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.
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.