potro, Carreno Busta vs. Anderson in U.S. Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro will meet in the U.S. Open semifinals. Nadal has won the tournament twice and del Potro has won it once. The other semifinal …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:13 p.m.

No Rafa vs. Roger at U.S. Open: del Potro beats Federer in QF

Roger Federer was unable to set up his first U.S. Open match against Rafael Nadal. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Martin del Potro in four sets. The U.S. …


U.S. Open: ‘09 champ Juan Martin del Potro rallies from two sets down

Juan Martin del Potro’s stay at the U.S. Open really should be over. Nearly was.