Articles by Ryan Lavner

Jun 15, 2017 9:26 PM ET
When Phil Mickelson was out, Roberto Diaz was in, and the 30-year-old bested his high profile playing partners on Day 1 of the 117th U.S. Open. Read More
Jun 15, 2017 8:16 PM ET
Kevin Na took the USGA to task about Erin Hills' fescue length. He didn't hit into it often in an opening-round 68. Read More
Jun 15, 2017 4:31 PM ET
It’s been 20 years since Ernie Els won his second of two U.S. Open titles. His father, Neels, reminded him of that Thursday morning. Read More
Jun 15, 2017 2:30 PM ET
Davis Love III was on the bag Thursday for the major debut of his son, Dru, who shot a 1-under 71 in the first round of the U.S. Open. Read More
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