Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day — they all struggled. Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth, too. Just about everyone was beaten down by a tough day at Shinnecock, but hey, this is the U.S. Open after all.
The PGA Tour has witnessed a war on the swings of old. Nowadays, players have pushed the limits of the game thanks to technology, fitness and analytics. At the core of the game today is a shared philosophy: max out whatever you've got.
Under the stars and next to the bright lights in Las Vegas, the MSOP debuted this year with pros and amateurs alike competing for tens of thousands of dollars. Yes, you can get in on the action, too, if you're willing to fork up the cash.
The Americans continued to add to their lead on Saturday morning at Liberty National Golf Club, and now they even have a chance to lock up the Presidents Cup title on Saturday afternoon in Jersey City, N.J.
The Americans stormed to four-and-a-half of five points Friday to extend its lead to 8-2 on the Internationals and turn this 12th Presidents Cup into a runaway with three sessions still left to play. The lead is so wide that the U.S. could technically put away their opponents on Saturday.
Welcome to the 99th PGA Championship at Rory McIlroy Playground, aka Quail Hollow Club. Officially the event has 156 entrants, but on this muggy and soggy afternoon, no one looks better on paper than Rory.