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Phil Mickelson plays a shot from the rough on the 12th hole during the first round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 12, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Liguori: No Distractions For Mickelson, So He Says, As Quest For U.S. Open Title Continues

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?

06/13/2014

Luke Guthrie chips onto the green during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2, on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Brilliant Short Game Will Determine U.S. Open Champ At Pinehurst

What, no ankle-deep rough? What kind of U.S. Open is this? A course with no tall, gnarly rough seems almost unheard of.

06/12/2014

The statue of Payne Stewart at Pinehurst. (Photo by Ann Liguori/WFAN)

Liguori: Memory Of Payne Stewart Permeates Pinehurst, U.S. Open

It seems like just yesterday when I was here, in 1999, when Stewart won an electrifying U.S. Open. Four months later, Stewart and five others perished in a plane crash.

06/11/2014

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Nadal’s Knee Is A Question Heading Into The U.S. Open

Nadal’s knees have had recurring problems over the years, particularly the left one, which kept him out from late 2012 until early 2013.

08/25/2013

Arthur Ashe Stadium (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Arthur Ashe Stadium To Have Roof By 2017 US Open

U.S. Tennis Association officials said Thursday that Arthur Ashe Stadium could be covered as soon as the 2016 tournament, but more likely the following year.

08/15/2013

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Withdraws From US Open

The eighth-ranked Frenchman hasn’t played since June 26 when he was forced to retire from his second-round match at Wimbledon against Ernests Gulbis.

08/15/2013

Arthur Ashe Stadium (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

USTA: Retractable Roof Will Be Constructed Over Arthur Ashe Stadium

The United States Tennis Association says a retractable roof will be constructed over Arthur Ashe Stadium, the main venue for the U.S. Open.

08/14/2013

Bethpage Black (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Ryder Cup Appears To Be Headed To Bethpage Black On Long Island

From an operations standpoint, there is ample space in the state park for hospitality and other structures that have turned the Ryder Cup into the biggest show in golf.

08/13/2013

Roger Federer (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Federer Trying To Re-Energize Game In Cincinnati

Roger Federer usually feels good when he arrives in Cincinnati for a tournament he has won more times than anyone else. This week, not so much.

08/11/2013

Serena Williams (credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/GettyImages)

Serena Williams Wins Rogers Cup In Romp

The top-ranked woman breezed to her third Rogers Cup title Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea. This was her eighth WTA title of the year and the 54th of her career.

08/11/2013

Monica Seles (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Seles Picked For US Open Court Of Champions

Two-time U.S. Open winner Monica Seles will be inducted into the tournament’s Court of Champions during a ceremony before the women’s final Sept. 8.

08/08/2013

Rafael Nadal (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Murray, Nadal Win In Montreal

Andy Murray made a successful return in his first match since winning at Wimbledon, beating Spain’s Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup.

08/08/2013

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Silverman: PGA Stage Is Set For Epic Tiger Vs. Lefty Duel

When Woods is on, most of his fellow competitors are intimidated. None would admit it, but even solid top-10 golfers seem to lose their confidence when Woods is on. Mickelson is not one of them.

08/07/2013

John Isner (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Isner’s Loss Means No US Men In Next Week’s Top 20

Next week, for the first time in 40 years of ATP rankings, there will be no American men in the top 20. That’s because John Isner, who is 20th this week, is assured of dropping lower after losing Tuesday.

08/06/2013

Phil Mickelson arrives to receive the Claret Jug after winning the 2013 British Open at Muirfield golf course at Gullane in Scotland on July 21, 2013.  (Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson Eyes Career Grand Slam After Winning British Open

The last one eluding Mickelson is the U.S. Open, a championship where he’s been the runner-up six times — most recently last month at Merion.

07/22/2013

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