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Hovland withdraws from U.S. Open with eye injury

Viktor Hovland signing his card with a rules official as he withdraws from the U.S. Open. (Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR) Viktor Hovland withdrew from the second round of the U.S. Open after injuring his eye during his pre-round warmup. NBC’s Steve Sands reported that sand from a divot flew into Hovland’s...

‘People got insulted’: Why this U.S. Open winner’s performance triggered golf fans

The business of making a golf course play hard is, well, hard. Grow the rough as much as you please. Don’t bother watering those greens. And, hey, while you’re at it, stick the pin in as many tightly guarded, devilishly slick locations as your heart desires. Congratulations! You’ve made the golf course harder, but have you made it hard enough to challenge the best golfers in the world? Well, hard to know, largely because the dirty little secret of course setup is that it is overwhelmingly dependent upon weather.

The homemade training aid Louis Oosthuizen is using at the U.S. Open

Welcome to Play Smart, a game-improvement column that drops every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Game Improvement Editor Luke Kerr-Dineen to help you play smarter, better golf. Today, we’re talking about U.S. Open first round co-leader Louis Oosthuizen. What I love about golfers is that at the heart of it,...

ESPN U.S. Open predictions: Is it finally Xander Schauffele's time?

There is a hometown story no one can avoid at this U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson, trying to pick off that missing major win, chasing the career Grand Slam at Torrey Pines. But there is another hometown story, one with a greater possibility of happening given how unlikely it would be for Mickelson to win another major. Xander Schauffele grew up in San Diego. He's played Torrey Pines countless times.
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The current U.S. Open leader is still looking for a hat sponsor

Most of the competitors in this week's U.S. Open are covered in logos, much like NASCAR drivers. Not the leader, though. He doesn't even have a hat sponsor. Richard Bland, who shot 4-under 67 Friday to grab the solo lead at Torrey Pines, only sports two logos – that of British clothier Oscar Jacobson on his chest and sleeve, and a random bird (maybe a swan?) on his hat. The latter is the logo for Wisley Golf Club in Surrey, England.
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US Open cut line 2021: Projected cut, rules, updates for Friday's leaderboard

A handful of top golfers are in danger of missing the cut line at the 2021 U.S. Open on Friday. The top of the leaderboard at Torrey Pines contains some unfamiliar names at the moment. Right now, it's Richard Bland (-5) and Russell Henley (-4) who are leading the tournament. However, previous tournament winners like Francesco Molinari (-3), Louis Oosthuizen (-3) and Brooks Koepka (-2) are all within striking distance of the top two.
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US Open golf 2021: second round – live!

Rory McIlroy is asked to sum up his feelings after 36 holes. After a pause, he goes with: “Umm, I mean pretty good. I mean one-over is still right in the tournament so I can’t be too disappointed about today. There’s too many bogeys on that scorecard but I least I made up for it, I made five birdies.”
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Remembering Ken Venturi's Historic U.S. Open Win - A Profile Of Courage

As pros and amateurs compete for the 2021 U.S. Open championship at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, Calif., it was 57 years ago, on June 20, 1964, San Jose State golf legend Ken Venturi (1931-2013) cemented his legacy as a U.S. Open champion which is remembered as a profile of courage and one the greatest triumphs in the history of the sport.
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Wolff's wild U.S. Open round: Five pars, two doubles, one happy Matthew

SAN DIEGO – There are plenty of soft landing spots for a competitive return, but the U.S. Open wouldn’t crack the top 1,000. This stress-fest can shatter the psyche of the most serene player. It can push even the world’s best to the breaking point. And so we wondered: What would the Open possibly do to a guy with an erratic driver, zero confidence and a spirit so battered that he’s returning from a two-month break?

US Open to allow 100% fan capacity in 2021

The US Open tennis tournament will allow 100% spectator capacity throughout its entire two weeks in 2021, a year after spectators were banned from the event because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Thursday that all tickets for courts and grounds passes will go on sale in...