Local Sports: Moore County

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:45 PM

Teachers bring STEM lessons to the golf galleries

Fun, hands-on activities often trump sitting at a desk or reading a thick textbook when it comes to learning. The same applies to teachers as students. The same even applies at the U.S. Open.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:44 PM

The men’s Open may be more popular, but women’s event is more accessible

On Thursday morning, just like I did on Thursday of last week, I made the right turn off Plank Road in the southwestern corner of Lee County to drive to Pinehurst and watch a few holes of the U.S. Open. 

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP: World No. 1 leads after long day for most

It was a pretty day on Thursday at Pinehurst No. 2. The sun was shining. There wasn't much cloud cover. It was a nice, hot North Carolina summer day.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Defending champ struggles in opening round

Donald Ross, designer of Pinehurst No. 2, said a true championship golf course should "present competitors with a variety of problems that will test every type of shot which a golfer of championship ability should be qualified to play."

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

A return to Pinehurst, a year in the making

When Ally McDonald won her first berth into a U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Carolina Trace Country Club three weeks ago, she knew a summer only a select few collegiate golfers ever get to experience was ahead.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Know before you go

- The first round of the championship begins at 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Inkster says 35th US Women's Open will be her last

Juli Inkster made the cut in her first U.S. Women's Open when she was an 18-year-old amateur. She finished 10 shots behind Hollis Stacy. JoAnne Carner was a runner-up. That was in 1978, back when Willie McCovey was still playing first base for the San Francisco Giants.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:19 PM

USGA says No. 2 is set for week two

In the months, even years, leading up to Pinehurst No. 2 welcoming both U.S. Opens on consecutive weeks, the survival and playability of the course for the second week - the U.S. Women's Open - has been a constant topic and concern.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:18 PM

Ladies take differing approaches to scouting No. 2

Scouting a golf course usually involves going out and playing practice rounds, trying different shots and putts.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Wednesday, day 10 at the U.S. Open


The USGA has taken several precautionary measures in response to expected elevated temperatures throughout the week.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

Defending champ has regained her stroke

Inbee Park has taken the biggest strength of her game - her putting - back to how it was when she won last year's U.S. Women's Open.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Part of the U.S. Open never sleeps

There are many busy schedules all over Pinehurst for these two weeks of having the golf world set up shop in the Sandhills.

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Know before you go

- Practice rounds begin at about 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

At 24, Wie's excited for this week and beyond

Here’s what you probably already know about Michelle Wie:


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

Free fun for juniors today at Pinehurst

Eleven-year-old Lucy Li will play in the U.S. Women's Open Championship beginning Thursday.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

A major champ at 19, Thompson feels set for No. 2

Fresh off her first major victory, 19-year-old Lexi Thompson is extremely confident headed into the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2 this week.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Li expects to have major "fun"

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.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Tuesday, day 9 at the U.S. Open


The USGA has taken several precautionary measures in response to expected elevated temperatures throughout the week

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

U.S. Women's Open tee times

Thursday's and Friday's groupings and start times

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 03:58 AM

Sunday notebook at the U.S. Open


"When you lead such a big tournament 

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 03:12 AM

Ultimate inside the ropes access

Pinehurst Resort and Country Club golf pro Kelly Mitchum already owns an incredible list of titles and accolades in the sport.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 02:38 AM

Shared inspiration

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.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:24 AM

The U.S. Open fits with Father's Day

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.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:04 AM

Kaymer let his game own the moment

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.

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 01:34 AM

SUNDAY AT THE U.S. OPEN: Martin Kaymer takes care of historic title

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.