2011 U.S. Open: Complete coverage
Sunday, June 10, 2012
2011 U.S. Open: Sunday coverage (Final round)
• Star search? Found him. Sean Martin writes that golf has been looking for a star as Tiger Woods sorts through injuries and off-the-course problems, and Rory McIlroy is that guy. Commentary.
• 5 Things: McIlroy sets 12 U.S. Open records in blowout victory. Story.
• Congressional statement: Rory McIlroy wins by eight shots with another round in the 60s. Story.
• Holywood ending: Rory McIlroy is a hero in his hometown of Holywood, Northern Ireland. Story.
• Video blog: TourPlayers.com catches up with Luke Donald, Gary Woodland, Robert Garrigus and Heath Slocum. Video.
• Rory, in photos: Check out images of Rory McIlroy from this week at the U.S. Open. Pictures.
• Final round, in photos: Check out images of the final round at Congressional Country Club. Pictures.
• Destiny's child: Rory McIlroy simply following a path. Commentary.
• 5 Things: Watch to watch for with course setup. Story.
• Within reach: McIlroy's first major title only 18 holes away. Story.
• Tee times: Check out when your favorite player is teeing off today. Tee times.
• Live scoreboard: Check out where your favorite player is on the leaderboard. Scores.
2011 U.S. Open: Saturday coverage (Round 3)
• Third round, in photos: Check out images of the third round at Congressional Country Club. Pictures.
• Like a Tiger: Rory McIlroy has showed shades of Tiger Woods' dominance this week at Congressional Story.
• Far in front: Rory McIlroy will take an eight-shot lead into Sunday at the U.S. Open Story.
• 'He's that good:' Graeme McDowell would like nothing more than to watch Rory McIlroy replace him as U.S. Open champion Story.
• Thumbs down: James Achenbach says Robert Garrigus and Sergio Garcia were less than entertaining in Round 3 Story.
• 5 things: Rory McIlroy is working on his swagger after his Masters slip-up, and it has obviously paid off at Congressional Story.
• Fowler tweaks knee: Rickie Fowler left Congressional with a minor knee injury that will sideline him for the CVS Charity Classic and Travelers Championship Story.
• Leaderboard climbing: Lee Westwood moved 22 spots up the leaderboard in Round 3, but still trails leader Rory McIlroy by nine shots Story.
• 5 things: McIlroy has to avoid the jitters to win Story.
• 5 things: Prelude to the Rory McIlroy show: Story.
• U.S. Open blog: Christo Greyling sweated out his first U.S. Open cut, advancing on the number Story.
• Notables miss the cut: Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and K.J. Choi were among those left on the outside looking in Story.
2011 U.S. Open: Friday coverage (Round 2)
• Five things: McIlroy the story of Congressional Story.
• At long last: Pals McIlroy, Pinckney reunited at Congressional Story.
• U.S. Open Blog: Henley chasing low-amateur honors Story.
• It's not over: McIlroy has been brilliant . . . for two rounds. Story.
• Voice of experience: As McIlroy dominates, a major force looks on. Story.
• Moral support: U.S. Open field behind McIlroy’s historic run. Story.
• Young gun: Patrick Cantlay fires a 67 to climb into contention. Story
• Photos from Round 2: Check out images from Congressional CC. Photos.
• Berman a distraction for ESPN: Martin Kaufmann weighs in on ESPN's coverage. Story.
• 5 Things: History is against large leads: Why Rory McIlroy's commanding lead hasn't been a good thing, historically. Story.
• 5 Things: Look for low scores on Friday: Rain has softened Congressional. Story.
• Tee times for Friday: Check out when your favorite player or group tees off. Tee times.
2011 U.S. Open: Thursday coverage (Round 1)
• 5 things to look for on Thursday: What you can expect from the field at the U.S. Open during the first round. Story.
• 5 things: The ins and outs of Congressional: What you can expect from the golf course on Thursday. Story.
