Congressional Country Club
Jun 15, 2011 22:18 EDT
Only in the political fishbowl of Washington DC could the cream of global chippers and putters pitch up for the US Open -- and find themselves the second most talked about golf story in town.
Jun 15, 2011 19:33 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - Widely regarded as the toughest major to win, the U.S. Open starting at Congressional Country Club on Thursday is also one of the most unpredictable of all time with regard to a likely champion.
Jun 15, 2011 15:22 EDT
Injured Tiger Woods fired off a Twitter message on the eve of the US Open, the best he could do after nagging left knee and Achilles tendon injuries forced him to withdraw last week.
Jun 15, 2011 14:53 EDT
Golf's five top-ranked players will start the 111th US Open off the 10th tee on Thursday as a host of stars begin their major title bid on a testy par-3 hole firing to a waterside green.
Jun 15, 2011 13:48 EDT
US Golf Association (USGA) officials dismissed fears of burned out greens on the eve of the 111th US Open despite heat that has kept groundskeepers from mowing as often or as low as they want.
Jun 15, 2011 12:23 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - Robert Rock's desperate bid to make his U.S. Open debut this week at Congressional Country Club was back on track on Wednesday after he finally obtained a United States visa.
Jun 14, 2011 18:16 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - Early on in his career, Phil 'The Thrill' Mickelson was widely regarded as too daring with his dazzling shot-making to flourish at U.S. Opens where a patient approach and pars are always at a premium.
Jun 14, 2011 17:45 EDT
For the first time since 1994, no American golfer holds a major title, but four-time major winner Phil Mickelson of the United States warns rivals not to write off US players just yet.
Jun 14, 2011 17:18 EDT
Five-time runner-up Phil Mickelson likes his chances to win the US Open but says his quest might actually be tougher with rival Tiger Woods off his game and sidelined by injury.
Jun 14, 2011 16:35 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - Robert Rock's preparations for this week's U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club have been hampered because of visa problems, causing him to miss Tuesday's deadline for registration.
Jun 14, 2011 15:18 EDT
It's no mystery to Ernie Els that currently half of golf's four majors belong to South Africans and the chances are reasonable at this week's US Open that they could make it three out of four.
Jun 14, 2011 13:53 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - While some golfers might feel added pressure in defending a major championship, Graeme McDowell said he felt liberated by giving back the U.S. Open trophy he won last year at Pebble Beach.
Jun 14, 2011 13:37 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - Ernie Els has endured a frustrating 2011 campaign but, just as he did 14 years ago, is looking to regain form on the welcome turf of Congressional Country Club at this week's U.S. Open.
Jun 13, 2011 17:59 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - K.J. Choi will be able to feed off triumphant memories on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club in his bid for major glory at this week's U.S. Open.
Jun 13, 2011 17:49 EDT
Britain's Lee Westwood enters the US Open optimistic he has what it takes to finally snag an elusive first major golf crown.
Jun 13, 2011 17:00 EDT
For only the second time in modern golf history, no American owns any of the four major titles.
Jun 13, 2011 15:13 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - PGA Tour veteran Fred Funk could certainly be forgiven for being misty-eyed, at the very least, when he tees off in Thursday's opening round of the U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.
Jun 13, 2011 15:11 EDT
Not until K.J. Choi captured two key US PGA tuneup events for major championships in 2007 did the South Korean golf star start thinking he had the talent to win a major title himself.
Jun 13, 2011 14:33 EDT
Ken Venturi made an emotional return on Monday to the course where he risked death to win the 1964 US Open, battling heat exhaustion on a 36-hole final day that became a golfing legend.
Jun 13, 2011 12:56 EDT
BETHESDA, Maryland (Reuters) - Germany's Martin Kaymer made sure he kept a close eye on the NBA Finals, and especially the stellar performances of his compatriot Dirk Nowitzki, while preparing for this week's U.S. Open.