Category: Europe Postings

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood And Stenson Loom As Challengers View More
Tommy Fleetwood (Photo credit: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Fleetwood And Stenson Loom As Challengers

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | If it’s the US Open, then Tommy Fleetwood must be up there, high on the leaderboard. He finished fourth at Erin Hills in 2017 and after a brilliant 66 in the second round at Shinnecock Hills he has positioned himself on the coattails of Dustin Johnson….

QUICK TAKE: Rippling Winds Lead To Thoughts Of British Open In The U.S. View More
Dark clouds and windy conditions made the U.S. Open feel a bit like Britain (Photo Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Rippling Winds Lead To Thoughts Of British Open In The U.S.

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | When the US Open was held at Shinnecock Hills in 1986 the first day’s round took place in foul conditions. A strong wind blew, rain plunged from leaden skies, broken only by occasional burst of limp sunshine. And it was cold. “Welcome to the first British…

QUICK TAKE: Poulter Thrives In Tough Shinnecock Conditions View More
Ian Poulter hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. on Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Copyright USGA/Jeff Haynes)

QUICK TAKE: Poulter Thrives In Tough Shinnecock Conditions

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Ian Poulter has competed in 12 previous US Opens at venues as far apart as Winged Foot and Bethpage Black in New York and Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines in California. None was as difficult as Shinnecock Hills for the first round of the 2018 US…

QUICK TAKE: Gregory Buoyant Despite Opening 92 At Shinnecock View More
Scott Gregory at the 2017 Masters. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

QUICK TAKE: Gregory Buoyant Despite Opening 92 At Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Despite having just signed for a first-round 92 in the windswept U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Thursday, 23-year-old Englishman Scott Gregory was actually smiling. And not just because it was over, at least until Friday. “Everyone has bad days,” the 2016 British Amateur champion said. “You…

QUICK TAKE: Staying Close By, Rory Flies Under Radar As U.S. Open Looms View More
Rory McIlroy likes his nearby accommodations at the U.S. Open (Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Staying Close By, Rory Flies Under Radar As U.S. Open Looms

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Rory McIlroy learns from his mistakes. He nearly missed his tee time in the 2012 Ryder Cup singles, only getting to the course with minutes to spare, thanks to an alert event official and a fast police car. So for the 118th US Open, where traffic…

QUICK TAKE: Sagstrom Has Her ‘Mind Right’ At U.S. Women’s Open View More
Madelene Sagstrom (Jeff Haynes, USGA)

QUICK TAKE: Sagstrom Has Her ‘Mind Right’ At U.S. Women’s Open

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA |  Of course it’s a physical game. Anybody who tells you that golf is 80- to 90-percent mental should play a hole with a 200-yard carry over water and be made to stay there until they get one over. Don’t tell anybody who has hit 300 or 400…