The men moved out of Pinehurst, and now the women take center stage in golf. On a national sports landscape that already is overwhelmed with content, the U.S. Women’s Open is a welcome moment for the women to establish more of a presence.
After an out-of-nowhere week at Pinehurst, Fran Quinn narrowly misses playoff in Monday qualifier at PGA Tour's Travelers Championship. Pinehurst was without major staple K.J. Choi, who missed a major for first time since 2002 Masters.
It's time to start week two of these back-to-back championships, the U.S. Women’s Open, with the USGA's goal for Pinehurst No. 2 that the women play "the same clubs" into greens as did the men -- no easy achievement.
Erik Compton has had three different hearts beating in his chest, but his Sunday round at Pinehurst showcased the "guts" and determination of a guy desperately wanting to be defined by his on-course play.
Martin Kaymer, 29, lost his way after winning the 2010 PGA Championship and ascending to World No. 1 in 2011. After two grueling, emotional years of toying with his swing and mentality, the German is back on top of the world.
Brooks Koepka knew, standing on the 18th green Sunday at Pinehurst, that his performance had just changed his life -- securing his PGA Tour card and spot the 2015 U.S. Open. He didn't know the birdie he'd make would land him in the Masters.