News for Thursday, June 16, 2011
Rory McIlroy is becoming a master at these major championships.
2011 U.S. Open: Robert Rock
Uncle Sam clearly was 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.
Sergio Garcia might have expressed little interest in the U.S. Open a month ago, but he's already in solid position.
2011 U.S. Open: 5 Things
Five things you need to know from the first round of the U.S. Open Championship at Congressional Country Club, including an impressive leaderboard.
Mickelson at the U.S. Open
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.
2011 U.S. Open: First round
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.
One of the problems fans have when attending a golf tournament is that they can only follow the action on one hole.
Expectations. Everyone has them, whether you are setting the bar high or placing it low, you have an idea, walking to the tee box, how you believe you are going to play.
Top players stumble
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.
U.S. Open preview
For D.C. golfers, conservative or liberal, politics isn’t the only game in town. Martin Kaufmann explains.
It’s a cold, damp Friday night in April, and the golf course – all 36 holes – is still struggling to emerge from winter’s chill. But inside Congressional Country Club, the joint is jumping.
Hoping for a last-minute spot in the U.S. Open, alternate Blake Biddle had to settle for a front-row seat instead.
Watson draws a crowd
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.
Lower wins Toms Award
Six years after Justin Lower's father and older brother were killed in a car accident, the recent Malone graduate still keeps them in his memory on the golf course. He was recently named the David Toms Award winner.
British Am semifinals
The semifinals at the British Amateur will feature the can't-miss match-up of Michael Stewart (pictured) and Tom Lewis. Alistair Tait says it's too bad it's only the semis.
Hilton Head stop saved
The Heritage, one of the PGA Tour’s iconic stops, was in dire need of a title sponsor to continue its existence. With the help of Royal Bank of Canada, the event shored up its future on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Q&A: John Peterson
In the latest edition of Wildman's Summer, Asher Wildman catches up with John Peterson, the 2011 NCAA medalist and recent LSU graduate. Find out what Peterson has to say about an NCAA Championship, LSU and the Walker Cup.
Blog from Congressional
The U.S. Open is under way at Congressional, and Golfweek staffers are on the ground bringing you the latest. Check back throughout the day for constant updates.
provides five things to keep an eye on during U.S. Open coverage.
When following the U.S. Open on screen, whether digitally or visually, here are 5 Things to look for about how the course is playing. Plus, check out the cool flyovers courtesy of our partners at USOpen.com.
5 Things: U.S. Open Round 1
The menacing 10th hole is just the beginning of a tough back nine at Congressional. That and four other storylines to look for during Round 1 of the U.S. Open. FIVE THINGS