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T.R. Goyne

  1. A New Spin on Old Technology for Fans at the US Open

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT


    When you go to the US Open, you get an incredible amount of access and proximity to the players and the playing ground. Heck, my father fist-bumped Phil Mickelson today. The trade off is that it’s easy to go into information withdrawal. Cell phones and other gadgets aren’t permitted on the course, so you can’t…

  2. Sergio Garcia Unintentionally Defaces Wicker Basket at Merion

    Jun 12, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT

    Sergio Garcia inspects the wicker basket he struck with his tee shot during Wednesday's practice round.

    It was intentional in the sense that Garcia was trying to get his tee shot on the 115-yard 13th hole as close to the hole and the wicker basket on a stick as possible, if not even in the hole. But what happened in his Wednesday practice round was the result of being too good.…

  3. Graeme McDowell Channels Ben Hogan on 18 at Merion

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    hogan at merion

    As the 1949 season began, Ben Hogan was considered, arguably, the best golfer in the world. The previous season, he won the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, and 9 other victories including the Reading Open at Berkshire Country Club. But disaster struck in February when Hogan and his wife were in a head-on collision with…

  4. Ardmore Avenue Just One of Merion’s Many Pitfalls

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Apr 22, 2013; Ardmore, PA, USA; A general view of the 2nd fairway during the preview day for the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club.  Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

    The golf courses that host U.S. Opens are always modified in some way from their usual set-up in order to create a greater challenge for the world’s greatest golfers. Typically, this means growing the rough a bit higher, mowing the greens a bit shorter, and building new tee boxes to lengthen certain holes. But for…