Looking Back: Assessing the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont

Dustin Johnson speaks at a press conference after winning the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 19 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Dustin Johnson speaks at a press conference after winning the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 19 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

OAKMONT, PA—The 9th visit to Oakmont CC produced an exciting US Open and a worthy champion in first time major winner Dustin Johnson. The controversy attached to...

  • A weather delay sign is seen on the leader board during the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 16 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

    2016 U.S. Open: Mother Nature Rules in First Round

     OAKMONT, PA.—The US Open commenced play Thursday but it was the action from the skies that dominated the storyline. Heavy thunderstorms caused three suspensions of... Read more

  • The Oakmont Country Club is hosting it's record 9th U.S. Open this week. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

    2016 US Open Oakmont Country Club: Behind the Architectural Curtain

    Oakmont, PA—When the U.S. Open commences Thursday morning the field will encounter one of America’s premier and storied layouts—Oakmont CC. The famed Western-Pennsylvania layout will... Read more

  • The oft-injured Tiger Woods hasn't won any event since 2013. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

    Tiger’s Last Rodeo

    OAKMONT, PA—The announcement last week that Tiger Woods would not be playing in this week’s U.S. Open did not come as a real surprise to many. Candidly,... Read more

  • Paul Azinger was the USA's Ryder Cup captain in 2008, when the Americans won 16.5 to 11.5. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

    Azinger Assumes Analyst Role: How Smart Is FOX the Second Time Around?

    OAKMONT, PA—In early 2015, the fanfare tied to FOX being the new broadcast partner for United States Golf Association (USGA) events—most notably the U.S. Open—was nothing less... Read more

  • Johnny Miller won the 1973 U.S. Open in dramatic fashion. (AP Photos)

    Looking Back: 1973 US Open

    Oakmont, PA—In 1973, a 26-year-old aspiring player named Johnny Miller created a golf buzz that still resonates today. Twenty-seven times players have since matched the score... Read more

  • The church pews of Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  (Courtesy of USGA/John Mummert)

    Oakmont Hosts Record 9th U.S. Open

    Oakmont, PA—2016 marks my 30th U.S. Open in covering this year’s championship at Oakmont Country Club—the tour de force facility located just several miles north... Read more

  • Phil Mickelson  hits a shot on the 18th during the second round of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 19, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

    M & M Meltdown: Mindless Muirfield and Mickelson

    NEW YORK, NY—The world of golf took a major hit on two fronts last week—The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield decided to remain outside the norm... Read more

  • Phil Mickelson hits a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    Golfer Phil Mickelson Named in Insider Trading Complaint by SEC

    Golfer Phil Mickelson was named in an insider trading complaint made on May 19 by the Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC). The complaint was filed... Read more

  • Sir Nick Faldo of England hits a shot on the 18th hole ahead of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 15, 2013, in Gullane, Scotland. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    British Open Drops Muirfield After Club Votes to Ban Female Golfers

    Muirfield, the ‘Home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers,’ has been dropped as host of this year’s British Open. The Scottish club announced the results... Read more

  • John Daly watches a shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 13, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    John Daly’s Mulligan

    New York, NY—John Daly’s start with the Champions Tour this week at the Insperity Invitational in Houston marks a clear beginning for a man who... Read more

  • Stewart Cink (2nd R) won the British Open in 2009 with his wife Lisa (2nd L) and children Connor (R) and Reagan (L) by his side. (Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images)

    Stewart Cink: Golfer Announces Break From Sport After Wife Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    PGA Golfer Stewart Cink, 42, announced he’s taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour to support his wife Lisa, who was diagnosed with... Read more

  • One real coin with a golf design from a set of the first edition of commemorative coins of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralimpic games is showed at the Central Bank of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Conundrum: Can Golf & Summer Olympics Gel?

    NEW YORK, NY—The Olympics are supposed to represent the pinnacle of any sport, unfortunately in the case of the recent inclusion of golf for the... Read more

  • Former No. 1 player in the world and 14-time major champion Tiger Woods has won a tournament in more than two years. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Woods Watch: Return Imminent?

    NEW YORK—The PGA Tour is now in the lull between the Masters and the next run up of big time events, which commences in May and leads... Read more

  • David Ortiz (R) had back-to-back walkoff hits in Games 4 and 5 of the 2004 ALCS to rally the Red Sox from an 0–3 deficit against the New York Yankees and into the World Series. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Ranked: The 5 Worst Collapses in Sports History

    Jordan Spieth’s stunning collapse at the Masters—a tournament where he held a five-shot lead heading into the back nine on the final round and ended... Read more

  • J.B. Holmes (L) and Louis Oosthuizen shake hands after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    Louis Oosthuizen: Golfer Hits Hole-in-One After Tee Shot Ricochets Off Ball on the Green

    Louis Oosthuizen’s first shot on the 16th hole in the final round of the 2016 Masters Sunday hit the green and appeared to be slightly off-course... Read more

  • Defending champion Jordan Spieth, left, applauds as Masters champion Danny Willett, of England, waves after winning the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Augusta, Ga.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    The Masters Gets Hilariously Live-Tweeted By Champion’s Brother

    In a stunning turn of events, England’s Danny Willett won the 2016 Masters Golf tournament, outplaying the Texan defending champion Jordan Spieth. On April 10, Spieth squandered a... Read more

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