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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...
  • 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...
  • Northwestern alumnus Fran Quinn journeys up U.S. Open leaderboard

     Northwestern alumnus Fran Quinn journeys up U.S. Open leaderboard
    PINEHURST, N.C. — Fran Quinn has won in Thailand, Saskatchewan, Panama and Idaho. He has missed cuts in odd locales too. Hey, he's 49 and he has been at this a while. His golf odyssey continued Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2, and the Northwestern...
  • Rory McIlroy still in hunt at BMW PGA Championship, sort of

    Rory McIlroy still in hunt at BMW PGA Championship, sort of
    There was good news and bad news for golfer Rory McIlroy on Saturday. Good news: The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland, who recently had a much-publicized breakup with fiance Caroline Wozniacki, shot a third-round 69 to move into a fourth-place tie in...
  • David Toms among foursome tied for lead at Colonial

    David Toms among foursome tied for lead at Colonial
    David Toms, Hideki Matsuyama, Chad Campbell and Chris Stroud shared the third-round lead of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at seven-under-par 203 on Saturday at Colonial, where plenty of others also are in contention. There were 13 players within two...
  • Rory McIlroy trying to go wire-to-wire at Honda Classic

    Rory McIlroy trying to go wire-to-wire at Honda Classic
    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The wind blew, the greens got firm and the putts weren't dropping like they had the first two days. Even so, Rory McIlroy was content with his one-under-par 69 Saturday that extended his lead to two shots heading into...
  • Ernie Els gets to Match Play semifinals for first time in 13 years

    Ernie Els gets to Match Play semifinals for first time in 13 years
    MARANA, Ariz. -- The love-hate relationship Ernie Els has with the Match Play Championship is taking a major turn for the better. Els made a birdie from the desert on the par-five eighth hole to take the lead for good Saturday against 20-year-old Jordan...
  • PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett takes second-round lead at Colonial

    PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett takes second-round lead at Colonial
    PGA Tour rookie Brice Garnett opened with an eagle Friday on way to a four-under-par 66 and the second-round lead in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. At seven-under 133, Garnett had a one-stroke lead over Robert Streb...
  • K.J. Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage golf tournament

    K.J. Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage golf tournament
    K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Friday. Choi shot a 67 to get to five-under-par 137, one stroke ahead of Robert Allenby and two in front of a group led by...
  • Luke Donald takes two-stroke lead in RBC Heritage tournament

    Luke Donald takes two-stroke lead in RBC Heritage tournament
    Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Donald has done just about everything on Harbour Town Golf Links the past five years — except win. He lost...