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Phil nervous about fans at event before Masters

Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — While praising the PGA Tour for the way it has handled the return to competition during the coronavirus pandemic, Phil Mickelson also expressed doubt about having a limited number of spectators return […]

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Tiger misses cut at U.S. Open: ‘Doesn’t feel good’

Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Tiger Woods won’t be around for the weekend at the U.S. Open for just the fourth time in his career thanks to a 7-over 77 in the second round at Winged Foot. It’s not hard to figure […]

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Thomas atop Open as 21 players go under par

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — This wasn’t the kind of fun Justin Thomas had in mind for a U.S. Open at Winged Foot. But he’ll take it. For all the hype and history of how much punishment Winged Foot has doled out over the years, Thomas took advantage of a surprisingly soft and gentle Thursday morning with […]

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Tiger ends erratic 1st round with double bogey

Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Even though he had five birdies on his card, Tiger Woods could not find much that was positive about his start to the U.S. Open at Winged Foot. That’s probably because he was annoyed by six bogeys […]

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USGA: Tried to make Winged Foot a little easier

Senior editor for college basketball Joined ESPN in 2008 Graduate of the University of Maryland MAMARONECK, N.Y. — The USGA knows the reputation it is combating and admitted that this week for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot it might find some spots here and there to give the players a break. “We kept looking […]

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Johnson, Matsuyama tied for lead at tough BMW

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Dustin Johnson said his game feels similar to how it was last week, when he had the easiest of his 23 career victories. It just doesn’t look that way at the BMW Championship. Every par at Olympia Fields is hard work, and Johnson played the final 13 holes Saturday with nothing […]

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Tiger well off BMW pace after second-round 75

Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Not even a 37-foot putt to save par on the final hole could stop Tiger Woods’ disastrous round — or get him to stop and talk to the media — on […]

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Tiger needs big week to advance in FedEx Cup

Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University Tiger Woods is attempting to play back-to-back events for the first time this year, hoping to make next week’s 30-man Tour Championship field — which would mean three straight tournaments for the first time since 2018. […]