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[Video] Rickie Fowler recalls ’08 Amateur, looks ahead to 2014 U.S. Open

Rickie Fowler, PGA Tour star and 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, took a break while working on his game at the U.S. Open at Merion to not only preview the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, but to recall his experience at the 2008 U.S. Amateur on Pinehurst No. 2.

Here, Fowler discusses what he remembers from that week – he reached match play – and what he thinks of the Open returning to Pinehurst.

“I’m definitely looking forward to getting there to Pinehurst next year,” he said.

(As an aside, we must say we were pleased to interview half of the Golf Boys during the U.S. Open at Merion. We promise we’ll shoot for Hunter and Ben as best we can to complete the foursome.)

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Video: Payne Stewart at Pinehurst – One Moment in Time

 

On June 20, 1999, Payne Stewart walked to the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 needing to hole a 15-foot putt to win this U.S. Open.

It was a moment the game of golf will never forget.

And now, in less than a year, we’ll be back.

We look forward to seeing you.

Again.

 

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Happy Father’s Day from Pinehurst – and Payne

Happy Father’s Day from Pinehurst. Payne Stewart’s lasting sentiment says it all.

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[Video] Annika Sorenstam: “Pinehurst is a Mecca of Golf”

Annika Sorenstam stopped by Merion on Friday to sign autographs at the Lexus spectator tent and was happy to spend a little time chatting about Pinehurst and the unprecedented back-to-back U.S. Opens in 2014.

Sorenstam, enshrined in the LPGA Hall of Fame in 2003, finished her incredible career with 73 tournament wins – third all-time – with 10 major championships, including three U.S. Open victories.

Sorenstam has a soft spot in her heart for Pinehurst, commenting, “Pinehurst is a Mecca for golf.” As for the back-to-back Opens, Mrs. 59 is completely on board with the USGA’s decision.

“My spontaneous reaction was, ‘Wow, that’s fantastic.’”

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[Video] Bubba Watson Previews the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst

Masters Champion Bubba Watson previews the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, explaining why winning there would be special for him.

Also, don’t miss the Bonus Bubba footage.

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