Men's golf

Rickie Fowler reacts after his birdie on the12th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 15, 2017 - 3:51 pm
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Paul Casey is in the red through his first two holes at the U.S. Open. Casey eagled the par-5, 613-yard No. 1, just like Masters winner Sergio Garcia in a group just before his threesome. Unlike Garcia, Casey followed his...
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A blimp crashes during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, near Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. AirSign, an advertising company, operates the blimp. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
June 15, 2017 - 1:18 pm
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — A blimp flying over the U.S. Open has gone down and the aircraft's operator says he doesn't know if the pilot is alive. Justin Maynard is a sales manager for AirSign, the advertising company that operates the blimp. Maynard says only the pilot was on board the craft. He says the...
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Ernie Els, of South Africa, hits on the seventh hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
June 15, 2017 - 12:14 pm
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 11:13 a.m. Twenty years after he won his second U.S. Open, Ernie Els is getting in the mix again. The Big Easy played his front nine at Erin Hills at 4-under 32 and is only two shots behind Rickie Fowler. Els' highlight shot came on...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2016, file photo, Phil Mickelson, of the United States, left, congratulates Henrik Stenson, of Sweden, for winning the British Open Golf Championships at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland. Erin Hills is the longest U.S. Open course in history. The rough is thick, as usual. It may make for an ultimate test of golf, but those expecting another major showdown between Stenson and Mickelson, a la last year’s British Open, or Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose, a la this year’s Masters, might be disappointed. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 13, 2017 - 2:29 am
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Remember last year, when Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson played a round for the ages, trading birdies and spectacular shots until Stenson finally came away with the British Open title? The U.S. Open won't be like that. First off, barring a long rain delay on Thursday, Mickelson...
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This June 9, 2015 photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Correction shows Steve Trattner. While the US Open takes place at Erin Hills this week, the man who discovered the land where the course was built will watch on TV from his prison cell. Trattner is serving a 35-year sentence for killing his wife. (Wisconsin Department of Corrections via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 6:28 pm
The man who first imagined the grassy Wisconsin cattle farm as a potential piece of the U.S. Open's hallowed history will see that vision come to life this week. Steve Trattner will be watching on TV from his prison cell, 40 miles away from Erin Hills. Trattner, 55, is the onetime software...
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Daniel Berger hits from the edge of the rough on the first hole during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
June 11, 2017 - 6:40 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Daniel Berger shot a 4-under 66 to erase a three-shot deficit and win the St. Jude Classic for a second straight year. The 24-year-old is the fourth back-to-back winner at St. Jude and the first since David Toms did it in 2003 and '04. Berger played a bogey-free round on...
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June 10, 2017 - 6:17 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rafa Cabrera Bello shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday to join Ben Crane and Stewart Cink in a three-way tie for the lead after three rounds at the St. Jude Classic. Cabrera Bello, a 33-year-old from Spain, has four international victories, but has never won on the PGA Tour. He's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2011, file photo, Jordan Russell of College Station, Texas, hits a shot on the sixth hole during the semifinals at the U.S. Amateur golf tournament at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisc. About the only similarities between Erin Hills and Chambers Bay, which hosted the U.S. Open two years ago off Puget Sound in Washington state, are that both were built as public golf courses and are mostly devoid of trees. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
June 08, 2017 - 6:43 pm
Going somewhere new for the U.S. Open is starting to get old. For so many years, everyone knew what to expect. With few exceptions, the event's identity as the "toughest test in golf" was carved out of traditional, tree-lined courses with tight fairways and thick rough, firm and fast greens. No one...
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Steve Stricker chips to the first green during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
June 05, 2017 - 11:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker always knew he would have to take the toughest road to make it into the first U.S. Open in his native Wisconsin. That made it all the more rewarding when he earned his place at Erin Hills through a 36-hole qualifier Monday. And the 50-year-old Stricker did it in...
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Steve Stricker chips to the first green during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament, Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
June 05, 2017 - 10:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker always knew he would have to take the toughest road to make it into the first U.S. Open in his native Wisconsin. That made it all the more rewarding when he earned his place at Erin Hills through a 36-hole qualifier Monday. And the 50-year-old Stricker did it in...
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