The United States Golf Association brands the U.S. Open as “golf’s toughest test,” and more often than not, it proves to be true.
In 2011, however, Rory McIlroy laughed right in the face of that moniker en route to one of the most dominating Open victories in history. Read More
With rapidly evolving equipment, professional golfers are driving the ball farther than what was humanly possible 14 years ago when the Olympic Club last hosted the U.S. Open. But when Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy tee off at the Lake Course on Thursday, they’ll confront a course that could be more challenging than it was in 1998. Read More
There’s always someone emphasizing the negative, someone reluctant to acknowledge success, someone who looks at what Rory McIlroy did in last year’s U.S. Open, lapping the field as it were, and suggests the course wasn’t that difficult or the other golfers went about things improperly. Read More
Stephen Ames and Joe Durant were among nine players who booked their places at next week’s U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco in a weather-delayed sectional qualifier in Memphis on Tuesday.
A heavy thunderstorm on Monday had forced the 36-hole qualifier into a second day before Ames and Durant finally emerged among the fortunate nine, posting matching totals of 8-under-par 134.
PGA Tour rookie Tommy Biershenk led the way at 9-under-par. Read More
It was 1985 when Chris Stein last got his crack at a chance to play in the U.S. Open.
He was 22 then, and in the Southern California city of Temecula for the Open sectional qualifier. Stein needed to shoot 3-under-par in his last nine holes to advance.
“Didn’t quite do it,” Stein said. “But here I am back now.” Read More
After Monday’s grueling sectional qualifier at Lake Merced Golf Club and TPC Harding Park, it will be quite a short road to this year’s U.S. Open.
About three miles, to be exact.
About 130 golfers, including dozens of local competitors, will tee it up and putt their way through two 18-hole rounds Monday in hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club on June 14-17. Read More
Domingo Jojola is one step away from fulfilling his childhood dream.
The USF grad has survived the local qualifying round for this year’s U.S. Open and will play in the sectional qualifying June 4 at TPC Harding Park and Lake Merced Golf Club courses.
Sporting gear from TaylorMade, which has been sponsoring him for the past year, Jojola said he has been playing both the courses for half his life, so he’s already got a leg up on some of his competition. Read More
DALY CITY — After the sun sets on the final round of the U.S. Open in June, local golf fans will only need to wait a month to attend another highly competitive, world-class golf tournament.
The 64th U.S. Girls’ Junior Championships will tee off at the Lake Merced Golf Club on July 16, bringing the world’s best female golfers younger than age 18 to the Bay Area for another stirring week on the links. Read More
The trophy was there, bright and gleaming. The trophy sitting on the tee of the ridiculously lengthened eighth hole at Olympic Club. The trophy and U.S. Open, thoughts about what is coming and what has gone. Read More
San Francisco will host the U.S. Open golf championship in June, but the economic impact of the event may slice south toward San Mateo County.
Peninsula leaders are cheering the United States Golf Association’s decision to house nearly half its staff in Burlingame during the event, allowing San Mateo County cities to bag coveted tourism dollars. Read More