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UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 2:56 p.m.

New greens in place, Chambers Bay ponders majors future

The brown, lumpy patches that dotted nearly every putting surface at Chambers Bay and became the story of the 2015 U.S. Open are now lush, smooth and a Northwest-appropriate shade …


Chambers Bay greens get facelift in hopes of wooing US Open

The return of major championship golf to the Pacific Northwest may depend on the fate of the greens at Chambers Bay.


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

Amtrak derailment on Washington coast caused by human error

Human error caused an Amtrak passenger train to derail as it headed north along the Washington state coast.


Amtrak train derailed on special section of track

The Amtrak train that derailed Sunday was traveling through a section of track that contains a switch that will nudge a train off-course if the draw-span on the approaching bridge …


Golf courses’ quiet invader is poa annua

It’s nearly impossible to get rid of. Golf course greens keepers have spent thousands of dollars trying to kill it. Indian Canyon pro Gary Lindeblad compared it to cancer. Golfers …


Meehan: In the end, Chambers Bay looked the part

Bubba Watson called the U.S. Open greens at Pinehurst last year “unfriendly.” Zach Johnson said Merion was manipulated in 2013, adding to his disdain for the United States Golf Association. …


Johnson had one putt to win, two to tie, but needed three

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face. There would be plenty of time later to sort through …


Players continue to bay at Bay’s greens

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Chambers Bay let up a bit on the players Sunday, but the players didn’t let up on their criticism of Chambers Bay. After missing a 7-foot …


Spieth, 21, claims second major in row after Johnson 3-putts

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Of all things, it came down to a putting contest on the 72nd hole on Chambers Bay’s greens, a hot-button topic all week. Co-leaders Jordan Spieth …


Spieth stands out beyond his peers

Of all things, it came down to a putting contest on the 72nd hole on Chambers Bay’s greens, a hot-button topic all week.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Spin Control: No criminal charges allowed in case of late budget

The old saying that there’s never a cop around when you need one is particularly true right now in the Capitol, where the Legislature is violating the state budget law …


Grip on Sports: Sympathy not a word previously used in association with Tiger Woods

Friday: I’m not the biggest Tiger Woods fan. Arrogance turns me off. Woods was as arrogant as one could get – up until that night in Florida about seven years …


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, …


U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson loses ground on leaders but remains hopeful

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The cheer that turned into a standing ovation from the grandstand overlooking the ninth hole when Phil Mickelson merely tugged at his cap proved that he …


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. Not going to happen. Spieth will …


Martin Kaymer, Rickie Fowler among big names headed home from US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Martin Kaymer was in trouble when he arrived at the 10th hole during the second round of the U.S. Open. Then the situation got much worse …


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.


Some U.S. Open spectators complain about limited viewing

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – To the many spectators frustrated by limited views, outside of grandstand seating, of the action at spacious but hilly Chambers Bay, Phil Mickelson feels your pain. …


Johnson, Stenson shoot 65s for first-round lead at U.S. Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – As Dustin Johnson was being shuffled from TV interviews to radio interviews to print media interviews, he asked an official: “Is this the last one?” Nope, …


Johnson, Stenson share lead at U.S. Open

A poor tee shot on No. 9 led to bogey, the only blemish on Dustin Johnson’s 5-under 65 Thursday at Chambers Bay. He shares the first-round U.S. Open lead with …


Many U.S. Open fans unhappy with the view

To the many spectators frustrated by limited views, outside of grandstand seating, of the action at spacious but hilly Chambers Bay, Phil Mickelson feels your pain. “Amy (Mickelson’s wife) wants …


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 …