Bringing the U.S. Open back to Merion Golf Club, where Bobby Jones completed the sport’s only Grand Slam and Ben Hogan’s 1-iron shot became one of its most enduring images, will result in an unusual outcome for the U.S. Golf Association: a loss.
Tiger Woods entered the Masters Tournament with perhaps his best chance at a major championship victory in the past five years. He didn’t win, and golf analysts said he left with a mark against his reputation.
Rory McIlroy became the youngest major champion since Tiger Woods in 1997 with an eight-stroke win at the U.S. Open, where he set 12 records, including the lowest score in the golf tournament’s 111-year history.
Inbee Park is three shots off the lead after the first round of the Women’s British Open, where the South Korean is trying to become the only golfer to win four major professional championships in the same calendar year.