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Spieth Gets Look at ‘Hardest Test’ During Visit to Oakmont

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 01:43 Thursday, 05 May 2016 01:33

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Will Graves/AP) — Jordan Spieth briefly weighed the request, then politely declined.

Sorry, Spieth just doesn’t feel comfortable posing with the U.S. Open Trophy he won last June at Chambers Bay. That was a year ago on the other side of the country. No need to tempt fate following his initial visit to Oakmont, which will host the national championship for the ninth time next month.

“Maybe on Sunday (after the final round),” Spieth said with a smile.



9,877 Entries Accepted for 116th U.S. Open

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 09:02 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:57

Jordan SpiethFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — A total of 9,877 entries have been accepted by the USGA for the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

The number of entries is third to the record 10,127 accepted for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, and the 9,882 entries accepted for last year’s championship at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash. Among this year’s total are 50 players, including 12 past champions, who are fully exempt into the field (see list below).

Entries were accepted from golfers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 72 foreign countries.



Nicklaus, Palmer Named Chairmen of U.S. Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 July 2015 06:47 Sunday, 12 July 2015 06:36

altGolf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have been named honorary co-chairmen of the 116th U.S. Open Championship, to be contested at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club on June 16-19, 2016.

The duo made golf history at the Pittsburgh area course in 1962, when Nicklaus, 22, defeated Palmer in an 18-hole playoff to win his first major championship, and the first of four U.S. Open Championships.



A Day to Remember for the New Face of Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 07:16 Tuesday, 23 June 2015 07:04

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Tim Dahlberg/AP) — He won the first one the way players like to take majors, leading from the start at the Masters on a romp to the green jacket.

The second for Jordan Spieth came Sunday night with a bit more difficulty. Had Dustin Johnson been a little more steady with the putter on the final green Sunday, they might still be playing for the U.S. Open trophy.



U.S. Open Sunday Viewership Down from Last West Coast Event

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:27 Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:24

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

NEW YORK, New York (AP) — With Tiger Woods missing the cut, the U.S. Open’s TV viewership for the final round was down 30 percent from the last time the tournament was on the West Coast.



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