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Brooks Koepka wins the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills

One of the game’s great young talents and power players took the U.S. Open with a dominant Sunday at Erin Hills. Brooks Koepka may confirm the biases that many had coming into this U.S. Open that Erin Hills would set up as a bombers’ paradise. Show More Summary

U.S. Open leaderboard 2017: Brooks Koepka’s hot start creates two-way tie at top

The leaders are off and running at Erin Hills. The first-ever U.S. Open at Erin Hills has given some of the world’s best golfers the chance to tame an intimidating course. But with the wind really whipping for the first time this week...Show More Summary

U.S. Open 2017: That annoying noise you're hearing is a plane flying an ad

If you’ve been watching the 2017 U.S. Open, you’ve noticed the sound of a flying plane throughout FS1 and FOX’s broadcast. Plenty of people on social media have complained about the noise, to the point where Joe Buck had to explain what’s been going on during the final round: Joe Buck explaining what's up with the plane noise during the U.S. Show More Summary

On Justin Thomas, accents, and Louisville

I walked all 18 holes with Justin Thomas for his historic U.S. Open record-breaking round on Saturday. I found myself thinking about parallel lives, dads, and the region we both call home. ERIN, Wis. -- There’s a Louisville accent. It’s easiest to spot by just asking a native to pronounce the name of their hometown. Show More Summary

Johnny Miller is not impressed with Justin Thomas’ round that broke his U.S. Open record

One of the most famous rounds in golf is unseated after 43 years and the former record holder has some thoughts on the matter. John’s here. Just hours after Justin Thomas broke his historic, legendary, infamous U.S. Open scoring record,...Show More Summary

U.S. Open leaderboard 2017: Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler in the hunt at Erin Hills

The laments about big names missing the cut gave way to a show on Saturday that set U.S. Open scoring records and put us in position for a memorable Sunday. After a low-energy Friday afternoon at the U.S. Open, the primary story was largely laments about all the big names missing the cut at Erin Hills. Show More Summary

Justin Thomas’ nuked 3-wood finishes off U.S. Open record-breaking round

Justin Thomas is on top of the leaderboard at Erin Hills. He may not win, but this shot and this round will go down in U.S. Open history. The final groups on moving day are just getting onto the back nine on Saturday, and we still have a full round to go on Sunday, but we just got our shot and moment of the 2017 U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. Open longshots are exposing a scheduling problem at Erin Hills

One of the great aspects of the U.S. Open is that it’s truly “open.” But having a competing event on the second best American tour makes qualifying a tough choice for some of the top pros. The biggest story at the start of U.S. OpenShow More Summary

U.S. Open 2017: LOOK AT THIS FING PUTT

Bless you, physics. Some players just see the course differently than others. ?https://t.co/FhmUfaxmYu — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 17, 2017 Justin Thomas put his faith in geometry and physics to get make this putt at the U.S. Open. At the 5th hole, Thomas’ ball was sitting calmly on a hill right next to the green. Show More Summary

Rory McIlroy blows Steve Elkington’s bad tweets into deep space with Wikipedia screenshot

Elkington, a former pro golfer turned bad tweeter, was simply destroyed by McIlroy. Rory McIlroy won’t be playing this weekend at the U.S. Open. He’s headed home early after a missing the cut. That’s fine. It’s tough even for the world’s...Show More Summary

Michelle Wie matches low round of season at LPGA Classic as Lydia Ko ends reign as No. 1

Michelle Wie rebounded from last week’s missed cut in fine form, closing out the Shoprite LPGA Classic on Sunday in a tie for third after matching her season-best round as well as the low round of the day with a flawless 6-under 65. Wie finished at 7-under and in a four-way tie for third, four shots back of winner In-Kyung Kim. Show More Summary

Even by Dustin Johnson standards, this is an enormous drive at the Memorial

This moonshot was outrageous, even for the biggest hitter in the game. Dustin Johnson may have been a tad cranky when he stepped to the 17th tee at Muirfield Village Golf Club during Thursday’s opening round of the Memorial Tournament, because the world No. Show More Summary

NCAA golf provides the sport’s best format. Let’s bring it to the pro game.

The NCAA might not get much right, but the college golf national championships provide the most thrilling format in the sport. Golf’s best-kept, out-in-the-open secret is the raw, extremely stupid fun of team golf. And, no, no — not Ryder Cup team golf, which is totally good, fine, and awesome on its own. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods blew .000 on a breathalyzer when police found him asleep at the wheel

Woods’ statement suggested the arrest was due to an “unexpected reaction” from prescription medication. Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest Monday morning came after police officers found him asleep behind the wheel and slurring his speech once roused. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods’ DUI arrest elicits bad jokes but mostly sadness

Tiger’s DUI arrest is just “sad,” says Woods’ ex-coach Hank Haney. We agree. Tiger Woods is once again front-page news — but certainly not in the way the former world No. 1 hoped or envisioned. Tiger boosters and critics were greeted...Show More Summary

Sergio Garcia drove a ball directly between a squirrel's legs

Sergio Garcia hit a bullet off the tee at the AT&T Byron Nelson and one squirrel wasn’t too happy about it all. The squirrel got spooked as soon as the ball landed and in its haste almost got hit while running off the course. The most...Show More Summary

Lexi Thompson skydives into LPGA Tour pro-am

“A dream come true” is how Lexi Thompson describes parachuting into the Kingsmill Championship pro-am attached to a Navy SEAL. Tiger Woods, as Lexi Thompson proved on Wednesday, is not the only professional golfer with Navy SEALs envy. Thompson...Show More Summary

This NCAA golfer had to jump into water to get his ball because of another weird, stupid rule

Jacksonville University’s David Wicks had to strip down to retrieve his ball from a pond at yesterday’s NCAA regionals. Let’s talk about why that’s very dumb. For anyone unfamiliar, team golf is perhaps the sport’s most exhilarating format. Show More Summary

Phil Mickelson rips USGA after frustrating finish at The Players

‘It’s the U.S. Open,’ says Phil Mickelson, who’s no fan of the USGA. ‘Guys are going to play it no matter what.’ Phil Mickelson does not shy away from controversy. Indeed, the World Golf Hall of Famer often creates conflict where there seems to be none, and Sunday’s parting blast at U.S. Show More Summary

The Players Championship 2017: Predictions and picks for TPC Sawgrass

The Players Championship boasts the strongest field in golf on one of the most exciting courses in the world. Here are some picks and predictions for the week at Sawgrass. The Players Championship has carved out a unique identity as the premier championship on the PGA Tour. Show More Summary

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