Pinehurst 2014 U.S. Opens Archive

VIDEO: Phenom Lydia Ko previews U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst

Lydia Ko is perhaps the biggest name in women’s golf today, and has quickly emerged as one of the key figures in all of golf. Just 17 years old, Ko was recently included on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list (the profile was written by none other than Annika Sorenstam) and has ranked as high as No. 2 in the world.

Barely 40 days before the U.S. Women’s Open, Ko spent three days and three rounds of golf on Pinehurst No. 2 to prepare for her third Open appearance – and first as a significant favorite. She chats about No. 2′s famed turtleback greens, and the prospect of attending a men’s professional tournament for the first time – the weekend of the U.S. Open Championship, one week before the Women’s Open.

“Hopefully I’ll get some autographs,” she says, earnestly.

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Another Tiger Woods Update

Tiger Woods reads his putt during the final round of the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Photo By Bob Donnan-US

Tiger Woods reads his putt during the final round of the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.
Photo By Bob Donnan

Tiger Woods posted a blog post Monday morning. It is 1,662 words.

None of those 1,662 words include “Pinehurst.”

But he does mention the U.S. Open:

  • “After Quicken, there’s Greenbrier and The Open Championship, and of the course the U.S. Open is about six weeks away. You can understand why I want to hurry up and get better. I’d also like to play in the FedExCup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.”

“After Quicken, there’s Greenbrier and The Open Championship, and of the course the U.S. Open is about six weeks away. You can understand why I want to hurry up and get better. I’d also like to play in the FedExCup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.”

Woods does not indicate a timetable for a return, but does have some insight to his recovery:

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ARE YOU READY?

WE ARE.

You will be, too, after watching this.

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VIDEO: Hunter Mahan Previews “Old School” U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Already with five PGA Tour wins in his career, Hunter Mahan appears on the precipice of breaking through in a major way. Last year at Merion, Mahan made a serious run at capturing a U.S. Open championship, playing in the final pairing on Sunday with Phil Mickelson before finishing in a tie for fourth.

Mahan came to Pinehurst over the weekend to get an early look at Pinehurst No. 2, the site of unprecedented back-to-back U.S. Open championships in June. He came away impressed by the Coore and Crenshaw restoration of No. 2, and, as he said, is eager to think his way around the U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

“It’s going to be interesting,” Mahan told us in the video above. “You can get some really good breaks out of there and … it could be easier than a sand shot; you could have pretty easy access to the greens. And then you can be in real trouble and (have to) think your way around it… I think you’ll see a lot of great shots out of there and a lot of terrible shots.”

“The USGA is going to have a lot of fun with it,” Mahan added.

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Your Tiger Woods 2014 U.S. Open Update

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UPDATE: OK, now we know a little more.

Well, at least The Golf Channel does, which can be found here.

Looking like the target is The Open…

The British Open.

 

April 24, 2014:

He’s doing “light chipping and putting.”

That’s all we got.

Hurry back, Tiger.

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