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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: 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…

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…

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…