Jon Rahm Wins the U.S. Open, His First Major Championship

SAN DIEGO — A golf ball hit by one of the leaders lodged in the limb of a tree. A shot by another contender settled next to an open case of beer. No one seemed able to keep his footing on the 13th tee, where the surface was as unpredictable as a carnival Tilt-A-Whirl. The… Continue reading Jon Rahm Wins the U.S. Open, His First Major Championship

At the U.S. Open, a Three-Way Tie for the Lead Sets Up a Wild Finish

SAN DIEGO — There were plenty of intriguing story lines, but little sizzle, in the opening half of the 2021 United States Open. Richard Bland of England, who qualified for the championship by winning his first European Tour event after 477 failed attempts, was tied for the lead with Russell Henley, a PGA Tour veteran… Continue reading At the U.S. Open, a Three-Way Tie for the Lead Sets Up a Wild Finish

Four Major Tournaments in Four Months Is a Lot of Important Golf

While the new schedule has added to the strain of trying to claim what can be a career-defining major championship, most players believe it is worth it for two chief reasons: Golf no longer goes head-to-head with the N.F.L. in the fall, and players can take a break and put their clubs away earlier. Moving… Continue reading Four Major Tournaments in Four Months Is a Lot of Important Golf