Articles by Ryan Lavner

Jun 14, 2017 4:16 PM ET
The Masters has its own soundtrack, the iconic “Augusta” tune. Well, the U.S. Open has a theme song, too – a lot of whining. Read More
Jun 14, 2017 2:49 PM ET
After last year’s debacle at the U.S. Open, the USGA has introduced two new measures that it hopes will allow rules officials to expedite the decision-making process. Read More
Jun 14, 2017 2:38 PM ET
The perception that the USGA trimmed the deep fescue at Erin Hills in response to a few vocal players on social media? Simply not true, says Mike Davis. Read More
Jun 13, 2017 4:18 PM ET
Rickie Fowler gets up and down from bunkers about 75 percent of the time. Don’t expect that figure to be that high this week at Erin Hills. Read More
Jun 13, 2017 3:27 PM ET
Jordan Spieth made it to the quarterfinals of the 2011 U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills, but don't expect him to recall many details. Read More
Jun 13, 2017 2:58 PM ET
This week’s U.S. Open will mark the first time that Rory McIlroy has all 14 TaylorMade clubs in his bag, now that he's using their putter. Read More
Jun 13, 2017 2:00 PM ET
Just as baseball has the Road to Omaha, college golf will have a new end-of-season destination for its players and coaches. Read More
Jun 13, 2017 10:45 AM ET
We examine golf stocks that are rising and falling. This week it's Ariya Jutanugarn, Phil Mickelson and the Erin Hills fescue. Read More
Jun 12, 2017 3:24 PM ET
It must be U.S. Open week if even former major winners and architects are cranky and having another go at each other. Read More
Jun 12, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Dustin Johnson is the odds-on favorite to defend his U.S. Open title, but a host of fellow major champs have their eye on his prize. Read More