News for Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Ever a fighter, Compton finds U.S. Open fame

Erik Compton has had three different hearts beating in his chest, but his Sunday round at Pinehurst showcased the "guts" and determination of a guy desperately wanting to be defined by his on-course play.

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VIDEO: Miller opens up after final U.S. Open

Johnny Miller was very honest about his last U.S. Open coverage as he walked down the stairs from his perch above the 18th hole for the final time in America's national championship.

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One-hit wonder no more, Kaymer back on top

Martin Kaymer, 29, lost his way after winning the 2010 PGA Championship and ascending to World No. 1 in 2011. After two grueling, emotional years of toying with his swing and mentality, the German is back on top of the world.

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Koepka gets more than bargained for in U.S. Open

Brooks Koepka knew, standing on the 18th green Sunday at Pinehurst, that his performance had just changed his life -- securing his PGA Tour card and spot the 2015 U.S. Open. He didn't know the birdie he'd make would land him in the Masters.

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Snedeker plays through injury at U.S. Open

Brandt Snedeker shot a final-round 73 in the U.S. Open, despite an injury that had him unsure the exact origin of his condition that flared up before his round at Pinehurst.

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Pressel wins on Symetra Tour for 1st pro victory

Madison Pressel won the Symetra Tour’s Decatur-Forsyth Classic in a playoff over Ashley Tait for her first professional victory on Sunday.

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Will U.S. Open enable course-setup revolution?

One observer hopes that folks watching this week's U.S. Open don’t dismiss Pinehurst's course makeover as some fad – that instead they embrace the revolution of this firm, fast, linksland in the pines.

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Notes: Berger and son; Bradley eyes Ryder

To cap the low round of the day at Pinehurst on Sunday in the U.S. Open, Daniel Berger walked the 18th with his dad inside the ropes, while Keegan Bradley thought of Ryder Cup points down the stretch.

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Winner's Bag: Martin Kaymer, U.S. Open

Here is a complete list of the clubs Martin Kaymer won with at the 2014 U.S. Open.

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U.S. Open Tracker: Kaymer wins U.S. Open

Chasing his second major title, Martin Kaymer starts Sunday at the U.S. Open in control of his destiny at Pinehurst -- while Erik Compton, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson give chase. Follow the highlights right here!

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Mickelson: 'There will be other chances'

Phil Mickelson wasn't happy about his 7-over par week at Pinehurst No. 2, but Lefty refused to get down on himself, pointing to the next five years of chances he'll have to complete the career grand slam.

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Zach Johnson aces Pinehurst's ninth hole Sunday

Zach Johnson aced Pinehurst's par-3 ninth hole Sunday at the U.S. Open, the first hole-in-one of the tournament.

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My Bag: Rickie Fowler at the 2014 U.S. Open

Here is a complete list of the clubs that Rickie Fowler is using at the 2014 U.S. Open.

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Official purse for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst

With journeyman professionals and players looking to improve their FedEx Cup status, the purse at a major is a critical piece of information. Here is a look at the official money that will be handed out for each placement.

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Fitzpatrick joins Jones in exclusive company

Matthew Fitzpatrick became the first player since Bobby Jones in 1930 to hold the low-amateur honors at both the U.S. Open and Open Championship.

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Birdie fest? Klein's Sunday hole-by-hole at Pinehurst

Sunday’s set up for Pinehurst No. 2 looks like it’s ripe for a barrage of red numbers at the U.S. Open, with four eagle opportunities awaiting the bold player.

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Pinehurst's impossible 16th hole: a primer

As Sunday's final groups head down the back nine, the par-4 16th hole at Pinehurst promises to offer up some fireworks due to its length, small green and tricky putting surface.

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Look ahead to Chambers Bay and beyond

Seven future U.S. Open sites (2015 through 2021) have been selected. How many of the seven courses can you name? As a bonus, match each course with its appropriate year. How much of a golf nut are you?

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TaylorMade staff players celebrate Father's Day on bags

In the spirit of Father's Day, TaylorMade allowed its staff players to honor their fathers and sons by putting their names on their staff bags.