Former PGA champ Stockton rues turnout at champions dinner
Dave Stockton won the 1970 PGA Championship at Southern Hills and his nostalgic return this week included the champions dinner for swapping stories of the great shots, the terrible ones and memories of career-making victories. Nobody misses the Masters champions dinner, Stockton noted. The other former PGA champions who were there: Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Padraig Harrington, Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem, Mark Brooks and Jeff Sluman.news.yahoo.com
Woodland returns as wounded US Open champion
Woodland shot another 74 on Saturday and appeared certain to miss the cut. Maybe we can fix it together.”WEEKEND WITHOUT PHILPhil Mickelson walked down the first fairway of the East course at Winged Foot, the path to the parking lot. Mickelson never considered his return to Winged Foot to be about redemption, which was a good thing. Lefty opened with a 79, his highest opening round in the 29 times he has played the U.S. Open. No one is ever happy with that kind of finish, but a course like Winged Foot and a major like the U.S. Open brings perspective.
The Latest: Berger off to quick start in US Open 2nd round
After a brutal second round at Winged Foot, the cut line fell at 6-over par, taking some big names with it. ___6:37 p.m.Patrick Reed has surged to the lead in a difficult second round at the U.S. Open. Thomas started the round at 5 under after posting a 65 for the lowest opening round at Winged Foot in a U.S. Open. ___11 a.m.Daniel Berger is making a move in the U.S. Open even as Winged Foot appears to be tougher on the golfers in the second round. ___Andrew Putnam withdrew from the U.S. Open at Winged Foot early in his second round.
US Open sees red in Round 1. Will Winged Foot strike back?
Not coincidentally, the big question heading into Round 1 was whether the century-old course would prove too tough even for the world’s best golfers. In five previous Opens played at Winged Foot, only two players have ever finished the tournament under par. We’ll find out whether, and how much, the USGA feels stung by the assault on par beginning with Round 2. And there’s plenty of spots left on those fast greens where a clown’s mouth would actually be a welcome distraction. “They certainly were looking to have the lowest scores (in the first round), given the conditions that we have as well.
The Latest: Tiger moving up (and down) at US Open
6:40 p.m.Benign conditions at Winged Foot have led to some rare low scores at the difficult course. The 24-year-old is competing in his second U.S. Open after a stellar junior career and playing at Wake Forest. 2:35 p.m.Phil Mickelson opened his return to Winged Foot with two birdies but gave both shots back over the next two holes. Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa were waiting on the second tee when Spieth in the group ahead arrived in a golf cart. ___7:30 a.m.Brandon Wu kicked off the 120th U.S. Open with a drive into the right side of the fairway at Winged Foot.
Tiger Woods might have a new putter for the PGA Championship
Tiger Woods toss a ball down on the 17th hold during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)SAN FRANCISCO Tiger Woods appears to have something new in store for this PGA Championship: his putter. THE FIELDThis PGA Championship might have set a record for most players who decided not to play. He is the 11th player to withdraw from the PGA Championship since the field was first released six days ago. PACKING FOR A SUMMER MAJOR IN AMERICAThe PGA Championship in August for years meant heat and plenty of sweating.