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Martin Davis considers the role playoffs have played in creating epic U.S. Open memories. While I don’t agree with some of the sentiments expressed in the story questioning the end of Monday 18-hole playoffs—one unnamed voice calls it the equivalent of a pop quiz—the new format remains befuddling after so many years of lectures about the importance
Guardian Management of Handicap   Beginning in January 2021, digital profiles will be required for all golfers accessing the GHIN Mobile App and ghin.com. Per the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), golfers designated as minors (under 13 years of age) will not be able to provide an email address, create a digital profile, or directly
Paul Sullivan of the New York Times considers what the loss of normal U.S. Open revenue means for the various initiatives receiving USGA support. The story, as with others on the topic, mentioned a general number of $165 million in tournament revenue with $70 million in profit. The two entities mentioned that got my eye: Girls Golf, which works wit
If you’ve watched early week coverage from Winged Foot, you know the 18th green just has something special going on. I don’t recall that sense the last time the West hosted in 2006. So we’ll chalk up that eye-catching quality to the restoration work reclaiming both shape, size and artistic flair to this historic location. John Fischer takes us back
Sam Harrop loves golf and knows music. He has combined his passions to become the golf parody song hit-maker. This week, for the U.S. Open, he finally got to write a song for his favorite player, Phil Mickelson.Original link
Dustin Johnson comes in hot for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Is he the best bet to win on this difficult track? Here are our picks for the tournament.Original link
MyGolfSpy Ball Lab is where we quantify the quality and consistency of the golf balls on the market to help you find the best ball for your money. Today, we’re taking a look at the Bridgestone Tour B XS.  An overview of the equipment we use can be found here. To learn more about our test process, how we define “bad” balls and our True Price metric,
Tiger hasn't been great since the restart. Is the U.S. Open at Winged Foot the place he finds his game? He's just one of the big question marks going into the year's second major. There's Phil and Bryson and the difficulty of Winged Foot.Original link
Despite years of planning and the USGA’s extensive data on distance, it appears Bryson DeChambeau’s U.S. Open driving range work will force a Tuesday evening change to Winged Foot’s temporary fencing. I'm told the USGA plans to move the netting back on the temporary range set up on the East Course. Bryson was bombing balls over it in the direction
We have a lot going on in American sports. It’s an unprecedented situation and sports ratings have been all over the map. But golf has retained its audience and even shown increases while most sports are seeing declines. Then there was last week. The final round of the LPGA’s second major and the 2020 Safeway Classic aired up against NBA and NHL pl
The energy normally provided by spectators will be missing this week when the U.S. Open gets underway at Winged Foot Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, and Justin Thomas said that will take a lot out of the proceedings.Original link
Due to poor air quality caused by wildfires, the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic this weekend has been reduced to 54 holes.Original link
Tiger Woods called Winged Foot Golf Club, site of this week's U.S. Open, one of the most difficult courses in the world.Original link
Todd Montoya entered a St. Jude's charity raffle not expecting to win. Then, while caddying at the Safeway Open, he found out he won a $500,000 home. He ended up having a better week than his golfer, Brian Stuard.Original link
Lee Wybranski’s logo edition print. The groupings are out and even with the field reduced to 144, it’s hard not to notice the size of those tee time windows. Times start about 12 minutes after sunrise and barring a shockingly fast pace of play, the last groups out will be playing well past sunset. Friday’s cloudy forecast suggests a Saturday mornin