Majors change their champions. But Graeme McDowell, last year’s winner, feels like just another player at the U.S. Open. Repeating will be tough, given his performance this year.
Notes from the world of golf. The Blue Course at Congressional, home to this year’s U.S. Open, doesn’t make it easy on players. Ken Venturi thinks back to his U.S. Open win at Congressional in 1964.
Tiger Woods recently pulled out of the upcoming U.S. Open. But a quick look at the numbers shows he’s still on track to tie or surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins.
Brandt Jobe is ranked 216 in the world and climbing. And just this week he made the U.S. Open field. The comeback continues for the journeyman who sliced off the top of two fingers on his left hand back in 2006.
Steve Stricker has not missed a cut in 2011. And with his 4-under 68 in Thursday’s first round of the Memorial Tournament, he will probably make another. With such solid play, Stricker likes his chances at the U.S. Open in a couple weeks.
The professional golf season is year-round, with tournaments each month around the world. But every year, four majors stand out, providing the highest quality of golf and the most dramatic final rounds.
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