Jul 9, 2016

Johnson to skip Olympics due to concerns over Zika virus

U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Rio Games on Friday because of concerns over the Zika virus, costing golf three of the world’s top four players for its return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Jordan Spieth is the only player ...

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Jun 20, 2016

Johnson wins U.S. Open for first major despite penalty

Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed ...

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2016

Big-hitters McIlroy, Mickelson, Fowler miss cut at U.S. Open

Rory McIlroy spent the days before the U.S. Open searching for his game. The world’s third-ranked player didn’t find it at Oakmont. McIlroy missed the cut on Saturday after posting a two-round total of 8-over 148, two clear of the cut line at 6 ...

Johnson tied for lead at U.S. Open

Jun 18, 2016

Johnson tied for lead at U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, “Where did it ...

Unheralded Landry leads U.S. Open

Jun 17, 2016

Unheralded Landry leads U.S. Open

Andrew Landry shook his head when the horn sounded signaling yet another delay at drenched Oakmont. Ten feet away from completing the round of his professional life, the world’s 624th-ranked golfer had to settle for going to bed with his name atop the leaderboard ...

Tiger not ready to play U.S. Open

Jun 8, 2016

Tiger not ready to play U.S. Open

For the third time in the past six years, the U.S. Open will go on without three-time champion Tiger Woods. Woods said on his website Tuesday that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week at Oakmont, ...

Spieth hopes to lean on experience

Apr 6, 2016

Spieth hopes to lean on experience

Packing for a three-week road trip reminded Jordan Spieth that winning the Masters wasn’t as easy as he made it look. Driving down Magnolia Lane made it all seem possible again. Among the clothes he packed was the green jacket that had been hanging ...

No. 1 Djokovic nearing rarefied air

Sep 15, 2015

No. 1 Djokovic nearing rarefied air

Novak Djokovic could not find his keys. Alone in a parking lot outside Arthur Ashe Stadium at about 2 a.m. Monday, a handful of hours after beating Roger Federer in the U.S. Open final for his third major title of 2015 and 10th overall, ...

Pennetta savors first Grand Slam triumph

Sep 14, 2015

Pennetta savors first Grand Slam triumph

Even Flavia Pennetta was a tiny bit disappointed that Serena Williams didn’t complete the first Grand Slam since 1988 at the U.S. Open. “Of course,” she said hours after she won her first major title in her final chance before retiring — well aware ...

No. 1 Djokovic beats rival Federer in final

Sep 14, 2015

No. 1 Djokovic beats rival Federer in final

Thrilled to win a point in the U.S. Open final, and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut, then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer. After winning another point in that ...

Unheralded Vinci stuns Serena in U.S. Open semis

Sep 12, 2015

Unheralded Vinci stuns Serena in U.S. Open semis

For Serena Williams’ first 26 matches this year at major tournaments, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too far from reach. She was unbeaten and, seemingly, unbeatable, nearing the first Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century. All Williams ...