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Goosen Receives Special Exemption to U.S. Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 19:19 Tuesday, 17 May 2016 19:15

Retief GoosenCanadian Press

FAR HILLS, New Jersey (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen has received a special exemption to this year’s U.S. Open at Oakmont.

Goosen is the first player to receive a special exemption from the USGA since Tom Watson and Vijay Singh were awarded spots to the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

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B.C.’s Naomi Ko Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:28 Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:23

Naomi Ko(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — World No. 1 Lydia Ko will have some Canadian Ko-mpany at this summer’s U.S. Women’s Open. Victoria, B.C.’s Naomi Ko — no relation — has qualified to play in the biggest event in women’s golf. And it wasn’t easy.

Ko, an 18-year-old member of Canada’s national golf team who just completed her freshman year at North Carolina State University, topped a field of 48 players to earn the only spot up for grabs at a sectional qualifier Monday at The Home Course in Dupont, Wash., south of Tacoma.

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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.

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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.

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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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