U.S. Open Men's Golf Championships

Dean Burmester, of South Africa, drives off the second tee during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 14, 2018 - 6:39 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open's first round Thursday (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Dean Burmester figured out a solution to the problem many players at the U.S. Open were having with the greens at Shinnecock Hills. He holed out from the fairway for eagle on No. 18, a 485-yard...
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A police officer stands near traffic along County Road 39 near the site of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 13, 2018 - 5:42 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It's not the pin placements or green speeds they're worried about. Not the weather or the depth of the rough, either. It's the Long Island...
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Phil Mickelson hits out of a bunker during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 13, 2018 - 1:05 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, golf's second major championship of the year (all times local): 1 p.m. Rickie Fowler couldn't have found a better athlete than Tom Brady to play a round of golf with two days before the U.S. Open. After all, Brady owns five Super Bowl rings and...
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Jordan Spieth hits off the seventh tee during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 12, 2018 - 6:34 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Lots of folks have become accustomed to seeing Jordan Spieth's name atop leaderboards, particularly at golf's majors. So has Spieth. Yet since winning the British Open last July, Spieth barely has been a factor on the weekends. He believed third-place finishes in Houston...
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Brooks Koepka walks up to the 9th green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Monday, June 11, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 12, 2018 - 6:32 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka scoffs when told this week's U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills will be a far different challenge than the tournament he won last year at Erin Hills. Koepka, who scored his first major in Wisconsin, sees little difference in this traditional layout at Southampton...
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Tiger Woods, left, approaches the pin on the fourth green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 12, 2018 - 1:36 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, golf's second major championship of the year (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A sense of history often helps in major championships. For Jordan Spieth at Shinnecock Hills, that's not part of the equation. Asked if he'd studied much from the previous...
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Brooks Koepka, center, lines up a shot from the rough along the 9th fairway during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Monday, June 11, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 11, 2018 - 5:21 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is running out of time. Mickelson doesn't need to be reminded that this is his 27th appearance in the U.S. Open, more than any of the 156 players at Shinnecock Hills. He wouldn't want to be reminded that 65 players — including the last four major champions —...
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Dustin Johnson watches his drive on the seventh hole during the final round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 10, 2018 - 7:26 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is back in his spot as the world's top-ranked golfer thanks to a dominant victory capped by an absolutely amazing hole-out for eagle. "What a cool way to end the day," Johnson said. Johnson shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday making the St. Jude Classic his second PGA...
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Dustin Johnson gestures towards fans after finishing the ninth hole during the first round of the S. Jude Classic golf tournament in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, June 8, 2018. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via AP)
June 08, 2018 - 8:29 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open. Moving back to No. 1 in the world would just be a nice bonus because the only way he can do that before Shinnecock Hills is by winning the St. Jude Classic. Johnson knows what he wants. "I just want to win," Johnson...
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File- This June 1, 2018, file photo shows Rory McIlroy, from Northern Ireland, following his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. McIlroy has missed the cut four times in the U.S. Open, compared with once for the other three majors. He had least has a victory this year (Bay Hill) heading into the major season. Goes into this U.S. Open following more Augusta National disappointment, playing in the final group with Patrick Reed and shooting 74. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
June 08, 2018 - 3:05 am
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills on June 14-17 (listed in predicted order of finish): RORY MCILROY Age: 29. Country: Northern Ireland. World ranking: 6. Worldwide victories: 22. Majors: US Open (2011), British Open (2014), PGA...
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