News for Sunday, June 21, 2009


News 2009 June 21


McIlroy learns quick

Wasn’t it only recently that young Irishman Rory McIlroy got into “a spot of bother” across the pond when he referred to the Ryder Cup as a mere “exhibition?”

Mahan making a charge

Hunter Mahan is making a move Sunday.

Win for Barnes would be historic

explains why Ricky Barnes winning the U.S. Open would put him in a select group.

Back-to-back bogeys for Barnes

Ricky Barnes appears to be feeling the pressure of leading the U.S. Open. Barnes has made back-to-back bogeys – the final hole of the third round and the first hole of the fourth round.

Slippery Sunday

Welcome to the Rapid Rewind portion of the U.S. Open.

Barnes leads Open; Monday finish looms

The U.S. Open moved one round closer to a conclusion Sunday afternoon, even if very little was settled on soggy Bethpage Black and the champion would not be decided for at least one more day.

U.S. Open notes: Poulter critical of USGA

Ian Poulter has been Twittering all week at the U.S. Open, but Sunday might have been the most unusual tweet of them all. He posted a picture of his golf ball on the 10th fairway, speckled with mud.

Doesn't feel like an Open

Hunter Mahan just posted 2-under par and said, “It doesn’t feel like a U.S. Open.”

U.S. Open regulation will run into Monday

No, it's not a shock. But it is official: The U.S. Open will need a Monday finish for the first time in regulation since 1983.

Barnes marks at horn blow

Decisions, decisions. To play or not to play?

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Barnes, Glover lead; Monday finish next

The final round of the U.S. Open has been suspended, and not a moment too soon for Ricky Barnes.

Daly crashes bus into Alabama tunnel

John Daly’s bus turned out to be too big for a tunnel. Daly said a confusing set of signs at the entrance of the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile, Ala., caused the top of his bus to be heavily damaged, with awnings and other parts hitting a Cadillac going in the other direction.

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Notes: Tough break costs Mahan

No golf tournament ends without a number of players able to say “What if?” over one hole or one swing.

Sergio over broken heart

confirms that Sergio Garcia is over his broken heart.

Welcome back, David

David Duval's resurrection is turning him into the people's champion at Bethpage.

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UCF’s Clinard to take over at Auburn

Nick Clinard is heading to Auburn. After eight years at Central Florida, Clinard will take over for longtime Tigers coach Mike Griffin, who resigned at the end of the 2008-09 season.

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Silver screen

Can Lefty produce a Hollywood ending?


Ricky Barnes called his round “stress-free.” Sean O’Hair said it feels like a regular week on Tour, and he felt comforta

Manassero to be youngest Masters competitor

Italy’s Matteo Manassero hasn’t stopped making history.