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.
Duke Energy Corp., the operator of power plants in the U.S. Southeast and Midwest, is working with Chinese utilities to make coal-fired plants cleaner and speed cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S. and China.
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.
Any lingering memories of last year’s U.S. Open, in which Rory McIlroy won with a record score of 16-under par, probably will be quickly erased when players hit their opening tee shots this week at the Olympic Club.