Category: US Open

QUICK TAKE: Mickelson Issues U.S. Open Apology Statement View More
Phil Mickelson during a practice round at the U.S. Open (Photo credit: Warren Little/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Mickelson Issues U.S. Open Apology Statement

While the reaction to his intentional rules violation Saturday in the third round of the U.S. Open has continued to swirl, Phil Mickelson issued a short statement Wednesday expressing his remorse for his actions at Shinnecock Hills. “I know this should’ve come sooner, but it’s taken me a few days…

OPINION: Curious Move Compounds Mickelson’s Open Legacy View More
Phil Mickelson (center) (Photo credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports)

OPINION: Curious Move Compounds Mickelson’s Open Legacy

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | It’s one thing to use the Rules of Golf to your advantage. It’s part of the game, counsel passed down through years. It’s something else to abuse the rules the way Phil Mickelson did Saturday at Shinnecock Hills. He’s not going to win the U.S. Open…

QUICK TAKE: Four Share Lead As Potentially Wild Sunday Awaits View More
Brooks Koepka (Photo credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Four Share Lead As Potentially Wild Sunday Awaits

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | If Sunday at Shinnecock Hills is anything like Saturday, well, that may be more than anyone can handle. When everything came to rest at sundown Saturday, four players – Daniel Berger, Tony Finau, defending champion Brooks Koepka and 2016 champion Dustin Johnson – shared the lead…

QUICK TAKE: USGA’s Challenge Is To Keep Tenacious Shinnecock Manageable View More
Dustin Johnson at Shinnecock Hills (Photo credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: USGA’s Challenge Is To Keep Tenacious Shinnecock Manageable

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | By lunchtime Saturday, Shinnecock Hills could hardly have been better. Warm and sunny with just a gentle breeze, it was an almost perfect mid-June day. Then the wind arrived, the fangs came out and the U.S. Open was on edge again. Did the USGA push Shinnecock…

QUICK TAKE: Phil Opts For Penalty On Unlucky No. 13 View More
Phil Mickelson (Photo credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Phil Opts For Penalty On Unlucky No. 13

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | Phil Mickelson has a simple message for anyone bothered by his unconventional use of the Rules of Golf, specifically Rule 14-5. “If somebody is offended by that, I apologize to them. But toughen up,” Mickelson said. “This is not meant that way. I just wanted to…

QUICK TAKE: Europeans’ Performances Give Bjørn Reason To Smile View More
Thomas Bjorn (center) with Graeme McDowell (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) (Photo credit: by David Cannon/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Europeans’ Performances Give Bjørn Reason To Smile

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | The happiest man at Shinnecock as the third round dawned might have been Dustin Johnson, the leader by four strokes, or Matt Parziale, the amateur, a fireman from Boston, Mass., who had reached the weekend. Actually, the happiest man was none of these but Thomas Bjørn,…