Martin Kaymer pulls away from US Open field

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Playing on a course that lacked an expected afternoon bite, Martin Kaymer impressed even himself with an opening-round, 5-under-par 65 Thursday at the U.S. Open on Pinehurst No. 2.

"Five-under par is exceptional," said Germany'...

At US Open, a fashion tribute to Payne Stewart

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Rickie Fowler got a smile and thumbs-up from Phil Mickelson in the locker room Thursday before teeing off in the U.S. Open.

On the first hole, Fowler said someone shouted out "Rickie Stewart."

Few knew that Fowler planned to ...

US Open: Pinehurst No. 2 is a mystery

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Pinehurst No. 2, among the world's more revered courses, has managed to become somewhat of a mystery to the world's best golfers as the U.S. Open gets underway Thursday.

The recently renovated No. 2 has been shorn of all its ...