• Stenson: Tough U.S. Open conditions make you laugh and cry

    10 days ago - By TheScore

    With a strong wind and firm conditions, Shinnecock Hills presented a massive test for the best players in the world at the U.S. Open on Thursday. Despite the scoring average being over 76, one player who was able to thrive was Henrik Stenson , who fired a 1-over 71 to sit just two shots off the lead. The Swedish star, known as one of the funnier players on Tour, admitted it was a tough test of golf, but chose to take a positive approach. "It doesn't get much harder than this," Stenson said, as per Ryan Lavner of Golf Channel. "You're going to laugh, you're going to cry, and I guess we...
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  • Russell Henley co-leads U.S. Open with R1 69 - Russell Henley | PGA

    10 days ago - By Rotoworld

    Russell Henley roared out of the gate at the 118th U.S. Open Championship, carding a 1-under-par 32-37=69 during the first round, good for an early share of the clubhouse lead with play starting to wind down.
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  • Tiger's start was horrific and it only got worse

    Tiger's start was horrific and it only got worse

    10 days ago - By New York Post

    There was buzz, like a U.S. Open hadn't experienced in three years, because there was Tiger Woods, back at the tournament he'd claimed three times. More than 20 minutes before Woods stepped into the first tee box, fans stood six and seven deep, jockeying for the best glimpse of the best golfer of his generation...
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  • Wind puts Dustin Johnson to test at U.S. Open

    Wind puts Dustin Johnson to test at U.S. Open

    10 days ago - By TORONTO STAR

    World No. 1 played some of his best golf Thursday but beat par and wound up with share of lead at 1-under 69
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  • It's a crowded U.S. Open leaderboard, with big names and some not so well known

    10 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    The bumper-to-bumper congestion on the road to the U.S. Open had nothing Thursday on the Shinnecock Hills scoreboard. That's one giant traffic jam, with 13 players bunched at one under, even par or one over. Although that cluster includes Dustin Johnson, the world's top-ranked player, and No. 3...
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  • Shinnecock setup, strong winds humble golf's biggest stars at U.S. Open

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Steve DiMeglio dissects the historic course which last hosted the U.S. Open in 2004. SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Carnage didn't run into traffic problems Thursday en route to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and the 118th U.S. Open. While bumper-to-bumper congestion on nearby thoroughfares irritated all within their vehicles, Shinnecock's sunlit green boulevards caused plenty of irritation in the first round of the national championship. Winds whipping off the Long Island Sound were stubborn and forceful from the first tee time to the last and turned the historic track...
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  • Stenson enjoying conditions at wind-swept U.S. Open

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    When Henrik Stenson watched high winds wreak havoc on the early starters at the U.S. Open on Thursday the smooth-swinging Swede knew the conditions suited his game and gave him a chance to get into contention. Stenson, who won the 2016 British Open at Royal Troon where foul weather also blew many players
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  • Golf-Stenson enjoying conditions at wind-swept U.S. Open

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    When Henrik Stenson watched high winds wreak havoc on the early starters at the U.S. Open on Thursday the smooth-swinging Swede knew the conditions suited his game and gave him a chance to get into contention. Stenson, who won the 2016 British Open at Royal Troon where foul weather also blew many players
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  • U.S. Open 2018: Dustin Johnson pleased with USGA's setup

    U.S. Open 2018: Dustin Johnson pleased with USGA's setup

    10 days ago - By Sporting News

    Dustin Johnson is searching for his second U.S. Open victory.
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  • DJ listed as heavy favorite after opening-round 69

    10 days ago - By TheScore

    Dustin Johnson entered Thursday as the favorite to win the U.S. Open, and the 2016 Champion continues to hold that distinction after an opening-round 69 left him in a four-way tie for the lead. Johnson's 1-under total left him standing alongside Ian Poulter, Scott Piercy, and Russell Henley for top spot, and the oddsmakers have listed him at 5-2 to win his second career major. Despite their standing, the co-leaders don't follow Johnson on the betting board, as Justin Rose, who sits two strokes back at 1-over, is listed at 11-2, while Henrik Stenson is 12-1 at the same score. Poulter is...
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  • Golf-Johnson co-leader at US Open as Woods, McIlroy, Spieth struggle

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    * Johnson, Poulter, Henley, Piercy lead on 69 * Strong winds wreak havoc with many big names * Woods cards worst-ever 78, McIlroy worst-ever 80 SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., June 14 - Dustin Johnson negotiated a "hard but fair" Shinnecock Hills to card a one-under-par
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  • Johnson co-leader at U.S. Open as Woods, McIlroy, Spieth struggle

    Johnson co-leader at U.S. Open as Woods, McIlroy, Spieth struggle

    10 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    By Andrew Both SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. - Dustin Johnson negotiated a "hard but fair" Shinnecock Hills to card a one-under-par 69 for a share of the first-round lead at the U.S. Open on Thursday, while Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were among those falling victim to the tough
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