• Donald and Co. stumble at U.S. Open: World No. 1 Luke Donald was the latest top player to fall victim to U.S. Open conditions. As Jeff Rude writes, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer followed suit with high numbers. Story.
• Outside looking in: Hoping for a last-minute spot in the U.S. Open, alternate Blake Biddle had to settle for a front-row seat instead. Story.
• Watson's game backs up YouTube career: The first round didn't end as strong as it began for Bubba Watson, but D.J. Piehowski says the budding YouTube star has the game – and galleries – to back up his shenanigans. Story.
• Tough travel schedule Uncle Sam was clearly not impressed with Robert Rock’s win at the BMW Italian Open. In fact until 4 a.m. (U.K. time), Rock was unsure if he was going to be able to make the trip to the U.S. for the U.S. Open. Story.
• Garcia staying calm, despite solid start: Sergio Garcia might have expressed little interest in the U.S. Open a month ago, but he's already in solid position. Story.
• Five things: Catch up on the opening round of the U.S. Open. Story.
• Exciting theater: Phil Mickelson saw no shortage of Congressional real estate on a less-than-stellar day at the U.S. Open, but he never failed to entertain with his gutsy playing style. Jeff Babineau explains. Story.
• First-round awards: The U.S. Open is all about tough courses and high scores, and exhausted, drained players often talk openly about their experiences. They should be rewarded for their candor. Story.
• Blog from Congressional: Cink the first to conquer the 10th. Story.
• Photo gallery: Check out photos from Thursday's first round of the 2011 U.S. Open Championship. Photos.
2011 U.S. Open: Wednesday coverage
• Video blog with Rory, Luke and D.J.: Our partners at TourPlayers.com are doing a cool series this week called "90 Seconds With . . ." Videos.
• Sights & Sounds from Congressional: Massive in golf course length and over the top in security, the 111th U.S. Open is still awaiting its legacy, be it recalled for the year in which Tiger Woods did not show up or the one where Phil Mickelson arrived at the winner’s circle. Story.
• Cink-ing feeling on the eve of the U.S. Open: Stewart Cink already feels a little snake-bitten this week. Cink, the 2009 British Open Champion, tees off at 7:44 a.m. Thursday in the first round of the U.S. Open, paired with major champions Padraig Harrington and Angel Cabrera. Story.
• The making of Tiger Woods '13: We hung out with Ian Poulter and Edoardo Molinari as they went through a motion-capture session for EA Sports in preparation for the development of Tiger '13. Story.
• The authenticity of the TW13 franchise: We talk to Poulter, Molinari and a game developer. Video.
• Pictures of Poulter, Molinari: A look at the motion-capture session with EA Sports. Photos.
• 2018 Open to Shinnecock Hills: Brad Klein weighs in on the 2004 experience. Story.
• The waiting game: Argentine amateur Grillo is waiting to see if he'll get into the Open. Story.
• Star-studded practice session: Fowler, Cantlay, Uihlein practice together at Congressional. Blog.
2011 U.S. Open: Tuesday coverage
• Hey buddy! Rory McIlroy and LeBron James have developed a friendship, and McIlroy defended James for the Heat's recent collapse in the NBA Finals. 5 Things.
• Video blog: Lefty on meeting Obama, plus Chubby, Schwartzel and Oosthuizen. Videos.
• South African pals: Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen met on the junior circuit in South Africa and have developed a bond. It helps that they both have a major trophy to show off. Story.
PING announces new iPhone putting app: Need a fix on your putting stroke? Maybe it's your putter. This app will help you out. ToyBox.
• Don't be so quick to impeach Congressional: It might not be Pebble Beach, but Congressional has plenty to offer a U.S. Open. Story.
• The youngest player at the U.S. Open: Beau Hossler is taking it all in at Congressional. Story.
• Fantasy Tip Sheet: Who is our favorite to win it all at the U.S. Open this week? Tips.
