Each year at the US Open, there is a story that captivates and stands out more than any other. This year, it was only two days before 17-year-old Vicky Duval became ‘that’ story.
Gone is the Golden Era of American tennis. Every year, the names Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert seem to fade further in our country’s tennis consciousness.
The U.S. Open barely got started and one of its most popular players, James Blake, announced his retirement from the game, effective after this US Open.
We knew Jason Dufner had game. This time in the PGA Championship, the 36-year-old was able to close it out and show the world just how much game he has.
Let the Final Round begin! And what a packed leaderboard it is! Picking a winner won’t be easy.
nd, Ohio made history in Friday’s second round, carding a ‘7 under 63’ which is the lowest round ever at Oak Hill.
It’s great to see the 2003 U.S. Open champ’s name at the top of the leaderboard. Furyk is too good and has been in contention too often not to have won more majors (despite his painful looking swing!)
Tiger Woods’ performance on the course once again has dominated golf headlines all season. And rightly so. He comes into this week’s PGA Championship having blown away the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this past weekend.
And after watching Inbee Park win the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open on challenging Sebonack Golf Club, her third straight major victory of the season, I’d add her name to the elite list of the most mentally tough athletes.
Could this spectacular venue in the New York metropolitan area, in the No. 1 media market, provide the boost that women’s professional golf needs in our country?
Why have so many players won their first-ever tour titles at the Travelers? I’m convinced it’s because the staff creates a very friendly, family-oriented environment.
As much as I hoped Phil Mickelson’s storybook week would end on a high, putting an end to his nightmares at the U.S. Open, Justin Rose makes a fine champion.
Let’s see who, if any, of the 73 players who made the cut, can shoot under par in the third round.
He has never won a U.S. Open title, but has been a runner-up five times. So maybe this is the year for Lefty — with or without sleep!
There will be a premium on accuracy, staying out of what looks like impossible rough and navigating the tricky greens which will roll around 13-13 1/2 on the Stimpmeter.