Ball Gate

Paul Azinger on Phil Mickelson’s explanation: ‘He’s going to run for office one of these days and he’ll be the spin master’

Fox Sports analyst Paul Azinger, though more or less initially defending Phil Mickelson’s explanation for deliberately hitting a moving ball, eventually agreed with partner Joe Buck’s conclusion, that it was spin.
Media

Golf Channel trio takes USGA to task for U.S. Open course setup: ‘Sadly, we took a step back’

When you’re looking for unfettered analysis of a controversy, in this case the setup of Shinnecock Hills for the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday, best to look elsewhere than the rights holder, Fox Sports, and its long-term contract to air USGA events.
U.S. Open

U.S. Open 2018: The one thing the USGA promised wouldn’t happen again happened again

Shinnecock Hills is an old-school course. On Saturday, it was Old Testament. That's what some sadists—excuse me, traditionalists—want out of the U.S. Open.
U.S. Open

U.S. Open 2018: Dustin Johnson falls back to earth with 77, but still has great chance at title

Dustin Johnson’s play over the first 36 holes of the 118th U.S. Open has turned out to be more than just impressive. It might still win him the championship.
U.S. Open

U.S. Open 2018: U.S. Open Sunday tee times

Tony Finau and Daniel Berger will play in the final group at Shinnecock Hills on Sunday.
Ball Gate

U.S. Open 2018: Tour pros take to social media wondering why Phil Mickelson wasn’t DQ’d

Within minutes of Phil Mickelson’s decision to hit his moving golf ball on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday, social media became a cascade of opinions.
U.S. Open

U.S. Open 2018: Players tear into USGA following Saturday’s round: “They’ve lost the golf course”

Despite high scoring, most players have been complimentary of the USGA's setup of Shinnecock Hills at the 2018 U.S. Open, calling it a tough but fair test. The good feelings came to a close on Saturday.
U.S. Open

U.S. Open 2018: U.S. Open Saturday tee times

The U.S. Open returns to Shinnecock Hills for the first time since 2004 and the fifth time in the national championship’s history, having previously hosted...
U.S. Open

U.S. Open 2018: Shinnecock is revealing an embarrassing truth about some of golf’s biggest names

"We're not trying to humiliate the best players in the world," Sandy Tatum famously said at the 1974 U.S. Open. "We're simply trying to identify who they are."
U.S. Open

Justin Thomas watched some of the golf on Friday afternoon — and didn’t particularly like what he saw

After trudging through a wet and windy morning at Shinnecock Hills and posting a hard-fought round of even par, Justin Thomas plopped down on a couch somewhere to watch a little of the action from Friday afternoon at the U.S. Open. He didn't particularly like what he saw.
U.S. Open

U.S. Open 2018: Brooks Koepka goes from cut line to contention with Friday run at Shinnecock

Through 25 holes, Brooks Koepka seemed to be on the wrong end of that stick. The 28-year-old posted an opening-round 75, and his play through seven holes didn’t inspire...