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Young trio of Fowler, Spieth, Matsuyama showcase mature game at Pinehurst
The young trio of Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama showcased patience and game well beyond their years during the first round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
From obscurity to the U.S. Open, Brandon McIver making name for himself
Brandon McIver wasn't highly recruited, a victim of playing golf for only five or six months a year in Montana. A fateful trip by Oregon's Casey Martin to check out the kid has led McIver to a spot in the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
Millionaire? Maverick McNealy's dad worth much more to his son, not just during U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Maverick McNealy doesn't live in his millionaire father's shadow, as Scott McNealy will have none of it. Instead, the Sun Microsystems co-founder takes pride in toting his eldest son's bag around whatever course they may find.
Jordan Spieth not happy just learning; he wants to win now
At the tender age of 20, Jordan Spieth has experienced more in his young career than players twice his age. But he isn't satisfied with learning. He's at the U.S. Open to win.
Curtis Strange dishes on Pinehurst's charm, mental toughness at U.S. Open
Curtis Strange is happy to see an old-style course such as Pinehurst No. 2 back in the spotlight after being less than thrilled with the setup at Merion in 2013.
Kevin Na, Cameron Wilson among five added to U.S. Open field Monday
Kevin Na, Bernd Wiesberger, Cameron Wilson, Brandon McIver and Craig Barlow all added to the U.S. Open field at Pinehurst No. 2.
Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson highlight U.S. Open pairings
Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell paired for first two rounds of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. The USGA announced the full pairings and tee times on Friday afternoon.
In-depth look at 10 past champs in U.S. Open field
Here is a closer look at the 10 past U.S. Open winners that have secured tee times for next week, while also looking at two players that are still active, but not participating in the year's second major, including Tiger Woods.
Richard Sterne, Thomas Bjorn WD from U.S. Open; Scott Langley, Andrew Dorn get spots
Richard Sterne (undisclosed injury) and Thomas Bjorn (neck, shoulder) have withdrawn from the 2014 U.S. Open, with Scott Langley and Andrew Dorn getting the nod as replacements.
Landon Michelson DQ'd at Florida sectional for signing wrong scorecard
Landon Michelson was disqualified, by his own admission, from the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at Quail Valley for signing an incorrect scorecard. The proper one would have put him in a playoff for the final qualifying spot.
5 Things: U.S. Open sectional qualifier, Vero Beach, Fla.
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.
Daniel Berger, Nicholas Lindheim open with 66s at Florida sectional
The closing stretch at Quail Valley will be difficult to manage at the U.S. Open Sectional on Monday, but Daniel Berger and Nicholas Lindheim did just fine through 18 holes after opening 6-under 66s.
Salem Country Club to host 2017 U.S. Senior Open
For the second time, the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. will play host to the U.S. Senior Open, with the 2017 tournament being awarded to the Donald Ross designed course, the USGA announced in a press release.
VIDEO: Rickie Fowler dons a Speedo, jumps off cliffs
Rickie Fowler joined professional cliff-diver David Colturi at Hell’s Gate at Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas to jump off some pretty sizable cliffs, as well as take in a couple holes of golf.
No Tiger? Here are 5 players to watch at Pinehurst
With Tiger Woods officially pulling out of the 2014 U.S. Open on Wednesday, the chatter now turns to who might be favored at Pinehurst No. 2. Here are 5 guys to watch as we prepare for the year's second major.
Tiger Woods officially out of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Tiger Woods will not play in the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, he announced on his website on Wednesday afternoon.
Rodgers, Shelton highlight Ping All-Americans
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson, as well as Alabama's Bobby Wyatt and Robby Shelton headline the Division 1 Ping First-Team All-Americans for 2013-14.
Shoal Creek to host 2018 U.S. Women's Open
Shoal Creek, the site of the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships, will host the 2018 U.S. Women's Open, the USGA announced on Tuesday afternoon in a press release.
USGA announces 25 exemptions into U.S. Open
The USGA announced 25 more full exemptions into next month's U.S. Open at Pinehurst on Tuesday, including Miguel Angel Jimenez, Harris English, Russell Henley, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Patrick Reed.
Andy Zhang fires 63 to win AJGA's Thunderbird International
Andy Zhang fired a 9-under 63 on Monday to win the AJGA's Thunderbird International Junior, using seven birdies and two eagles to capture the biggest junior title of his young career.
Wen-Chong Liang wins U.S. Open sectional in Japan
Wen-Chong Liang fired rounds of 67-66 to win the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at the par-71 Nara International Golf Club in Japan.
5 Things: Adam Scott outlasts Jason Dufner in playoff for Texas sweep on PGA Tour
Adam Scott answered any critics who might have questioned his ascension to World No. 1 with a dramatic, sudden-death playoff victory over Jason Dufner at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Sunday.
Sean Covich named men's golf coach at West Virginia
With West Virginia slated to start its first season as a varsity sport on July 1, 2015, the school has announced its men's golf coach in Sean Covich, an assistant coach at Mississippi State for the last three seasons.
