Jun 10, 2014; Pinehurst, NC, USA; Golfers and caddies approach the 10th fairway during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Pinehurst No. 2 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

News From the Links: US Open Edition


Pinehurst No. 2 Looks Like Crap; Just How Mike Davis Dreamed It Would

Ross’ vision of the No. 2 course, which opened in 1910 but was under his near-constant supervision and fine-tuned until his death in 1948, was very different than the well-manicured version displayed to the world at the 1999 and 2005 US Open. To Crenshaw and Coore, their task was obvious.

Phil Mickelson Can Punch His Ticket to the FIGJAM Hall of Fame With a US Open Win

“I feel as good about my game today as I have all year,” Mickelson said. “It’s not saying a lot, because I haven’t played well all year, but last week was a good week for me. I started to slowly put it together.”

This is (probably) the Last Time Chris Berman Will Scream Inappropriately at a Golf Tournament

“It’s bittersweet,’’ Strange said during an ESPN teleconference last week. “We work hard at this. Not just us [the on-air talent]. We’re the face but the people behind the scenes have been working 14- or 15-hour days the last two weeks. It’s a great loss. The US Open is a big part of our lives.’’

Mike Davis Might Have Turned the US Women’s Open into a Total Trainwreck

Mention this to LPGA players, and you’ll likely get a raised eyebrow and wry smile. They doubt the USGA seriously considered making the men’s event follow the women’s. Because if it had, then more of the burden of the experiment would have fallen on PGA players. They’d have been the ones fretting about divots, practice time and course conditions. Safe to say the PGA players are accustomed to being accommodated.

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