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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 …


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.


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, …


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 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 …


U.S. Open notebook: “Managing the firmness” is job No. 1 for USGA at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – The U.S. Open will have a different feel at Chambers Bay but the goal for the tournament remains the same: A thorough examination of the world’s …


U.S. Open notebook: “Managing the firmness” is job No. 1 for USGA at Chambers Bay

The U.S. Open will have a different feel at Chambers Bay but the goal for the tournament remains the same: A thorough examination of the world’s best golfers to determine …


U.S. Open: Chambers Bay tough to figure

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 a huge advantage to …


Jimmy Gunn at U.S. Open with a little help from CDA Casino

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – It’s a long way from Circling Raven in 2004 to the U.S. Open in 2015. Jimmy Gunn is the only one in the 156-player field at …


U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy relishes expectations; Tiger Woods sees Chambers’ challenges

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, drew a standing-room only crowd Tuesday to the media interview room. No. 195 Tiger Woods drew …


Jimmy Gunn at Open with help from CDA Casino

It’s a long way from Circling Raven in 2004 to the U.S. Open in 2015. Jimmy Gunn is the only one in the 156-player field at the 115th national championship …


Meehan: Trying to figure out missing links to success at Chambers Bay

I made a dramatic change Wednesday to my morning routine. Instead of tuning into the Golf Channel, I listened on a conference call with two Golf Channel analysts.


Prime-time viewing for Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth at U.S. Open

Tiger Woods and Masters champion Jordan Spieth will start the U.S. Open on prime-time TV. Spieth (pictured) was placed in the same group as Jason Day and Justin Rose for …


In brief: College basketball changes see men’s shot clock cut to 30 seconds

Basketball: College basketball is undergoing a major overhaul next season. Men’s teams will use a faster shot clock – 30 seconds instead of 35 seconds – and have fewer timeouts, …


Spin Control: How legislators might get their job done – on time

OLYMPIA – It is a rare day when an irate news consumer doesn’t write, call, text, email or otherwise communicate displeasure with the Legislature’s inability to finish its work and …


Tiger Woods starts a busy stretch with Memorial

Tiger Woods hasn’t been this busy on the golf course all year. And the Memorial hasn’t even started. Woods began his week by flying to Pacific Northwest for two days …


In brief: Roger Federer loses in French Open quarterfinals

Tennis: Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay in Paris. Hardly the sort of grace and …


Tricky tee shot on 9th

If you’ve played Chambers Bay, you’re familiar with the dramatic elevation changes. The par-3 ninth provides a perfect example. The scenic hole originates from one of the highest points on …


U.S. Open at Chambers Bay: Take a seat

There will be bleacher seating for 18,000 at various locations on the course. If the tournament comes down to the final hole on Sunday, there will be 5,834 grandstand seats …


Chambers Bay’s lone fir a survivor

Chambers Bay has one tree that stands behind the 15th green and 16th tee box. It doesn’t come into play unless someone has hit a truly awful shot. It did …


Some pros not happy with ‘ribbon tees’

You’ll probably see the phrase “ribbon tees” in print or hear it during the telecast of the U.S. Open. It refers to tee boxes and the surrounding area being cut …


Fox replaces NBC for U.S. Open airing

Goodbye Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller and Roger Maltbie. Hello Joe Buck, Greg Norman and Juli Inkster. Fox spent $1 billion for the rights to televise 12 years of USGA championships, …


Variables can change overnight at Chambers Bay

Symbolic of Chambers Bay’s flexibility, Nos. 1 and 18 will alternate as par 4s and par 5s. For example, if No. 1 is set up as a 496-yard par 4, …


Area golfers will take their shots at Open sectionals

Sean Walsh and Kent Hagen know the long odds that stand in their way of qualifying for the U.S. Open. Theirs isn’t the same road traveled by the 49 players …


Local golfers happy to face long U.S. Open odds

Sean Walsh and Kent Hagen know the long odds that stand in their way of qualifying for the U.S. Open.


Free golf tickets OK’d by Legislative Ethics Board

OLYMPIA – Some legislators could accept free tickets to the U.S. Open golf tournament under a decision filed Tuesday by a state ethics board. Legislative Ethics Board members agreed almost …