Playing her first match in two months, Venus Williams powered her way to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over a travel-weary Vera Dolonts of Russia at the U.S. Open on Monday night.
Novak Djokovic sat in his sideline chair and winced while his right shoulder was massaged and manipulated by a trainer.
Serena Williams was seeded 28th for the U.S. Open, which stuck with its policy of following the rankings instead of taking into account players’ past performances.
Serena Williams is looking like her victorious self leading into the U.S. Open.
In this week’s Golf World magazine, former U.S. Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy goes all Standard & Poors on the PGA Championship, downgrading its major status from AAA to A+.
Rory McIlroy has struggled on the European Tour since winning the U.S. Open, but he is now returning to the United States and looks to make a run at the Bridgestone Invitational and PGA Championship.
Henrik Stenson has had a rough time the last year and a half. He missed five of six cuts going into the U.S. Open and finished 23rd last weekend. But this week he’s leading the pack at the BMW International Open.
Amateur Patrick Cantlay finished 21st at this past weekend’s U.S. Open. Still in college, Cantlay is in no hurry to turn pro. He believes he still has a lot to learn, both on and off the course.
Is Rory the next Tiger? The answer is “No.” Tiger was the greatest confluence of performance and persona golf has ever seen. But Rory is well on his way to becoming the next great player in the game.
Jason Day finished second to Rory McIlroy at this year’s U.S. Open. Although he was beaten handily, his score would’ve been good enough to win 109 times in the championship’s 111-year history.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy breaks all the records. Only two Americans break the top 10. Jason Day finishes second in his consecutive majors.
Rory McIlroy wins the U.S. Open for first major, breaking tournament records at 16-under 268.
Dan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson’s poor performance continues. Rory McIlroy became the first player in US Open history to get to 13 under par. Sergio Garcia and others played the third round of the U.S. Open without hitting golf balls to warm-up. The easier course for the third round didn’t tighten up the leaderboard.
Notes from the U.S. Open. Lee Westwood had Saturday’s low round. The USGA moved up tees to make holes a little easier. Las Vegas is betting on McIlroy finishing on top.
Dan Reardon at the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy was so far ahead that someone brought up the “mercy rule.” If McIlroy wins, it would five straight majors without an American winner.