News for Thursday, June 13, 2013
Madden’s on Gull Lake, a 63-hole resort in Brainerd, Minn., has instituted walking green fees for all of its courses. It's a bit of a gamble because cart fees are an important revenue stream, but the resort is betting that the policy will generate new business.
A closing even-par round of 72 carried amateur Tom Werkmeister to a two-shot victory over defending champion and mini-tour pro Barrett Kelpin.
“The last two years have been hard, really gut-wrenching," Alabama coach Jay Seawell said of the hard lessons that preceded the Tide's first national championship.
Evan Harmeling captures the 2013 Massachusetts Open Championship in a playoff – and says he will donate his winnings to One Fund Boston.
After Steve Stricker took an unplayable lie at the par-3 third hole, a television viewer called in a potential rules violation. Rules officials were having none of it however, leaving Stricker with a 1-over 71.
Tiger Woods missed fairways and struggled direly with the speed of Merion’s suddenly wet and slowed-down greens in the early going of the U.S. Open.
First-round action was halted just after 8 p.m. on Thursday night and is set to resume at 7:15 a.m. on Friday morning.
Philadelphia fans once booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus, so there was no way Sergio Garcia wasn't going to feel their wrath. The Spaniard sputtered at the outset but fought back to a respectable 3-over 73.
Tiger Woods' quest for a fourth U.S. Open title and 15th overall major championship began Thursday at Merion, but it wasn't the start he wanted. Tiger was 2 over through 11 holes before play was called due to darkness. See how it all unfolded:
The Hogan 1-iron returned to Merion Golf Club for the first time since the day Ben Hogan hit one of golf’s iconic shots in the 1950 U.S. Open.
USGA officials regard the U.S. Open as a stern examination of all the clubs in the bag – but Phil Mickelson didn't use the big stick en route to an early 67 at Merion.
Given that she’s eight days shy of her 14th birthday and has never swung a club professionally, it wouldn’t figure that Amanda Mickelson would be part of U.S. Open folklore. But she is. Twice.
Heavy rains and casual water on the course canceled Thursday's play at the Monroe Invitational. Tournament officials said the tournament would be shortened to a 54-hole event.
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What do you get when you cross Dirty Harry with The King and the Pink Panther? Somehow you get the USGA's new pace-of-play initiative. Watch the videos!
On Thursday, the Women's Porter Cup went from a two-hour weather delay at 8:30 a.m. to play being cancelled for the day.
While Merion wreaked havoc with a few scorecards early -- just ask Keegan Bradley -- it was Mother Nature that stole the attention on the morning of the first round at the U.S. Open.
With heavy rains a near certainty all day Thursday, Merion's head groundskeeper Matt Shaffer can only wait for a clearing as the U.S. Open may be headed to a 36-hole finale on Father's Day -- especially since rain is slated to return Monday.
Evan Harmeling, a member at Andover Country Club, is doing his part to make sure that a Bay State native captures the Massachusetts Open Championship for the sixth time in eight years.
With Merion having taken on plenty of rain since last Friday, a forecasted "derecho" on Thursday could put a major damper on the opening round at the U.S. Open.
Wicker baskets have been used by a handful of other golf clubs in the U.S., but noplace have they provided a more noticeable twist than at Merion Golf Club's East Course.