News for Friday, June 15, 2012
Tee times, pairings
Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk will tee off in the last pairing at 3:05 p.m. PDT.
Hester to Furman
Former Georgia head coach Kelley Hester has been tapped to lead the Furman Paladins next season – ideally, back into national prominence.
U.S. Open: Staff debate
Can Jim Furyk or David Toms really handle Tiger Woods? Who should you look out for on Saturday? Our staff debates 5 burning questions . . .
Rude on Tiger Woods
Despite the Hollywood buzz and huge galleries surrounding the Open's rock-star group, one player emerged in a league of his own - Tiger Woods, simply reminiscent of old times. Jeff Rude.
Mickelson makes cut
Phil Mickelson's birdie on the par-3 eighth to close his second round got him under the cutline, which fell at 8 over at the end of Friday. Others, including Vijay Singh and Dustin Johnson, weren't so lucky.
Masuda on Beau Hossler
At 17, Beau Hossler never expected to be leading a U.S. Open. But, for a short time, the world took notice of a teenager maturing before our eyes.
What’s a major championship without a few well-deserved awards? Jim Achenbach doles out titles to players including Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods and Jason Dufner, among others.
Round 2 at U.S. Open
Tiger Woods finished the day at 1 under and in a share of the lead with Jim Furyk and David Toms. How did he do it? Check out our Tiger Tracker for a full shot-by-shot recap!
McDowell, Furyk at U.S. Open
Aside from Tiger Woods, when it comes to U.S. Open golf, perhaps no one in the field at Olympic is as dependable as Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk.
Ernie Els may have shot 1-under 69 Friday, but the veteran, playing in his 20th U.S. Open, was just glad to get through Friday's round at Olympic. Jim McCabe
Rolex Girls Junior
Ariya Jutanugarn wins the Rolex Girls Junior Championship in record-breaking fashion.
Lavner on Rory McIlroy
Defending U.S. Open champ Rory McIlroy won't be around for the weekend at Olympic after missing the cut for the fourth time in his past five starts. Ryan Lavner
Stricker 4 over after Round 2
Steve Stricker has a solid U.S. Open track record, but has never finished better than T-13. Could his strong finish Friday, which has him at 4 over, change that?
Meet Nicolas Colsaerts
Don't look now, but Nicolas Colsaerts' stock is steadily rising. The Belgian claimed one of six sub-par rounds in the morning wave at Olympic Club. Jim McCabe
NeSmith wins AJGA FJ
The past year has been something else for Matthew NeSmith. His latest accomplishment? Winning the AJGA's FJ Invitational.
With one round left at the Monroe Invitational, first- and second-round leader David Denlinger has been replaced. Thomas Pieters and Alex Edfort now share the top spot on the leaderboard at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y.
Martin on John Peterson
John Peterson has never been short on opinions, but he let his game do the talking on Friday as he vaulted into contention at the U.S. Open.
Finally, in his third start in the Southern Junior, Ben Crancer will return home to Kirkwood, Mo., a winner. Crancer, an 18-year-old Texas A&M committ, won the elite junior event Friday at the Country Club of North Carolina’s Dogwood Course in Pinehurst, N.C.
Sihwan Kim of South Korea birdied his last two holes to shoot a 2-under 69 and lead by a stroke after the second round of the Saint-Omer Open on Friday.
Olympic's Nos. 1-6
Nos. 1-6 at Olympic Club are a different kind of difficult. They're so bad, in fact, that the 156-man U.S. Open field played them in 410-over par on Thursday.
Friday Open primer
Tiger Woods is so close to the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard, it's distracting. Alex Miceli lists a handful of other scenarios that are just as interesting.