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Rory McIlroy: Divorce Is Off
Rory McIlroy:
Divorce Is Off

Rory McIlroy: Divorce Is Off

'We have resolved our differences,' golfer says of wife Erica Stoll

(Newser) - Rory McIlroy has had a change of heart. The pro golfer, who filed for divorce from wife of seven years Erica Stoll a day after winning the Wells Fargo Championship in May, has opted instead to stick with the marriage. McIlroy's attorney on Tuesday filed a notice of voluntary...

Golfer Will Play US Women's Open 30 Weeks Pregnant

It will be Amy Olson's last golf tournament before giving birth

(Newser) - LPGA golfer Amy Olson will play in the US Women's Open this weekend while seven months pregnant—and it's not even her first time playing in a women's golf major while pregnant. She qualified for the US Women's Open during an event in Minnesota in May...

It's an Odd Hole in One of Sorts at the US Open

Cameron Young's tee shot ends up on golf-ball holder of a golf cart

(Newser) - It's anyone's guess who might end up winning the US Open Sunday, but it's a safe bet that Cameron Young will earn weirdest-shot honors. On Saturday, the American's tee shot from the 10th hole took a weird bounce and landed in a golf cart— in a...

Golf Answers Complaints on Commercials

Viewers had objected to ads overwhelming the play on NBC broadcast

(Newser) - Fans who felt like they weren't seeing much golf between TV commercials have received reassurance. "I'm on it!" Mike Whan, CEO of the US Golf Association, tweeted Sunday morning in response to the unrest on social media. Viewers had complained about the volume of ads on...

Golf's 'Mad Scientist' Pulls Away at US Open
Golf's 'Mad Scientist'
Pulls Away at US Open

Golf's 'Mad Scientist' Pulls Away at US Open

Bryson DeChambeau shoots 67 Sunday, finishes at 6 under

(Newser) - Call him a mad scientist in a tam o'shanter cap. Call him a game-changer in golf. Any description of Bryson DeChambeau now starts with US Open champion, the AP reports. In a breathtaking performance Sunday at Winged Foot, on a course so demanding no one else broke par, DeChambeau...

40 Years After a US Open Splash, This Tree Has Fallen

Famous 'Hinkle Tree' meets its demise thanks to gust of wind

(Newser) - A tree that appeared overnight during the 1979 US Open to become a part of golf lore has met its end. The Black Hills spruce known as the "Hinkle Tree" was partially uprooted by a gust of wind this week at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and was cut...

Woodland Holds Off Koepka, Wins US Open
Gary Woodland Wins
Thrilling US Open

Gary Woodland Wins Thrilling US Open

Brooks Koepja fails to make it 3 in a row

(Newser) - In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach, especially with a US Open on the line. Behind him by one shot on the leaderboard was Brooks Koepka, the most dangerous figure in major championship golf these days. The...

5 Hurt After 'Crazy' Accident at US Open

Runaway golf cart slammed into spectators

(Newser) - "It was crazy." That's how one witness describes to the chaos that erupted at the US Open on Friday after an unmanned golf cart ran amok and slammed into a group of spectators, injuring five. The Californian reports that the incident at the Pebble Beach...

US Open Broadcast Picks Up Surprise 'Rough' Talk

That microphone heard something unexpected

(Newser) - The US Open broadcast on Fox Sports took a strange turn Friday when a microphone inadvertently picked up a guy bragging about rough sex with his "ex," the Sporting News reports. Announcer Joe Buck was setting up a shot by golfer Patrick Reed at around 1:45pm EST...

Phil Mickelson Gets Into Bizarre Trouble at US Open

Golfer penalized after swatting a moving ball at Shinnecock

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson intentionally hit a moving putt on the 13th green Saturday, then asked the USGA to explain the ruling after hearing suggestions that he should be disqualified from the US Open. His bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when...

American Airlines Lost the Wrong Guy's Bags

Golfer Michael Buttacavoli withdrew from chance at US Open after his clubs misplaced

(Newser) - To compete in the qualifying rounds for the US Open, you sort of need your golf clubs—which is why one pro golfer is fuming at American Airlines for his now-squashed chances to make the cut. USA Today reports Michael Buttacavoli withdrew Monday from his last chance to play in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

14-Year-Old to Play US Open
 14-Year-Old to Play US Open 

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. "...

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 “...

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...

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....

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...

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