Latest as Brooks Koepka defends title against Tiger Woods and co

Carrie Guzman
June 13, 2019

"I'm not thinking about it".

"I don't have to play like an idiot here and fire at pins hanging out over the ocean, but I can hit some shots and know I'm confident I can get out of trouble around the greens". Anderson won his three from 1903-05.

"Whether that's more important for me than other people... maybe".

The four-time major champ and Applebaum jokingly exchanged gifts after McIlroy's scorching Sunday 61 in Hamilton, and in the hysteria that followed, he was separated from his precious putter a few minutes longer than expected.

The 15-time Major victor ended an 11-year drought when he returned from back surgery to don the green jacket for a fifth time.

Rory McIlroy's wait for a major has now entered its fifth year, but the Northern Irishman is the bookmakers' second favorite after dominating the Canadian Open last week.

Phil Mickelson will try once again to win the only major he hasn't in his Hall of Fame career and complete the career Grand Slam.

The issues at the U.S. Open in each of the past four years have varied.

The year's third major begins Thursday at iconic Pebble Beach in California, where the world's best players have gathered to chase history.

Harig backs Tiger to put his disappointing performance at the PGA Championship behind him in style at Pebble Beach.

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"I've never played in a PGA Tour event or a Web.com event, so it's definitely better now to have this experience to see how I stack up, " Young said.

In fact, only seven players have finished an Open at Pebble Beach under par, led by Woods' record-setting 12-under performance in 2000.

The course plays host to the 118th installment of the open, and its sixth in its history.

Tiger Woods would like to: He could write another chapter in an awesome comeback that culminated with a win at the Masters this year. "I expect Tiger to be in the hunt on the weekend". They're starting together at Pebble Beach but it's a full-time job, and Day said Williams is already pushing him to work harder like his former players including Woods and Adam Scott.

"I get the same feeling I had when he was doing his college recruiting trips".

"Hopefully, he can play his own game, be calm, enjoy the moment and stay in the moment, " Barbara Young said.

"And if I've learned one thing about the U.S. Open overall these years, it is [that] your distance control has to be spot on".

McIlroy's victory in Canada made him one of the favourites for the title alongside defending champion Brooks Koepka, two-time AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am victor Dustin Johnson and Masters champion Tiger Woods.

McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open victor, hopes he can start well at Pebble Beach on Thursday, saying it was the key to possible success.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Sam Saunders has hit the first shot of the 119th U.S. Open. While the Floridian might not have got the same recognition of some his peers, Murray believes he remains the favorite.

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