Complete coverage of the 2010 US Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 21, 2010, 7:59 am
U.S. Open Pebble Beach flags

June 20, 2010
Tiger, Lefty and Ernie can’t make Open charge
Mell: Coming Up Empty
Hoggard: Last Man Standing
Mistakes dash U.S. Open hopes of Big 3
McDowell holds on, wins U.S. Open
Havret takes the long road to U.S. Open success
Herman misses chance for low round
Shag Bag: The silver lining
Johnson’s horrific day opens door for others
Watson says farewell to Open at Pebble Beach
Shag Bag: Smiles have disappeared
Tiger Tracks: Woods flirting with wrong numbers
Shag Bag: The Harmon circle
Tiger Tracks: Tiger's best comebacks remembered
Shag Bag: Keeping an eye on Watson
Shag Bag: Mickelson and Palmer? A historic pair?
Shag Bag: Johnson yields to only one other long hitter
Punch Shots: Who will win the 110th U.S. Open?
Tiger Tracks: Woods and those 'awful' greens
Shag Bag: Unfriendly final rounds
TV ratings up 22 percent for third round
Shag Bag: Dustin goes deep

June 19, 2010
Johnson builds 3-shot lead, Woods 5 behind
Pondering Sunday at Pebble
Mickelson falters on moving day
Command Performance
Tiger makes eight birdies, shoots 66 in Round 3
Much of moving day at Open about holding on
Johnson not surprising Woods with his solid play
Tiger goes on early birdie binge at Pebble
USGA’s Fay: Tiger wrong to criticize greens
Pebble Beach's beauty unparalleled

June 18, 2010
Tiger travels in middle of pack at Pebble Beach
Pebble’s tricky 14th hole causing fits at U.S. Open
Japan’s Ishikawa impressive in U.S. Open debut
Shag Bag: McDowell’s Pebble advantage
Shag Bag: McDowell helps those on the cut line
Tiger Tracks: Details of Tiger's business losses
Shag Bag: Watson fighting to prolong his final U.S. Open
Shag Bag: De Jonge starts fast again
Tiger Tracks: The drought's over; Tiger birdies
Woods makes first two birdies at U.S. Open
Another day reveals something more about Tiger

June 17, 2010
Tough opening day all around at Pebble
Amateur's flawless round ruined by quad
Shag Bag: Westwood, caddie keep mood light
Shag Bag: Importance of 1st after Round 1
Woods makes turn at 1 over on tough day at Pebble
Tiger Tracks: Tiger and Ernie getting along fine
Allenby happy playing Open after wrist injury
Cabrera-Bello thrives, others struggle at U.S. Open
Tiger Tracks: It is our business
Coffin: Mickelson Derailed in Round 1
Tiger Tracks: A little help
Shag Bag: Weir excels at the 'toughest third shot' in golf
Shag Bag: Allenby a triple threat at U.S. Open
Shag Bag: Beautiful at Bethpage
U.S. Open is underway under clearing skies
Tiger of old threatens to make U.S. Open appearance

June 16, 2010
Hoggard: For the Man Who Has it All
Shag Bag: High-profile return for Swafford
Relaxed Westwood
Shag Bag: 'Just another tournament’ for Compton
Pebble now an intimate meeting of land and sea
Shag Bag: The cat is out of the bag
Shag Bag: The innocence of youth
Shag Bag: Giant slayer shares U.S. Open memories
Pebble’s 17th defined by Nicklaus, Watson
Hoggard: Erin Go Open
Shag Bag: Mickelson's geared-down game plan
Tiger Tracks: A quick nine
Under the radar, Glover goes for another U.S. Open

June 15, 2010
Shag Bag: Weathermen
Perseverance pays off for Stanford grad
Mell: Mickelson spectacular in success, failure
Els' streak reaches 18
Tryon eager to make comeback starting at US Open
Tiger says game is progressing
Tiger Tracks: Woods ‘excited’ about game
Rich Lerner: Hooks and Cuts
Westwood seeks major breakthrough
Shag Bag: Night and day at Pebble
Tiger Tracks: Tiger done after a dozen
Shag Bag: Oh, Ricky
Tiger Tracks: Early start for Woods
Picturesque Pebble can be a rocky road

June 14, 2010

Teenager gets one-day caddie thrill at Pebble
Mell: Demoralizer to Demoralizing
Top 10 Pebble Beach Moments
Shag Bag: Mickelson doesn't have to win to be new No. 1
Pebble Beach has short history of great champions
A Different Animal

June 13, 2010
Shag Bag: Pebble forecast: Tough as always for a U.S. Open

June 12, 2010
Tiger tales: Memories of majors’ biggest win ever
Shag Bag: Pebble on my mind
Johnson impresses with great power, little fanfare
A look at past U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach

June 11, 2010
Woods grouped with Westwood, Els to start U.S. Open
Shag Bag: Prepping for a major
Shag Bag: Fun with U.S. Open groupings

June 9, 2010
Gretzky, Wahlberg struggle at U.S. Open Challenge
Junior Golf: Top juniors fail to make U.S. Open

June 8, 2010
Punch Shots: Is Pebble Beach the best U.S. Open venue?
Shag Bag: Oddsmaker: Mickelson should be U.S. Open favorite
U.S. Open without Rose raises questions
John Hawkins: Nine for the Open
Shag Bag: Compton finds answers
Shag Bag: The wonder of U.S. Open qualifying
U.S. Open sectional qualifying results

June 7, 2010
Hoggard: The Old Fashioned Way
Love, Lehman in U.S. Open; Rose, Fowler out
Shag Bag: Rickie the rock star
Shag Bag: Fowler's quest for U.S. Open bid
Romo withdraws from U.S. Open qualifying

June 5, 2010
USGA may adjust Open qualifier

June 2, 2010
Singh accepts special exemption into 2010 U.S. Open
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Lyle birdies last hole in likely his final Open start

By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 4:32 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – If this was Sandy Lyle’s final Open appearance, he went out in style.

