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UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

Golf notes: Andy Pope does his best work getting to U.S. Opens

Andy Pope’s persistence getting to the US Opens, Michelle Wie inspired by NBA Finals, Americans go for major sweep at Portrush


Doug Ferguson: Score not the measure of when U.S. Open is a good test

The leaderboard next to the 18th green at the U.S. Open again was filled with red numbers under par. The only difference was the scenery.


Gary Woodland denies history with U.S. Open title at Pebble Beach

Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka’s bold bid at history with two clutch shots and made U.S. Open memories of his own, starting with that silver trophy in his hands at …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 10:36 p.m.

Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth spend day in neutral at U.S. Open

For three of golf’s biggest names with seven major titles between them, Moving Day at the U.S. Open came and went with barely a ripple.


Tim Dahlberg: Time to appreciate Brooks Koepka as he chases Open history

Brooks Koepka is chasing history, and no one seems to care. Three U.S. Opens in a row. Five wins in the last nine majors. What time does Tiger Woods tee …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

Gary Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Justin Rose in U.S. Open

The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

U.S. Open notebook: Henrik Stenson poses for selfie with fan after errant shot

Henrik Stenson figured the least he could do after hitting a fan at the U.S. Open with an errant 8-iron was to pose for a selfie. Stenson’s approach shot on …


‘Awful start’ keeps Tiger Woods in also-ran position at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods knows this as well as anyone: To get anywhere near the leaderboard at Pebble Beach, early birdies are essential. Woods made more bogeys (3) than birdies (2) over …


Phil Mickelson’s quest for career grand slam put on hold again

Phil Mickelson failed to drain birdie putts early and self-destructed late to finish with a 75 and another disappointing weekend at the U.S. Open. This was Mickelson’s fifth try at …


U.S. Open notebook: Oh, Snap! Patrick Reed flubs chip and his wedge pays the price

Patrick Reed flubbed the chip. That lob wedge paid the price. The 2018 Masters champion snapped the wedge over his thigh after leaving the ball in the rough on a …


Rory McIlroy overcomes mini meltdown to stay close at US Open

Rory McIlroy is sticking around for the weekend at the U.S. Open for a change. After missing the cut the past three years, McIlroy is firmly in the mix at …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:25 p.m.

Gary Woodland gouges out a birdie, leads Justin Rose by 2 at U.S. Open

Gary Woodland finished off a bogey-free round by making birdie from a divot in the fairway, giving him a 6-under 65 for a two-shot lead and the lowest 36-hole score …


Tim Dahlberg: Tiger Woods struggles to recapture magic at Pebble Beach

There wasn’t much memorable about a second round Friday in the U.S. Open that left Tiger Woods fuming about missed opportunities.


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Caddychat: Jordan Spieth and caddie find more to talk about on second day of U.S. Open

Jordan Spieth and caddie Michael Greller endured another little mishap at the U.S. Open.


Rough finish pushes Francesco Molinari back down the pack

Climbing down a cliff and riding in a golf cart are among the things players mostly need to avoid when trying to contend for a U.S. Open. Francesco Molinari did …


Matt Kuchar’s eagle at 18 puts him in contention at US Open

Matt Kuchar’s reputation took a major hit when a story emerged earlier this year that he paid his fill-in Mexican caddie only $5,000 after winning a tournament that earned him …


U.S. Open notebook: A good start for Sergio Garcia, who describes game as ‘horrible’

Sergio Garcia has missed the cut in seven straight majors dating to the end of 2017, and he missed the cut in his two events coming into the U.S. Open. …


Tiger Woods posts 1st round under par at US Open in 7 years

Tiger Woods overcame an early double bogey and some errant shots on the back nine to post his first round under par at the U.S. Open in seven years. Woods …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Justin Rose opens with 65 to tie Pebble record at U.S. Open

Justin Rose played alongside Tiger Woods, and then joined him in the U.S. Open record book at Pebble Beach.


A shrub, a cart path and a 2-under for Brooks Koepka at U.S. Open

Considering his tee shot almost buried into a shrubbery and he had to hit the next shot from off the cart path, Brooks Koepka couldn’t have been too unhappy with …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

‘I flinched’: Phil Mickelson lets an opportunity slide at Pebble

It was the kind of mistake that could cost a guy the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson’s missed one-footer on the third hole was the lowlight of a 1-over-par round that …


Tim Dahlberg: Rickie Fowler brings game along with mullet to U.S. Open

Someone wanted to know about Rickie Fowler’s haircut, not the kind of question you usually get after taking a share of the lead in the U.S. Open. The mullet was …


Scott Piercy makes most of U.S. Open chance with fast start

Scott Piercy spent last week sweating out his US Open chances after missing the cut at the Canadian Open. He ended up getting one of the final qualification spots when …


U.S. Open notebook: An exclusive gathering of Open champs at Pebble Beach

The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was an ideal time for the USGA to bring together its U.S. Open champions for a dinner, which it last did in 2013 at …


After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for U.S. Open title

Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step. He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 …


A beautiful course, a beast of a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Going for 3: Brooks Koepka chases the mysterious Willie Anderson

It’s hard to blame Brooks Koepka for not knowing much about the man whose record he’s chasing. For decades, pretty much everyone forgot about him. His name is Willie Anderson. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 7 p.m.

USGA feels pressure heading into U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

The story surrounding the last four U.S. Opens has been as much about rules gaffes, dead grass and a lack of rain or wind as it has been the shots …


Doug Ferguson: U.S. Open should be a tough test with no whining

Complaints are normal at the U.S. Open, and some of them are valid because mistakes are made. But it’s starting to sound like whining.


U.S. Open notebook: Jason Day hires caddie Steve Williams in bid to unlock potential

Jason Day believes he has “severely underachieved” in his career despite winning a major and reaching No. 1 in the world. With only two PGA Tour titles since the start …