Category: Men’s Pro

QUICK TAKE: Too Many ‘Others’ Derail Woods’ Game Plan At Shinnecock Hills View More
Tiger Woods was unable to avoid the "others" in his first round at the U.S. Open (Photo Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Too Many ‘Others’ Derail Woods’ Game Plan At Shinnecock Hills

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK |  Having seen the way the first round of the U.S. Open was unfolding early Thursday at windswept Shinnecock Hills, Tiger Woods had a simple game plan when he arrived for his 1:47 p.m. tee time. “It was pretty evident nobody was making any birdies in the…

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: Jordan, Phil And Rory Take Their Lumps View More
Phil Mickelson plays a shot from the fesuce on the 12th hole during the first round of the US. Open at Shinnecock Hills. (Photo Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Jordan, Phil And Rory Take Their Lumps

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Twenty-five over par. Collectively, that’s what Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth shot in their glittery, Hamptons-worthy grouping in the first round of the windswept U.S. Open Thursday at sinister Shinnecock Hills. Want to summarize the unforgiving and unrelenting challenge of the first day? Here…

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: Betrothed Fowler Resumes His Major Chase View More
Allison Stokke shows off the engagement ring she received from Rickie Fowler (Photo: Instagram/RickieFowler)

QUICK TAKE: Betrothed Fowler Resumes His Major Chase

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | So there must be something special enough about the New York/Long Island area that it convinced Rickie Fowler to ask Allison Stokke to marry him last week while they walked the beach here. Uh, not exactly. “There was nothing planned out. I just really didn’t want…

NEWS: With Winds Forecast, USGA To Alter First-Round Course Setup View More
Wind will be a factor at Shinnecock Hills, which will affect the way the USGA sets up the course at the U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

NEWS: With Winds Forecast, USGA To Alter First-Round Course Setup

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | The U.S. Open isn’t scheduled to start until 6:45 a.m. Thursday, but by Tuesday night USGA CEO Mike Davis and his staff already were making changes to how Shinnecock Hills will be set up for the first round. The adjustments were necessitated by a changing weather…