U.S. Open

Lafayette native Brandon Harkins hugs his mom after sinking a birdie putt to secure a spot in the 2016 U.S. Open. (Teddy Luther/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Six golfers qualify for their first major championship

DALY CITY — It took more than the allotted 36 holes at…

 

Maverick McNealy, of Stanford, will be contending for his second berth to the U.S. Open today during “golf’s longest day.”. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP file photo)

‘Golf’s longest day’ comes to Daly City

One of the most exciting traditions in American golf is returning to…

 

Jordan Spieth holds the champions trophy after the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at Kapalua Plantation Course on Kapalua, Hawaii. Spieth finished at 30 under par for the tournament win. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Spieth opens the new year in style with win at Kapalua

KAPALUA, Hawaii — The view from the top looks as spectacular as…

 

Police officers and fire officials inspect the remains of a drone that crashed into an empty section of seats at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sept. 3. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Drones at stadiums: ‘scary’

Whether they’re crashing into the bleachers or simply hovering above stadiums to…

Police officers and fire officials inspect the remains of a drone that crashed into an empty section of seats at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sept. 3. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts from the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Michigan won 35-7. (Tony Ding/AP)

Harbaugh’s temper in mid-season form

Jim Harbaugh won his home debut as Michigan’s football coach Saturday, but,…

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts from the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. Michigan won 35-7. (Tony Ding/AP)
Serena Williams, returning a shot in a fourth-round victory over Madison Keys, next faces sister Venus at the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Venus in way of Serena Grand Slam

NEW YORK — No need for any extra practice for Serena Williams…

Serena Williams, returning a shot in a fourth-round victory over Madison Keys, next faces sister Venus at the U.S. Open. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Jordan Spieth kisses the trophy after winning the the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Leaving us Spieth-less: Phenom halfway to historic Grand Slam

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — The adage is you don’t win a U.S.…

Jordan Spieth kisses the trophy after winning the the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Spieth wins a stunner at U.S. Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand…

Jordan Spieth watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Saturday in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Day bounces back, moves into contention

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — One day after he collapsed from a bout…

Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Chambers Bay on Saturday in University Place, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Tiger Woods, the one-time best golfer in the world, missed another cut in a major on Friday, failing to make it to the weekend at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Woods stuck in Chambers of horrors

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Bogies and gallows humor are golf’s perfect blend…

Tiger Woods, the one-time best golfer in the world, missed another cut in a major on Friday, failing to make it to the weekend at the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Mike Groll/APMarin Cilic

Cilic tops Nishikori at US Open for first Slam title

NEW YORK -- Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year…

Mike Groll/APMarin Cilic
AP Photo/Mike GrollSerena Williams

Serena Williams wins third U.S. Open in row, 18th Slam

Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way…

AP Photo/Mike GrollSerena Williams

Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open

NEW YORK — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard…

Jason DeCrow/APCiCi Bellis

Atherton’s Bellis, 15, drops second-round match

NEW YORK -- CiCi Bellis will have to wait at least another…

Jason DeCrow/APCiCi Bellis
Darron Cummings/APAtherton's CiCi Bellis

Atherton girl, 15, youngest to win at U.S. Open since 1996

NEW YORK -- While 15-year-old Atherton resident CiCi Bellis was in the…

Darron Cummings/APAtherton's CiCi Bellis

Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

NEW YORK -- Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his…

Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy

Martin Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire US Open win

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Martin Kaymer returned to the elite in golf with a U.S.…

Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy
Charlie Riedel/APMartin Kayme watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open. Kaymer shot a first-round 65.

Martin Kaymer grabs early lead at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No.…

Charlie Riedel/APMartin Kayme watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open. Kaymer shot a first-round 65.
Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy

US Open has a brown, British look to it

PINEHURST, N.C. — The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes…

Jeff Chiu/APPGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem speaks between the Presidents Cup trophy

Stanford’s Maverick McNealy qualifies for US Open

Maverick McNealy had quite a freshman year for Stanford by being named…