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Tiger Woods and understanding the new normal

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tiger Woods does not figure to be picking up a golf club anytime soon. Much to the dismay of tournament organizers in Detroit and Minneapolis, he will instead spend time with his family, decompressing from one major championship, then trying to build back up to another.That he will again go the space of time between major championships without playing in a regular tournament will undoubtedly
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U.S. Open fallout — Woodland’s big win, Koepka’s close call and Tiger’s weird week

[ad_1] The third major of the year -- the 2019 U.S. Open -- is in the books, with unlikely winner Gary Woodland holding the trophy after an impressive 13-under performance. Woodland held off Brooks Koepka, who came up just short in his bid for three straight U.S. Opens and his second major of the year.After watching Woodland win his first major, are there more to come? Does coming up short
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Who is Gary Woodland? What you need to know about the new U.S. Open champion

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Gary Woodland, who hadn't finished in the top 10 of a major championship until last year, held off a charge from two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka to win the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach for his first major victory on Sunday.Woodland, who started the final round with a one-stroke lead, shot 2-under par and finished 13 under over 72 holes to win by three
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Who really has a shot (and who doesn’t) to win this U.S. Open

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Gary Woodland made pars from all over the Monterey Peninsula on Saturday afternoon, dodging one miscue after another to remain atop the leaderboard at the U.S. Open through 54 holes.Was that a sign of good karma or potential deal-with-the-devil folly? Woodland shot 69 with just a single bogey at Pebble Beach, and will take a one-shot lead over Justin Rose into the final round.The good
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Woodland takes 1-shot lead into Sunday at Pebble

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach.Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely pars for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose and his first appearance in the final group of a major.Lurking is Brooks Koepka, who played bogey-free for a 68 to give himself
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Hey, USGA, this U.S. Open is perfect, don’t mess with it

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Tiger Woods missed a short birdie attempt on the sixth hole Friday, trudged toward his waiting caddie, then profanely informed Joe LaCava that his ball took an unscheduled hop on its way to the cup. The scene summoned Woods' assessment of Pebble Beach's Poa annua putting surfaces during the previous U.S. Open played here nine years ago."The greens," Woods said in 2010, "are just awful."David
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Runaway golf cart injures U.S. Open spectators

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- A runaway golf cart injured five people near the 16th hole at Pebble Beach during the second round of the 119th U.S. Open on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol.The CHP said a vendor drove the golf cart loaded with boxes to a concession stand near the 16th hole and parked it around 1:20 p.m. ET. When the vendor climbed out, a box fell
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Pronged attack — Spieth drills rake, shoots wild 69

[ad_1] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Jordan Spieth's wild ride at Pebble Beach continued in the second round of the 119th U.S. Open on Friday.A day after TV microphones captured him chirping at his caddie, Michael Greller, about a yardage miscalculation, Spieth had seven birdies and five bogeys for a 2-under 69. That moved him to 1-under after 36 holes, six shots behind leader Justin Rose after the first wave Friday.Spieth,