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Steve Stricker of the United States talks with Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Liguori: The Ying And Yang Of Merion Keeps Course In Control At 113th U.S. Open

Let’s see who, if any, of the 73 players who made the cut, can shoot under par in the third round.

06/15/2013

Phil Mickelson of the United States plays his tee shot at the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 14, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Field Chasing Mickelson And Horschel At 113th U.S. Open

Leaders Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel would tee off later, the only players in the field with a score under par.

06/15/2013

Phil Mickelson (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Liguori: Phil Mickelson In Right Frame Of Mind To Possibly Win 1st U.S. Open Title

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!

06/14/2013

Phil Mickelson of the United States hits his second shot on the third hole during Round One of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 13, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

U.S. Open Day 2: Mickelson, Woods And The Latest From Merion

Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional.

06/14/2013

A man huddles under an umbrella after play was suspended during a storm at the first round the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Not Golf Weather: Rain Takes Center Stage On Day 1 Of U.S. Open

The course was already soaked with 6½ inches of rain over the past week, although sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday helped to dry things out a bit.

06/13/2013

Tiger Woods practices prior to the start of the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club on June 12, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: USGA Emphasizing U.S. Open Is ‘Not About The Score’

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.

06/12/2013

Sergio Garcia talks with caddie Greg Hearmon (L) during a practice round prior to the start of the 113th U.S. Open at at Merion Golf Club on June 10, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Sergio Garcia Leaves Tiger Woods Note In Locker At U.S. Open

The note presumably was an apology — Garcia said it would be up to Woods to share the contents.

06/12/2013

Tiger Woods (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: The Glory Of Merion Golf Club May Be Stymied By Bad Weather

Yes, Mother Nature is the boss, and it will help dictate what kind of Open we have at historic Merion Golf Club.

06/11/2013

(L) Sergio Garcia emerges from a meeting in the rules office on May 22, 2013 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images); (R) Tiger Woods reacts to his missed birdie putt on the ninth green during the final round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on May 12, 2013. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia Shake Hands On U.S. Open Practice Range

It was the first time they have seen each other since Garcia jokingly said at an awards dinner in England that he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open and “we will serve fried chicken.”

06/11/2013

Tiger Woods drops his club after a poor second shot on the par 5 15th hole during the third round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 1, 2013 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Liguori: Tiger’s ‘44’ Will Be In Rearview Mirror Next Week At Merion

Yes, Tiger is over-scrutinized. But you would be too if you had Tiger’s game and career.

06/03/2013

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

U.S. Open To Increase Annual Prize Money To $50 Million By 2017

New York’s Grand Slam tournament will increase its annual prize money to $50 million by 2017 — roughly double what it was last year — and permanently schedule the men’s semifinals on Friday and men’s final on Sunday starting in 2015.

03/20/2013

Phil Mickelson hits a shot from the bunker on the 18th hole during the final round of the 2006 US Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

West Course At Winged Foot To Host 2020 U.S. Open

The U.S. Open is returning to Winged Foot, the New York club with a history of clutch moments and one unforgettable collapse.

01/28/2013

Andy Roddick of the United States celebrates after defeating Rhyne Williams of the United States in their men's singles first-round match.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Roddick, Djokovic, Venus Cruise Into Second Round Of US Open

That Andy Roddick’s last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 US Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.

08/28/2012

Sam Querrey of the United States returns a shot against Yen-Hsun Lu of the Chinese Taipei during their men's single first-round match on Day Two of the 2012 U.S. Open. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Liguori: Americans Take Center Stage On Second Day Of US Open

Americans Andy Roddick, Venus Williams, Sam Querrey and Dennis Novikov all won on the second day of the US Open.

08/28/2012

Venus Williams of the United States shakes hands at the net with Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States after their women's singles first-round match on Day Two of the 2012 US Open. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Venus Williams Tops Bethanie Mattek-Sands; Awaits Kerber In Second Round

Venus Williams overcame an early deficit for an easy win in her return to the US Open. She’ll next face sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber.

08/28/2012

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