Pinehurst Golf News 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.

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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:

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday Practice Round Tee Times

Pinehurst No. 2 1st Hole

Pinehurst No. 2 1st Hole

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 Kaymer, M.; Siem, M.; Kieffer, M.; Cejka, A.

6:56 Dobyns, M.; Watt, B.;

7:07 Simpson, W.; Mahan, H.; Wittenberg, C.

7:18 Wilson, C.; McNealy, M.

7:29 Horschel, B.; Every, M.; Stegmaier, B.; DeLaet, G.

7:40 Points, D.; Maggert, J.; Dubuisson, V.

7:51 Barlow, C.; Henley, R.; Jones, M.; Price, A.

8:02 Allenby, R.; Constable, D.; Goss, O.

8:13 Cabrera, A.; Gallacher, S.

8:24 Ogilvy, G.; Perry, K.; Stewart, H.; Ogilvie, J.

8:35 Na, K.; Echararria, A.; Blaum, R.

8:46 Senden, J.; Jaidee, T.; Hurley III, B.

8:57 Mason, N.; Stenson, H.; Norlander, H.

Afternoon

12:30 Fasth, N.; Jimenez, M.; Larrazabal, P.; Goosen, R.

12:41 Pavan, A.; Molinari, F.; Fernandez-Castano, G.; Thomas, J.

12:52 Glover, L.; Swafford, H.; Palmer, R.; Kisner, K.

1:03 McIver, B.

1:25 Stadler, K.; Colsaerts, N.; Lee, K.

1:36 Kaufman, S.; McDowell, G.; Love, S.; Fitzpatrick, M.

1:58 Walker, J.; Guthrie, L.

2:09 Quinn, F.

2:31 Willett, D.; Storm, G.

 

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10th Tee

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

6:56 Matusyama, H.; Taniguchi, T.

7:07 Bjerregaard, L.; Reed, P.; Compton, E.

7:18 Gates, B.; Berger, D.

7:29 Sutherland, K.

7:40 Luiten, J.; Doak, C.; Casey, P.

7:51 DeJonge, B.; Weekley, B.; Aiker, S.

8:02 Rask, C.; Garcia, S.; Wiesberger, B.

8:13 Fowler, R.; Tway, K.; Thompson, C.; Johnson. D.

8:24 Campbell, B.; Blair, Z.; Donaldson, J.; Poulter, I.

8:35 Miyazato, K.; Yano, A.; Rose, J.; Grimmer, W.

8:46 Leonard, J.; Kapur, S.; Furyk, J.; Watney, N.

8:57 Kirk, C.; Todd, B.; Kuchar, M.; Woodland, G.

Afternoon

12:30 Collins, C.; Duke, K.; Shelton, R.; Dorn, A.

12:41 Van Pelt, B.; Cink, S.; Johnson, Z.; Langley, S.

1:03 Bradley, K.; Donald, L.; Lewis, T.

1:14 Wilson, M.; Castro, R.; Toms, D.

1:25 Streelman, K.; Stricker, S.

1:36 Fisher, O.; Lowry, S.

1:47 Noh, S.; Kim, H.; Yang, Y.

1:58 Griffiths, S.

2:20 English, H.

2:42 Watson, B.; Baddeley, A.

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