News for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Video: Miceli & Rude break down the Open

Alex Miceli and Jeff Rude preview the 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional in Bethesda, Md., breaking down a tournament with plenty of storylines.

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Commentary: In love with the U.S. Open

The romance started in 1971 at Merion and continues to this year at Congressional. Ah, the U.S. Open . . .

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Notes: Congressional looking for its moment

U.S. Open sights and sounds: Congressional is looking to find its legacy, while Lucas Glover has some fun at the expense of an odd Tiger Woods headline.

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: Tale of 54-hole major leaders

It takes a special kind of golfer to sleep on a 54-hole lead in a major championship and go on to win. With Tiger Woods out of the hunt, it’s increasingly rare. Jeff Rude explains.

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Cink-ing feeling on the eve of the big game

Stewart Cink already feels a little snake-bitten this week.

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Greyling in fine company at Congressional

Ernie Els played with Christo Greyling on Wednesday, and not just because the 1997 champ has good vibes here.

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Blog: Manassero's rise even surprises him

Players are making final preparations on the eve of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. Check back often for live reports from Congressional.

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Amateur Grillo plays waiting game in D.C.

Emiliano Grillo could have been playing an amateur golf tournament in upstate New York on Wednesday. Instead he came down to the nation's capital for the slim chance of playing in the U.S. Open.

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Johnson hangs on to advance at British Am

Alex Johnson learned a valuable lesson about links golf in his opening round of the match-play stages of the British Amateur Championship: Links golf doesn’t respect a five-hole lead.

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TourPlayers.com Blog: Dustin, Rory, Luke & more

Exclusive Golfweek partner, TourPlayers.com, is releasing an entire series of "90 Seconds With..." this week at the U.S. Open. So far today: Luke Donald, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. Check out the videos:

Crawford resigns as head coach at Iowa

Kelly Crawford, the women's coach at the University of Iowa, has resigned after five seasons with the program. A search for her replacement will begin immediately, the school said.

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2004 Open at Shinnecock ‘a learning experience’

For serious golf-course geeks, one of the highlights on the calendar is the annual U.S. Golf Association press conference on the Wednesday of the U.S. Open.

Kentucky’s Trainor named coach at Akron

David Trainor, an associate head coach at Kentucky, has been named the head coach at the University of Akron.

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Shinnecock Hills to host 2018 U.S. Open

The U.S. Open will return to Shinnecock Hills in 2018, heading back to a course that produced one of the most embarrassing final rounds in the tournament’s history.

In this issue: June 17, 2011

Inside the June 17, 2011 issue of Golfweek:

Wildman’s Summer: Preview of the Monroe

While several of the top amateurs are playing at the U.S. Open at Congressional, I thought I’d fill you in on where you can find most of the others.

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Blog: Fowler, Uihlein, Cantlay practice together

Players are making final preparations on the eve of the U.S. Open in Bethesda, Md. Check back often for live reports from Congressional.

Read to be missed on U.S. Open’s 1st tee

When the 111th U.S. Open Championship gets under way Thursday at Congressional Country Club, the first tee will have a different look to it for the first time in more than 20 years.