While The City hosted the U.S. Open just last month, another national-level golf event comes to the area this week.Lake Merced Golf Club will host the aspiring stars of tomorrow with the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, which tees off today and wraps up Saturday.
The headliner at the tournament will be world No. 1-ranked Lydia Ko, who was born in South Korea but grew up in New Zealand. Read More
If there’s going to be a signature hole at the 2012 U.S. Open, it very well could be No. 16.
When played to its full distance, as it’s expected to be at least two of the four days, it will measure a whopping 670 yards. That’ll make it the longest hole in U.S. Open history and remove virtually any chance of players reaching the green in two shots. Read More
James Hahn didn’t even want to sleep Sunday night, or Monday morning, more accurately.
He feared shut-eye might make him lose his mojo.
After winning his first Nationwide Tour event at the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, Hahn boarded a 7:45 p.m. flight and made a stop in Atlanta before pulling into San Francisco International Airport at 12:30 a.m. Monday. Read More
Tiger Woods is quite familiar with the Olympic Club from his college days at Stanford and having played the 1998 U.S. Open at the venue. But even that prior experience couldn’t prepare him for everything during a practice round at the Lake Course on Tuesday in San Francisco. Read More
Since the United States Golf Association began its preparation for June’s U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, it has touted the first six holes of the Lake Course as the most difficult in Open history.
On Thursday, NBC golf analyst and winner of the 1973 U.S. Open Johnny Miller took it even a step further. Read More
The Olympic Club’s Lake Course might seem short by typical USGA standards, but changes implemented for June’s U.S. Open promise to baffle some of the world’s finest golfers.
Although the course hosted the Open in 1955, ’66, ’87 and ’98, modern golfers are driving the ball further and further, so 357 yards were added since the last time the Open was in The City to ensure the event is the most rigorous tournament of the year. Read More
Pebble Beach is in the rear view mirror. But we’re not done with the U.S. Open, the tournament that’s a movable feast, shifting from east to west to east, from the bluffs of the Monterey Peninsula to next year the bluffing of the nation’s capital, Congressional Country Club.
The United States Golf Association, which runs the Open, has taken a cue from the travels of Father Serra and the chain of missions he established, moving up the California coast. Read More
It was a long time coming. “East Coast bias?” mused U.S. Golf Association official Mike Davis. But once more it won’t be a long time before the U.S. Open returns to Pebble Beach.
It was announced Wednesday, hours before the 2010 Open was to start, that the tournament again will be held at Pebble in 2019. Read More