Pinehurst 2014 U.S. Opens Archive

Video: Phil Mickelson tells the world: “Pinehurst. Is. AWESOME.”

Phil Mickelson couldn’t stop raving about Pinehurst No. 2 during his USGA news conference Tuesday.

“This place is AWESOME.”

That’s how he opened the proceeding.

We agree, Phil.

Play well.

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5 Best Spots to Watch the 2014 U.S. Open

You’ve probably heard it said before that Pinehurst No. 2 is a relatively easy golf course to walk. And while that’s true, it’s always good to take a break and sit for a while. Also, it gives you a chance to watch several groups come through rather than follow a few players.

With enough seating for 25,000 people, though, it might get a little overwhelming about which spots might be best.

So that’s where we come in.

Here are our favorite 5 spots to sit and watch the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.

If we don’t list your favorite, leave a comment below to help out your fellow spectators. (Or don’t in the hopes of saving your seat…)

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Tuesday Practice Round Tee Times

1st tee USGA

NOTE: These are subject to change. More players may be added to this list throughout the day, and then again, they may not necessarily be released in time for the player to tee off. Follow us on Twitter @PinehurstResort for updates throughout the day.

First Tee

6:45 Wiesberger, B.; Stuard, B.; Mulroy, G.

6:56 Collins, C.; Fisher, O.; Storm, G.

7:07 Blair, Z.; Baddeley, A.; Lowry, S.; McDowell, G.

7:18 Wilson, C.; Sutherland, K.

7:29 Henley, R.; Walker, J.; Watson, B.

7:40 Thomas, J.; Spieth, J.; Fowler, R.; Mickelson, P.

7:51 Na, K.; Kim, H.; Oh, D.; Matsuyama, H.

8:02 English, H.; Swafford, H; Whitsett, C.; Shelton, R.

8:13 Bradley, K.; Donald, L.; Doak, C.; Johnson, D.

8:24 Leonard, J.; Gribble, C.; Hurley III, B.; Wilson, M.

8:35 Miyazato, K.; Yano, A.; Noh, S.; Yang, Y.

8:46 Kirk, C.; Todd, B.; Constable, D.; Rask, C.

8:57 Glover, L.; Cink, S.; Johnson, Z.; Furyk, J.


12:30 Watney, N.; Stricker, S.Mahan, H.; Streelman, K.

12:41 Mason, N.; Alker, S.; Allenby, R.

12:52 Cejka, A.; Cabrera, A.; Berger, D.; Compton, E.

1:03 Perry, K.; Grimmer, W.

1:14 Westwood, L.; Clarke, D.; Bjerregaard, L.; Poulter, I.

1:25 Liang, W.; Kapur, S.; Jaidee, T.

1:36 Ogilvy, G.; Van Pelt, B.

1:47 Tway, K.

1:58 Gates, B.

2:31 Gossett, D.; Kuchar, M.; Toms, D.; Woodland, G.

2:42 Liindheim, N.


10th tee USGA

10th Tee

6:45 Colsaerts, N.

6:56 Stadler, K.; Price, A.; Dobyns, M.; Jones, M.

7:07 Reed, P.; Lee, K.

7:18 Snedeker, B.; McIver, B; Haas, B.; DeJonge, B.

7:29 Willett, D.; Gallacher, S.; Casey, P.; Koepka, B.

7:40 Barlow, C; Quinn, F.

7:51 Scott, A.

8:02 Kaufman, S.; Castor, R.; DeLaet, G.; Blixt, J.

8:13 Dufner, J.; Goosen, R.; Palmer, R.

8:24 Taniguchi, T.; Fasth, N.; Holmes, J.; Stewart, H.

8:35 Duke, K.; Larrazabal, P.; Jimenez, M.; Pampling, R.;

8:46 Dorn, A.; Love, S.; Weekley, B.; McNealy, M.

8:57 Pavan, A.; Molinari, F.; Fernandez-Castano, G.; Donaldson, J.


12:30 Guthrie, L.; Campbell, B.; Blaum, R.; Points, D.

12:41 Horschel, B.; Every, M.; Stegmaier, B.; Senden, J.

12:52 Stenson, H.; Norlander, H.; Whittenberg, C.

1:03 Kieffer, M.; Kaymer, M.; Echavarria, A.

1:14 Simpson, W.; Langley, S.

1:58 Lewis, T.

2:42 Day, J.; Goss, O.

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The Building of Pinehurst No. 2′s 18th Hole Grandstand – in 75 seconds

Construction of the 18th hole grandstand on Pinehurst No. 2 began on May 14. Over the course of about two weeks, we took 850 images at 10-minute intervals. You can see the results.

Great thanks to photographer John Gessner for putting this together for us.

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VIDEO: Arnold Palmer at the 2014 U.S. Open

Arnold Palmer remembers Pinehurst as being the number one place in golf in the 1940s. He wasn’t as enamored in the 1970s with the changes made to No. 2—much of the older, natural look was plowed under by new owners who wanted green. Much of that natural look has been restored, but that didn’t help Palmer then. Perhaps his play during the old World Open underscored those feelings, as Palmer missed the cut in 1974 just days after being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He also missed the cut in 1975.

“Pinehurst was the most elite spot in the world as far as I was concerned,” Palmer says. “It was the golfing capital of the world. No. 2 was the best golf course I had ever played. I was very disillusioned over the years with all the changes they made to No. 2. I just thought as that golf course stood in the ’40s when they had the North and South Open and North and South Amateur, that it was impeccable—it was perfect.

“Then people came in and changed it. I was just very, very sorry to see that happen, and I’m sorry today it happened. I think it’s still a wonderful golf course, but I think it lost some of the charm.”

As you can see above, Palmer is glad to see No. 2 return to its roots.-Lee Pace

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