Dan Mirocha

Oosthuizen completes memorable Open rout

Louis Oosthuizen may have entered the British Open an unknown, but he showed no doubt Sunday in claiming the Claret Jug. As Dan Mirocha writes, this South African has just hit the world stage in a big way.

Woods struggles with putting at St. Andrews

Tiger Woods’ new Nike putter hasn’t been hurled into the Firth of Tay yet, but it soon might be.

Late double puts Lefty well off Open pace

Phil Mickelson is not out of the running at the Open Championship, but he’s going to need some help.

Wind wreaks havoc on players at ‘the loop’

I haven’t read “Gone with the Wind,” but the sequel could have been written Friday afternoon at “the loop” – Nos. 7-11 on the Old Course at St. Andrews, the most exposed part of the links that hugs the Eden Estuary.

Oosthuizen takes lead at Open

There’s a new name atop the leaderboard midway through the second round at St. Andrews: Louis Oosthuizen. Haven’t heard of him? Dan Mirocha provides an introduction.

Impressions from an Old Course first-timer

I arrived at the Home of Golf Monday morning and walked 18 holes Tuesday. Here are some impressions from an Old Course first-timer.

Hatton taking it all in at maiden Open

Tyrrell Hatton stood next to the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, looked out toward the massive combined fairways of the 18th and first holes at the Old Course and smiled.

Speedy Martin soaks in U.S. Open Sunday

Pablo Martin was the first player to tee off on U.S. Open Sunday and breezed around Pebble Beach in 2 hours, 39 minutes. He left the 18th green to cheers of, “Pablo! Pablo!” after shooting 79 to finish at 27-over 311.

Endless possibilities on U.S. Open Sunday

Dustin Johnson may have a three-shot lead, but don’t overlook the star power at Pebble Beach. As Dan Mirocha writes, it’s going to be a wild U.S. Open Sunday.

Ishikawa, 18, turning heads at Pebble Beach

Ryo Ishikawa showed up to Pebble Beach on Thursday dressed as pink as a bottle of Pepto-Bismol. On Friday, he must have had candy canes on his mind.

Poulter finds peace of mind at Pebble Beach

Ian Poulter has the game and the right frame of mind to make a statement at Pebble Beach – and not just with his wardrobe. As Dan Mirocha writes, Poulter may be poised for a major breakthrough.

McIlroy unfazed by Open test at Pebble

Let’s be honest: The real attraction this week at the U.S. Open is these beautiful seaside links on the Monterey Peninsula.

Reynolds drops Open to mourn grandfather

The U.S. Women’s Open may be without a Southern sparkplug next month at Oakmont. Jean Reynolds, who grabbed headlines at Saucon Valley last year when she was one of just three players under par after 36 holes, withdrew June 2 from Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying after finding out her grandfather died.

Woods wins battle to stay in contention

Mark this down: The third round of the 73rd Masters will be known as the day Tiger Wood nearly lost control of his emotions.

Early fireworks in Round 3 of the Masters

I hope you have a comfortable seat on the couch. If the play of the leaders in their first 30 minutes of action Saturday at the Masters is any indication, we’re in for a fantastic day.

Smith relishes Masters with father on the bag

Shadows started to creep over the 18th fairway Friday evening at Augusta National as Nathan Smith and his father, Larry, walked towards the green.

Watson clings to unlikely Masters hopes

Tom Watson will not go quietly this time around at Augusta National. Even after tapping in for bogey on the 18th hole to conclude his second round at the Masters, Watson’s eyes twinkled when asked if it was time to get realistic about a 60-year-old man winning the Masters.

Couples tumbles down leaderboard after 75

Fred Couples made history Thursday at the Masters by shooting a career-low round and grabbing the first-round lead. Friday was a lot less fun, writes Dan Mirocha.

Breaking down Round 1 stats from Augusta

From the stats department, some numbers to chew on as you settle in to watch the Masters on Friday:

Presidential scene as Woods tees off No. 1

The scene began very presidential. Five Georgia State Sheriffs cleared a path leading from the back of the clubhouse, past the big oak tree and onto the putting green just behind the first tee box.

Major Moments 2009: U.S. Women's Open: Walking with McPherson

Golfweek is in Bethlehem, Pa., for the U.S. Women's Open this week. We begin our coverage with a walk down the sixth hole, a 559-yard par 5, with LPGA standout Kristy McPherson.