Zac Blair, medalist in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier Monday at Emerald Valley Golf Club, outdistanced Clayton Rask by four shots as the two earned the spots that will take them from Oregon to Pinehurst.
All four players who advanced to next week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 from the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Vero Beach, Fla., will make their debuts in America's national championship. Here are 5 Things to know from Quail Valley.
It's called the "longest day in golf" -- once again, the road to the U.S. Open comes down to 36-hole sectional qualifiers across the U.S. as some of golf's best seek a spot at Pinehurst. Follow the highlights right here!
On Emerald Valley's third hole, two players launched drives that ended up in the fairway just two inches apart during U.S. Open sectional qualifying -- when one marked, the other created a divot affecting his position.
At Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell, Ore., professional Joel Skarbo of Seattle leads three other pros: Jarred Bossio of Olympia, Wash., Zac Blair of St. George, Utah, and Clayton Rask of Otsego, Minn.
Thanks to a front-nine run that included five birdies in six holes at Old Oaks Country Club, Rob Oppenheim took a four-shot lead at the MET Golf Association’s U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying event Monday morning.
The roar could be heard by the clubhouse. It was a Sunday type of roar, with lasting applause, and Augusta patrons knew it had to be an ace. But Mike Weir’s not counting his 10th hole-in-one, which came on a practice shot.
Long on the record as thinking Tiger Woods will set the all-time record for wins in majors, the man who holds that mark -- Jack Nicklaus -- still thinks it will happen despite Woods' recent back surgery.
Among the favorites, Rory McIlroy will play in the same group as Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth as Phil Mickelson shares an Augusta National tee time with Ernie Els and Justin Rose during the opening two rounds of the Masters.