U.S. Open Champion Matt Fitzpatrick: ‘The Feeling’s Out of This World’

Embed from Getty ImagesIf you watched on Sunday, then you probably agree that it was a great finish to the U.S. Open at The Country Club. Three young players battled down the stretch — only one of them a major winner — all hitting terrific shots under U.S. Open pressure and all having a chance … Read more

SELECT COMPANY: Jim Furyk Is Eighth Player to Win Both the U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open; 73-Year-Old Mike ‘Fluff’ Cowan Carries the Bag of the Mild-Mannered Champion

Furyk and Fluff have done it again! pic.twitter.com/suy342OYv7 — PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) July 12, 2021 Congratulations to Jim Furyk, 51, for winning the U.S. Senior Open in his first attempt. And major kudos to his longtime caddie Mike “Fluff” Cowan who is still carrying for Furyk at the spry age of 73! For those … Read more

NOTEWORTHY: No Lefty Has Won the U.S. Open or U.S. Senior Open (But That Could Change Today)

Embed from Getty ImagesPHIL MICKELSON IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST LEFTY in golf history. But the six-time major winner has not won the U.S. Open. No one has come closer without winning. Phil has finished runner-up six times, in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013. Southpaw Phil is not alone, as the USGA wrote in … Read more

U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm: ‘This Was Definitely for Seve’

By USGA SAN DIEGO – On a cool, overcast Sunday in 2021, it was Jon Rahm hammering home the most memorable 24-foot birdie putt of his young career, one that gave the fiery Spaniard a one-stroke victory over Louis Oosthuizen in the 121st U.S. Open Championship. Punctuating a 4-under-par 67 to match the championship’s lowest … Read more

USGA: U.S. Open Tee Times, Torrey Pines Golf Course Details and ‘About the U.S. Open’

Embed from Getty Images By USGA SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced tee times for the first two rounds of the 2021 U.S. Open Championship, Thursday (June 17) and Friday (June 18), at 7,652-yard, par-71 Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course), in San Diego, Calif. The U.S. Open is … Read more

RARE VIDEO: Masked Orville Moody Putting Cross-Handed

Plenty going on here. #moody1972 pic.twitter.com/PY5HK9AYe5 — David Poulton (@doglegpar3) January 28, 2021 I SAW THIS ON TWITTER and had to share it. 1969 U.S. Open champion Orville Moody was a great ball striker, a terrible putter and a great character.WARNING: It may be uncomfortable to watch Orville putt! As David Poulton said above, “Plenty … Read more

USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 121st U.S. Open Championship

Embed from Getty ImagesBy USGA LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced local qualifying sites for the 121st U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course), in San Diego, Calif., for the second time from June 17-20, 2021. Local qualifying, conducted over … Read more

1969 U.S. Open Champion Orville Moody Wearing a Surgical Mask While Playing Golf

NO, THIS IS NOT A JOKE. Masks are ever-present during this global pandemic. And so when I saw a face covering in a different era and context, it caught my attention. I noticed it on Tuesday night while watching highlights of the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach (won by Jack Nicklaus). There was Orville … Read more

Golf Entrepreneur Barney Adams on Extreme Distance as the Future of Championship Golf: Not So Fast

By Barney AdamsBarney Adams is the founder of Adams Golf and is currently the CEO of Breakthrough Golf Technology. THE ANNOUNCING CREW AT THE 2020 U.S. OPEN seemed obsessed with “The Bombers” — players who drove the ball extreme distances with little regard for the occasional tee shot into the rough. TV has selected Bryson … Read more

ESPN VIDEO: Bryson DeChambeau, Golf Scientist

FOR THOSE STILL GETTING acquainted with new U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, or as a refresher for those who’ve known about him longer, this ESPN SC Featured piece from 2016 is a solid primer on the golf maverick. It explains a lot. It holds up well. Bryson breaks the mold. Here’s the introducton: “Gene Wojciechowski … Read more