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QUICK TAKE: Traffic Is One Of This U.S. Open’s Hazards View More
A map of Long Island, with an inset of the area surrounding Shinnecock Hills.

QUICK TAKE: Traffic Is One Of This U.S. Open’s Hazards

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | It’s rarely a good sign when the local police chief is asked to comment at the USGA’s pre-U.S. Open news conference. But the traffic issue with the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills is such that it’s as worrisome as the knee-high fescue on the golf course….

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: Mickelson Relishes Third Crack At Shinnecock View More
The U.S. Open is Phil Mickelson's missing major (Photo Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports).

QUICK TAKE: Mickelson Relishes Third Crack At Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Here we are again. Or, more correctly, here Phil Mickelson is again. Another U.S. Open. Another chance to fill the one remaining hole on his résumé. Another opportunity at Shinnecock Hills. Everyone knows the Mickelson/U.S. Open story by now. This will be his 27th start in…

QUICK TAKE: New U.S. Open Playoff Format Is News To Spieth View More
Jordan Spieth plays a practice round Tuesday at Shinnecock Hills (Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: New U.S. Open Playoff Format Is News To Spieth

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Jordan Spieth knows every possible yardage at Shinnecock Hills. And if Spieth, the 2015 US Open champion, doesn’t, then Michael Greller, his caddie, does. Between them they read putts, plot the distances, confront each challenge that the venue of the 118th US Open throws at them….

NEWS: Scott, Stricker Highlight U.S. Open Qualifiers View More
Adam Scott narrowly held on in the Columbus, Ohio, sectional to earn a U.S. Open spot. (Photo: Raymond Carlin III)

NEWS: Scott, Stricker Highlight U.S. Open Qualifiers

With his 18-year major streak in jeopardy, Adam Scott had to keep it alive the hard way. Scott, the 13-time PGA Tour winner who reached No. 1 in the world four years ago, failed to qualify for the U.S. Open on the merit of his world ranking and had to…

QUICK TAKE: Thomas Revels In Rise To No. 1 View More
When Justin Thomas knew he would supplant Dustin Johnson atop the world ranking, he stayed up late enough to see it for himself. (Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Thomas Revels In Rise To No. 1

DUBLIN, OHIO – In the hours after the Players Championship ended and it became official that Justin Thomas would supplant Dustin Johnson atop the world ranking, he stayed up late enough to see it for himself. Thomas had been flying home to South Florida when he learned that Johnson’s T17…