PEBBLE BEACH — Gary Woodland owns a two-stroke lead after 36 holes at the 2019 U.S. Open, but a host of formidable players on the leader board—like Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, two-time defending champ Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Matt Kuchar and Aaron Wise—seemingly portends a wide-open weekend race. However, according to recent history, this tournament
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ABOUT Iconic Pebble Beach. The magnificent coastline holes, the do-or-die shots, the adrenaline, the weather. Perhaps no golf experience in America trumps playing Pebble Beach. It takes strategy and nerve, and in the end, tests your skills as much as it stirs your senses. In this four-video series, Pebble Beach teaching professional Laird Small takes
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If you’re tossing out stereotypes about U.S. Open conditions, narrow fairways and thick rough probably come to mind first. But increasingly slick and challenging greens throughout the weekend are another constant—especially given the USGA’s recent issues with keeping courses under control. Given the weekend forecast—clear and cool—and the moisture-removing SubAir systems Pebble Beach has under
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If U.S. Open rough wasn’t intimidating enough, Pebble Beach features some of the smallest greens in regular major championship rotation. Smaller greens obviously make for smaller targets, but the practical and psychological effects go beyond shrinking players’ margin for aiming error. “Even if you’re in control of your direction, the greens at Pebble Beach are
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PEBBLE BEACH—Kevin O’Connell had a memorable moment at Pebble Beach’s seventh hole on Tuesday afternoon. Another followed on the eighth, although one he’d rather forget. O’Connell, in the 2019 U.S. Open field thanks to winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur in October, made a hole-in-one on Pebble Beach’s famous short par 3 in his practice round on
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Summer brings out the best Milwaukee has to offer–from traveling beer gardens to trout fishing to golf. The season is short but sweet, with golf fever spanning May through October. The city itself has tournament-caliber municipal courses in its portfolio, and within an hour’s drive there’s a whole lot more to explore in the area
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Just ahead of the U.S. Open, Nike released a collection of footwear honoring the host course, Pebble Beach, and picking fun at the traditionally anti-jeans dress codes of the game of golf. The “No Denim Allowed” pack features six styles of golf shoes decked out in California wildflowers, nods to Pebble Beach’s coastal surroudings and,
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In theory, this should be easy. Which, as it turns out, is what they mistakenly thought about Burger King Satisfries, the Arch Deluxe hamburger and the infamous late-1990s “Wow!” potato chips, made with a previously undetected stomach-unsettling compound, Olean. (You remember: “All the taste, 1 gram of fat.”) That’s a perfect description of how we’ve
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With the third major of the year falling right between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July—not to mention that it is America’s national championship—expect to see plenty of patriotic style at the this week’s U.S. Open. Red, white and blue are already the most popular colors in golf apparel when it comes to creating
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Stephen Szurlej 1 . (1) Shinnecock Hills G.C. (pictured above), Southampton •2. (2) National G. Links of America, Southampton •3. (4) Fishers Island Club • 4. (3) Winged Foot G.C. (West), Mamaroneck •5. (5) Friar’s Head G.C., Baiting Hollow •6. (6) Oak Hill C.C. (East), Rochester •7. (7) Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale •^8. (8)
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