2017 US Open Preview: Heading for the Hills

2017 US Open Preview: Heading for the Hills

IN the lead-up to last year’s US Open at Oakmont Country Club, Jordan Spieth said Oakmont was “the hardest test in all of golf”. Well, we all know what happened. The big-hitting Dustin Johnson conquered the mighty Oakmont and will undoubtedly be the overwhelming favourite going into this year’s championship at Erin Hills Golf Course […]

2017 U.S. Open Preview: Day to lead the Aussie Charge

2017 U.S. Open Preview: Day to lead the Aussie Charge

  When the 117th U.S. Open gets underway June 15 at Erin Hills, a group of Australians will be in the field, including a player who has come close to winning on numerous occasions but has yet to break through. Jason Day, the No. 2-ranked player in the world, has four top-five finishes at the […]

I’ll take even par, says Spieth

I’ll take even par, says Spieth

REIGNING US Open champion Jordan Spieth has suggested Oakmont, host to this month’s US Open, is arguably golf’s toughest test. “I know that if you win a US Open at Oakmont, you can go ahead and say that you’ve conquered the hardest test in all of golf because this is arguably the hardest course in […]

Jordan Spieth captures US Open

Jordan Spieth captures US Open

Jordan Spieth has stamped his name indelibly into the history books, capturing the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay in Washington. On a course that was widely criticised by players and fans on Social Media for its overly-difficult layout, small target areas and ultra-slick and patchy-looking greens, Spieth outlasted a quality field in a final […]

US Open dilemma for leaders

US Open dilemma for leaders

SATURDAY is moving day for professional golfers at tournaments around the world. Well, it is for those who make the cut. The 114th US Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina from June 12-15 is no different. Those who do play on the weekend will want to be there or thereabouts going into the […]

US Open Preview

US Open Preview

Apply a simple word association to the following phrase: ‘US Open’ and what is it that immediately springs to mind? Any shortlist of responses will no doubt include the word ‘rough’, perhaps ‘thick’ rough. Images of corridor-width fairways, callisthenic manoeuvres from the world’s best to advance a ball from rough no further than they could […]

Justin time: Rose captures U.S. Open Championship

Justin time: Rose captures U.S. Open Championship

England’s Justin Rose captured his first Major championship in dramatic fashion, grabbing the coveted US Open title at Merion Golf Club. Trailing third-round leader Phil Mickelson by two shots going into round 4, Rose made the most of every opportunity on the final day, scoring five critical birdies, plus a make-or-break clutch fairway-wood-chip to two-inches […]

US Open Preview: Merion Golf Club

US Open Preview: Merion Golf Club

Finding Merion’s fairways at this month’s US Open will be akin to threading the eye of a needle.

I witnessed US Open preparations first-hand a year ago when I made the two-hour trip south from New York City to Ardmore, Pennsylvania to play the club’s famous East Course

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