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Mickelson apologizes for putt-putt flap

Mickelson apologizes for putt-putt flap

NEW YORK — Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open, saying his frustration got the best of him. The apology [...]

Open champ Koepka solidifies legacy

Open champ Koepka solidifies legacy

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure. That’s how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. Koepka [...]

Koepka goes back to back at Open

Koepka goes back to back at Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Ricky Elliott didn’t know what to expect when he made the short journey from Orlando to Jupiter, Florida, to check up on his boss, Brooks Koepka. It was the week after the Masters, [...]

Shinnecock closes door on big names

Shinnecock closes door on big names

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The U.S. Open cut sliced off some huge names. There won’t be an inspiring weekend return to the tournament for Tiger Woods, nor a fifth major championship for Rory McIlroy. Jordan Spieth won’t [...]

DJ leads by four; Tiger, Spieth miss cut

DJ leads by four; Tiger, Spieth miss cut

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills with plenty [...]

Is USGA going easy on the players?

Is USGA going easy on the players?

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock Hills. A year [...]

Golf Bag: The U.S. Open notebook

Golf Bag: The U.S. Open notebook

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major. That was 12 years ago when the Open was [...]

Koepka: Similarities in Open courses

Koepka: Similarities in Open courses

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka scoffs when told this week’s U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills will be a far different challenge than the tournament he won last year at Erin Hills. Koepka, who scored his first [...]

Phil loses his cool after errant putt(s)

Phil loses his cool after errant putt(s)

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Phil Mickelson intentionally hit a moving putt on the 13th green Saturday, then asked the USGA to explain the ruling after hearing suggestions he should be disqualified from the U.S. Open. His bogey [...]

DJ wins St. Jude, reclaims No. 1 rank

DJ wins St. Jude, reclaims No. 1 rank

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dustin Johnson is back in his spot as the world’s top-ranked golfer thanks to a dominant victory capped by an absolutely amazing hole-out for eagle. “What a cool way to end the day,”  [...]