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  • After Martin Kaymer's 65, expect U.S. Open course to toughen up

     After Martin Kaymer's 65, expect U.S. Open course to toughen up
    All those red numbers atop the scoreboard after Thursday's first round do not bode well for golfers in this year's U.S. Open. Especially for poor Martin Kaymer, the German who won the 2010 PGA and who did the unthinkable here. He dismantled a U.S....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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&...
  • Phil Mickelson shrugs off federal probe

    Phil Mickelson shrugs off federal probe
    Phil Mickelson has pushed aside the distraction of a federal probe to warm up for the U.S. Open at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee. Mickelson has stayed committed to his golf even as reports swirled last week that U.S....
  • Phil Mickelson 'cooperating' with insider trading investigation

    If golf star Phil Mickelson is concerned by a federal probe into possible insider trading involving him, billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, he did not show it on Saturday. As he hit a few practice balls before his...
  • Donald Trump extends grip over golf world by buying Turnberry Resort

    Donald Trump has continued his quest for world golf domination by purchasing Turnberry Resort, the iconic Scottish course that is part of the British Open rotation. Trump told Golf.com he has no plans to change the course, known for its trademark...