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10:41 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par
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4:44 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Tommy Fleetwood missed an 8-foot putt on the 18th green that would have given him the first 62 in U.S. Open history, settling for a 63 on Sunday at Shinnecock Hills. A Southport, England, native, Fleetwood joined Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Vijay Singh and Justin Thomas as
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Andrew Redington (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Fox Sports analyst Paul Azinger, though more or less initially defending Phil Mickelson’s explanation for deliberately hitting a moving ball, eventually agreed with partner Joe Buck’s conclusion, that it was spin. “He’s going to run for office one of these days,” Azinger said, “and he’ll be the spin
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3:37 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – In an apparent act of frustration, Phil Mickelson chased after his moving ball on the 13th green Saturday at Shinnecock Hills and struck it before it could get farther from the hole. Doing so is a breach of Rule 14.5 which prohibits a player from hitting a moving ball.
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10:20 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Shinnecock Hills is no longer the only challenge at this U.S. Open. On a course that can cause problems in any weather, where triple bogeys or worse have been recorded on all but six holes, perhaps the most daunting prospect going into the weekend is Dustin Johnson
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1:24 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Tiger Woods will likely have the opportunity to spend more time on his yacht this weekend after another poor round at the U.S. Open on Friday means he is headed toward a missed cut. Woods, who opened the tournament with a 78 on Thursday at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club,
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5:43 PM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — There are many distinct ways to tell, as a viewer, you are watching a brutally difficult U.S. Open setup. Usually it involves ankle-deep rough and greens that react like concrete, but as Erin Hills showed us last year, even those features aren’t always the best indicator there will be
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—Mickey DeMorat encapsulates golf’s fine line between the haves and have nots. The difference in play between the sport’s upper echelon and those laboring in the minor leagues is minuscule, yet the gulf in lifestyle and bank accounts is infinite. Opportunities to infiltrate the game’s top level don’t come around that often, and if
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Austin Johnson has seen his brother Dustin subdue a golf course with his raw-boned power more than a few times in their six years together, including two years ago at fearsome Oakmont Country Club when Dustin captured the U.S. Open with pugilistic antipathy. On Thursday at Shinnecock Hills, he saw something different,
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—Chalk it up to the crowds congregating around Tiger Woods, who was stumbling his way around the back. Or because the group was traversing the part of the Shinnecock Hills property furthest from the clubhouse. That it was early evening didn’t help. Whatever the reason, perhaps all three, the trio of Xander Schauffele, Keegan
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6:39 AM ET SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The wind whipped off of Long Island Sound, rattling corporate tents, flagsticks and nerves at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club — a course that needs no such help. It already has a reputation as one of the game’s most difficult major championship venues, and Thursday’s opening round of the 118th
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