News for Saturday, June 15, 2013
Sundays at the U.S. Open identify the last man clinging to a bending branch just before it snaps off the side of a cliff. The U.S. Open’s resounding chorus? A collective groan.
Englishman Luke Donald seems determined to fight back at the U.S. Open. It could, of course, be fascinating to see how he handles 17 and 18 in the final round.
Most of the field Saturday found Merion just as difficult as the first two days, including Sergio Garcia, while some such as Nicolas Colsaerts found mixed fortunes. Plus more.
Even the golfers who didn’t play well in the U.S. Open's third round seemed to be talkative. That brings the latest installment of major championship awards:
Michael Kim grabbed the attention of the golf world with his unlikely run up the leaderboard on Saturday, but it was his caddie, LaRue Temple, that proved to be the crowd favorite at the U.S. Open.
On a leaderboard packed with talent, 46-year-old Steve Stricker has emerged as the perfect figure to cast in the role of Rocky Balboa.
For two days, Mickelson played by the rules and was rewarded with a share of the lead at the U.S. Open at Merion. Then he got amnesia for a spell.
Remarkably, after making his lone birdie on the opening hole, Tiger Woods shot a 6-over-par 76 at Merion Golf Club in the third round of the U.S. Open.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the final round of the U.S. Open Sunday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Find out what the pros are saying as they come off the course after the third round of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on Saturday:
Tiger Woods birdied his opening hole Saturday at the U.S. Open, but seven bogeys after that virtually ended his championship hopes. Phil Mickelson's hopes are alive and well, as Lefty leads at 1 under entering Sunday. See how it all unfolded Saturday at Merion.
Steven Ihm held off a hard charge from Rodolfo Cazaubon on Saturday to lead the Sunnehanna Amateur by one shot.
British teenager Georgia Hall claimed the Ladies British Amateur Championship on Saturday, defeating Luna Sobron of Spain, 1 up.
Nick Palladino, a senior at nearby University of Rochester, became the first Division III collegiate golfer to win the Monroe Invitational.
A final-round 67 allowed Seth Reeves to overtake third-round leader Jimmy Beck on Saturday and win the Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus, Ga.
From the start -- two par 5s at Nos. 2 and 4 -- to the finish -- especially No. 18 -- Merion offers up a layout that will simply cause heartburn, and the numbers prove it.
Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell and Keegan Bradley were all on the outside looking in as the cut at the U.S. Open was set at 8 over on Saturday morning.
In a week that saw a golf course eat some of the world's best golfers alive, it might be surprising to see that four amateurs are among those who will play the final 36 holes at Merion Golf Club. Until you read their impressive amateur resumes.
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Here are the third-round tee times for the U.S. Open Saturday at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.