Jordan Spieth emerged from the brink of disaster to stage an epic finish over the closing five holes to win the British Open.
Last year at the British Open on Sunday, Henrik Stenson played the finest round of golf ever. Full Stop. So, the 146th British Open has a lot to live up to.
Brooks Koepka proved too big, too strong, and too tough for both the course and his competitors, firing a final round 67 to run away with the 2017 U.S. Open.
Benign conditions at Erin Hills made for a scoring fest and a crowded leaderboard that guarantees an exciting weekend at the U.S. Open.
ERIN, Wis.—On the heels of a fiery blimp crash and evidence of E. coli at a hydration station, the U.S. Open lost a spectator on Friday to a sudden death. Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt informed the United States Gold Association (USGA) that the decedent was a 94-year old male who appeared to die of natural causes. The death follows a dramatic fire on a commercial blimp high above the course that resulted in a crash and serious injuries for the pilot and evidence of E. coli bacteria found at a 12th-hole hydration station connected to a well. Here is video of the blimp crash from @msiggyy. We will continue to update here as information is available: https://t.co/AMbVMsMm5M #USOpen pic.twitter.com/PdZMlp8auX — GOLF.com (@golf_com) June 15, 2017 Update: USGA releases statement, says blimp that crashed is unaffiliated with the #USOpen – https://t.co/AMbVMsMm5M (: @FOXSports) pic.twitter.com/GcUGHAO3hI — GOLF.com (@golf_com) June 15, 2017 The unfortunate series of events has not dampened enthusiasm around Erin Hills as the U.S. Open heads into the weekend with the national championship on the line. Fans tried to find some solace in the passing of the elderly man. Kate Hoffmann of nearby Hartland, Wisconsin sympathized: “Very sad news
Erin Hills, a course outside of Milwaukee, hosts its first U.S. Open later this week as it receives rave reviews during the practice rounds. Its wide fairways and perfect putting greens figures to catalyze some low scoring and exciting golf.
Si Woo Kim was rock solid over a tortuous 18 holes at the Players Championship pulling away with three-shot victory and a career defining title.
TPC Sawgrass takes no prisoners as windy conditions and slick greens made for a difficult Saturday for the leaders.