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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...
  • Portrush delight for McDowell with British Open return

    By Andrew Both PINEHURST North Carolina (Reuters) - Graeme McDowell is delighted that the "fruits" of his labour have helped get the British Open to return to his homeland of Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951. An official announcement is...
  • On anniversary of Payne Stewart's win, Phil Mickelson seeks 1st U.S. Open title

    Not that Phil Mickelson needs any reminders of U.S. Open heartbreaks, but there's a statue of Payne Stewart just off the 18th green at Pinehurst. He could also slip into the gift shop and buy a miniature version for $90. It's a moment bronzed in time....
  • Q&A with Hank Haney, Tiger Woods' former coach

    Seconds into a conversation with Hank Haney, I'm scrambling for an online dictionary. Haney says he knows psychologists who have called former pupil Tiger Woods a "sociopath" — someone with "little regard for the feelings of others" and "extreme...
  • On 25th anniversary of U.S. Open repeat, Strange still waits for next member of an exclusive club

    On 25th anniversary of U.S. Open repeat, Strange still waits for next member of an exclusive club
    Since Curtis Strange repeated as U.S. Open champion 25 years ago, the first to do so since Ben Hogan in 1951, many of golf's elite have attempted to join their company. Tiger Woods, Hale Irwin, Ernie Els and Payne Stewart headline the 18-strong group,...
  • Mickelson makes poignant U.S. Open return to Pinehurst

    PINEHURST, N.C. — Returning to Pinehurst's No. 2 Course for this week's U.S. Open could hardly be more poignant for Phil Mickelson who was a runner-up when the year's second major was first played at Pinehurst in 1999. Not only has the American...
  • Jordan Spieth wants to make U.S. Open a family affair

    The thing you immediately notice about Jordan Spieth is that you are noticing more than his golf. Of course, he is a ball-striker supreme. You have to be to be ranked No. 10 in the world before you are old enough to legally have a beer in most states....
  • Plotlines aplenty heading into US Open at Pinehurst

    When Tiger Woods returns to major championship golf whether it's at the British Open in July, the PGA Championship in August or the 2015 Masters he'll be the dominant story, if not the dominant player. Woods, still recovering from March 31 back surgery,...
  • Ben Crane stays in the lead at weather-delayed St. Jude Classic

    Ben Crane stays in the lead at weather-delayed St. Jude Classic
    Ben Crane went more than 28 hours between competitive shots due to weather delays, and he had a four-stroke lead Saturday when another storm stopped play again at the St. Jude Classic. Crane birdied his first hole and was 13 under overall through six...
  • Ben Crane shoots a 65 to keep lead at rain-delayed St. Jude Classic

    Ben Crane's back is OK, and his putter couldn't be working much better this week at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The combination helped him shoot a five-under-par 65 on Friday to open a six-stroke lead in the PGA Tour event before heavy rain...
  • Teel Time: ESPN's Curtis Strange opines on Tiger Woods' recovery, pursuit of Jack Nicklaus

    Jack Nicklaus played in an astonishing 154 consecutive major championships for which he was eligible. Next week’s U.S. Open will be the sixth major Tiger Woods has missed in the last six years. If Woods is to have any hope of surpassing Nicklaus&...