Florida’s Woodmont Country Club, which once boasted 1,200 members, has been hit hard in the past decade as hurricanes and then the recession kept golfers away. Now the club’s owner is adding conference space, stores, restaurants, a spa and a hotel as part of a planned revival.
Martin Kaymer took a record-tying six-stroke lead into the weekend at golf’s U.S. Open, where one of his closest pursuers wondered if the former world No. 1 had been playing a different course than the rest of the field at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.
Martin Kaymer said he wasn’t surprised by his dominating performance at the U.S. Open, where the former No. 1-ranked golfer in the world won by eight strokes and became the seventh player in the tournament’s 114-year history to lead after all four rounds.