News for Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel met 17 years ago as juniors in South Africa. Now they own two major titles.
Ping is tapping an iPhone app to connect consumers with the right putter.
Compared with some venues of the past century-plus of U.S. Opens, Congressional Country Club might not stir the emotions of golf fans. That'd be a mistake.
5 Things: U.S. Open Tuesday
Rory McIlroy is playing his first major since his Masters meltdown. Tuesday he revealed a friendship with LeBron James, another star athlete who has had trouble securing a championship.
Phil Mickelson discusses his continuing quest to win the U.S. Open after five runner-up finishes and previews his meeting with President Obama.
Beau Hossler profile
The youngest player in the field this week at Congressional? That'd be Beau Hossler, 16, who is hoping to turn junior success into a stellar debut at the U.S. Open. D.J. Piehowski explains.
Pride drove Tom Lewis into the match-play stages of the British Amateur Championship.
Can Mickelson finally win
Is this the year that Phil Mickelson, five times a U.S. Open runner-up, wins the national championship? Jeff Rude with the highlights from Lefty’s presser.
2011 U.S. Open: McDowell
Even an affable, easygoing guy like Graeme McDowell can succumb to the burden that comes with being a first-time U.S. Open champion.
Wednesday at U.S. Open
Russell Henley, a recent Georgia graduate, finished T-16 as an amateur at last year's U.S. Open, and he's back again. Tune in at noon to ask Henley your U.S. Open questions during our live chat.
Wednesday at U.S. Open
Do you have questions about what it's like to play in the U.S. Open? Ask Middle Tennesee State's Brett Patterson, who will stop by for a live chat at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.
2011 U.S. Open: Ernie Els
The Ernie Els at this U.S. Open is far different from the player who won the Open at Congressional in 1997. He’s 41 now, not 27. He doesn’t putt as well. He believed then; now he’s hoping.
Katie Brophy has been named the head women’s coach at Georgetown, the school announced June 14. Brophy spent the past five seasons serving as an assistant coach at Indiana.
Johnny McDermott profile
One-hundred years ago, Johnny McDermott became the youngest U.S. Open champion. It was a career that ended a short time later, when he was put in a mental hospital.
For those viewers not satisfied with 30 hours of live U.S. Open coverage, DirecTV has you covered.
Fantasy Tip Sheet
This may be the most wide-open U.S. Open in years, but our Golfweek fantasy experts say Steve Stricker and Lee Westwood are the favorites this week at Congressional.
Nathan Smith eyes a fourth Mid-Am title, because playing the Masters never gets old
Nathan Smith may not make any money for his on-course exploits, but he outperforms many PGA Tour players in at least one category: number of Masters invitations received.
Golfweek senior writer
Do you have U.S. Open questions? Join Golfweek senior writer Sean Martin for a Live Chat from Congressional Country Club Tuesday at 11 a.m.