With Jason Day and Shane Lowry pulling out of the Olympics on Tuesday, golf's Olympics dream has officially unraveled, writes Jeff Babineau.
Have attended nearly 80 majors (including each of Tiger Woods’ 14 major victories), and nine Ryder Cups. Multiple winner, GWAA Writing Awards, including best column, 2003. Former golf writer at Orlando Sentinel, where previous beats included the NHL and NFL. At 17, won club championship at Dennis Pines, and attempted (key word, attempted) to play at Florida Southern College on a team that eventually would include two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen, near-U.S. Open champion Rocco Mediate, and longtime PGA/Champions Tour player Marco Dawson (a fraternity brother). Master of the low punchout from the trees …
Stories by Jeff Babineau
Golf’s return to the Olympic Games sustained another blow on Wednesday when Rory McIlroy said he will not be playing in Rio.
Sunday's final round of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont should be a good one, and it will star Shane Lowry, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and more.
Wes Short Jr. shot 14 over to miss the cut at the 2016 U.S. Open, but the 52-year-old did enjoy his Open debut at Oakmont.
Jordan Spieth and Jason Day have their work cut out for them but think they can get back to even-par at the U.S. Open.
It wasn't the best start for the defending champion, but Spieth is determined to stay patient at the year's second major.
Surprisingly, Zach Johnson has never finished in the top 25 at the U.S. Open.
Despite the first round of the U.S. Open being suspended Thursday because of weather, the USGA still believes a Sunday finish is possible.
Bubba Watson played well, Jordan Spieth did OK and Jason Day didn't even hit a shot during a rain-shortened Thursday at the U.S. Open.
Oakmont Country Club, the site of Ernie Els' first major victory, still holds a special place in his heart on the eve of the 2016 U.S. Open.
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