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U.S. Open notebook: An exclusive gathering of Open champs at Pebble Beach

The U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was an ideal time for the USGA to bring together its U.S. Open champions for a dinner, which it last did in 2013 at …

After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for U.S. Open title

Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step. He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 …

A beautiful course, a beast of a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Going for 3: Brooks Koepka chases the mysterious Willie Anderson

It’s hard to blame Brooks Koepka for not knowing much about the man whose record he’s chasing. For decades, pretty much everyone forgot about him. His name is Willie Anderson. …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

USGA feels pressure heading into U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

The story surrounding the last four U.S. Opens has been as much about rules gaffes, dead grass and a lack of rain or wind as it has been the shots …

Doug Ferguson: U.S. Open should be a tough test with no whining

Complaints are normal at the U.S. Open, and some of them are valid because mistakes are made. But it’s starting to sound like whining.

U.S. Open notebook: Jason Day hires caddie Steve Williams in bid to unlock potential

Jason Day believes he has “severely underachieved” in his career despite winning a major and reaching No. 1 in the world. With only two PGA Tour titles since the start …

Tim Dahlberg: A lot to smile about as Tiger Woods returns to Pebble

Tiger Woods is 44 now, balding and with the usual aches and pains that go along with age and the wear and tear of swinging a golf club. That he’s …

2010 champ Graeme McDowell on the upswing on return to Pebble Beach

Graeme McDowell has been more concerned lately about qualifying for major championships than trying to win another one. He took care of an important goal last week at the Canadian …

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Brooks Koepka facing long odds for another U.S. Open title

Brooks Koepka is going for a third straight U.S. Open title aware that the odds are stacked against him. The only player to go back-to-back-to-back in golf’s toughest test was …

Clarkston native Joel Dahmen added to U.S. Open field

It was a long wait for Clarkston native Joel Dahmen, but it was worth it. Dahmen’s chances of earning a spot in the 119th U.S. Open were good after he …

UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019

Peter Lansburgh shoots 66, earns Lilac Invitational title, celebratory shower

Peter Lansburgh, a 31-year-old pro from Sacramento, pulled away on the back nine for a four-stroke victory with a 72-hole total of 18-under 270 at the Lilac City Invitational on …

Golf capsules: Rory McIlroy dominates in Canada; Lexi Thompson rallies to win in N.J.

Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under 61 on Sunday for a seven-shot victory in Ancaster, Ontario.

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Peter Lansburgh moves into Lilac City Invitational lead with third-round 66

Peter Lansburgh made the biggest move, firing a 6-under-par 66 for a three-day total of 12 under and a one-shot lead over good friend Jesse Schutte. T.K. Kim and first-round …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Jeongeun Lee6 takes 1-shot lead after 2nd round of ShopRite Classic

Jeongeun Lee6 made a 4-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole to grab a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Lee6 shot a 2-under 69 and …

UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019

Rory McIlroy moves into share of lead at Canadian Open

Rory McIlroy shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 to move into a share of the lead after three rounds at the Canadian Open. Seeking his second victory of the season, McIlroy …

U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Hole by Hole

A hole-by-hole look at Pebble Beach, site of the 119th U.S. Open to be played June 13-16.

Facts and Figures: U.S. Open at a glance

Facts and figures for the 119th U.S. Open golf championship

Top contenders for the 2019 U.S. Open

A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

Pressure for everyone as U.S. Open returns to Pebble Beach

The U.S. Open’s return to Pebble Beach coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the golf course with the most famous coastline in American golf. Where Jack Nicklaus said he would …

Russell Grove takes one-shot lead midway through Lilac City Invitational

Russell Grove moved to the top of the Lilac City Invitational leader board Friday after another tough scoring day in breezy conditions at the Fairways.

UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019

Jim Meehan: Alex Prugh crew descends on Pebble Beach to watch their favorite compete in U.S. Open

Steve Prugh responded promptly that son Alex had indeed earned a berth in the U.S. Open by surviving a three-man playoff for two spots Monday at RattleSnake Point Golf Club …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Steve Tarkon grabs one-shot lead in Lilac with opening-round 65; Derek Bayley one shot back

Gusty winds and speedy greens didn’t stop numerous pros from posting low scores Thursday in the first round of the Lilac City Invitational.

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Keegan Bradley leads by 1 after 1st round of Canadian Open

Keegan Bradley had a 7-under 63 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the RBC Canadian Open. Bradley was convinced that his clubhouse lead would not withstand the …

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

Indian Canyon back to 18 holes after irrigation project but with five temporary greens

The temporary greens are on Nos. 5, 8, 9, 12 and 17, according to a city parks and recreation release.

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019

New greens in place, Chambers Bay ponders majors future

The brown, lumpy patches that dotted nearly every putting surface at Chambers Bay and became the story of the 2015 U.S. Open are now lush, smooth and a Northwest-appropriate shade …

Doug Ferguson: Patrick Cantlay’s past shows why the future is promising

To the victor go the social media requests. This proved far more difficult for Patrick Cantlay than his 64 at Muirfield Village, the lowest final round by a winner in …

Golf notes: Jim Furyk proud of streak playing 24 straight U.S. Opens

Nick Price was in his final week at No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods was making his U.S. Open debut as a 19-year-old amateur. It was 1995 at Shinnecock …

Spokane’s Alex Prugh qualifies for U.S. Open; Clarkston’s Joel Dahmen falls just short

Spokane’s Alex Prugh is returning to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2007, when he competed as an amateur.