Stories by Jim
Like Jordan Spieth, Patrick Rodgers relies on former teacher Tom Maples to caddie on PGA Tour
PGA Tour golfer Patrick Rodgers and caddie Tom Maples who used to teach Rodgers in high and was his golf and basketball coach left teaching to caddie like Jordan Spieth and Michael Greller.
Brian Harman eyes Travelers win, while group plays for British Open berth
PGA Tour golfer Brian Harman leads 2015 Travelers Championship in final round with Bubba Watson while golfers play for Open Championship berth.
Confident with putter, Brandt Snedeker surges into Travelers Championship contention
PGA Tour golfer Brandt Snedeker at 2015 Travelers Championship regains confidence with putting to contend at TPC River Highlands.
Aussie Cameron Smith continues clutch PGA Tour run with Travelers Championship made-cut
Australian golfer Cameron Smith used a chip-in birdie to make the cut at the PGA Tour's 2015 Travelers Championship and continue PGA Tour run after high finish at U.S. Open.
Bubba Watson, Brian Harman set up Georgia Bulldog showdown at Travelers
PGA Tour golfer Bubba Watson at the 2015 Travelers Championship matchup with former Georgia Bulldog Brian Harman in final pairing of Round 3.
Davis Love III bypasses U.S. Senior Open with hopes of British Open berth
PGA Tour golfer and 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III skipped the 2015 U.S. Senior Open to play at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship with the hopes of earning a spot at the 2015 British Open.
Tim Clark returns to PGA Tour at Travelers Championship without anchored putter
PGA Tour golfer Tim Clark returns to PGA Tour play at Travelers Championship without anchored putter and using Matt Kuchar arm-lock technique with putting.
SMU's Jason Enloe returns to amateur golf as former Northeast Amateur champion
SMU men's golf head coach Jason Enloe returns as a player in amateur men's golf at Northeast Amateur, where he won in 1996.
Vandy trio unites for Northeast Amateur and to root for alma mater
The Vanderbilt college golf trio of Theo Humphrey, Hunter Stewart and Carson Jacobs reunited for the Northeast Amateur just weeks after the NCAA Championship.
Strong U.S. Open finish earns Cameron Smith major perks at 2016 Masters and U.S. Open at Oakmont
Australian golfer Cameron Smith's strong finish at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course earns him temporary status on the PGA Tour and spots in the 2016 Masters and U.S. Open.
Final-round 64 at U.S. Open could rejuvenate Adam Scott's summer
Adam Scott ended the 2015 U.S. Open with a 64, the championship's low round, that could rejuvenate his summer.
Power game gives Dustin Johnson U.S. Open edge at Chambers Bay
Dustin Johnson at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay tied for lead at PGA Tour golf major championship heading into final round after hitting every fairway with driver in Round 3.
Good view at Chambers Bay hard for U.S. Open fans to find
The sand and dunes that surround Chambers Bay's fairways make it hard for fans to find a good U.S. Open view.
Louis Oosthuizen rides wedge to 66 and 2015 U.S. Open contention
Louis Oosthuizen's impressive 66 in Round 3 of the 2015 U.S. Open can be explained by great wedge play.
Notes from the cut: Ams fare well, former U.S. Open champs don't
The U.S. Open cut left several amateur in weekend play but former Open champs on the outside looking in.
Tiger Woods exits U.S. Open after minimal improvement from opening 80
Tiger Woods' second round at the U.S. Open was only slightly better than an 80 in his Chambers Bay debut.
Rickie Fowler departs from success at majors with 81 at U.S. Open
Rickie Fowler struggled in Round 1 of the 2015 U.S. Open PGA Tour golf major championship at Chambers Bay in a departure from his major championship success.
Notes: Phil Mickelson's U.S. Open strategy, Graeme McDowell's lesson, numbers
PGA tour players Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk reversed strategies at the U.S. Open while Graeme McDowell got an impromptu lesson from Gary Player.
Gary Woodland admitted to hospital for dehydration after Round 1 of U.S. Open at Chambers Bay
Gary Woodland was admitted to the hospital after undergoing dehydration at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay PGA Tour golf major championship.
Cole Hammer, 15, puts up prayer, not tears before 77 at U.S. Open
The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay with 15-year-old Cole Hammer, who said he was praying, not crying before Round 1 of the PGA Tour golf major championship.
Sergio Garcia voices displeasure with Chambers Bay greens for U.S. Open on Twitter after 70
Sergio Garcia Twitter comments on Chambers Bay greens at the 2015 U.S. Open PGA Tour golf major championship.
Phil Mickelson, Jim Mackay talk way through solid U.S. Open start at Chambers Bay
PGA Tour golfer Phil Mickelson and caddie Jim Mackay talk way through solid 2015 U.S. Open start at Chambers Bay in PGA Tour golf major championship as Mickelson chases career Grand Slam.
Bubba Watson loses temper at U.S. Open, but doesn't blame slow play
PGA Tour golfer Bubba Watson lost his temper at the 2015 U.S. Open at the 18th hole at Chambers Bay, but said the outburst was not over slow play but his poor golf shot.
U.S. Open 2015 a milestone on PGA Tour player Steve Marino's journey back from injury
PGA Tour player Steve Marino is fighting back from injury and the 2015 U.S. Open is a good place to start.
