The night before the biggest round of his entire life, Brooks Koepka got a phone call from his buddy, Dustin Johnson. It lasted two minutes, long by their standards, Koepka said. Johnson was in Koepka’s shoes last year: Entering the final round of the U.S. Open in second place, never having won a major
It’s impossible not to love the guy, and out on the course at Erin Hills everyone loves him. Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston gives a thumbs-up to the crowd at Erin Hills. You get the picture, and every time Beef greets the cheers with simple thumbs-up.
After carding a 9-under 63 in the third round of the U.S. Open, the lowest round to par in the 117-year history of the tournament, Justin Thomas was asked what he might say to Johnny Miller when he sees him. You see, Miller also shot at 63 at the U.S. Open, in what is considered by some the greatest
There is no obvious place to start with how ridiculous the 117th U.S. Open is playing out, so let’s begin with Justin Thomas’ 18th hole on Saturday. There’s also this: Only twice in tournament history has anyone gone lower than where Thomas sits now at 11-under. Tiger Woods did it in 2000 when he won
A plane pulling a banner calling for the USGA to move the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open flew over Erin Hills Saturday. ERIN, Wisconsin — If you’d thought you could spend a politics-free afternoon by attending the U.S. Open in Middle Of Nowhere, Wisconsin, well, that’s wishful thinking anymore. Midway through
Standing in a greenside bunker at No. 14 at Erin Hills, having just pitched a nearly impossible shot over the putting surface on a hole where he desperately needed a birdie to have any chance at making the cut at the U.S. Open, Jon Rahm slammed his club into the ground, flung it over his shoulder before
Two days before the U.S. Open teed off at Erin Hills, Rory McIlroy talked about how his length off the tee would work to his advantage at the monstrous 7,800-yard course. “It’s a long golf course and it’s only going to play longer,” McIlroy said. On the first two holes of their round, Champ was easily
As Dustin Johnson approached his ball buried in the tall grass on 17, a fan standing just a few feet away offered a little pick-me-up to the world’s No. 1 player. It was that sort of day for Johnson, who either didn’t notice the misspeak or didn’t care, because by that point the first round in defense
As Dustin Johnson approached his ball buried in the tall grass on 17, a fan standing just a few feet away offered a little pick-me up to the world’s No. 1 player. It was that sort of day for Johnson, who either didn’t notice the misspeak or didn’t care, because by that point his first round in defense
ERIN, Wisconsin — A blimp flying over the U.S. Open went down Thursday just beyond a rim of trees surrounding Erin Hills. The pilot, the blimp’s only occupant, was airlifted from the scene of the crash but was reported as alert and conscious, according to police.
Phil Mickelson is now officially out of the U.S. Open. Mickelson formally withdrew Thursday morning. With no rain in the forecast at Erin Hills, the weather delay he needed to make it from his daughter’s high school graduation in San Diego to suburban Milwaukee in time for his scheduled 2:20 p.m. (
ERIN, Wis. — When last we saw Dustin Johnson on the stage of a major golf tournament, the No. 1 player in the world stood under a big oak tree at Augusta National, a minute or so before his tee time, where he explained that his injured back was forcing him to pull out of the Masters. Here Johnson was
Phil Mickelson's weather window – the four-hour delay he needs to make his tee time Thursday at the U.S. Open – isn't looking promising.
In a stunner, Cloud Computing won the Preakness Stakes, spoiling Always Dreaming’s bid at a Triple Crown. The 142nd Preakness was billed as a head-to-head battle between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire, who was looking for revenge after a rough trip two weeks ago at Churchill
Tiger Woods has undergone a fourth back surgery to "alleviate ongoing pain in his back and leg," he announced on his website Thursday.
Augusta National is exceptionally hilly – like the chart on a heart-rate monitor, only on grass. Mickelson rolled the putt up the hill, toward the pin, then as he went to mark it could only stop and watch as it rolled back down. While playing partner Jordan Spieth was marching up the leaderboard with