Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Matthew Wolff would rather it not be this way. He’d prefer to walk to the first tee Sunday afternoon surrounded by thousands at Winged Foot, rows of fans following each move, the noise echoing for a rare birdie, the collective groan when a wayward tee shot finds the bottom of the rough.
Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University There are no spectators at Winged Foot Golf Club, at least not within the property limits. But there are plenty of fans in the surrounding neighborhood, watching from makeshift bleachers behind homes, who have made their presence known. Patrick Reed, one of golf’s more polarizing figures, couldn’t have missed them on
Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland MAMARONECK, N.Y. — If it wasn’t bad enough that Patrick Cantlay arrived at the 15th hole at Winged Foot standing at 11 over par in the U.S. Open, next-to-last among those who made the cut, what happened next was just plain mean. His second shot to the par 4 was just in front of the
Mamaroneck, New York: Former Masters champion Patrick Reed put his sterling short game on display to grab the US Open halfway lead on Friday while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson finished well outside the cut in windy conditions that humbled many of the game's top golfers. Reed only hit five fairways on a tough scoring day at Winged Foot but made a slew of stunning recoveries and needed only 25
Tiger Woods grinded his way to a three-over par 73 in the opening round of the 120th US Open, putting the 15-time major winner in jeopardy of missing the cut. The inconsistent 44-year-old reigning Masters champion made six pars, six bogeys, five birdies and a closing double-bogey at Winged Foot, leaving him at risk of missing the cut for the third time in his past four US Open starts and
Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Patrick Reed’s start to the U.S. Open at Winged Foot was what you’d expect from a lot of the field — a bad hole here, a birdie there, a few pars. Then something big happened. The uphill seventh, at 162 yards, is the only hole on the golf course playing less than
The latest predictions for the US Open are in, with Dustin Johnson heading in as the favourite. Having won three tournaments, the FedExCup and the $15million payday that goes with that title, 2020 has been an excellent year for Johnson. A major victory, however, would put a cherry on top of a campaign that has already seen the 36-year-old awarded the PGA Tour Player of the Year honours. “I’m playing
Dustin Johnson is the hottest player in the world. He’s already picked up the U.S. Open trophy once. Sure, he’s the favorite this week at Winged Foot, but there are plenty of other strong choices to claim the year’s second major title. Our experts landed on a wide variety of options. Here’s what they think: Matt Barrie, ESPN Winner: Jon Rahm Why he’ll win: It’s his time. He’s been No.
The second golf major of the season, the 2020 U.S. Open, is here. The 2020 golf major schedule may be skewed — this event was supposed to take place from June 18-21, after all. And while the U.S. Open is traditionally the third major of the season, golf fans will doubtless be glad to see the return of one of the cornerstone events of the season. Regardless, there are plenty
Amy Boulden powered to her maiden Ladies European Tour title in some style as a final-round 64 earned her a three-shot win at the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open. Boulden was a shot behind Sanna Nuutinen overnight, but four birdies over the first seven holes swept the Welsh star to the top of the leaderboard, and a brilliant run of scoring after the turn extended her advantage over the chasing