Despite doing 'all the right things,' Justin Rose's major total remains at one as he enters 2015 U.S. Open
PGA Tour player Justin Rose's major total remains at one as he enters the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Caddies for Henrik Stenson, Stephen Gallacher injured in falls at Chambers Bay, site of U.S. Open
The 2015 U.S. Open PGA Tour golf major championship caddies for Henrik Stenson, Stephen Gallacher injured after falls at Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington.
After so many close calls in majors, Rickie Fowler prepares to ‘get the job done' at 2015 U.S. Open
PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler is ready to get the job done at the 2015 U.S. Open after many close calls in majors.
U.S. Open notes: Europeans on Chambers Bay; Cole Hammer time; Cameron Tringale's ace
U.S. Open 2015 notes from Tuesday at Chambers Bay includes Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell and Cole Hammer.
Phil Mickelson remains enthusiastic as he continues to chase elusive U.S. Open title at Chambers Bay
As a U.S. Open title continues to elude him, Phil Mickelson enjoys the challenge and remains enthusiastic entering his 25th U.S. Open, at Chambers Bay.
Tiger Woods' shift in swing philosophy in line with shift in U.S. Open setup at Chambers Bay
Tiger Woods talked about a "shift" in swing philosophy Tuesday at Chambers Bay, staying in step with the USGA's shift in course setup for this week's U.S. Open.
At U.S. Open 2015, Rory McIlroy points to unique atmosphere of Chambers Bay as motivator
The U.S. Open 2015 at Chambers Bay includes a unique motivator for World No. 1 Rory McIlroy.
Tiger Woods’ era of dominance shouldn't be lost on PGA Tour’s youngsters at U.S. Open
Tiger Woods enters the 2015 U.S. Open nowhere near the player he once was, but unlike the 16 amateurs in the field, players like Ernie Els and Davis Love III remember just how good Woods used to be.
PGA Tour player Jim Furyk chases another U.S. Open with dad in his corner
PGA Tour player Jim Furyk takes his unique swing, honed by dad Mike Furyk, to Chambers Bay to chase another U.S. Open title.
Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin: Why complain about U.S. Open at Chambers Bay?
The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay PGA Tour golf major championship has some golfers complaining although Jack Nicklaus and Hale Irwin didn't complain when they faced stiff U.S. Open tests at Winged Foot and Pebble Beach.
Peter Uihlein, John Hahn salute U.S. Open venue Chambers Bay as ‘fun’ and ‘off the charts’
If U.S. Open exemptions were awarded for experience, enthusiasm and embracement, Peter Uihlein and John Hahn would be packing their bags for Chambers Bay.
David Lingmerth comes up short at Columbus U.S. Open sectional qualifier
The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, David Lingmerth fails to advance while George McNeill advances.
Steve Stricker WDs at Columbus U.S. Open sectional, ends U.S. Open streak
Steve Stricker withdrew midway through the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier in Columbus, Ohio and ended his U.S. Open streak at nine.
Patrick Rodgers skips U.S. Open qualifier to focus on PGA Tour play
PGA Tour golfer Patrick Rodgers pulls out of U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, to prepare for PGA Tour's FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis as he seeks his 2015-16 Tour card.
Long day, bleak forecast thins out Columbus U.S. Open sectional
The WDs are pouring in for the U.S. Open sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, thanks to a bleak forecast.
For better or worse, this is Tiger Woods at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament 2015
Tiger Woods muddled through another round at the Memorial 2015 and is on to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Justin Rose chases another Memorial title 5 years after U.S. Open snub
Justin Rose at the PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament is chasing his second win at Muirfield Village as he enters the final round with a three-shot lead.
U.S. Open Columbus sectional qualifier becomes unpopular destination for PGA Tour golfers
The 2015 U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Columbus, Ohio, many PGA Tour golfers have withdrawn from qualifying site with poor weather in the forecast.
Tiger Woods provides Memorial drama with erratic play
Tiger Woods at the PGA Tour's 2015 Memorial Tournament struggles with driver during Round 2 but makes cut thanks to strong putting at Muirfield Village.
Faxon on Chambers Bay: Expect surprises and laugh them off
Brad Faxon says success at 2015 U.S. Open will depend on PGA Tour players' attitudes and patience with Chambers Bay.
Jon Curran hones game at Bear's Club, hoping for U.S. Open berth
Jon Curran is not playing the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament but rather tuning up for a shot at the U.S. Open.
Jordan Spieth struggles at hometown PGA Tour stop, the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship
In his third go-round as a pro at his hometown event, the AT&T Byron Nelson, Dallas resident Jordan Spieth still was looking to improve upon what he did as a 16-year-old amateur in 2010.
Texas PGA Tour stops: How rain affected scoring at Crowne Plaza, Byron Nelson
Back-to-back PGA Tour stops in Texas saw record scoring, but don't chalk that up to just the weather.
Patrick Rodgers faces big week at Memorial in bid for PGA Tour status
Patrick Rodgers needs a good week at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament to earn enough FedEx Cup points for special temporary membership.
Adam Scott and Steve Williams reunite for key summer stretch on PGA Tour
PGA Tour player Adam Scott will bring back caddie Steve Williams for the U.S. Open, Open Championship, Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
Old-school teaching does trick for Justin Thomas' father
PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas' father is a club professional and sticks to his old-school ways, like teaching without a TrackMan.