News for Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Achie's Awards: Words of wisdom run gamut at Pinehurst before U.S. Open
Another major championship is about to start. For those who will not win the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, there is always a Major Jim Award to recognize significant words of wisdom.
Pinehurst has players tweaking wedges, long irons for 2014 U.S. Open
Wedges and long irons are the two areas in which U.S. Open competitors are furiously making equipment changes at Pinehurst before the start of the year's second major championship.
U.S. Open: Pinehurst provides Phil Mickelson 'best opportunity' to win
With one leg remaining in his quest for the career Grand Slam, Phil Mickelson, a six-time runner-up at the U.S. Open, is back at Pinehurst No. 2, the place where all the close calls began in 1999 and a place that, according to Lefty, provides him the best chance to win.
Millionaire? Maverick McNealy's dad worth much more to his son, not just during U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Maverick McNealy doesn't live in his millionaire father's shadow, as Scott McNealy will have none of it. Instead, the Sun Microsystems co-founder takes pride in toting his eldest son's bag around whatever course they may find.
Death watch? 9th green at Pinehurst could get away from U.S. Open players, officials
If there’s one green at Pinehurst No. 2 that is a candidate for going over the top, it’s that of the par-3 ninth. On the card it’s 191 yards, but the putting surface here is one of the course's smallest -- and has the most contour.
Spieth, Web.com rookie Thomas upend Mickelson, Fowler in U.S. Open practice at Pinehurst
Phil Mickelson said that he’d reserve a spot for Justin Thomas in his Tuesday game if Thomas qualified for the U.S. Open. It's a favor that paid off for the young gun, as well as Jordan Spieth.
Bubba Watson comfortable on Pinehurst's tough, sandy layout
Bubba Watson called Pinehurst No. 2, this year's U.S. Open venue, the "toughest we'll play." Yet, the two-time Masters champ feels comfortable on the restored Donald Ross gem, likening it to a course he grew up on in the Florida Panhandle.
Bubba Watson, wife plan to adopt second child
Bubba Watson added a second green jacket last April; now he and his wife, Angie, are in the process of adding another child to the Watson clan, he said at Pinehurst before the U.S. Open.
Webb Simpson's scripted apparel for 2014 U.S. Open
Check out 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson's scripted apparel from Izod for his week at Pinehurst No. 2.
U.S. Open notes: Justin Rose's defense; Matt Kuchar's memories; more from Pinehurst
Justin Rose explains why he doesn't care for the term "defending" U.S. Open champion, while Matt Kuchar has a mixed bag of U.S. Open and Pinehurst memories, plus more.
VIDEO: Alex Miceli previews the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Our Alex Miceli is on the grounds at Pinehurst No. 2 and sat down with David Dusek to chat about some of his favorites at the 2014 U.S. Open.
Trends, numbers might pave U.S. Open winner's path at Pinehurst
Finding trends from previous Open victories and previous performances might help predict who will come out on top this week at Pinehurst -- what do the stats say about Phil Mickelson? Rory McIlroy? Justin Rose?
Baylor's Greg Priest resigns after 11 years to become high-school AD
Greg Priest has decided to call it a career as a college golf coach. Priest has resigned as head men's coach at Baylor after 11 years guiding the Bears.
U.S. Open: Adam Scott, Bubba Watson amid varied experts' picks for Pinehurst
The riddle of Pinehurst is reflected in our senior staff's expert picks -- which range from young up-and-comers to players at their peak including Adam Scott and Bubba Watson to wiley veterans. See all their picks and reasoning right here.
With thumb injury under control, Jason Day set for U.S. Open challenge
Jason Day will make just his sixth start of the PGA Tour season this week in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort after missing time with a left-thumb injury. Yet, the Aussie says he is "100 percent healthy" and ready to contend for his first major title.
VIDEO: Mickelson on the harmonica?! He's got skills
Phil Mickelson provided some cheer on the 15th tee at Pinehurst, but not because of his game, but for his harmonica skills. Check out the video!
Garcia, D. Johnson's scripted apparel for 2014 U.S. Open
See Adidas Golf staffers Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson's scripted apparel for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.
Mechanic's Monday dining partner? A bottle of wine
Miguel Angel Jimenez took to Pinehurst Resort's Carolina Hotel for dinner on Monday, flying solo with a bottle of wine and entertaining guests one-by-one as they stopped by to say hello.
Justin Rose's scripted polos for 2014 U.S. Open
Ashworth Golf has released the next phase of the Ashworth Major Series collection featuring defending U.S. Open champion Justin Rose and Retief Goosen (2001 and ’04).
Best U.S. Open venues? Pebble Beach tops our list
As the historic Pinehurst No. 2 prepares to host the 2014 U.S. Open starting Thursday, our staff of experts debated the best venues for America's national championship. Here are the results . . .
VIDEO: Gary Woodland reveals his alter ego
Look at what Gary Woodland sent over to Golfweek prior to teeing it up at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. His alter ego? The Incredible Hulk.