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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 …


U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy relishes expectations; Tiger Woods sees Chambers’ challenges

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, drew a standing-room only crowd Tuesday to the media interview room. No. 195 Tiger Woods drew …


Jimmy Gunn at Open with help from CDA Casino

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 the 115th national championship …


Meehan: Trying to figure out missing links to success at Chambers Bay

I made a dramatic change Wednesday to my morning routine. Instead of tuning into the Golf Channel, I listened on a conference call with two Golf Channel analysts.


Prime-time viewing for Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods and Masters champion Jordan Spieth will start the U.S. Open on prime-time TV. Spieth (pictured) was placed in the same group as Jason Day and Justin Rose for …


In brief: College basketball changes see men’s shot clock cut to 30 seconds

Basketball: College basketball is undergoing a major overhaul next season. Men’s teams will use a faster shot clock – 30 seconds instead of 35 seconds – and have fewer timeouts, …


Spin Control: How legislators might get their job done – on time

OLYMPIA – It is a rare day when an irate news consumer doesn’t write, call, text, email or otherwise communicate displeasure with the Legislature’s inability to finish its work and …


Tiger Woods starts a busy stretch with Memorial

Tiger Woods hasn’t been this busy on the golf course all year. And the Memorial hasn’t even started. Woods began his week by flying to Pacific Northwest for two days …


In brief: Roger Federer loses in French Open quarterfinals

Tennis: Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay in Paris. Hardly the sort of grace and …


Tricky tee shot on 9th

If you’ve played Chambers Bay, you’re familiar with the dramatic elevation changes. The par-3 ninth provides a perfect example. The scenic hole originates from one of the highest points on …


U.S. Open at Chambers Bay: Take a seat

There will be bleacher seating for 18,000 at various locations on the course. If the tournament comes down to the final hole on Sunday, there will be 5,834 grandstand seats …


Chambers Bay’s lone fir a survivor

Chambers Bay has one tree that stands behind the 15th green and 16th tee box. It doesn’t come into play unless someone has hit a truly awful shot. It did …


Some pros not happy with ‘ribbon tees’

You’ll probably see the phrase “ribbon tees” in print or hear it during the telecast of the U.S. Open. It refers to tee boxes and the surrounding area being cut …


Fox replaces NBC for U.S. Open airing

Goodbye Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller and Roger Maltbie. Hello Joe Buck, Greg Norman and Juli Inkster. Fox spent $1 billion for the rights to televise 12 years of USGA championships, …


Variables can change overnight at Chambers Bay

Symbolic of Chambers Bay’s flexibility, Nos. 1 and 18 will alternate as par 4s and par 5s. For example, if No. 1 is set up as a 496-yard par 4, …


Area golfers will take their shots at Open sectionals

Sean Walsh and Kent Hagen know the long odds that stand in their way of qualifying for the U.S. Open. Theirs isn’t the same road traveled by the 49 players …


Local golfers happy to face long U.S. Open odds

Sean Walsh and Kent Hagen know the long odds that stand in their way of qualifying for the U.S. Open.


Free golf tickets OK’d by Legislative Ethics Board

OLYMPIA – Some legislators could accept free tickets to the U.S. Open golf tournament under a decision filed Tuesday by a state ethics board. Legislative Ethics Board members agreed almost …


From banned to Slam title

NEW YORK – Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament’s champion. Croatia’s Cilic won his first …


Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

NEW YORK – For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to …


Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic meet in surprising US Open final

NEW YORK – It is among the most unexpected championship matchups in Grand Slam tennis history: Kei Nishikori against Marin Cilic in the U.S. Open final. Neither is currently ranked …


Serena Williams wins 3rd US Open in row, 18th Slam

NEW YORK – A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat …


Serena Williams wins 3rd U.S. Open in row, 18th Slam

A couple of months before Serena Williams capped her dominant run to a third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major singles title Sunday night, she sat down with coach …


Novak Federer, Roger Djokovic both lose in US Open semifinals

NEW YORK – Instead of Novak Djokovic versus Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after …


Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina win U.S. Open doubles title

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam doubles title, ending Martina Hingis’ run at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Russians rallied from down a set and break …


No chance

Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday in New York to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches. If Williams can …


Open drought ends

NEW YORK – Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 Thursday night …


U.S. Open: Japan’s Kei Nishikori reaches semifinals

Kei Nishikori became the first man from Japan to reach the U.S. Open semifinals in 96 years, outlasting third-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 6-4 …


Serena stays on track at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi at the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her …


Wozniacki outs Sharapova at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one …