Leading off for the Americans will be two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson and his buddy, 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson.
Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.
U.S. captain Tom Watson made it sound as if he were leaning more on Woods’ past than the current state of his game, not to mention his health.
What a display of composure, fight and fine golf. And in the end, the best player in the game came through.
Rory McIlroy will try to continue his magical ride here at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, although he hopes to play mistake-free Sunday after an up and down 4-under 67 Saturday.
“I hit a lot of bad shots and I never got a putt to the hole,” admitted Tiger. “I had plenty of looks to turn my round around and then post something even par, even under par.”
Looking much like a guy playing just his 11th competitive round since back surgery, Woods was spraying shots all over Valhalla on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.
Here is my lists of seven wives and girlfriends of golfers in the British Open that I’d like to have tea with.
After a shaky start to the British Open, Woods ripped through Royal Liverpool on Thursday much like he did eight years ago, when he won the claret jug for the third time.
The two dominant stars of the pro golf tour have long been Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. However, they both go into this weekend’s Open Championship playing far from their best golf.
Martin Kaymer is playing a brand of golf rarely seen in the U.S. Open. It might even be enough for soccer-mad Germany to pay attention. The other 155 players at Pinehurst No. 2 certainly are.
Phil Mickelson has finished as a runner-up in the U.S. Open six times. Could this be the tournament he finally captures to complete a career Grand Slam?
There was something unusual in the opening round of the U.S. Open. A bunch of scores in the 60s.
What, no ankle-deep rough? What kind of U.S. Open is this? A course with no tall, gnarly rough seems almost unheard of.