• Ready to move on: Graeme McDowell savored his Open win at Pebble Beach, but he is ready to do it again. Story.
• Not so Easy: Ernie Els is the last winner at Congressional, but the 2011 version of the Big Easy is fighting to just compete. Story.
• Mystery shrouds 1911 winner: Johnny McDermott won the 1911 Open, but within five years of his crowning moment, he was all but gone from professional golf, assigned to a home for mentally ill patients, driven crazy — legend has it — by a series of mishaps that cut short a career that could have been for the ages. Story.
• On the town: Asher Wildman takes you to other courses around Congressional. Video
• Chat wrap: Golfweek senior writer Sean Martin stopped by to answer your questions two days away from the start of the U.S. Open. Wrap.
2011 U.S. Open: Monday coverage
• Unsung heroes: Sean Martin and D.J. Piehowski break down five amateurs and five non-major tour guys that could make some noise at Congressional this week. Story
• 10 things to help a Tiger-less major: The die-hard golf fans will be tuning in to the U.S. Open regardless of who happens to be in the lead, but here are 10 storylines that just might draw in golf’s casual viewers in a Tiger-less major and give the regulars something to talk about. Story.
• U.S. Open notebook: Brad Adamonis' father is smiling from above after his son earns a spot in the 2011 U.S. Open. Notes.
• On the Town in Bethesda: How much do you really know about Congressional Country Club? Video.
• Weather will be a factor: Players hit the range early to take advantage of good weather, which might become a problem later in the week. Story.
2011 U.S. Open: Tournament preview
• The full field: Players who have qualified for the 111th U.S. Open, to be played June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club. List.
• Tee times and early-round pairings: The USGA announced its early-round pairings late Friday, and the world's top three players - Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer - are in the same group. To top it off, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson will play together. The full listings . . .
• Contender capsules: A capsule look at 20 notable players in the U.S. Open, to be played June 16-19 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Capsules.
• 2011 U.S. Open preview: After playing in the final twosome for four straight years in the 1990s, Tom Lehman's open wounds have healed with time. Story.
• Epic battle of 1931: Five days. Four regulation rounds. Two 36-hole playoffs. 144 holes. 1,179 strokes. George Von Elm and Billy Burke changed the face of the U.S. Open with their epic showdown in 1931.Story.
• Defining victory: 2011 U.S. Open preview: Ken Venturi was nearly broke, his first marriage was collapsing and he was written off by the golf world, but a victory in the 1964 U.S. Open changed all of that. Story.
• Celebrating anniversaries: A look at some of the anniversaries of this year's 111th U.S. Open, to be played June 16-19 at Congressional. Story.
2011 U.S. Open: About Congressional
• Congressional's makeover: After its third closure for reconstructive surgery in the past 21 years, Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course sports a thematically unified parkland look that should hold up well in the face of the capital’s stifling summer heat, just in time for next week’s U.S. Open. Story
• Inside Congressional: 2011 U.S. Open preview: From photos of Congressional's first five honorary presidents to the 36 holes of championship golf, Congressional is packed with something for everyone.Story.
• Congressional, hole-by-hole: A hole-by-hole look at the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club, site of the 111th U.S. Open. The layout.
• Quick facts: Quick facts about the course, the history and the players at the 111th U.S. Open golf championship set to begin on June 16 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Story.
• Photos: A look at Congressional, in pictures. Photos.
2011 U.S. Open: Historical photo galleries
2011 U.S. Open: Pre-tournament news
• For a full breakdown of sectional qualifying: Click here.
• Clark withdraws: Elbow injury sidelines South African.
• Tiger's caddie picks up some work: Steve Williams working with Adam Scott this week.
• Cauley rewarded for risks: Decision to go pro pays off for ex-'Bama player
• Saunders does it on his own: Arnold Palmer's grandson earns trip to U.S. Open
• Funk pumped up: Qualifying gets Funk moving in right direction
• Tiger out: Injuries force Tiger Woods to sit out U.S. Open