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The sounds at Pinehurst (North Carolina) No. 2 were the first indication that the second U.S. Open would not be exactly the same as the first one. The first day of practice for the U.S. Women’s Open featured the clanging of workers removing half of the grandstands around the 18th green. The Women’s Open gets started today ( noon, ESPN2) in golf’s version of a doubleheader. Just four days after Martin Kaymer won his second major at the U.S. Open, players from 53-year-old Juli Inkster to 11-year-old Lucy Li take a crack at Pinehurst No. 2. It’s the first time in history that men and women have competed on the same course in back-to-back weeks at a major. – AP
Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.
At least Phil Mickelson probably won’t face another close call at the U.S. Open.
Much to his delight, Martin Kaymer discovered that Pinehurst No. 2 was even more different than he imagined in the U.S. Open.
WNBA: Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night in Duluth, Ga., to win their second WNBA title in three years. Tiffany Hayes finished with 20 points and Alex Bentley had 18 for Atlanta, which was swept in the best-of-5 finals for the third time in four years.