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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Rickie Fowler follows his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Majors have not been kind to Fowler. In April, he came up one shot short of Patrick Reed at the Masters. Fowler also was runner-up at both the U.S. and British Opens in 2014. In all, he has eight top-five finishes in Grand Slam events. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
June 13, 2018 - 3:59 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Rickie Fowler knows he can win major championships. He says everyone in golf knows that. So, Rickie, how about this week in the U.S. Open? Majors have not been kind to Fowler, who either gets teased or slammed by them. In April, he came up one shot short of Patrick Reed at...
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Spectators walk the grounds in a steady rain during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 13, 2018 - 2:27 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, golf's second major championship of the year (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The USGA prefers the U.S. Open to be played in firm, dry and fast conditions. It was raining Wednesday, so USGA chief executive Mike Davis was all smiles. Davis says the...
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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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Annie Park celebrates after winning the ShopRite LPGA Classic golf tournament Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Galloway, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
June 10, 2018 - 7:23 pm
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Annie Park won the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour victory, closing with an 8-under 63 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Sakura Yokomine. The 23-year-old Park, from Levittown, New York, had an eagle and six birdies on a cloudy day over the Bay Course at...
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June 10, 2018 - 6:39 pm
SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman led a U.S. singles sweep Sunday in the biggest blowout in Curtis Cup history. Gillman, the 20-year-old University of Alabama star from Austin, Texas, beat 16-year-old Annabell Fuller 5 and 4 to cap a perfect weekend at Quaker Ridge in the amateur competition...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the sun sets on the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. The 2018 U.S. Open returns to Shinnecock Hills for the fifth time, June 14-17, 2018.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 10, 2018 - 6:09 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Shinnecock Hills was a lot bigger than Graeme McDowell expected. But not too big. McDowell was among those who began preparing Sunday for the U.S. Open on a course where golf first was played in 1891, and where the U.S. Open was last played 14 years ago. He had never been...
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