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Richard Bland, Russell Henley sit atop U.S. Open after 2nd round

The U.S. Open might be shaping up as another major championship with an elder statesman making a mark. Englishman Richard Bland shot 4-under-par 67 in the second round of the U.S. Open on Friday at Torrey Pines in San Diego, so he’ll go to the weekend as a co-leader. Bland, at age 48, is the […]

  • Leona Maguire grabs 3-stroke lead at Meijer LPGA Classic

    Ireland’s Leona Maguire piled up eight birdies and an eagle on her way to an 8-under-par 64 — tied for low round of the day — as she took a three-shot lead at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Mich. Maguire is 15-under 129 at the midway point of the event at Blythefield Country […]

  • Viktor Hovland (eye) withdraws from U.S. Open

    Viktor Hovland, the No. 13-ranked golfer in the world, withdrew from the U.S. Open midway through his second round Friday due to lingering pain in his left eye. Broadcast partner NBC reported that before his round, the Norwegian “had some sand fly into his left eye” while warming up but attempted to play through the […]

  • Richard Bland, 48, rises to top during U.S. Open second round

    Englishman Richard Bland shot 4-under-par 67 to move into the lead on the second day of the U.S. Open on Friday at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Bland was among those with early tee times for the second round and he took advantage by posting seven birdies. He wanted to keep it simple, moving to […]

  • Bryson DeChambeau jump latest move in Brooks Koepka feud

    Bryson DeChambeau made the next chess move in his feud with Brooks Koepka. Following Thursday’s round at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, Koepka was chatting on camera with an interviewer. As DeChambeau walked past in the background, he jumped to make sure he’d be in the shot and waved his arms. […]

  • Louis Oosthuizen finishes first round tied for lead at U.S. Open

    Louis Oosthuizen completed his first-round play in the U.S. Open with a pair of pars on Friday morning to maintain a share of first place at Torrey Pines in San Diego. The South African is tied with Russell Henley, who posted a 4-under-par 67 in the first round Thursday. Henley was among those with a […]

  • Russell Henley, Louis Oosthuizen share early lead at U.S. Open

    Playing better in major championships is one of the goals for Russell Henley. He’s off to a good start in that pursuit after the opening day of the U.S. Open. Henley shot a 4-under-par 67 to hold the lead in the slow-moving first round Thursday at Torrey Pines in San Diego. “I would say over […]

  • Molinari brothers off to strong U.S. Open start after 18 months apart

    Edoardo Molinari last played in a major championship in 2015, so on that level alone it was significant that he qualified for this year’s U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. But qualification came with an extra benefit on a far more personal level. It meant he would finally get to see his younger […]

  • Brooks Koepka, Matthew Wolff endure early U.S. Open thrills and spills

    Brooks Koepka, Matthew Wolff and Russell Henley were among the early leaders in the slow-moving first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday at Torrey Pines in San Diego. The trio all held 3-under par scores through 15 holes. Koepka, a two-time U.S. Open champion, held the lead at 4 under after he had played […]

  • Dustin Johnson likes his U.S. Open chances — if driver is on

    World No. 1 Dustin Johnson thinks the South Course at Torrey Pines suits his game well as he prepares to compete for his third major title this week at the U.S. Open. “I think it fits it well, especially this week driving,” Johnson said Wednesday. “If I can drive it well, I feel like I’m […]

  • Report: Maria Fassi, Gabi Ruffels get invites to Women’s PGA

    Maria Fassi, who has been recovering from knee surgery in April, and Gabriela Ruffels received sponsor invitations for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, scheduled for June 24-27 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. The 23-year-old Fassi, a former star at Arkansas and individual NCAA champion in 2019, made her return to the […]

  • Rory McIlroy says PGA Tour should ban green books

    Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy voiced his support for the PGA Tour banning green-reading books for next season. Speaking Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, the golf star from Northern Ireland was asked about Golfweek’s report that the PGA Tour Player Advisory Council voted to outlaw the books at a virtual meeting […]

  • U.S. Open: Jon Rahm favored, bettors backing Phil Mickelson

    The 2021 U.S. Open will be played at Torrey Pines’ South Course for the second time. The 156-player field will tee it up in San Diego beginning Thursday. The last time Torrey Pines hosted the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods won in a 19-hole Monday playoff over Rocco Mediate in 2008. One of the most famous […]

  • PGA Tour to vote on banning notes for reading greens

    Reading greens on the PGA Tour could become trickier with a vote scheduled that could ban notebooks which provide players with slope and putting speed particulars. According to Golfweek, the board of the PGA Tour will take a vote to decide the fate of the greens books after the Player Advisory Council had its own […]

  • Golf Glance: U.S. Open returns to Torrey Pines

    Field Level Media’s Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours. PGA TOUR LAST TOURNAMENT: Palmetto Championship at Congaree (Garrick Higgo) THIS WEEK: U.S. Open, San Diego, Calif., June 17-20 Course: Torrey Pines, South Course (Par 71, 7,652 yards) Purse: $12.5M (Winner: 2.25M) Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau […]

  • Jordan Spieth downplays heel injury ahead of U.S. Open

    Jordan Spieth downplayed concerns that he is battling an injury leading up to the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Spieth acknowledged Tuesday that he jammed his foot and heel while leaving the course last week, but doesn’t expect it to have a significant impact while tackling the treacherous South Course in San Diego this week. […]

  • Jon Rahm talks Memorial exit ahead of U.S. Open

    Ahead of this week’s U.S. Open, Spanish star Jon Rahm said he is confident he’ll regain his form in short order after having to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago due to a positive test for COVID-19. Rahm led the Memorial by six strokes after the third round when he was handed the […]

  • Golfer arrested after on-course fracas at qualifying event

    Luke Smith of Covington, Tenn., was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery after he allegedly punched a fellow player and tackled him to the ground during a Korn Ferry Tour qualifying event. Smith, who also plays on the University of Tennessee-Martin golf team, was among those attempting to qualify for the Wichita Open at Sand […]

  • Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka not paired at U.S. Open

    Bryson DeChambeau will open his defense of his U.S. Open title on Thursday when he is paired with Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and U.S. Amateur champion Tyler Strafaci at Torrey Pines Golf Course. That group will begin play at 4:14 p.m. ET on Thursday. DeChambeau, obviously, was not paired with 2017-18 U.S. Open champion Brooks […]

  • Phil Mickelson aims for elusive U.S. Open win at home course Torrey Pines

    Phil Mickelson is ready to take another shot at that elusive U.S. Open title and his excitement meter is high with the event back at Torrey Pines just outside San Diego. Mickelson, who turns 51 on Wednesday, is a San Diego native who spent countless hours on the course in his youth. This week is […]

  • No. 1 Dustin Johnson now third on all-time PGA money list

    Dustin Johnson has moved behind two golf legends on the all-time PGA money list. The $177,025 he earned for finishing in a tie for 10th place at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree on Sunday vaulted him over Jim Furyk and into third place in PGA earnings. His total winnings of $71.6 million trails only Tiger […]

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