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GULLANE, Scotland | Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

GULLANE, Scotland — Phil Mickelson says he wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving golf ball at the U.S. Open. He says all he can do now is try to act a little better. Mickelson spoke on Thursday after opening with an even-par 70 in the Scottish Open. He has … Continue reading GULLANE, Scotland | Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure.That’s how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. Koepka became the first man to turn that impressive trick in nearly three decades by handling a Shinnecock Hills course … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Dustin Johnson’s US Open hopes fade on back 9

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson had a four-stroke lead after 36 holes and was still in striking distance heading onto the back nine in the final round of the U.S. Open. Instead of making a move, he lost ground. The 2016 champion three-putted three times on the back nine at Shinnecock Hills, shooting an … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Dustin Johnson’s US Open hopes fade on back 9

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Curtis Strange stood by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, working for the TV broadcast and ready to welcome Brooks Koepka into the small fraternity of back-to-back U.S. Open winners. “I’m happy for him. I hope it means as much to him,” said Strange, who won in 1988 and ’89 and … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course. One year after Koepka overpowered the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, he navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a 2-under 68 to become … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Fleetwood ties Open mark with final-round 63, finishes 2nd

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Somehow, tying a U.S. Open record with a final-round 63 wasn’t totally satisfying for Tommy Fleetwood. “Yeah,” he said with a laugh, “but I wanted 62.” The Englishman nearly got it: A birdie putt from 8 feet on No. 18 broke right and skidded past the hole. Still, the 12th-ranked player … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Fleetwood ties Open mark with final-round 63, finishes 2nd

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and Tony Finau were the exceptions, each posting a 4-under 66 about the time Johnson … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Frustrated Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson’s frustrations are getting the best of him at the U.S. Open to the point he hit a moving ball with his putter. It was a shocking display on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. Mickelson’s bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | Frustrated Mickelson swats moving ball with putter at Open