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Bryson DeChambeau outduels Rory McIlroy in a U.S. Open classic

PINEHURST, N.C. – Bryson DeChambeau, this skilled conductor who owned every inch of golf’s grandest stage, pumped his fists and played to the crowd again. He turned in a virtuoso performance that came down to the final notes Sunday, a U.S. Open classic in most every way, with a masterful champion – an artist disguised as a brute – hoisting the trophy at the end.

Sports >  Golf

At Pinehurst, greens are ‘repelling’ and the U.S. Open is compelling

PINEHURST, N.C. – By midafternoon Thursday, the commentary from the amateur analysts in the gallery had become distressed and repetitive. They watched group after group hit stellar approach shots on the picturesque second hole: beautiful ball flight, dropping from the sky, plopping right on the green.
Sports >  Golf

The eight best bets to win this year’s U.S. Open

The U.S. Open returns to Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina for what should be a stern test. One of the country’s most renowned courses, Pinehurst features challenging turtleback greens and zero rough, and its length and wiregrass-littered sandy waste areas should make for a challenging four days.
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Jim Meehan: Four area courses step up to host WIAA State golf tournaments

As the awards ceremony began, site manager Dave Tikker offered a sincere thank you to MeadowWood and its staff for hosting, noting that it’s not always easy to line up courses willing to take on two-day state tournaments. It stuck in my mind as a topic I hadn’t explored in more than a dozen years of covering state golf, so I made a few calls to learn about the process involved for staging the events and positives and negatives for courses on the schedule.
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West Valley’s Melia Cerenzia handles the elements to take 2A state title

When she trailed by two shots or led by two shots, when it was raining sideways or the sun showed up on the back nine, Melia Cerenzia kept hitting quality golf shots and chatting with her playing partners. The West Valley sophomore brushed off tough weather conditions in the morning, stuck to her game plan and was rewarded with an individual 2A state championship trophy.
Sports >  Golf

Xander Schauffele birdies No. 18 to secure breakthrough major win at PGA Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The smile that lit up Valhalla Golf Club Sunday evening gleamed with such wattage and depth that it seemed to register all the seven years of its construction. It most certainly could not help itself. When it poured out from a face previously clenched and shone across the storied 18th green at another PGA Championship here while gallery noise swirled all around it, anyone who begrudged it had to be a prude.