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Tiger Woods opens golf course in Ozarks: 'I want to see a lot of birdies made here'

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HOLLISTER, Mo. - Tiger Woods brought out some of the biggest stars in golf and honored the memory of a past champion Tuesday in the Ozarks.

The occasion was the official opening of Payne's Valley, the first public-access course in the U.S. designed by Tiger Woods' TGR Design group.

Woods and fellow American Justin Thomas played a match against...Read more

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Bryson DeChambeau captures U.S. Open title with dominating final round at Winged Foot

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They told Bryson DeChambeau he couldn't do it. They told him he couldn't make all his irons the same length. They told him he couldn't be that analytical. They told him he couldn't bulk up to 240 pounds. They told he couldn't bomb it everywhere.

Sunday, they weren't telling him anything - except where to stand to collect the U.S. Open trophy.

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U.S. Open notebook: Patrick Reed could have ruined his own chances

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Patrick Reed probably shot himself out of contention with a back nine 43 that left him 7-over for the day and tied for 11th place. He goes into Sunday eight shots out after having a three-shot lead through three holes of his third round.

"Anyone in my position would be frustrated, especially with having the lead going into ...Read more

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Bryson DeChambeau finishes U.S. Open third round two shots out of lead

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - He has stuck with his game plan all week and while it has gotten him into some trouble on some holes, it also has Bryson DeChambeau two shots out of the U.S. Open lead going into the final round, when he will match bombs with Matthew Wolff.

DeChambeau hung in there after a tough start with bogeys on his first two holes and on...Read more

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21-year-old Matthew Wolff puts himself in position to be youngest U.S. Open winner in almost 100 years

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Two years ago, you probably wouldn't have known them. Now, these kids could go back-to-back in major championships.

Matthew Wolff, 21, is on the verge of doing, what Colin Morikawa, 23, did at the PGA Championship.

All he has to do is out-bomb and gouge Bryson DeChambeau Sunday at Winged Foot to become the youngest U.S. Open...Read more

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Winged Foot rearing its ugly head at U.S. Open is beautiful to Patrick Reed

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Golf's bad boy was good.

He had to be.

After a charitable first day, Winged Foot Golf Club got angry Friday, with howling winds and devilish greens - which is just how Patrick Reed liked it.

The controversial 2018 Masters champ gutted things out to take a one-shot lead into the weekend where he'll tee it up with mad bomber ...Read more

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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson miss cut, possibly marking Mickelson's final U.S. Open

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson badly missed the cut Friday at Winged Foot and for Mickelson, there is a legitimate question whether this will be his last U.S. Open.

Mickelson, played out the string with a 74 to finish at 13-over while Woods lost any chance of playing the weekend when he ballooned to a 77, 10-over for the...Read more

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U.S. Open notebook: Phil Mickelson heads home after missing the cut at Winged Foot, Bubba Watson still in the hunt

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Phil Mickelson was just as gracious missing the cut at Winged Foot as he was when he kissed away the 2006 championship.

"I enjoyed the week and I enjoyed the challenge that this golf course provides," he said after a much improved round of 73 that left him at 13-over. "I think it's always one of the hardest tests that we play...Read more

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Bryson DeChambeau attacking Winged Foot like few can and taking aim at a U.S. Open title

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - The U.S. Open is often a battle with oneself. That part is hard enough. But to impose one's will on a U.S. Open course is something that only a few can even think about accomplishing.

And that is exactly what Bryson DeChambeau is trying to do.

"That's a question for the gods," DeChambeau said when asked if it was even ...Read more

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U.S. Open notebook: Jon Rahm struggles with bumpy greens, two amateurs impress

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - World No. 2 Jon Rahm said he was victimized by bumpy greens at the end of the day. He finished at 1-under.

"They're bentgrass greens that are soft after 140 players went through them. They're going to get a little bumpy. It's just how it is. It's golf. When you're playing putts with two, three, four feet of break, you're not ...Read more

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Winged Foot turns tame as 21 players dip under par on U.S. Open's first day

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - The USGA promised to let Winged Foot be Winged Foot. Maybe they were talking about the East Course.

Between accessible pins, calm conditions and overcast skies that kept moisture in the greens, Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Open was a relative birdie fest compared to the expectations everyone had coming in.

If they ...Read more

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Tiger Woods opens with 3-over par on day Winged Foot was there for the taking

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Tiger Woods didn't get the start he wanted - and needed - on a day when Winged Foot was at its easiest.

Woods finished his morning round at 3-over par and was already eight shots behind playing partner Justin Thomas' lead. Back in his heyday it wouldn't seem insurmountable but Woods has been burying himself with poor starts ...Read more

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Winged Foot is the most difficult, yet traditionally perfect course for U.S. Open

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It's September, not June. There are no galleries, grandstands or hospitality tents. But there is one reason why this feels like a U.S. Open - the golf course.

Winged Foot. It has kicked many golfers in the pants over the years and when it is set up with its narrow fairways, thick, sticky rough and speedy greens, it may be the most traditionally...Read more

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Gary Woodland got to enjoy his U.S. Open golf title longer than usual. Now, the defense.

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Gary Woodland got to enjoy being U.S. Open champion a little longer than most winners, and now he is ready to mount a defense of it.

Woodland, a native of Topeka who played golf in college at the University of Kansas, will tee off at 1:05 p.m. Thursday in the first round of this year's U.S. Open on the West Course at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, ...Read more

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U.S. Open at Winged Foot will provide a real mental challenge to the field this week

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This isn't Erin Hills or even Pebble Beach. The rough is up this week and while it might not turn out to be the 1974 Massacre at Winged Foot, it will certainly be a return to a more traditional U.S. Open setup, offering the sternest mental test in golf.

"That's what differentiated the U.S. Open from the other majors," said sports psychologist ...Read more

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Dustin Johnson adds Tour Championship to a well-stocked legacy

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ATLANTA - If Dustin Johnson isn't careful, the world will see right through that devil-may-care disguise he's been wearing for more than a dozen years. If he keeps showing such determination to add new titles to his portfolio, as he did at this Tour Championship, we're going to start mistaking him for someone who takes this golf thing as serious...Read more

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Johnson finds fairway, opens up big Tour Championship lead

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ATLANTA - One great difference between the 30 walking logos playing in the Tour Championship this Labor Day weekend and just about everyone else is that they get golf. They actually can repair flaws in their game. While the majority of the playing public must grimly endure what they are powerless to change, the golf swing being to them like rush...Read more

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Errant Dustin Johnson still finds way to lead Tour Championship

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ATLANTA - Hand Dustin Johnson the Saturday New York Times crossword or a worn-out toilet flush valve, you may grow old awaiting a solution.

But present him with any number of the lesser problems that golf may present, he's supposed to have most of the answers. Just give him a paper clip, some duct tape and an old beat-up range ball, and he'll ...Read more

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World's best crowd in on Johnson's Tour Championship lead

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ATLANTA - The wolves are at Dustin Johnson's door. And they are hungry.

After one round of the Tour Championship, the FedEx Cup leader who came to this playoff finale already atop the leaderboard at 10 under because of a unique staggered scoring system still is in the lead. But not by himself anymore, after shooting a first-round 67 on Friday. ...Read more

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Tour Championship long shot? Ancer is the answer.

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ATLANTA - Looking for a long shot to back this weekend at the Tour Championship? Abraham Ancer is willing to give it a shot.

Ancer, a native of Mexico, began the tournament at No. 22, nine shots behind the leader. He shot a 6-under 64 and moved all way into fifth place, six shots off the lead.

"I just picture myself as if this was a five-day ...Read more