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OPINION: Still A Waiting Game For McIlroy, Day View More
Rory McIlroy and Jason Day have had disappointing years. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports)

OPINION: Still A Waiting Game For McIlroy, Day

ERIN, WISCONSIN – When it was over and there was nothing left to do but grab some lunch and turn the RV toward home, Jason Day stopped for a moment to explain himself before leaving Erin Hills two days earlier than planned. The man introducing Day to the gathered media…

QUICK TAKE: Amateur Playing Like A Champ View More
Amateur Cameron Champ has used his long distance to climb inside the top 10 through two rounds at Erin Hills.

QUICK TAKE: Amateur Playing Like A Champ

ERIN, WISCONSIN – Just who, you may wonder, is Cameron Champ, the amateur who has played himself inside the top 10 midway through the U.S. Open at Erin Hills? He’s a rising senior at Texas A&M who turned 22 on Thursday and is acting like the U.S. Open is no…

QUICK TAKE: Casey Rides Roller Coaster Into Contention View More
Paul Casey battled back from an early triple bogey on Friday at Erin Hills. (Photo Credit: Michael Madrid, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Casey Rides Roller Coaster Into Contention

  ERIN, WISCONSIN – You know what the figures 747 represent. You’ve seen or heard a plane of that type, possibly flown in one. Likewise 727 and 737. But 385? Far from being a type of aircraft, the figures 385 were the scores of a competitor for three holes in…

NEWS: Fowler Leads U.S. Open After Opening 65 View More
Rickie Fowler had little stress during a sensational 7-under 65. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports)

NEWS: Fowler Leads U.S. Open After Opening 65

He called it “nice,” which was so perfectly in character. Whether it’s wearing white capris with high-top golf shoes, posting Instagram videos of vacations with beautiful girlfriends, or ripping his way around Erin Hills with the best opening round in the U.S. Open in 37 years, Rickie Fowler oozes cool…

OPINION: Top Guns Can’t Solve Vulnerable Venue View More
Day and McIlroy, two of the top three players in the world, struggled mightily on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports)

OPINION: Top Guns Can’t Solve Vulnerable Venue

ERIN, WISCONSIN – The official U.S. Open logo at Erin Hills features a three-leaf clover patterned after an old Irish bell located on the course. Given the way the first round played out under blue Wisconsin skies Thursday, the clover could be replaced by a happy face, though that might…

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him View More
Nobody in the field missed more fairways in the first round than McIlroy. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: McIlroy’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him

ERIN, WISCONSIN – It wasn’t what Rory McIlroy had expected. He knew he hadn’t played competitively for a month but after spending two days at Erin Hills the week before the US Open – often with Dana Fry, one of the three course designers, walking alongside him – he was…