Lucy Li took her seat at the table in front of the assembled media two days before the U.S. Women's Open, her pony tails resting on either side of her lime green visor, looking almost like any other golfer.
The USGA has taken several precautionary measures in response to expected elevated temperatures throughout the week
Thursday's and Friday's groupings and start times
WHAT THE CHAMP SAID
"When you lead such a big tournament
Pinehurst Resort and Country Club golf pro Kelly Mitchum already owns an incredible list of titles and accolades in the sport.
Erik Compton received four standing ovations along the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open Championship Sunday evening. Only new champion Martin Kaymer had earned more applause for the golf he'd played throughout the four days at Pinehurst No. 2.
Fran Quinn’s Father’s Day weekend was a pretty good one, by all accounts. He got to play on Sunday at the U.S. Open, a tournament which he led at one point in the first round and got to four under par at one point in the second round.
His putter dropped milliseconds before the ball and he leaned forward a bit, appearing a little overwhelmed. Normal reaction from a guy who doesn’t show too much emotion. There didn’t need to be.
Martin Kaymer's walk through the pines to his first U.S. Open Championship title was never threatened Sunday afternoon as the national championship concluded at Pinehurst No. 2.
Roars from the tens of thousands in the galleries around Pinehurst No. 2 are the loudest noises at the U.S. Open Championship this weekend.
Third round numbers
* Pinehurst No. 2's two par fives played under par Saturday, No. 5 by a substantial amount as there were eight eagles - including by Martin Kaymer and Erik Compton.
On Donald Ross-designed courses all over America, which number over 400, there’s a common theme to the opening hole.
Going back a decade or more, Retief Goosen and Ernie Els were two guys who you figured could contend at U.S. Opens all the time. Els won the 1994 and 1997 editions of the Open, and Goosen was victorious in 2001 and 2004.
- The fourth round begins at approximately 9 a.m. with all groups starting on the No. 1 tee.
- Gates open at 6 a.m.
At Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course
Martin Kaymer 65-65-72—202
The USGA makes the U.S. Open happen. In this year's case, the staff of Pinehurst Resort and Country Club along with those who made five-year-long restoration a reality have, too.
It would be a lie to say Pinehurst No. 2 “finally” reared its proverbial ugly head on Saturday. It’s been a difficult course all week, but during the third round of the U.S. Open, there were some victims it hadn’t claimed yet who couldn’t escape its jaws.
So it wasn’t another 65. Far from it.
Martin Kaymer retained the lead at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2
Brendon Todd's first U.S. Open Championship, being played in his home state where he was a three-time high school state champ not too far up the road from Pinehurst, was going great until his first-ever U.S. Open weekend round on Saturday afternoon.
On Friday, Brendon Todd was able to get up and down from bunkers on 16 and 17, nailing a tense putt on 16 to save par, one that elicited a first-pump from his caddie.
If “being in the zone” is seeing a baseball like a grapefruit or the rim as a 40-gallon trash can, Phil Mickelson admittedly is as far away from the “zone” as an athlete can get going into rounds three and four of the U.S. Open.
It’s safe to say leader Martin Kaymer’s 10-under total this week at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 is an anomaly. Nearly everybody hasn’t done as well through two rounds, but some fell too far behind.
- The third round begins at 9:22 a.m. with all groups starting on the No. 1 tee.
- Gates open at 6 a.m.
* U.S. Open Experience in Tufts Park, Village of Pinehurst