In Case You Missed It: U.S. Open News

June 17, 2019

ICYMI: U.S. Open News, Brooke Henderson’s Record-Breaking Win, and All the Stories You Don’t Want to Miss

From runaway carts to interfering wildlife, it was an eventful week at the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach. Here’s our roundup of golf news to help make sure you didn’t miss a beat.

U.S. Open News

In case you missed our own U.S. Open Preview, here’s a glance at some theories, odds, and staff picks. (USGolfTV)

You won’t catch Brooks Koepka sounding off about the course at the U.S. Open. Here’s why he’s had enough of all the complaining. (

We’d kill to be at this party. Check out these pictures from the U.S. Open Reunion of Champions dinner Tuesday night. (Golf Channel)

Sam Saunders was selected to hit the opening shot at Pebble Beach. Here’s what Saunders has to say about the course and living in his grandfather’s legacy. (Golfworld)

Have you heard the course at Pebble Beach is too easy? Rory is happy to clear that misconception up for you. (

Did you catch Brandt Snedeker’s insane 18th hole birdie at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am? If not, you had another chance to catch basically the same shot on the same hole on Thursday. This is crazy. (Golfworld)

Spieth had some rough shots but couldn’t quite decide whose fault it was. (Golf Channel)

A seagull moved Phil Mickelson’s ball after a stellar drive on Friday. Whether the bird was trying to help or hurt Mickelson’s game remains unknown. (

Five people were hit by a runaway golf cart at Pebble Beach on Friday. Two were taken to the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula for treatment. (Golfworld)

Patrick Reed hulked out and snapped his wedge over a chunked chip shot. It still didn’t cost him the cut, though. (

Yet another golf fan was struck by a wayward golf ball. At least he got a selfie with Henrik Stenson out of the deal. (

And of course, the big news of the weekend, Gary Woodland won the U.S. Open with this 30-foot putt. (Golf Channel)

Big News in Golf

Jason Day is determined to be Number 1 again. Step One: work with Tiger’s former caddie, Steve Williams. (Golf Channel)

Brooke Henderson scored her 9th LPGA title at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, making her the winningest player on both the PGA and LPGA Tours. If you could use a recap, this video recalls all 9 victories. (LPGA)


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Looks like we won’t see much of Tiger before the Open Championship. (Golf Channel)

Check out this charming interview with U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland. (

Hot Golf Tips

You know you’re supposed to be hitting down on your iron shots. If you’re struggling to make it happen, here are some super effective, crazy simple tips from Todd Kolb. (USGolfTV)

There’s a lot to be said for resourcefulness. European Tour pro Lucas Bjerregaard figured out how to use a coat hanger as a training aid, and we’re impressed. (

“Suppose I open bogey-bogey. There will be no value in getting upset. My only job is to collect information.” Check out these tips from Jordan Spieth on keeping your head and your swing together in a rough round. (Golf Digest)

Kellie Stenzel offers this tip for getting out of the rough at Pebble Beach. And if you can do it there, you can do it anywhere. (

Why We Love the Game

“If golf teaches us anything, it’s there’s is little regard given to what ‘should’ happen.” Golf Digest’s Sam Weinman reflects on how golfing with his sons has had valuable lessons on expectations and progress for both parent and child. (Golfworld)

“I wasn’t going to be fighting from behind.” Tiger Woods remembers his historic performance at the 2000 U.S. Open. You can relive it with him right here. (

In victory and in disappointment, Phil Mickelson is always fun to watch. Check out Golf Digest’s roundup of “The top 10 most Phil Mickelson moments at the U.S. Open.” (Golfworld)

PGA Tour newbie Sepp Straka tells Golf Digest about competing against his twin and their literal golf brotherhood. (Golfworld)

In honor of Father’s Day, check out “The 9 Best Dad Moments in PGA Tour History” (The Loop)

As another step in a journey of resilience and personal strength, new-comer Rhys Enoch played Pebble Beach this weekend through a chest infection, with the memory of his late brother always top of mind. (Golfworld)

This Week in Video Golf Tips

In honor of the U.S. Open this week, we’re sharing some easy golf tips from 2-time U.S. Open champion Andy North. (USGolfTV)

Are you using the right wedges the right way? Here’s a crystal clear guide to wedges for beginner golfers. (USGolfTV)

Curious about the Sub-70 Wedges? We gave it a test run so we could bring you this review. (USGolfTV)

Check out this shockingly easy drill for hitting a golf draw. We promise you can do it. (USGolfTV)

The pros know how to hit down on their irons every single time. If you’re not able to do the same, it’s because you haven’t heard these tips yet. (USGolfTV)

That’s it for your U.S. Open news roundup!

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