The thick fog that had blanketed the final round of the U.S. Open in San Francisco lifted on Monday, giving way to brilliant blue skies and dazzling sunshine.
Only golf’s increasingly unpredictable pecking order remained cloudy, no clearer to being unravelled after Webb Simpson had won the championship by a single stroke.
The 26-year-old American is one of the rising stars on the PGA Tour, finishing second on last season’s money list, but he was still a surprise champion. Read More
Tiger Woods didn’t have a chance. Either did Jim Furyk or Graeme McDowell. Or Ernie Els. Not at Olympic Club.
Not on the Lake Course. Not in a U.S. Open.
You think a place nicknamed the Graveyard of Legends is going to give us a champion everyone expects and everyone knows?
You think the sun is going to shine in June on the Northern California coast?
You think Tim Lincecum is going to win a game?
Stop thinking. Read More
Tiger Woods began Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open five shots behind the leaders, but he still felt he had a chance to make a run at his fourth Open title.
After playing the first three holes 4-over-par Sunday, any chance of an epic Woods comeback disappeared with the fog rolling in off the Pacific Ocean. Woods played well after his start, finishing the final 12 holes in 3-under, but it was far too little, too late as he turned in a 73 to finish in a tie for 21st place. Read More
Tiger Woods should be familiar with the Olympic Club because he played it many times when he was going to Stanford and also competed in the 1998 U.S. Open there. Still, he told the media in a group interview Tuesday, he doesn’t know it at all because there are so many changes. Read More
Casey Martin hasn’t competed in a professional event since 2006. He doesn’t even play full rounds regularly anymore. And he’s still battling a circulatory disorder that makes walking painful.
Hardly the ideal résumé for a golfer preparing for the U.S. Open, arguably the most challenging event of the year. Read More