Pinehurst Interviews Archive

VIDEO: Rory McIlroy gets his first look at Pinehurst No. 2

Rory McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open Champion, played Pinehurst No. 2 for the first time on Monday during a pre-championship practice round to prepare for the 2014 U.S. Open.

These are Rory’s first comments about Pinehurst No. 2.

And he tried the Payne Putt. Watch here.

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For our interview with Phil Mickelson, go here.

For our interview with Adam Scott, go here.

For our interview with Justin Rose, go here.

 

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VIDEO: Phil Mickelson Reviews Pinehurst No. 2

There’s little denying the most hopeful story for many of our readers and those around Pinehurst is for Phil Mickelson to finally capture the elusive U.S. Open, and to do it at Pinehurst No. 2, site of the 2014 U.S. Open. On Monday, June 2, Mickelson came off the 18th green of No. 2 all smiles and raving about the Coore & Crenshaw Restoration.

Sure sounds like he’s ready.

MORE FROM PINEHURST

For our interview with Rory McIlroy, go here.

For our interview with Adam Scott, go here.

For our interview with Justin Rose, go here.

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Video: Zach Johnson reviews No. 2 restoration, previews U.S. Open

Masters Champion Zach Johnson describes his feelings about the Pinehurst No. 2 restoration, previews the 2014 U.S. Open and reveals what it would mean to him to win at Pinehurst. (Hint: It has to do with Payne…)

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Video: Graeme McDowell on Pinehurst and the 2014 U.S. Open

Graeme McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open Champion, visited Pinehurst recently and was able to play a round on the restored Pinehurst No. 2.

McDowell, gracious as always with his time, spent a few minutes talking with us to give us his sense of No. 2 (feels like home), the 2014 U.S. Open (it’s going to be hard)- and a possible winning score (higher than you might think).

(Apologies for some of the audio.)

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VIDEO: Morgan Pressel has advice for Lucy Li

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 Lucy Li plenty of advice. Li, just 11 years old, became the youngest to ever qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open after winning medalist honors Monday.

 

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