Luckless Lefty

A promising U.S. Open again turned tragic for Phil Mickelson. (© USGA/Jonathan Kolbe) By Matthew Wurzburger PHIL MICKELSON ENTERED THE FINAL ROUND of the 2013 U.S. Open, and quickly faltered. Lefty bookended a birdie on the 4th hole with double bogeys on holes 3 and 5, and saw his lead evaporate. Then came the par-4 10th … Read more

2013 U.S. Open: Final Round Course Setup

Getting Merion ready for weekend play. (© USGA/Darren Carroll) (Course setup notes provided to the media by the USGA.) The following are details on the course setup for Round 4 of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, from Mike Davis, USGA Executive Director. Green Speeds – The final round’s green speeds are in the … Read more

2013 U.S. Open: Round 1 Course Setup

Changing skies over Merion on Thursday. (© USGA/Darren Carroll) FIRST-ROUND PLAY OF THE U.S. OPEN resumed after a nearly four-hour suspension due to thunderstorms. Here’s how the USGA has set up Merion’s East Course for Thursday, taking into account the anticipated storms. (Setup details were provided by USGA Executive Director Mike Davis.) Green Speeds – Today’s … Read more

2013 U.S. Open TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

THE 2013 U.S. OPEN began early Thursday morning at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Play was suspended at 8:36 a.m. due to a severe storm that is expected to disrupt play for much of the day. Ian Poulter is the early leader at 3 under par. Starting on the 11th hole, Poulter carded three … Read more

Security Measures for 2013 U.S. Open Spectators

By USGA THE UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION (USGA), in coordination with local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies, today announced its plans for keeping attendees at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club secure and safe. “The safety and security of spectators, players, volunteers and staff are the utmost priority, and the USGA and its … Read more

57 Golfers Qualify for 2013 U.S. Open

FOLLOWING ARE THE RESULTS OF U.S. OPEN sectional qualifying, aka “Golf’s Longest Day,” that took place at 11 sites around the United States on Monday. These 57 players will join the 77 who were exempt from qualifying for next week’s national championship at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia. Century Country Club and Old Oaks Country … Read more

Nearly 10,000 Enter 2013 U.S. Open

By USGA THE UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED that it has received a record number of entries for the 2013 U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. The total of 9,860 entrants eclipses the previous mark of 9,086 for the 2009 championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. Among … Read more

Lexus Day 3: Charities Are Real Winners

Peter Jacobsen and Johnny Miller at champions dinner in Pebble Beach. (Courtesy of Lexus) Editor’s note: I was just at Pebble Beach for the 2012 Lexus Champions for Charity as a guest of Lexus. This is another installment in an ongoing series. THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE INN AT SPANISH BAY was packed on Saturday … Read more