Golf

A New Story at The Old Course

The scoreboard shows just how close Jordan Spieth was to winning his third straight major championship. (Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
The scoreboard shows just how close Jordan Spieth was to winning his third straight major championship. (Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

St. Andrews, Scotland—This year’s Open Championship at the famed Old Course at St. Andrews showed a clear new direction for golf on several fronts. With...




  • Tom Watson has won the Open Championship five times. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    Watson, Dawson: Two Icons Leaving Center Stage

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland—The main storyline for this year’s Open Championship will focus, as it should, on American Jordan Spieth’s attempt to win his third consecutive major... Read more

  • Rory McIlroy will not be defending his British Open championship after suffering a ruptured ligament in his ankle while playing soccer. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

    McIlroy’s Mindless Mistake

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland—Injuries are a part of any sport but when such situations take place that are self-created during the height of the season one... Read more

  • Jordan Spieth won his second straight major—the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

    2015 U.S. Open: Why Chambers Bay Will Be Back

    University Place, WA—Despite all the negative comments from various players in this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay concerning the lack of consistency of a... Read more

  • Jordan Spieth celebrates after a birdie putt on the ninth green during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 19, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    2015 U.S. Open: Here Comes Mr. Jordan

    University Place, WA—When 21-year-old Jordan Spieth won this year’s Masters event there was much celebration given how he failed when under the bright lights the... Read more

  • Dustin Johnson hits a shot from a bunker on the 13th hole during the third round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 20, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    2015 U.S. Open: Dustin the Field

    University Place, WA—There is no better word in sports to indicate both sides of a situation than the word potential. For those athletes tagged with... Read more

  • Angel Cabrera of Argentina and Bubba Watson of the United States walk to the 17th green with their caddies during the first round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 18, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

    Behind the Curtain at Chambers Bay

    University Place, WA—Golf has four major championships. The Masters, played annually in April at Augusta National, starts the procession of events. The U.S. Open is America’s national... Read more

  • FOX Sports and broadcaster Joe Buck will venture into golf coverage for the first time with this week's U.S. Open. (Elsa/Getty Images)

    2015 U.S. Open: Can Fox Get Out of the Box?

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.—This year’s U.S. Open marks a number of firsts. The Pacific Northwest finally hosts the national championship of American golf. And the host... Read more

  • USGA Executive Director Mike Davis (R) talks with golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. during a press conference prior to the start of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 15, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    2015 U.S. Open: Man of the Moment, Mike Davis

    University Place, WA—With Chambers Bay being a completely new site for this year’s 115th U.S. Open Championship, the main focus for players is what kind of course... Read more

  • Martin Kaymer of Germany hits a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 16, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    45 Years After Hazeltine, Chambers Bay Emerges

    University Place, WA—The year was 1970. A new venue—Hazeltine National, located in Chaska, MN—emerged to challenge the best players in golf. The venue was unknown and... Read more

  • Michael Davan of the United States plays a bunker shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 16, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    2015 U.S. Open: Architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Weighs in on Chambers Bay

    I remember my father often saying that there are really only two important championships in golf—the U.S. Open and the (British) Open Championship. These are true... Read more

  • Jack and Barbara Nicklaus. (Jim Mandeville / The Nicklaus Companies)

    2015 U.S. Open: Highest USGA Honor to Barbara Nicklaus

    University Place, WA. Mention the name Jack Nicklaus and the golf memories can overload the mental circuits. Winner of 18 major championships–runner-up no less than 19... Read more

  • Inbee Park of South Korea has now won three straight KPMG Women's PGA Championships in a row. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    Park(ed) at the Top of the Hill

    Harrison, NY—When Inbee Park is on her game there is no rival on the LPGA circuit who can match her unrelenting steadiness. Going into Sunday’s... Read more

  • Karrie Webb of Australia is just one shot back after two rounds at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. (Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

    2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: Oh the Webb She Still Weaves!

    Harrison, NY—Major events often bring to the surface the most experienced players and this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship could not illustrate that better than... Read more

  • Lynne Doughtie, Nancy Henderson, Annika Sorenstam, PGA of America Secretary, Suzy Whaley, and Adina Friedman speak to attendees during the Inspire Greatness Press Conference at the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship held at Westchester Country Club on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Harrison, New York. (Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)

    Leadership Summit Pushes Women’s Role in Golf and Business

    Harrison, NY—In 2003 Martha Burke staged a very public protest outside the gates of Augusta National Golf Club—home of The Masters. At that time Augusta... Read more

  • The Open Championship trophy is displayed on the 18th green prior to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews pre-Open Championship press conference, on April 27, 2004 in Troon, Scotland. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    NBC Sports Lands Open Championship TV; Deal Commences 2017

    New York, NY. After losing the telecast rights for United States Golf Association (USGA) events in late 2013—the most significant being the Men’s Open—NBC Sports rebounded... Read more

  • Imagine teeing up with a golf star like Phil Mickelson? At the U.S. Open anyone who makes it through the qualifying rounds can play with the best. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    The U.S. Open: Open to All Indeed!

    CLIFTON, N.J.—Imagine having the opportunity to step up to the plate, showing whether you can hit major league pitching. Or, walking onto the court, flashing... Read more


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