U.S. Open Qualifier: A Huskies Sweep in Cle Elum

WITH U.S. OPEN QUALIFIERS being staged across the country, Monday was a huge day (aka golf’s longest day) for all with hopes of playing in our national open next week at Chambers Bay near Tacoma, Washington.  I happen to be in Seattle this week, and as the spouse of a University of Washington (UW) alum, … Read more

First Win in 413 Starts for Lee Janzen

Lee Janzen LEE JANZEN IS A TWO-TIME U.S. OPEN CHAMPION, winning the silver trophy in 1993 and 1998, but it had been more than 400 tournaments and 16 years since the tour veteran had notched a victory. That changed yesterday at the ACE Group Classic in Naples, Florida. Janzen faced an 8-foot birdie putt on … Read more

Don’t Be Fooled by Olympic’s Lake Course

Editor’s note: I’m at the Olympic Club in San Francisco all week for the 112th U.S. Open Championship. The Olympic Club-Lake Course Yardage: 7,170 Par: 34-36–70 Architects: Willie Watson, Sam Whiting Opened in: 1924 Previous U.S. Opens: 1955, 1966, 1987, 1998 ON THE SUNDAY BEFORE THE 1955 U.S. Open, the San Francisco Chronicle ran an … Read more

2011 U.S. Open: USGA Can’t Stop Low Scores

Editor’s note: I’m at Congressional Country Club this week covering the 2011 U.S. Open. Share your U.S. Open thoughts: Comment below or email me at armchairgolfer@gmail.com. PLAYERS WHINING ABOUT THE U.S. Open setup is nothing new. It’s been going on for more than a half century. Horace Rawlins, winner of the inaugural U.S. Open in … Read more

Carl Pettersson Leaps Into FedEx Cup Playoffs

CARL PETTERSSON WON THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP with a 21-under total of 259. Pettersson torched the par-70 Sedgefield Country Club in the first three rounds, shooting 64-61-66. On Sunday, Carl coasted home with a 68 and a two-shot victory over Scott McCarron. It was Pettersson’s third tour title and catapulted him from 58th to 13th in … Read more