Spieth recalls very little from 2011 U.S. Am at Erin Hills

June 14, 2017

ERIN, Wis. – In terms of experience, Jordan Spieth and Peter Uihlein should have an advantage on the rest of the 156-man field at the U.S. Open. They both reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Amateur, the only other major competition that has been held at Erin Hills. But that deep run on the […]

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Rahm 'learned' to stay aggressive after first U.S. Open

June 13, 2017

ERIN, Wis. – Last year’s U.S. Open didn’t exactly start out as planned for Jon Rahm, with the Spaniard making a triple bogey-7 at the third hole and a double bogey-7 at No. 4 on his way to an opening 76. But as Rahm prepared for this week’s U.S. Open, the memories of last year’s […]

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Podcast: Picking winners, dark horses for U.S. Open

June 13, 2017

On the U.S. Open edition of the Golf Channel Podcast, Will Gray, Tripp Isenhour and Brian Bateman break down the favorites and make their picks for the year’s second major.

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Where is Westwood? Lee lost in Erin Hills rough

June 13, 2017

Nothing like some thick, juicy U.S. Open rough to turn professional golfers into amateur cinematographers. Lee Westwood and Ryan Palmer, who got an early look at Erin Hills, which will host the 117th U.S. Open beginning Thursday, decided to share video evidence of just how long and thick that stuff is: The rough is really […]

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Stock Watch: Simple solution for U.S. Open fescue

June 13, 2017

Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll examine which players’ stocks and trends are rising and falling in the world of golf. RISING Ariya (+7%): She hasn’t been the dominator that everyone expected after her five-win, Player of the Year campaign, but Jutanugarn is officially where she belongs – atop the world rankings. Daniel Berger (+5%): Pushing […]

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First alternate Diaz waiting on Phil, anyone else

June 13, 2017

ERIN, Wis. – “Think he can make it?” Roberto Diaz asked on his way to the first tee on Tuesday at Erin Hills. It’s this week’s million dollar question, will Phil Mickelson – who announced last week he would be attending his daughter’s graduation on Thursday in Southern California and would likely not play the […]

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Watch: Noren shows rough isn't only Erin Hills danger

June 13, 2017

The fescue at Erin Hills for this week’s U.S. Open has garnered all sorts of attention, and for good reason. It’s thick enough to hide a full-grown man. But the rough isn’t the only danger players will be facing at the year’s second major. U.S. Open participants could face some awkward lies in the bunkers […]

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U.S. Open cow-themed head covers are amazing

June 13, 2017

In case you weren’t sure where the U.S. Open was being held this week, look no further than some of the players’ putter head covers. Titleist’s Scotty Cameron head covers for the year’s second major are fantastically unique, designed after a Wisconsin staple … cows. Erin Hills is hosting the U.S. Open in Wisconsin for […]

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Grayhawk Golf Club selected to host 2020-22 NCAAs

June 13, 2017

Just as baseball has the Road to Omaha, college golf will soon have an end-of-season destination for its players and coaches. The NCAA announced Tuesday that Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., will host the men’s and women’s NCAA Championships for three consecutive years, beginning in 2020. It’s the first time in the modern era […]

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USGA cuts fescue; Rory disapproves

June 13, 2017

ERIN, Wis. – The USGA surprised players on Tuesday at the U.S. Open by sending crews out to mow some of the deep fescue rough that lines Erin Hills. Although some players have criticized the rough, most notably Kevin Na who posted a video to social media on Monday attempting to hit out of the […]

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