Shinnecock Hills

ST. LOUIS | Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS  — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time. Seconds later, … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

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

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills. Johnson dropped only one shot Friday morning in wind and two hours of light rain that made the course play … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | US Open hopes ultimate test doesn’t feature trick questions

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock Hills. A year after Jim Furyk tied the U.S. Open scoring record at Olympia Fields, the 2004 U.S. Open was so … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y | US Open hopes ultimate test doesn’t feature trick questions

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Tiger Woods’ digs for the week is more than a dinghy

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major. That was 12 years ago when the Open was at Winged Foot. He can only hope for a different outcome at Shinnecock Hills. “Staying on the dinghy … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Tiger Woods’ digs for the week is more than a dinghy

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open. Moving back to No. 1 in the world would just be a nice bonus because the only way he can do that before Shinnecock Hills is by winning the St. Jude Classic. Johnson knows what he wants. “I just want … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude