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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


Bless you, physics. Some players just see the course differently than others. ? — 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

John Daly celebrates 1st Champions Tour win with champagne shower

John Daly captures his first win on the Champions Tour — and first since 2004 on the PGA Tour — and of course gets sprayed with champagne. Living. — Kelly Hawkins (@PGATOURHawk) May 7, 2017 John Daly commemorated...Show More Summary

Wells Fargo Championship 2017: Brian Harman’s putt ends Dustin Johnson’s win streak in Wilmington

With a possible Dustin Johnson vs. Jon Rahm waiting in the wings, Brian Harman stole DJ’s shot at history with theatrics on the 72nd hole to pick up his second career win. Forgive me. With just a few holes to the finish in Wilmington,...Show More Summary

Valero Texas Open 2017 purse: Winner’s payout is $1.1 million in prize money

Even the Texas Open boasts a hefty purse, a sign of how far things have come on the PGA Tour in prize money distribution. The Valero Texas Open, if we’re being honest, is not the biggest event on the PGA Tour. It falls in a bit of aShow More Summary

Actually, Sergio Garcia didn’t blow it in a major and won the 2017 Masters

How about that? Sergio Garcia has always been physically good enough to win a major, that’s never been in doubt. But as is attributed to Yogi Berra about the game of baseball, “golf is 90 percent mental and the other half physical.”Show More Summary

Emmitt Smith sent the best congratulatory tweet to Sergio Garcia for winning the Masters

And it isn’t close. Sergio Garcia’s playoff win capped off an epic finish at the Masters. The victory earned him congratulations from a lot of people in the sports universe. The best one came from Emmitt Smith. Hands down. Congratulations @TheSergioGarcia Never say never!!! Way to persevere through a varsity. Show More Summary

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