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Simpson snares U.S. Open

Overlooked for so much of the week, Webb Simpson emerged on a fog-filled Sunday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco with four birdies around the turn and a tough …


McDowell, Furyk take lead into final round of U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO – Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods lost a lot more than that.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2012, 10:19 p.m.

Furyk, McDowell share U.S. Open lead after 3rd round

Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods lost a lot more than that. McDowell showed the kind of fight that …


Woods, Toms, Furyk tied for U.S. Open lead

SAN FRANCISCO – There were no fist pumps for Tiger Woods, just a deep breath and a slow exhale. Jim Furyk walked most of the 7,170 yards at Olympic Club …


Tiger Woods 3 back of Open leader Thompson

SAN FRANCISCO – The lead at the U.S. Open belonged to Michael Thompson. The buzz came from Tiger Woods. Even as Thompson strung together four birdies on the back nine …


Thompson takes first-round lead at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO – The lead at the U.S. Open belonged to Michael Thompson. The buzz came from Tiger Woods.


Golfers expect high scores at Olympic

SAN FRANCISCO – All it takes is one slight miss for this U.S. Open to get a whole lot harder. Tiger Woods pushed his tee shot on the 670-yard 16th …


Olympic course worries Masters champion Watson

SAN FRANCISCO – Bubba Watson is a Masters champion. Yet this big hitter with an imaginative swing is wary of what awaits at the U.S. Open. So much so that …


Expect the unexpected at U.S. Open site

Nothing turns out the way anyone expects when the U.S. Open goes to The Olympic Club. Instead of a record fifth U.S. Open for Ben Hogan, Olympic delivered Jack Fleck …


U.S. Open women’s final well-watched

The U.S. Open women’s final’s preliminary television rating is up 121 percent from last year’s championship match. Sam Stosur’s win over Serena Williams earned a 4.2 overnight rating and an …


Serena Williams dominates early in third-round win

NEW YORK – If anyone still harbored any doubts about whether Serena Williams is back at her best, she put on a pretty persuasive performance during the first 17 minutes …


McIlroy wins in spectacular fashion

BETHESDA, Md. – It took less than an hour for Rory McIlroy to effectively bury any demons from Augusta National. An 8-foot birdie at Congressional Country Club’s opening hole. Three …


Rory McIlroy could be next big thing in golf

BETHESDA, Md. – The lead was 10 following yet another birdie as Rory McIlroy walked off the fourth green and handed his Titleist to a tousle-haired teen watching from just …


Young Aussie shows promise with play at major tournaments

BETHESDA, Md. – The fresh-faced kid from the island keeps putting his name on leaderboards at the majors. Eventually, he’s bound to figure out a way to win one of …


McIlroy up by 8 strokes heading into final day of U.S. Open

BETHESDA, Md. – Rory McIlroy looked every bit like a U.S. Open champion, even on a course that didn’t play like a U.S. Open. As flawless as he’s been, not …


McIlroy up by eight in U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy set the 54-hole scoring record at the U.S. Open on Saturday and expanded his lead to eight strokes heading into the final round.


Rory McIlroy breaks scoring record at U.S. Open, but past history keeps him humble

BETHESDA, Md. – In one of those can’t-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled …


Rory McIlroy breaks scoring record at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy was as close to perfect as golf allows Friday during a stunning assault on the record book at the U.S. Open on Friday.


McIlroy has three-stroke lead in U.S. Open golf

BETHESDA, Md. – Rory McIlroy is becoming a master at these major championships. At least on Thursday.


McIlroy takes 3-stroke lead in U.S. Open

Showing no linger effects from a Sunday collapse at the Masters, 22-year-old Rory McIlroy made the toughest test in golf look like child’s play at Congressional with a 6-under 65 …


Difficulty, bad breaks no longer focus of U.S. Open golf tournament

BETHESDA, Md. – Golf’s second major championship of the year seems to have a new name. It’s the U.S. Wide Open.


U.S. golfers look to stop major championship winless streak

BETHESDA, Md. – What began as an anomaly has turned into a troubling trend for American golf. Graeme McDowell became the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. …


Nadal into third round of U.S. Open

Tennis: Even Rafael Nadal felt compelled to applaud when his second-round opponent at the U.S. Open hit a spectacular, full-sprint winner and was left doing the splits at the net. …


McDowell finishes at par to win U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – One of golf’s strongest cliches is the one about the U.S. Open winner. He’s the guy who hid in the caves until the storm passed. He’s …


Clijsters takes U.S. Open

NEW YORK – Kim Clijsters cradled the baby in one hand, the trophy in the other. The joy of motherhood. The joy of winning the U.S. Open.


Sports in brief: Del Potro wins; rain delays Nadal, Celic

Juan Martin del Potro was aching for a second crack at a Grand Slam semifinal, a second chance to prove he has what it takes to win at that stage. …


In brief: Oudin sees U.S. Open run come to end

Maybe it all was a little too much, a little too soon for Melanie Oudin. The 17-year-old from Marietta, Ga., kept erasing big deficits and upsetting older, taller, higher-ranked players …


In brief: No. 2 Murray sent packing at U.S. Open

Tennis: Disappointed. That was the word Andy Murray used over and over to describe how he felt about his exit from the U.S. Open.


Melanie gaining believers

NEW YORK – When Melanie Oudin wakes up each morning these days, sharing a king-sized hotel bed with her mother, she’s basically your average teen visiting the big city. Then …


Sports in brief: American Oudin upsets Dementieva

Tennis: It’s not quite the case that 17-year-old Melanie Oudin and her family knew for sure she would get this far, this fast. Still, there was Oudin at the U.S. …