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US Open

Jun 21st, 2021 Article

Rahm wins U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

Jon Rahm finished with back-to-back birdies to win the U.S. Open and take his first major title. In complete contrast to two weeks ago, when Rahm was in tears on being told he had tested positive for COVID at the Memorial, the Spaniard was punching the air as his birdie putt fell.

Jun 20th, 2021 Article

McIlroy and DeChambeau make their move at U.S. Open

Ten years to the day of his first major victory Rory McIlroy finally looked like he'd got his swagger back on moving day at the 121st U.S. Open. The man from Northern Ireland's promised to "freewheel" ahead of the event and the approach appears to be paying dividends.

Jun 19th, 2021 Article

Richard Bland shares lead at Torrey Pines

Four weeks on from his emotional first European Tour at the Belfry, Richard Bland shares the 2021 U.S. Open Championship lead. It is somewhat unexpected that the 48-year-old would look so at home at Torrey Pines, the bookies who had him at 1,000 to 1 ahead of the event.

Jun 18th, 2021 Article

Henley and Oosthuizen lead 2021 U.S. Open

Russell Henley of America and South African Louis Oosthuizen lead the U.S. Open on four-under-par. However, Oosthuizen has two holes to complete early on day two after fog delayed proceeding on the opening day.

Jun 16th, 2021 Article

Torrey Pines revisited: 2008 U.S. Open

The 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was probably the major that summed up Tiger Woods best. Hobbling around on one leg for most of the tournament, Woods refused to concede defeat and somehow contrived to break Rocco Mediate's heart and win his fifteenth major title.

Jun 16th, 2021 Article

U.S. Open Championship 2021: Round 1 tee times

There will be no Brooks and Bryson teeing it up together unless fate brings them together at the weekend. However, there are plenty of choice groups to follow at Torrey Pines when the U.S. Open gets under way tomorrow.

Jun 16th, 2021 Article

U.S. Open Championship 2021: Betting tips

It only seems like yesterday that we were cheering Lefty as he stormed to victory at the US PGA Championship and here we are on the eve of the next Major. This is only the second time Torrey Pines has hosted the U.S. Open and as ever, picking a winner is as tricky.

Sep 20th, 2020 Article

Bryson DeChambeau bullies his way to U.S. Open title

Love him or hate him you have to take your hat off to Bryson DeChambeau for one hell of a performance in winning his first major. There will be plenty of debate following the man from California’s incredible six shot victory in the US Open and how he plotted his way to success around what is arguably one of the most challenging golf courses in the world. For the final Leaderboard click

Apr 6th, 2020 Article

New schedule for the majors

Following the understandable cancellation of the Open, the proposed new dates for the remaining three majors are known.  The PGA Championship will take place between the 6th and 9th of August at TPC Harding Park, the U.S. Open remains at Winged Foot and has been moved back to the 18th to 21st September and the Masters, usually the first major of the year will now come last between 12th and 15th of November.

Mar 2nd, 2020 Article

USGA Honours Mickey Wright

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the medal presented each year to the winner of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship has been renamed in Mickey Wright’s honour and redesigned with an image of her iconic swing, ensuring that every future champion is forever linked to one of golf’s greatest pioneers and competitors.

Jun 16th, 2019 Article

Woodland stand firms

Congratulations to Gary Woodland who stood firm under the pressure of a charging Brooks Koepka, the world number one and winner of four of the last eight majors he had played in. Others launched a challenge, most notably England’s Justin Rose, but all faded away as Woodland stuck to his task.

Jun 16th, 2019 Article

PURE CLASS GARY

GolfPunk isn’t really that into the mushy stuff which makes us generally quite uncomfortable and exposes our lack of emotional intelligence and stunted personal development.  It used to be that it was only the BBC’s series DIY SOS The Big Build that could get to us, but not anymore, now the obvious friendship between US Open champion Gary Woodland and Amy Bockerstette, is quite simply something else.