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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 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Norway’s Viktor Hovland, UCLA’s Devon Bling advance to U.S. Amateur final

Viktor Hovland of Norway and UCLA sophomore Devon Bling have advanced to the U.S. Amateur final at Pebble Beach. Hovland, a junior at Oklahoma State, made six birdies on seven …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

Laura Davies shoots 66 to take U.S. Senior Women’s Open lead

Laura Davies made six birdies and a 60-foot eagle putt to shoot a women’s course-record 66 at Chicago Golf Club and earn a five-shot lead in the first U.S. Senior …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Laura Davies, Trish Johnson share U.S. Senior Women’s lead

Laura Davies and Trish Johnson shot 4-under-par 142 for 36 holes at Chicago Golf Club to share the lead in the U.S. Senior Women’s Open. Both stand at 4-under par …


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: 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: 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, 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 …


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 …


U.S. Open does away with 18-hole playoff to settle ties

The U.S. Open is changing to a two-hole aggregate playoff, the last of the four majors to do away with an 18-hole playoff.


Doug Ghim, Doc Redman advance to U.S. Amateur final at Riviera

Doug Ghim and Doc Redman advanced to the 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur with semifinal victories at Riviera Country Club. Ghim is the Big 12’s Player of the Year …


Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it easier to play

Golf’s two governing bodies have released a draft of modern rules aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a complicated sport. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and …


Rules experts trying to simplify complex game of golf

For the last five years, the top rules experts in golf have come together from around the world to study a jigsaw puzzle.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …