News for Thursday, June 14, 2012
U.S. Open: Staff debate
There are plenty of storylines to watch on Friday at the U.S. Open - including how Michael Thompson will hold up as a leader - so we debated five that will be prevalent as the cut is made at Olympic Club.
Top players falter at Open
The collective performance of Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald on Thursday at Olympic Club was uninspiring at best. Said Donald, "It shows how tough it is."
Charm of the U.S. Open
Where else but the U.S. Open can a Cinderella story like Alistair Presnell contend alongside a teenager, a former amateur star and a Champions tour player? Sean Martin
Achenbach on Casey Martin
Casey Martin is just an everyday guy, back for his second U.S. Open at Olympic Club. On Thursday, he turned a round headed for the 80s into a respectable 74. James Achenbach
Woods and Mickelson
Jeff Rude: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played decidedly different rounds Thursday at Olympic. Mickelson was a story of duck-and-cover, while Woods excelled in his conservatism.
David Denlinger, a senior at Charleston Southern, maintained his commanding first-round lead at the Monroe Invitational, following an opening-round 64 with a second-round 71 at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y. Denlinger is at 5-under 135 for the tournament.
Round 1 at U.S. Open
The galleries were in full force as Tiger Woods teed it up with Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson on Thursday morning. Check out our Tracker to see how Tiger finished his opening round at 1 under!
Babineau on U.S. Open
Patience at the U.S. Open is important, but having the right attitude – like that of David Toms – is paramount.
Add another line to Isabelle Lendl’s resume: The Florida senior won the Women’s Eastern Amateur on June 14 in wire-to-wire fashion.
The third round of the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship at The Concession GC in Bradenton, Fla. ended Thursday with Ariya Jutanugarn of Bangkok, Thailand in the lead.
Masuda on Andy Zhang
Andy Zhang, 14, had some bad (two doubles and a triple), some good (two birdies) and a lot of nerves as he played his first round in a major championship.
Hossler's 2nd Open start
Beau Hossler, 17, is playing like a U.S. Open veteran after some sound advice from a few Tour sages.
Alabama teammates Justin Thomas and Bobby Wyatt set the pace Thursday in the Sunnehanna Amateur, posting 5-under 65s at Sunnehanna Country Club.
Olympic's opening holes
The opening holes at The Olympic Club are earning a nasty reputation, but a case can be made that it's no easier for players starting at No. 9. Jim McCabe
Jack Fleck (1921-2014): A visit with 1955 U.S. Open champ
It's been 57 years since Jack Fleck (left, with Billy Casper) took down Ben Hogan at the 1955 U.S. Open. At 90, he's returned to Olympic, the venue that produced his proudest moment.
Cameron Young shot 5-over 145 (72-73) to win the 75th Hochster Memorial Tournament at Quaker Ridge GC in Scarsdale, N.Y on June 12.
Father of the Year
Longtime head pro Jerry Cozby, who nurtured three sons into positions in the golf industry, is Golfweek’s Father of the Year.
Klein on Olympic
The Olympic Club has seen the game’s stars crash and burn, leaving our most prestigious national title to be picked up by a few surprise winners. It all has to do with physics and engineering.
Martin on Michael Thompson
Playing in his first major as a professional, second-year PGA Tour player Michael Thompson shot 66 to take the early lead. Sean Martin.
Good eats at Olympic
Pros and members alike flip for Olympic Club's iconic burger stand, where the "burger dog" has become famous.
Adam Gee of England shot a 4-under 67 Thursday to share the lead with Simon Wakefield of England and Sihwan Kim of South Korea in the opening round of the Saint-Omer Open.
2012 U.S. Open
The opening, No. 9 hole has proved tough for competitors so far at the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club.