US Open at a glance
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Facts and figures for the 119th U.S. Open golf championship, which starts Thursday:
Stricker looking to play more on PGA Tour this year
HONOLULU (AP) — Steve Stricker came to Hawaii for two weeks of work, just like the old days, but with a twist. Instead of starting at the winners-only field at Kapalua and then going over to the Sony Open, he started at the Sony Open and heads to the winners-only field on the Big Island for the PGA Tour Champions opener.
The question is how long he stays with players his own age.
It's a question Vijay Singh and Davis Love III have contemplated over the last few years.
Best without a major? Westwood alone in his class
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Lee Westwood already had qualified as the best player to have never won a major even before Sergio Garcia won the Masters.
Garcia only made it less of a debate.
The focus is sure to shift between now and the U.S. Open over who fits into that category. When the label first became popular in the early 1990s, it was easy to judge the candidates because of their victories, the number of majors they had played and how many times they came close to winning.
Jon Rahm just getting started and already rolling
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jon Rahm can be an imposing figure without a golf club in his hand.
Even when his audience is Jack Nicklaus.
Nine months ago, Rahm was dressed in a coat-and-tie to receive the Jack Nicklaus Award as the top college golfer. He stood tall, showing respect, and held his eye contact as Nicklaus talked to him about how to prepare for the U.S. Open at Oakmont.