5 Things: Brice Garnett leads Crowne Plaza; Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker lurk
Brice Garnett fired a 4-under 66 to move to 7 under for the tournament, one better than Chris Stroud and Robert Streb at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
5 Things: Dustin Johnson leads; Hunter Mahan finds late trouble
On a day where only 41 of the 123-player field were in red figures, it was Dustin Johnson that used a bogey-free, five-birdie performance to take a one-shot lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Rodgers, Niebrugge, Ihm get John Deere exemptions
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers, Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge and Iowa's Steven Ihm received sponsor exemptions for the John Deere Classic.
Florida Southern's Crouch headlines Div. II Ping All-Americans
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch received two prestigious honors from the GCAA and Ping on Wednesday after winning his second consecutive NCAA title.
NCAA men's golf regionals: Recap
Here's a quick glance at what happened Saturday at each NCAA men's golf regional – with links to the in-depth recap on each.
NCAA regionals: Who's in, who's out for NCAA Championship in Kansas
As NCAA regional action wrapped up Saturday at six venues across the U.S., we take a look at the 30 teams that advanced and their respective Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
5 Things: J.B. Holmes wins for first time since 2008; Phil Mickelson falters
More than two years removed from a brain tumor that threatened not only his golf career but life as he knew it, J.B. Holmes re-entered the PGA Tour winner's circle with a 1-shot win at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.
5 Things: Ben Martin breaks course record; David Duval shines; more
Ben Martin, 10-under 62, broke the TPC Louisiana course record by two shots in taking a two-shot lead at the Zurich Classic on Thursday.
5 Things: Matt Kuchar's hole-out secures RBC Heritage win
Matt Kuchar improbably holed out for birdie from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to take a one-shot lead that would hold up down the stretch, securing his first victory of the 2014 season.
TaylorMade appoints new CEO; Mark King promoted
In a pair of moves on Thursday morning, current TaylorMade CEO Mark King was promoted to president of the Adidas Group North America, while Ben Sharpe will take over as CEO for TaylorMade.
5 Things: It's Bubba Watson at Masters again; Jordan Spieth fieds; more
Back-to-back two-shot swings to end the front nine and a bogey by Jordan Spieth in Amen Corner put Bubba Watson on a course for his second Masters championship. Here are 5 Things to know from Augusta.
Adam Scott struggles with putter, grinds his way to 72
Adam Scott struggled with his putter all weekend and grinded his way to a T-14 finish after an even-par 72 on Sunday at the Masters.
Rory McIlroy (69) secures career-best finish at Masters
Rory McIlroy set a goal for himself on Saturday to secure his career-best finish at the Masters. Behind a 3-under 69, the World No. 9 was able to accomplish that.
Masters 2014: The official prize money
The purse at the Masters is undisclosed for much of the week, but on Sunday at Augusta National, the tournament released the details of what players will take home this week.
Larry Mize offers insight on course, makes Masters pick
Larry Mize offers up early insight on Augusta National's Sunday setup and makes his green-jacket pick after his 7-over 79 on Sunday at the Masters.
Masters: 10 Things to watch on Sunday at Augusta National
From the lack of major championships to how the players in the red stack up against each other, we take a look at 10 Things you need to know before the leaders tee off on Sunday at the Masters.
Watson, Fowler friendship a match made in wackiness
Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson were a match made in Golf Boys heaven, but their relationship goes a lot deeper than music videos and bold apparel choices.
Rickie Fowler's swing changes paying off at Augusta National
When Rickie Fowler began to work with Butch Harmon in December, their goal was to be able to compete in the majors. After a 5-under 67 Saturday, consider it mission accomplished.
Masters: Tee times, final round at Augusta National
Here are the complete tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Jimenez leads the charge for 50-somethings at Augusta National
Miguel Angel Jimenez is one of six players over 50 who made the cut at the Masters -- his tournament-best 66 vaulted the Spaniard up the leaderboard and into contention for his first major title.
Rory McIlroy on 'marker' Jeff Knox: 'He beat me by one'
Rory McIlroy played with a nameless man Saturday at the Masters. But that mystery man's play had people buzzing to figure out who he was -- none other than Augusta National course-record holder Jeff Knox.
Fowler identifies Watson's secret weapon – and he's pretty cute
Rickie Fowler is well aware of Bubba Watson's secret weapon when it comes to his rise on the course since his 2012 Masters victory -- his 2-year-old son, Caleb.
Masters tee times: Round 3, Augusta National
Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth make the marquee pairing Saturday at the Masters, while a handful of others are well worth watching. Take a look at the third-round tee times and pairings.
Been here, seen this: Fred Couples, 54, in contention at Augusta
Behind a second consecutive 71, Fred Couples continues to defy the odds and is once again inside the top 10 heading into Masters weekend.
Thomas Bjorn's second-round Masters prowess continues at Augusta National
There's something about the second round at Augusta National that seems to resonate with Thomas Bjorn. The Dane fired a 4-under 68 -- currently the best round of the day -- to vault from 1 over to 3 under and is firmly in contention.
Masuda's Masters Mind: Friday from Augusta National
Digital director Nick Masuda has the privilege of covering the 78th Masters, and is determined to bring you inside the gates of Augusta National to be your eyes and ears throughout the day.
Donald's 'pretty dumb mistake' highlights stars' woeful opening rounds
Luke Donald's "pretty dumb mistake" on the par-4 ninth hole sent him from bad to worse, but he wasn't the only star to struggle on Thursday at the Masters.