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ARDMORE, Pa. — Webb Simpson's first competition at Merion Golf Club was a brief one. He lasted only two rounds into the 2005 U.S. Amateur but was mature enough to appreciate something outside of his scorecard. "I tell people all the time it is...
Tags: Webb Simpson, U.S. Open (golf), Anthony Kim, Sports, Golf
The forecast for Ardmore, Pa., calls for thunderstorms and a 40% chance of rain later Tuesday, which would actually be an improvement for Merion Golf Club. The site of the 2013 U.S. Open is slogging through a wet week that has limited practice time...
Tags: Adam Scott, U.S. Open (golf)
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Assn. approved a rule Tuesday that outlaws the "anchor putting stroke" that was used by four of the last six major champions. The new rule goes into effect in 2016. ''We strongly believe that this rule...
Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney wound up tied for the lead Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship, minus much separation from the rest of the field. Mickelson hit a shot out-of-bounds on the 15th hole and hit another shot that struck a spectator in the...
AUGUSTA, Ga. — In the aftermath of Friday's controversial slow-play penalty at the Masters, there were many dueling opinions. We'll go with "Bravo, John Paramor." He is the rules official from England, affectionately (or otherwise) known as Big...
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- This time, the putt didn't slip past the hole. This time, Adam Scott's world did not crumble around him by the width of a thumbnail. Ernie Els was right. It wasn't just lip service back in July, at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, when he...
Keegan Bradley, who won the PGA Championship in 2011 to become the first player to win a major while using a belly putter, is tired of people calling him a cheater in the wake of the U.S. Golf Assn. calling for a ban on the putters. "It's been...
Tiger Woods had a good reason for snubbing the Northern Trust Open again this year. It turns out he was playing in the President's Cup. Woods spent Sunday playing golf with President Obama at the Floridian, a secluded club on that state's Treasure...
Tags: Chip Beck, Charles Howell, Northern Trust Open, Sports, Golf
Saturday's third round of golf in the Northern Trust Open was like the line in the old TV series "Naked City." There were eight million stories at Riviera. Here are three. Barber can cut it Blayne Barber, 69-70-72—211; two under, tied...
Third-round leader Bill Haas is trying to become only the eighth player to win what is now called Northern Trust Open in consecutive years. The first player to do it was Macdonald Smith in 1928-29. The last to do it was Phil Mickelson in 2008-09....
What an autograph-rush weekend it should be at the Northern Trust Open, with headliners such as Phil Mickelson, Bill Haas, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Fred Couples all ... well, making the cut. Never mind the top of the...
Ben Hogan bought the fairway to heaven, Humphrey Bogart no longer stands pickled and perched beneath the sycamore on No. 12 and member Jim Murray isn't around to describe Riviera Country Club, as he once did, as "like a coquettish woman who winks at you...
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