In the first four U.S. Opens held at the Olympic Club’s Lake Course, the final rounds were filled with unpredictable and riveting moments.
And if that history, coupled with Saturday’s third round of the fifth Open held in San Francisco, is any indication of what’s to come today, it could be another frantic finish. Read More
Michael Thompson is familiar with the Olympic Club having finished runner-up in the U.S. Amateur held on the Lake Course in 2007.
He’s also familiar with San Francisco, staying with a family on Lombard Street both for that event in 2007 and again this week for the U.S. Open.
The one place he’s not so familiar with? The top of the Open leaderboard. Read More
Graeme McDowell capped off an unforgettable year for himself — and for Europe.
In a Ryder Cup that came down to the very last match Monday, McDowell rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole, then closed out Hunter Mahan to give Europe the 14½ points it needed to reclaim the precious gold trophy. Read More
The winner, of course, was the course, Pebble Beach. Graeme McDowell was the champion, the guy who finished first, but it was Pebble — tough, mystical Pebble — that proved the winner.
McDowell, from Northern Ireland, is the first European to take the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin did it 40 years ago in 1970. But McDowell’s final score was even-par 284, and Sunday his final round was a 2-over 74. Read More