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Players continue to bay at Bay’s greens

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Chambers Bay let up a bit on the players Sunday, but the players didn’t let up on their criticism of Chambers Bay. After missing a 7-foot …


Gunn shows his flair again

Jimmy Gunn, who made the cut thanks to a bogey by amateur Nick Hardy on the last hole Friday, made the most of his extended stay at the U.S. Open. …


Spieth, 21, claims second major in row after Johnson 3-putts

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Of all things, it came down to a putting contest on the 72nd hole on Chambers Bay’s greens, a hot-button topic all week. Co-leaders Jordan Spieth …


Johnson had one putt to win, two to tie, but needed three

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face. There would be plenty of time later to sort through …


Spieth stands out beyond his peers

Of all things, it came down to a putting contest on the 72nd hole on Chambers Bay’s greens, a hot-button topic all week.


Grip on Sports: Sympathy not a word previously used in association with Tiger Woods

Friday: I’m not the biggest Tiger Woods fan. Arrogance turns me off. Woods was as arrogant as one could get – up until that night in Florida about seven years …


Jason Day shares U.S. Open lead with three others

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Jordan Spieth was three shots clear of the U.S. Open field after rolling in a pair of early 30-plus-foot birdie putts. About 90 minutes later, he …


Meehan: Local golf fans get peek at the best

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Keith Ross was on the Chambers Bay driving range at 5:45 a.m. Monday, waiting for Tiger Woods to arrive. Instead, Dustin Johnson showed up. For 10 …


U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition …


Dwyre: Young Jordan Spieth poised to win second straight major tournament

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – As many U.S. golf fans mostly drooled and silently prayed, the boy next door, Jordan Spieth, hung tough in the U.S. Open here Saturday. You don’t …


Spin Control: No criminal charges allowed in case of late budget

The old saying that there’s never a cop around when you need one is particularly true right now in the Capitol, where the Legislature is violating the state budget law …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ SRJimm Woods managed a joke after his 80: “The bright side is at least I kicked Rickie’s butt today.” Fowler shot 81. @RealSkipBayless I have never seen the greatest …


Jason Day shares U.S. Open lead with three others

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Jordan Spieth was three shots clear of the U.S. Open field after rolling in a pair of early 30-plus-foot birdie putts. About 90 minutes later, he …


Meehan: Local golf fans get peek at the best

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Keith Ross was on the Chambers Bay driving range at 5:45 a.m. Monday, waiting for Tiger Woods to arrive.


U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition …


U.S. Open notes: Jason Day collapses, says he’s been dealing with vertigo

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Golf became secondary Friday afternoon when Jason Day collapsed near the ninth green, the last hole of his second round at the U.S. Open. Jordan Spieth, …


Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed handle most U.S. Open challenges, lead at 5 under

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – After Thursday’s 2-under 68, Jordan Spieth suggested he would be pleased with the same score for the next three rounds. Not going to happen. Spieth will …


U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson loses ground on leaders but remains hopeful

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The cheer that turned into a standing ovation from the grandstand overlooking the ninth hole when Phil Mickelson merely tugged at his cap proved that he …


Martin Kaymer, Rickie Fowler among big names headed home from US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Martin Kaymer was in trouble when he arrived at the 10th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open. Then the situation got much worse …


Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed handle most U.S. Open challenges, lead at 5 under

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – After Thursday’s 2-under 68, Jordan Spieth suggested he would be pleased with the same score for the next three rounds.


U.S. Open notes: Jason Day collapses, says he’s been dealing with vertigo

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Golf became secondary Friday afternoon when Jason Day collapsed near the ninth green, the last hole of his second round at the U.S. Open.


Johnson, Stenson shoot 65s for first-round lead at U.S. Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – As Dustin Johnson was being shuffled from TV interviews to radio interviews to print media interviews, he asked an official: “Is this the last one?” Nope, …


Some U.S. Open spectators complain about limited viewing

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – To the many spectators frustrated by limited views, outside of grandstand seating, of the action at spacious but hilly Chambers Bay, Phil Mickelson feels your pain. …


Johnson, Stenson share lead at U.S. Open

A poor tee shot on No. 9 led to bogey, the only blemish on Dustin Johnson’s 5-under 65 Thursday at Chambers Bay. He shares the first-round U.S. Open lead with …


Many U.S. Open fans unhappy with the view

To the many spectators frustrated by limited views, outside of grandstand seating, of the action at spacious but hilly Chambers Bay, Phil Mickelson feels your pain. “Amy (Mickelson’s wife) wants …


U.S. Open notebook: “Managing the firmness” is job No. 1 for USGA at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The U.S. Open will have a different feel at Chambers Bay but the goal for the tournament remains the same: A thorough examination of the world’s …


Unique approach: Chambers Bay will test shot making, club selection

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – It’s a bomber’s paradise, demanding length so players can exercise control with high irons into massive, undulating greens, according to Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. It’s …


U.S. Open notebook: “Managing the firmness” is job No. 1 for USGA at Chambers Bay

The U.S. Open will have a different feel at Chambers Bay but the goal for the tournament remains the same: A thorough examination of the world’s best golfers to determine …


U.S. Open: Chambers Bay tough to figure

It’s a bomber’s paradise, demanding length so players can exercise control with high irons into massive, undulating greens, according to Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. It’s a huge advantage to …


Jimmy Gunn at U.S. Open with a little help from CDA Casino

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – It’s a long way from Circling Raven in 2004 to the U.S. Open in 2015. Jimmy Gunn is the only one in the 156-player field at …