Dustin Johnson missed the cut at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills, Wisconsin, this week, but that hasn’t stopped one Las Vegas sportsbook from making him the favorite to win The Open. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Monday opened Johnson as the 10-1 favorite. Per ESPN Stats & Information, the favorite hasn’t won this
ERIN, Wisc. — As we assess Rickie Fowler’s U.S. Open performance at Erin Hills, let’s get a few things out of the way early: If you’re critical of Fowler because you feel his level of fame outweighs his accomplishments, or because he dates a lot of beautiful women, or because you think he appears in
FORSYTH, Ill. — Thailand’s Chorphaka Jaengkit won the Decatur-Forsyth Classic on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, beating Tiffany Chan by a stroke. Jaengkit closed with a 2-under 70 for a 12-under 204 total at Hickory Point. The 24-year-old former Grand Canyon University player made a 35-foot birdie putt on 16 to take the
ERIN, Wis. — I want the U.S. Open back. I want a U.S. Open where fairways are the width of hotel corridors and greens are the consistency of trampoline webbing. I want a U.S. Open where some poor person in the production truck is forced to hover his finger over the mute button all day,
ERIN, Wis. — You know how the U.S. Open is supposed to be a test of patience? And how the caddie’s job is about keeping the stressed-out golfer as calm as possible in conditions that are right on the edge of unfair? Yeah, throw that all out the window. If you shot even par or
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lexi Thompson shot a 64 on Saturday on the Blythefield layout reduced to a par of 69 because of flooding, giving her a one-stroke lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. The fifth hole was played as a par 3 instead of a par 5 because of the flooding from overnight rain.
ERIN, Wis. — What do you call it when the caddie is an active player who has won a major championship but is actually caddying for his son with the same name as him? I call it the greatest, most dysfunctional Caddie Confidential EVER! There’s no way to hide the fact that Davis Love III
ERIN, Wis. — Some of golf’s biggest names received an introduction to Cameron Champ‘s prodigious length off the tee early during this U.S. Open week. Ernie Els watched the amateur smoke a ball past him on the 18th hole of a practice round and then asked nobody in particular, “Who hit that?” Louis Oosthuizen witnessed
ERIN, Wis. — A disastrous U.S. Open for Rory McIlroy and Jason Day ended early on Friday as the two major championship winners missed the cut at Erin Hills — badly. McIlroy and Day needed low rounds to have any chance of advancing to the weekend, but both missed the projected cut by numerous shots.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Derek Anderson was struggling with his fundamentals and technique. He wasn’t getting the results or consistency he wanted, and it was becoming a grind even though he still was playing at a high level. His game was a mess. So he got help from a coach. Not Panthers
NFL players, executives and alumni fill the offseason with everything from side jobs to business openings to rounds of golf. As the 2017 U.S. Open continues this week from Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin, our curiosity got the best of us: Which NFL players are scratch golfers, which ones have played at major
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Steve Stricker always knew he would have to take the toughest road to make it into the first U.S. Open in his native Wisconsin. That made it all the more rewarding when he earned his place at Erin Hills through a 36-hole qualifier Monday. And the 50-year-old Stricker did it in style.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — There was some concern right after historic flooding forced the cancellation of last summer’s Greenbrier Classic that the Old White TPC course in West Virginia wouldn’t even be ready for this year’s PGA Tour event. Count Bubba Watson among those doubters. Watson, whose summer home at The Greenbrier resort lost
As it turns out, Lydia Ko won’t be relinquishing her No. 1 world ranking after all — thanks to some helpful math. The original projection tool used to determine the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings showed that Ariya Jutanugarn would surpass Ko and claim the No. 1 spot for the first time in her career
ERIN, Wis. — After missing the cut at the Memorial, Dustin Johnson took advantage of the free time by getting some early prep work to defend his title at the U.S. Open. The top-ranked golfer in the world visited Erin Hills in Wisconsin on Sunday. He said on Twitter that he had a couple of
World No. 2 Rory McIlroy insists he will put his recent injury troubles behind him and return at next week’s U.S. Open at Erin Hills. McIlroy pulled out of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and missed last week’s Memorial Tournament due to a rib injury which has marred his performances this year. But it
DUBLIN, Ohio — Jack Nicklaus probably deserves better, his long-running PGA Tour event just outside the town where he grew up once again plagued by bad weather and delays. But there was the Golden Bear, sitting beside his wife, Barbara, on a deck chair behind the 18th green in the Sunday gloaming, waiting to —
8:19 AM ET Kevin MaguireGolf Close Kevin Maguire is the senior golf editor for ESPN.com. A bogey-free final round 65 at Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament didn’t get Anirban Lahiri into next week’s U.S. Open, but the 29-year-old did lock up his PGA Tour card for next season. The Bangalore, India, native tied Rickie Fowler for