Robert Trent Jones pleased with Chambers Bay
Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. reflects on the 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay with Matt Ginella and Damon Hack. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Chambers Day: Jordan, Rory get early prep
Find out what Rory McIlroy has been working on at Chambers Bay and hear from Jordan Spieth, who arrived for early practice at the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET.
U.S. Open prep: Strong reaction to Davis' remarks
Geoff Shackelford talks with Gary Williams about the upcoming 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Open ended? Donald not yet in major fields
Morning Drive discusses Luke Donald's quest to qualify for the U.S. Open. Damon Hack, Gary Williams, Cara Robinson and Phil Blackmar have the discussion.
RTJ Jr. on changes to Chambers Bay
Matt Ginella talks with Golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. about the course improvements he made to Chambers Bay, host site of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.up a notch if you have the opportunity to make a great golf course here. So spread out it's a large property. It's 230 acres, and as you can see it fills up the entire area. There's no housing. There's the Puget Sound. The Olympic Mountains in the distance. Over here is Mount Rainier and it's a glorious piece of property for its natural beauty. Its on a fjord so you see Orca's come down tossThe railroad ties it into the Pierce County itself. It's a public golf course . It's very industrial. And it, and it goes right along the railroad tracks. And 17's a tough par-three. And 18's a fascinatingreally looking forward to June. We'll be talking a lot about this golf course leading up to the U.S. Open. Can't thank you enough for coming. Thank you, Matt. All right, I enjoyed it. Let's go
Major review: Kaymer dominates U.S. Open
Catch the action from the 2014 U.S. Open. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET.years, trying to hit the ball right to left to win at Augusta National . As he said in a news conference that day,. Being brutally honest, as he always is, about himself. If other people see you as being number one and you don't see yourself as number one, then how can you play like number one? And former number one and even though it was a blowout victory and maybe it didn't get the ratings that everybody would have loved. There was something that is beautiful. Yeah. From start to finish about the way Martin Kaymer played that week. You know, ironically, going years back. Pinehurst was the site of Ben Hogan's first big professional win. You need to drive the ball well around there. Even though the fairways were big they were slippery. He did just that. He drove the eyes out of it. He drove it long. And then led wire to wire. Let alone win a major championship by a wide margin, but he did it wire to wire. Just he'd done at the Players. So the golf swing is obvious. The talent is obvious. What's never so obvious. By the intangible but you see that by the way somebody handles pressure. Let alone major championship pressure and he did it at the two biggest weeks of the year on the PGA tour . Two of the five biggest in the Player's Championship and the U.S. open. Is what goes on inside his head is just as good as that golf swing ? In, in one remarkable month he went from. Where have you gone, Martin to how high can you go?
USGA year in review: Kaymer dominates Pinehurst
Martin Kaymer dominated the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst while Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, finished runner-up. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET.two back in 1999 feet Stewart. One under was the winning score Michael Campbell even par. Split mark Steinberg did in 20149. Under par off presses stuff when you look at the week there and trip.
Rank and file: Best and worst 2013 majors
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay each rank the Major Championships from best to worst.1 to 4? -Well, I think it's close as David said, between Phil Mickelson's last round at Muirfield and Adam Scott's birdie putt in the rain, in the gloaming to beat Angel Cabrera in the playoff at the Masters'. I think this was a great year for the majors, not only because you had drama in each of the four but you had really good guys ending up as the winners. Everybody wanted to see Adam Scott win a major Justin Rose has been a class act for so long. Mickelson really thought he'd never win a British Open and Jason Dufner after that74 that day. -David, you're a big US Open- -And I remember Adam Scott , I mean after the disaster [unk] that for him. -The British. -The British. -Yeah. -He rebounded and he showed. -That's what the
Open and shut: Recalling the week at Merion
Steve Sands, Geoff Shackelford, John Feinstein and David Fay discuss the week at Merion during the U.S. Open Championship.-You're a big U.S. Open guy. You're a big golf course design guy. Here's what you guys think now in retrospect of how the week went at Merion? -Go ahead, Jim. -Oh, it was a homerun. I mean, with all the things that could've gone wrong, everything just about went right. There are a couple little things that- -Do we have the tape in- -Night before the whole thing started? -Oh, yeah. -We have that with a few of your tapes. -Love them all. -Let's replay me defending the golf course . I was a little soft, but I didn't know they were gonna put every hole on top of the [unk]. -Here we go. Here we go. -No. And that's one thing if you talk to the players in hind sight. They don't really think very highly of the setup at Merion. They felt like it took a lot of weight from them in terms of creativity and being able to be aggressive and- but that's little stuff. In general, it was- Merion was spectacular. -Remember, a lot of people were saying, well, 12-under's gonna win. 12-under's gonna win. And Robert Karlsson who's not the funniest guy in all of golf, but he's a good guy. He was walking by on Sunday morning on
Prep time: Lefty's plans for U.S. Open at Pinehurst
Phil Mickelson looks back at 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open Championships and shares how he preps for Major championships with Morning Drive’s Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.on your mind early in the week the second time of the US Open there? -I'm not sure if that's why I didn't play the best in 2005 or not. I think that '99 is aand apply it to my game, play well and capture my first US Open . I think that would be such an emotional venue and opportunity for me to finally get my first US Open but that week was special. 2005, I struggled there a little bit around the greens. I didn't-- it was very difficult around the greens chipping because it was sandy and bare and I should have just putted but I'm sometimes stubborn and I continued to try the chip and I really had a hard time. -The stories that we hear about your preparation for major championships in particular the US Open , is legendary and I sort of have in my mind that the scene from close encounters of the third time, of theMajors. I've played well on the Masters and played well in the US Open , but my performance levels off and goes down a little bit as we start getting into the second half of the year.