Local Sports: Moore County

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

Red Cross still seeking U.S. Open volunteers

The American Red Cross is sponsoring three concession areas at the U.S. Open championships this week and next at Pinehurst No. 2 – and they’re looking for volunteers.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 09:28 PM

Pinehurst's greens will be Open worthy

Prior to today’s start of the U.S. Open, both Bubba Watson and Jason Day referred to Pinehurst No. 2 as a “second-shot golf course” - how players approached the green would be the most important shot of the tournament.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Simpson sees shot to capitalize on a home game

Webb Simpson has an envious number of memories concerning Pinehurst. Some are great memories. Others are along the lines of tough building blocks.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 09:12 PM


Think of a kid on Christmas Eve, a diehard baseball fan on the Sunday before Opening Day, or perhaps soccer/football/futbol fans around the world today.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Sanford's Podlogar has long link with Pinehurst

Sanford native Alex Podlogar has a unique connection to Pinehurst No. 2, the site of this week’s U.S. Open and next week’s U.S. Women’s Open. It goes back to his high school days on the golf team at nearby Pinecrest High School.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Rental problems for Open employees

Housing is at a premium in the Pinehurst area, and at least one of the employees working long shifts throughout this week and the women’s U.S. Open the next week is, so far as least, having a bad experience.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Wednesday at the U.S. Open

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

- Gates will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

U.S. Open a reunion for 2 players, 1 caddie

Michael Greller never imagined that a simple act of kindness eight years ago could lead to a moment like this at the U.S. Open.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 07:45 PM

Defending champ feeling positive about Pinehurst

It’s rare an athlete, especially in an individual sport as golf is, admits to having the major victory or big championship monkey on his back. The same is mostly true when he or she gets the first major breakthrough.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 07:42 PM

Memory Lane

Phil Mickelson, like most of the rest of the golf world, is acutely aware of the fact that a victory in this week’s U.S. Open would give him golf’s coveted “career grand slam,” with wins in all four major championships.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 07:39 PM

Watson knows he has a good thing going

Golf is not Bubba Watson’s No. 1 priority in life.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 07:35 PM

USGA BOB JONES AWARD: Stewart honored for more than golf

The United States Golf Association gave the Bob Jones Award, its highest individual honor, to the late Payne Stewart Tuesday evening two days before the 2014 U.S. Open Championship begins where Stewart famously won the 1999 U.S. Open.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Pinehurst pays tribute to Payne tonight

Brendon Todd was a high school student, and golfer, at Green Hope High School when Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Todd remembers where he was and how he found out about Stewart’s sudden passing four months after Stewart’s championship.

Jun. 10, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Village hosting an experience for all

The U.S. Open championships are bringing the best golfers from the United States and around the world to Pinehurst. The unprecedented two-week celebration of golf is bringing fans and tourists from just as far and wide.

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 08:17 PM

Self-reported penalty takes amateur out of Open

A fair bit of sportsmanship removed one of the potential contestants in this week’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 from the field.

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 08:12 PM

20-year-old Spieth already looking for the next step

Contending on the final day of both the Masters and the Players Championship this golf year taught 20-year-old Jordan Spieth some things about being a contender in a major

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Todd ready for “fun” U.S. Open near his home

“Fun” isn’t typicially the first term golfers go with when it comes to a U.S. Open.

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Tuesday at the U.S. Open

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

- Gates will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jun. 09, 2014 @ 08:04 PM

Open notebook

Bubba draws a crowd
At least 500 people sat and stood around the green on No. 17 Monday morning to watch Bubba Watson, the 2012 and 2014 Masters champion, during his practice round.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Pinehurst: 'The Cradle of American Golf'

The very origination of Pinehurst, from the idea to the village to the resort, was a combination of north and south.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The Pinehurst Opens: What to know before you go

For golf fans who will be seeing some or all of the historic back-to-back U.S. Open Championships, the feat never before tried in the nation's golf history has a healthy number of logistical strokes for spectators to follow for the next two weeks in and around the Village of Pinehurst and Pinehurst No. 2.

Jun. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

A return to Pinehurst with a different landscape

The return to Pinehurst No. 2 always held the promise of being different.

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Groupings, tee times set for first two U.S. Open rounds

The United States Golf Association announced groupings and starting times for the first two rounds, this coming Thursday and Friday, of the 2014 U.S. Open Championship on Friday.

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

75 players advance to Pinehurst No. 2

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced Wednesday that 75 players have advanced through sectional qualifying and will compete in the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, to be conducted June 19-22 at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club’s Course No. 2 in Pinehurst.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Ohio teen earns bigger shot at Pinehurst

High school senior Will Grimmer isn't a Pinehurst native. He'll have plenty of right to feel at home during next week's U.S. Open.