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.
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.
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.