Playing on the final year of his automatic age exemption, the 60-year-old Scot buried a 30-foot birdie on the last hole. He missed the cut after shooting 9-over 151 over two rounds.

“I was very light-footed,” he said. “I was on cloud nine walking down the 18th. To make birdie was extra special.”

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Lyle, who also won the 1988 Masters, has missed the cut in his last eight majors, dating to 2014. He hasn’t been competitive in The Open since 1998, when he tied for 19th.

To continue playing in The Open, Lyle needed to finish in the top 10 here at Carnoustie. He’d earn a future exemption by winning the Senior British Open.

“More punishment,” he said.

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DJ, Thomas miss cut at Open; No. 1 up for grabs

By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 3:35 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – The top two players in the world both missed the cut at The Open, creating the possibility of a shakeup at the top of the rankings by the end of the weekend.

Dustin Johnson became the first world No. 1 since Luke Donald in 2011 to miss the cut at the year’s third major.

Johnson played solidly for all but the closing stretch. Over two rounds, he was 6 over par on the last three holes. He finished at 6-over 148.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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Thomas added to what’s been a surprisingly poor Open record. Just like last year, when he struggled in the second round in the rain at Royal Birkdale, Thomas slumped to a 77 on Friday at Carnoustie, a round that included three consecutive double bogeys on Nos. 6-8. He finished at 4-over 146.

It’s Thomas' first missed cut since The Open last year. Indeed, in three Open appearances, he has two missed cuts and a tie for 53rd.  

With Johnson and Thomas out of the mix, the No. 1 spot in the rankings is up for grabs this weekend.

Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm all can reach No. 1 with a victory this week.

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TT Postscript: Woods (71) makes cut, has work to do

By Tiger TrackerJuly 20, 2018, 3:32 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Here are a few things I think I think after Tiger Woods shot a second consecutive even-par 71 Friday in the second round. And yes, he made the cut:

• Tiger said all 71s are not created equal. On Thursday, he made three birdies and three bogeys. On Friday, he made four birdie and four bogeys. Which round was better? The first. His theory is that, despite the rain, conditions were easier in the second round and there were more scoring opportunities. He didn't take advantage.

• This is the first time since the 2013 Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes that Tiger shot par or better in each of the first two rounds of a major. That’s quite a long time ago.

• Stat line for the day: 11 of 15 fairways, 13 of 18 greens, 32 total putts. Tiger hit one driver and two 3-woods on Thursday and four drivers on Friday, only one which found the fairway. An errant drive at the second led to him sniping his next shot into the gallery


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• In his own words: “I could have cleaned up the round just a little bit. I got off to not exactly the best start, being 2 over through three, but got it back. The golf course was a little bit softer today, obviously. It rains, and we were able to get the ball down a little bit further, control the ball on the ground a little bit easier today, which was nice.”

• At some point Tiger is going to have to be more aggressive. He will be quite a few shots off the lead by day’s end and he'll have a lot of ground to make up. Hitting irons off the tee is great for position golf, but it’s often leaving him more than 200 yards into the green. Not exactly a range for easy birdies.

• Sure, it’s too soon to say Tiger can’t win a fourth claret jug, but with so many big names ahead of him on the leaderboard, it’s unlikely. Keep in mind that a top-six finish would guarantee him a spot in the WGC: Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks. At The Players, he stated that this was a big goal.

• My Twitter account got suspended momentarily when Tiger was standing over a birdie putt on the 17th green. That was the most panicked I’ve been since Tiger was in contention at the Valspar.

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Woods fires shot into crowd: 'I kept moving them back'

By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 3:14 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – It added up to another even-par round, but Tiger Woods had an eventful Friday at The Open.

His adventure started on the second hole, when he wiped a drive into the right rough. Standing awkwardly on the side of a mound, he prepared for a quick hook but instead fired one into the crowd that was hovering near the rope line.

“I kept moving them back,” he said. “I moved them back about 40 yards. I was trying to play for the grass to wrap the shaft around there and hit it left, and I was just trying to hold the face open as much as I possibly could. It grabbed the shaft and smothered it.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

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“I was very, very fortunate that I got far enough down there where I had a full wedge into the green.”

Woods bogeyed the hole, one of four on the day, and carded four birdies in his round of 71 at Carnoustie. When he walked off the course, he was in a tie for 30th, six shots off the clubhouse lead.

It’s the first time in five years – since the 2013 Open – that Woods has opened a major with consecutive rounds of par or better. He went on to tie for sixth that year at Muirfield.