Local Sports: Moore County

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 10:27 PM

Another round, another 65, another record

After his sparkling record-setting first round 65, Martin Kaymer said to not expect another one.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

FRIDAY AT THE U.S. OPEN: Kaymer leads by six heading to the third round

There are more red numbers than most fans or supposed experts thought Pinehurst No. 2 would allow at the midpoint of the U.S. Open Championship. Yet, with 36 holes to go, it's not close at the top of the leaderboard.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 10:19 PM

Two paths to playing the weekend

Kevin Na didn't know he'd be in the U.S. Open Championship until two weeks prior to it. Fran Quinn didn't know until the week before.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 10:17 PM

Kids playing Pinehurst, too, during the Opens

A lot of youngsters are being outstanding troopers throughout the hot afternoons at Pinehurst No. 2 this week.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

No rough, no problem — for some

Through one round of the U.S. Open Championship at the restored Pinehurst No. 2, thoughts on the return of Donald Ross’ “broken ground” depended largely on the circumstances, and scorecards, players wound up with.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Snedeker rides roller coaster

It’s been said that you don’t come to the U.S. Open to find your game. You come because you have game.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Up before the sun: First golfers off were ready to go

Henrik Norlander and Marcel Siem each had 3:45 wake-up calls Thursday morning. They both got to Pinehurst No. 2 in anticipation of their first rounds in the U.S. Open while it was still dark.

Jun. 13, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

U.S. Open: Know before you go

- The second round begins with groups going off tees No. 1 and No. 10 at 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 10:22 PM

McDowell misses in all the right places at US Open

Graeme McDowell watched countryman and playing partner Rory McIlroy boom shot after shot, attacking the treacherous greens at Pinehurst No. 2 every chance he got.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 10:21 PM

U.S. Open scores

At Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, No. 2 Course

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Players seize scoring chances at softer No. 2

Early morning clouds prohibited sunlight from beating down on players and the course at the U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2 and, as a result, led competitors sending warning signs ahead for the weekend.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 10:04 PM

Pinehurst suits Na well through first round

The course was just right, the tournament was right and his play was right. Everything seemed to work in Kevin Na’s favor Thursday.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 10:07 PM

Exceeding expectations

Somebody asked Martin Kaymer on Wednesday what score would be OK with him for the whole week. He said 8-over.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

Thursday, day 4 at the U.S. Open

Fowler honors Stewart
Rickie Fowler paid tribute to the late Payne Stewart Thursday with his attire. He wore knickers, a common sight a long time ago in golf but made popular in the last 20 years or so by Stewart, who won the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 09:39 PM

THURSDAY AT THE U.S. OPEN: Kaymer notches Pinehurst Open record

There were plenty of red ones and twos all over the manual scoreboards around the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club grounds during Thursday's first round of the 2014 U.S. Open Championship.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Bringing back the "buzz"

After his victories in the 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 PGA Championship, the media bubble surrounding Rory McIlroy tended to be around his Nike endorsement deal or his relationship with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

THE OPEN IS HERE: Our top 10 to watch

The Herald staff got together, or at least traded emails, and picked the top 10 golfers - not all pros mind you as the national championship golf tournament is an open event - who we think will be there on the back nine on Sunday.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Restored No. 2 could be right for foreign stars

Justin Rose's U.S. Open victory last June at Pennsylvania's Merion Golf Club was the first U.S. national title won by an Englishman since Tony Jacklin in 1970.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Compton at US Open after 2nd heart transplant

When Erik Compton strolls up to the first tee at Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday, he'll be in some unfamiliar territory.

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

U.S. Open Tee Times

June 12-15

At Pinehurst No. 2

Jun. 12, 2014 @ 04:53 AM

The Herald's fantasy foursomes

What's a big-time sporting event, especially one you're fortunate enough to see in person, without a fantasy game to go along with it?

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 09:49 PM

Wednesday, day 3 at the U.S. Open

Sold Out
Tickets for the remainder of this week's U.S. Open Championship are sold out, according to the USGA on Wednesday.

Jun. 11, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

Know before you go

- The first round begins with groups going off tees No. 1 and No. 10 at 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

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.