US Open

Serena Williams, left, hugs her sister Venus Williams after winning the quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Tuesday in New York. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Serena Williams beats Venus at US Open to extend Slam bid

NEW YORK — For stretches of the 27th edition of Williams vs.…

 

AP Photo/Darron CummingsSamantha Stosur of Australia returns a shot against Victoria Duval during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament Tuesday

During rough year, Federer starts well at US Open

At this point in his career, Roger Federer recognizes the importance of…

 

AP Photo/Charles KrupaSerena Williams

1st-round Slam win for Venus Williams matters now

For years and years, a first-round victory by Venus Williams at a…

 

Late collapse: Jim Furyk hit some poor shots down the stretch and watched a chance at another U.S. Open title escape him.

'Graveyard of Legands' has new victims after 2012 U.S. Open

Tiger Woods didn’t have a chance. Either did Jim Furyk or Graeme…

Late collapse: Jim Furyk hit some poor shots down the stretch and watched a chance at another U.S. Open title escape him.
Chris Carlson/apTiger Woods opens his 2014 season trying to defend his title at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

Any chance of a Tiger comeback quickly dashed

Tiger Woods began Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open five shots…

Chris Carlson/apTiger Woods opens his 2014 season trying to defend his title at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
Godofredo Vasquez/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe gallery watches the play on the seventh hole during the final round of the U.S. Open in

Fans flock to Olympic Club for U.S. Open

Christina Tanunliong and her husband, Marc, had traveled from Las Vegas to…

Godofredo Vasquez/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe gallery watches the play on the seventh hole during the final round of the U.S. Open in
DANNY MOLOSHOK/ReutersWebb Simpson won the 112th U.S. Open with a score of one over par.

Webb Simpson wins U.S. Open

Webb Simpson was hardly a favorite coming into the U.S. Open. Once…

DANNY MOLOSHOK/ReutersWebb Simpson won the 112th U.S. Open with a score of one over par.
ROBERT GALBRAITH/ ReutersMichael Thompson on the 16th hole during the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open.

Thompson holds three-stroke lead after U.S. Open start

Michael Thompson is familiar with the Olympic Club having finished runner-up in…

ROBERT GALBRAITH/ ReutersMichael Thompson on the 16th hole during the first round of the 2012 U.S. Open.
Ezra ShawSAN FRANCISCO

Lake Course has seen many broken dreams

he U.S. Open is a movable feast, shifting from the old golf…

Ezra ShawSAN FRANCISCO
Matt Slocum/APThe U.S. Open Trophy will be on the line June 12-15

U.S. Open fans descend on Bay Area sites where tourists rarely tread

The official start of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club will…

Matt Slocum/APThe U.S. Open Trophy will be on the line June 12-15
Rory McIlroy

Defending McIlroy has sights set on top spot at U.S. Open

After demolishing the field at the U.S. Open last year, Rory McIlroy…

Rory McIlroy
JEFF HAYNES/ ReutersAndy Zhang

Zhang draws rave reviews from fellow competitors at U.S. Open

While all the big names in golf are gathered in San Francisco…

JEFF HAYNES/ ReutersAndy Zhang
Matt Sullivan/ReutersCasey Martin

Former Stanford golfer Martin back at Open, defying the odds

Casey Martin hasn’t competed in a professional event since 2006. He doesn’t…

Matt Sullivan/ReutersCasey Martin

Tackling the Olympic Club one hole at a time

From the abundance of cypress trees, to the sweeping views of The…

Getty Images File PhotoMonster: When the 16th hole is played to its max distance

At 670 yards, the 16th hole could be a memorable one

If there’s going to be a signature hole at the 2012 U.S.…

Getty Images File PhotoMonster: When the 16th hole is played to its max distance

Golf Glory lost and found

The nickname says it all: “Graveyard of Champions.” Historically, when the U.S.…

10 slots locked up for U.S. Open

Stephen Ames and Joe Durant were among nine players who booked their…

Getty Images File PhotoAriya Jutanugarn

U.S. Open won’t be the only golf game in town this summer

DALY CITY — After the sun sets on the final round of…

Getty Images File PhotoAriya Jutanugarn
The Olympic Club provided great drama and a natural theater in 1998

Stage already being set for US Open at San Francisco's Olympic Club

As the calendar creeps closer to 2012, the prep work for June’s…

The Olympic Club provided great drama and a natural theater in 1998