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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.

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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.

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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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Local Caddie Michael Greller Savors Jordan Spieth’s Title

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:43 Tuesday, 23 June 2015 06:07

Michael GrellerCanadian Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Dave Skretta/AP) — Michael Greller once hauled two golf bags around Chambers Bay in the mornings, then did it again with another in the afternoon, just to make a couple hundred bucks.

His payday this week will be a whole lot better.

The local boy who caddied at the course when it first opened helped guide Jordan Spieth to the U.S. Open title Sunday, calmly helping him rebound from a disastrous double-bogey at No. 17 to make birdie on the closing hole for Spieth’s second major championship.

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Oosthuizen Enters the Record Books at Chambers Bay

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 08:18 Monday, 22 June 2015 20:14

Louis OosthuizenUNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (The European Tour) — Despite equalling the lowest nine holes in history with a back nine of 29, Louis Oosthuizen’s bid to add the US Open Championship to The Open Championship he won in 2010 came up agonisingly short.

Oosthuizen reeled off six birdies in his last seven holes in a blistering finish at Chambers Bay, but the South African’s four under par aggregate total fell one shot shy of Jordan Spieth’s winning mark.

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