Rory McIlroy Wins U.S. OpenRory McIlroy ran away with the U.S. Open title, winning by eight shots and breaking the tournament scoring record by a whopping four strokes.
REARDON: Saturday U.S. Open BlogDan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson's poor performance continues. Rory McIlroy became the first player in US Open history to get to 13 under par. Sergio Garcia and others played the third round of the U.S. Open without hitting golf balls to warm-up. The easier course for the third round didn't tighten up the leaderboard.
U.S. Open News and Notes: June 19, 2011Notes from the U.S. Open. Lee Westwood had Saturday's low round. The USGA moved up tees to make holes a little easier. Las Vegas is betting on McIlroy finishing on top.
REARDON: Thursday U.S. Open BlogDan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Hale Irwin was on hand to watch his son play. The top-three ranked players were the featured pairing on the first three days. President Obama, VP Joe Biden, House Speaker John Boehner and Ohio governor John Kasich tee off at Andrews Air Force base on Saturday.
U.S. Open News and Notes: June 17, 2011Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy shot an impressive first-round 65. Many players found the opening 199-yard, par-3 10th hole a little daunting. Congressional is the second longest course in U.S. Open history.
U.S. Open News and Notes: June 16, 2011Notes from the U.S. Open. The greens at Congressional are in good shape. The U.S. Open will return to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in 2018. Rory McIlroy defends LeBron James.
Graeme McDowell Looking to Repeat at U.S. OpenMajors change their champions. But Graeme McDowell, last year's winner, feels like just another player at the U.S. Open. Repeating will be tough, given his performance this year.
REARDON: Enhancing The U.S. OpenU.S. Open courses are generally thought to be too hard, particularly ones close to the coast. Players are forced to make choices and then execute them.
Golf News and Notes: June 14, 2011Notes from the world of golf. The Blue Course at Congressional, home to this year's U.S. Open, doesn't make it easy on players. Ken Venturi thinks back to his U.S. Open win at Congressional in 1964.