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  • The back nine: Mickelson's quest, Pinehurst's tricks, Simpson's homecoming

    PINEHURST, N.C.  -- The 114th U.S. Open begins Thursday morning at Pinehurst No. 2 in the sand hills of North Carolina. A 156-player field will attack a par-70 course that has so many unique challenges throughout. As a primer for the start of the...
  • Watson gets rude welcome from Pinehurst greens

    PINEHURST, N.C. — Bubba Watson’s welcome-to-Pinehurst moment came on the first hole Tuesday. Playing a morning practice round on a sweltering day, Watson had 184 yards in. He chose an 8-iron — that’s not a typo — and landed...
  • The Back Nine: McIlroy can relate to Kaymer's dominance

    PINEHURST, N.C. – We’ve reached the midway point of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with Martin Kaymer in total control. Kaymer’s second round 65 put him at 10 under par for the tournament and sends him to the weekend with a six-...
  • Pinehurst will put premium on precision, thinking in U.S. Open

     Pinehurst will put premium on precision, thinking in U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — Keegan Bradley strolled across the Pinehurst practice green Wednesday and noticed Zach Johnson using a putting aid. Resting in Johnson's sternum was a rod called the Pendulum Putting Pro, which helps players maintain proper shaft...
  • Restored Pinehurst will test players' patience in U.S. Open

     Restored Pinehurst will test players' patience in U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — The 114th U.S. Open begins Thursday with its requisite list of favorites (Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott), intriguing upstarts (Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama) and at least one sentimental pick (Phil Mickelson). But...
  • Poor putting holding Phil Mickelson back at U.S. Open

     Poor putting holding Phil Mickelson back at U.S. Open
    PINEHURST, N.C. — After two rounds of solid ball-striking on a course where he feels at home, Phil Mickelson left Pinehurst No. 2 on Friday evening satisfied with the shape of his game. Well, most of it. "I feel like I'm playing well enough to win...
  • Plaid pants, checked hat and ready to swing in Hawaii

     Plaid pants, checked hat and ready to swing in Hawaii
    Before the economy tanked, my favorite golf getaway spots were also the most expensive golf getaway spots in the land: Las Vegas, Hawaii, Scottsdale, Ariz. Prices have declined, but there still are many ways to drop $200 or more — in some...
  • Bubba Watson celebrates Masters win with dinner at Waffle House

    Bubba Watson was living large after winning his second Masters title in three years. Just how did he celebrate snagging another prestigious green jacket by three strokes over the next-closest competitors? Well, how do you think a guy named Bubba would...
  • After years of inactivity, Silks off to a strong restart

    After years of inactivity, Silks off to a strong restart
    For years, Silks was a mysterious eyesore in Canton. In 2009, Midnight Sun contributor Evan Siple painted an unusual picture of a previous visit. While Silks appeared to be a sports bar from the exterior, the inside was an “extension of the owner'...
  • Tiger Woods aside, the field is looking healthy for the Masters

    Tiger Woods and his surgically repaired back certainly won't be teeing off at Augusta National this week, but it seems the rest of the injury list for the Masters has dwindled considerably. As recently as a week ago, there had been concern about...
  • Bill Haas making a name for himself at the Masters

    Bill Haas making a name for himself at the Masters
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Bill Haas is playing his fifth Masters, but he knows Augusta National almost as well as most members. Great-uncle Bob Goalby won the 1968 Masters and often tells Bill: “You’re a better player than the scores you shoot.”...