Pinehurst 2014 U.S. Opens Archive

Pinehurst crews do their own “rain” restoration of No. 2

Most published reports Friday morning indicated the Pinehurst area received about two-thirds of an inch.

That’s not entirely true, at least as it pertains to the 2014 U.S. Open.

Pinehurst Resort Director of Grounds and Golf Course Maintenance Bob Farren says No. 2 took on about an inch of rain in a span of just 30 minutes. Crews began work in a hurry to do their own restoration of the course. The images in the above video – compared to the images on the television broadcast Friday – are startling.

Farren discusses here what impacts the rain will have on play Friday and says his staff was up to the challenge to provide elite championship conditions in a matter of a few hours.

Leave a comment

Video: The 2014 U.S. Open Begins

Daniel Berger calms his nerves – which sure look visible in the closeup in the above video – and kicks off the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 with his tee shot at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

The result?

Right side of the fairway, in perfect position. He made birdie.

It was the moment we’ve been waiting for since at least 2005. And it was special:


Leave a comment

Rickie Fowler has won our hearts

If there was a mist falling among the overcast skies early Thursday morning, it was probably from our tears.


Photo Courtesy of the USGA

Thanks, Rickie Fowler. To see knickers near the Putter Boy this morning, 15 years after the great Payne Stewart triumphed on Pinehurst No. 2, well, all we can say is you’ve won our hearts.



Play well.

Leave a comment

12 Do’s and Don’ts for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst


Flags fly over the grandstands during a practice round before the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & C.C. in Village of Pinehurst, N.C. on Monday, June 9, 2014. (Copyright USGA/Fred Vuich)

After getting a few rounds under our belts at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, here are a few Dos and Don’ts for the weekend.

DO wear socks and tennis shoes Can’t emphasize this enough. No. 2 is no doubt one of the easier golf courses you’ll ever walk, so you’ll find yourself compelled to take in as much as you can. But they don’t call this area the Sandhills for nothing. No. 2 does not feature paved cartpaths; instead, they are sand. And if you’re in flip-flops, or sandals or – and please ladies, don’t do this – anything with a heel, prepare to have coal-black feet at the end of the day.

… Continue Reading

Leave a comment

Video: Webb Simpson – The one trophy that got away

Webb Simpson may be a U.S. Open Champion, but there’s one trophy he wishes he had – and it’s too late now.

Leave a comment