U.S. Open Men's Golf Championships

Jordan Spieth, left, walks off the 18th green as Tiger Woods looks on during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 12, 2019 - 4:16 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the seven-hole stretch along the Pacific coast with sweeping views of sea lions basking on the rocks below the...
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Martin Kaymer, of Germany, walks on the fourth green during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 12, 2019 - 2:20 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — From rules gaffes to dead grass to lack of rain or wind, the story surrounding the last four U.S. Opens has been as much about the management of the tournament as it has been the shots by the players in the field. Because of that recent history, the USGA might be under...
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Brooks Koepka hits out of the bunker on the first hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 12, 2019 - 12:35 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Brooks Koepka should already have enough motivation for this U.S. Open. At stake is a shot at a U.S. Open record not touched in 114 years — three straight victories by Willie Anderson. On his mind was a Fox Sports preview that Koepka interpreted as another example of him...
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Brooks Koepka hits out of the bunker on the first hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 11, 2019 - 6:25 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among those who took issue with the greens at Pebble Beach for the 2010 U.S. Open. Jack Nicklaus was among those who had no idea what they were talking about. Woods finished his opening round in 2010 and described the greens as "just...
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Jason Day, of Australia, and caddie Steve Williams walk on the 13th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 11, 2019 - 5:14 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jason Day has won a major, reached No. 1 in the world and recorded 12 PGA Tour wins already in his career. That's not nearly enough to satisfy Day, who believes he has "severely underachieved" and needed to make a change if he wants to achieve his goal of winning all...
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Tiger Woods speaks to the media at a news conference at the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 11, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The questions are different now, if only because Tiger Woods no longer has to explain why he was stuck for more than a decade on 14 major championship wins. That alone had to be worth the smile on his face Tuesday as he took a break from a session on the driving range at...
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Jordan Spieth hits out of the bunker on the fourth hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Jordan Spieth has a magic number: 3-under par. "I'd sign up for 3 under for the next 25 U.S. Opens and just sit and watch," he said. "I mean, it's likely anything under par for the next 20 years is probably going...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2010, file photo Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland reacts on the 18th green after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
June 11, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Instead of winning more majors, Graeme McDowell has been focused on qualifying for them. And instead of enjoying what could have been the prime of his playing days on cruise control, McDowell has had to buckle down simply to keep his career going. It was nine years ago...
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Amateur player, Viktor Hovland, of Norway, hits from the fairway on the 11th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Monday, June 10, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 10, 2019 - 11:30 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The last man to win a U.S. title at Pebble Beach? Not Tiger Woods. That was 2000. Not Graeme McDowell. That was 2010. It would be Viktor Hovland of Norway. He won the U.S. Amateur championship last August and has seen so many doors open for him because of that win, he...
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Rickie Fowler hits a chip shot on the 10th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Monday, June 10, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 10, 2019 - 5:19 pm
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It was a chance to check out the nuances and seek out the subtleties of one of America's true cathedrals of golf while potentially setting themselves up for success at the U.S. Open a few months down the road. As is their custom, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas both...
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