This year’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort’s No. 2 course will play a “little easier” than the last time the tournament was staged there nine years ago because fairways will be wider, said Mike Davis, executive director of the U.S. Golf Association.
To have any chance of seeing Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Bubba Watson at the U.S. Open this morning, Laura Goldner and her daughter Camila had to fight for a spot. They chose an area about 20 yards short of the putting green.
Padraig Harrington , a three-time major tournament winner who was booted from an event in January, said golf’s ruling bodies acted quickly and prudently by changing a rule to prevent professionals from being automatically disqualified if a television viewer alerts an official to an infraction.
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.
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.