Pinehurst 2014 U.S. Opens Archive

Lucy Li, 11 years old, qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst

What did you do today?

Lucy Li, at 11 years old, qualified Monday night for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, shooting rounds of 74-68 at Half Moon Bay in a U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifier. She will be the youngest competitor in U.S. Women’s Open history, a mark previously held by Morgan Pressel and then Lexi Thompson.

Last year, at 10, Li reached match play of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Publinx. She’s also already won at Augusta National.

Again, what did you do today?

Tuesday at Pinehurst, LPGA star and major champion Morgan Pressel reflected on her experience as a 13-year-old playing in the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles in 2001, and offered Li plenty of advice:

 

 

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VIDEO: 9 Years Later, Emotional Jason Gore Returns to Pinehurst

When Jason Gore arrived at Pinehurst for the 2005 U.S. Open, he didn’t know how long he could continue to pay his mortgage.

A week later, he left as a cult hero.

For the first time since his Tin Cup hopes of winning the 2005 U.S. Open were dashed with a heartbreaking 84 in the final round on Sunday, Jason Gore stepped to the first tee of Pinehurst No. 2 on Monday. His emotions of the moment are clear in the interview above.

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The Tiger Woods Twitter Update

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Tiger Woods surveys a putt during the final round of the 2005 U.S. Oppen at Pinehurst. (Mandatory Credit: Photo By Bob Donnan)

Tiger Woods will speak at a news conference at Congressional on Monday morning, but first he did an interview with The Golf Channel. Until video becomes available, we’ll just let Twitter do the updating regarding Woods’ rehab progress:

And now, updated with Video:

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VIDEO: A New Day Dawns on Pinehurst No. 2

One day ends, and a new day dawns overlooking the 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2 just one month before the start of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.

More to come…

(Great thanks to John Gessner.)

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Rain – and Research – on Pinehurst No. 2

Pinehurst Director of GCM Bob Farren (second from left), is flanked on Pinehurst No. 2 by No. 2 Assistant Superintendent John Jeffreys (far left), No. 2 Assistant Superintendent Alan Owen (second from right) and No. 2 Superintendent Kevin Robinson (far right). (Photo by John Gessner)

Pinehurst Director of GCM Bob Farren (second from left), is flanked by No. 2 Assistant Superintendent John Jeffreys (far left), No. 2 Assistant Superintendent Alan Owen (second from right) and No. 2 Superintendent Kevin Robinson (far right). (Photo by John Gessner)

A cool thing happened at Pinehurst today.

It rained.

Granted, this aside, we don’t ever want to highlight a moment when Pinehurst isn’t about Carolina blue skies, brilliant sunshine and glistening green grass. But a pouring rain shower in the middle of the day on May 15, 2014, proved to be very interesting in and around Pinehurst No. 2.

Especially when it’s exactly 4 weeks from the first round of back-to-back U.S. Opens.

And so as the rain poured Thursday – and poured and poured and poured – Pinehurst Director of Grounds and Golf Course Management Bob Farren readied the troops.

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