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Is Tiger Done? He's Nearly Dead Last at US Open

A 15-year-old beats him soundly

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' second round of the US Open is over, and you will currently find his name second from the bottom on the leaderboard . Which means that out of 156 golfers, he is tied for 154th place. Some are still playing, and it's possible one or two more might... More »

15-Year-Old Gets Choked Up Teeing Off at US Open

Cole Hammer wipes away a tear

(Newser) - The veterans teeing off at the US Open today might consider that first shot business as usual, but for one very-much-not-veteran golfer, it was anything but. Cole Hammer is just 15, the third youngest golfer to qualify for the major, and he clearly struggled with his emotions before his initial... More »

Golfer Cans Her Caddie Mid-Round

Jessica Korda unceremoniously dumps Jason Gilroyed at US Open

(Newser) - Jessica Korda isn't exactly clinging to the old adage about dancing with the one who brought you: The golfer started yesterday's US Women's Open with caddie Jason Gilroyed, but right after the ninth hole it was boyfriend Johnny DelPreti who was schlepping her clubs, reports Yahoo's... More »

Tiger Woods Shares Lead at US Open

But Beau Hossler, a kid in braces, isn't far behind

(Newser) - Tiger Woods hasn't won a major in four years, but he's in contention to change that this weekend. Heading into the final two rounds, Woods shares the lead at 1-under with Jim Furyk and David Toms, notes the Golf Channel . It would be his 15th major if he... More »

14-Year-Old to Play US Open

Andy Zhang to be youngest competitor ever

(Newser) - The field at this week's US Open will have a fresh face—very fresh. Andy Zhang, 14, will be the youngest competitor in the history of the tournament, the Golf Channel reports. Zhang was the second alternate, making the field after Paul Casey bowed out with an injury. "... More »

NBC Slammed for Dropping 'Under God' From Pledge

Network issues apology amid Twitter fuss

(Newser) - NBC sparked a furor on Twitter after it omitted the words “under God” from of the Pledge of Allegiance during its US Open coverage—twice. In the pre-taped segment, kids recited the pledge as patriotic images appeared on screen. The first time, the words “under God” and “... More »

McIlroy Wins US Open, Sets Record

He closes his 4-day onslaught at 16-under par

(Newser) - Every time Rory McIlroy lined up a shot today, there was some sort of record on the line, some kind of history to be made. That was this year's US Open version of suspense. There was never any doubt that the kid from Northern Ireland was going to win... More »

Rory McIlroy Leads After Historic Round

He briefly held mark for lowest score ever at US Open

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy finally made a mistake, and even that wasn't enough to make this US Open a fair fight. For 17 holes today, McIlroy systematically dissected the monstrous layout at Congressional and put the same kind of hurt on a US Open record book that doesn't change easily.... More »

Cops Squeeze Lemonade Stand, Issue $500 Fine

You can sell parking spots in US Open neighborhoods, but not lemonade

(Newser) - A group of kids got a bitter lesson in American justice when they were hit with a $500 fine for operating a lemonade stand without a license. The real rub? The profits were earmarked for a charity to fight pediatric cancer. Officials said they cracked down on the stand, set... More »

Tiger, Elin Barely Civil at Daughter's Party

They do what they have to for kids

(Newser) - Relations are apparently so frosty between Tiger Woods and still-wife Elin Nordegren that the two were barely civil to one another at a recent birthday party for their 3-year-old daughter, Sam, reports Radar . The bash was the second thrown for Sam because Woods missed her first party to attend the... More »

Tiger, Lefty, Ernie Fall Short at US Open

Graeme McDowell takes top honors

(Newser) - When Phil Mickelson made his birdie attempt from off the green on the opening hole yesterday, the gallery roared its approval. The fans were prepared to see Lefty charge. They did the same every time Ernie Els or Tiger Woods made a move, creating a rumble of energy through Pebble... More »

Tiger Comes to Life, Charges Into Contention at US Open

Woods cranks up birdies to move within 5 of leader Dustin Johnson

(Newser) - Tiger Woods finally looked like Tiger Woods again yesterday, pouring in one birdie after another—more than he had ever made in one round of the US Open—to move within striking distance of the lead at Pebble Beach. Each birdie was followed by cheers that could be heard down... More »

Woods Will Be Back Before Masters, Ex-Coach Thinks

'I don't know who this guy is,' Butch Harmon says of cheating Tiger

(Newser) - Tiger Woods will be back on the golf course by March, his former coach says, adding that he’s been “shocked” by the infidelity storm surrounding the world’s top player. “If you want to put a timetable on it,” Butch Harmon tells the Guardian . “I’... More »

Tiger Misses Cut; Watson Keeps Lead

(Newser) - Tiger Woods missed the British Open cut after shooting a 4-over 74 in today's second round, marking only the second time he has failed to advance in a major since turning pro; the first was the 2006 US Open, which took place soon after the death of his father. But... More »

Fallon Beats Tiger at His Own Wii Game

They faced off in Times Square

(Newser) - Tiger's not so tough in the virtual world. Jimmy Fallon crushed the champion golfer in Tiger's own Nintendo Wii game at Times Square this morning, the New York Post reports. Woods conceded on the third and final hole, after shooting a double-bogey and a bogey.  They played on the... More »

Glover Takes US Open Title

(Newser) - Lucas Glover hung on today as golf's elite struggled to catch him, winning this year’s US Open at Bethpage Black, NBC Sports reports. A birdie on the 16th hole put Glover two shots ahead of a pack that included David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and Ricky Barnes. Glover did not... More »

Doused, Soused Crowd Taunts Tiger at US Open

Woods could still pull off victory, but it's a long shot

(Newser) - Tiger Woods still has a shot at victory at the US Open, but it would take a record-tying comeback. And to do that Woods would need incredible focus, because some soused spectators have been working on a distracting new hazard at Bethpage Black: extensive heckling. The rowdy crowd may be... More »

Rain Drowns Out US Open After Barnes Sets Record

(Newser) - Rain prevented Ricky Barnes from teeing off in the third round at Bethpage State Park this afternoon. But the 2002 US Amateur champion set the US Open 36-hole scoring record earlier by finishing two trips around the course in 8-under 132. He completed his second round this morning, making three... More »

Tiger 10 Back, Weir Shoots 64 at US Open

(Newser) - Tiger Woods couldn't get off the course fast enough. Mike Weir, Lucas Glover, Ricky Barnes, and Phil Mickelson were among those at the US Open and thrilled they didn't have to leave until it was too dark to continue. Despite a double bogey on his back nine, Weir closed with... More »

Rain Suspends US Open

2nd-round cut pushed to Saturday at earliest

(Newser) - The first round of the US Open lasted just three hours today before rain made Bethpage Black unplayable, Golf.com reports. Play was suspended until 7:30am tomorrow, though more wet weather is forecast for Long Island. Four players shared the lead at 1 under par, but none had played... More »

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