After edging out Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm and others en route to his first major championship, Gary Woodland will look to defend his title when the 2020 U.S. Open gets underway on Thursday at Winged Foot Golf Club. The U.S. Open 2020 will be the 120th playing of this illustrious tournament, and this year's edition will be the sixth time Winged ..
Walking up the 18th hole at Winged Foot’s West Course in early September, it was hard to believe that the 2020 United States Open was just a few weeks away.
Some things were the same. The rough was U.S. Open thick — over three inches at that point, with plans for it to reach five inches by Sunday’s final round. The fairways were pristine. The undul..
The best golfers in the world, who will take on the Winged Foot West Course this week, will encounter their share of agony. That is standard for the United States Open, the game’s ultimate grind. Yet, however disgusted they get, the 144 players in this year’s field should be grateful.
It could be a lot worse. It could be 1974.
That year, the Open a..
Gil Hanse is an acclaimed golf-course architect, who teamed with the L.P.G.A. Hall of Famer Amy Alcott to build the Olympic course for the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016.
This week his restoration of Winged Foot Golf Club’s West Course will get its international debut as host of the 2020 United States Open. He completed the work in 2017, after first ..
Golf has long had a reputation as an environmental hazard: Courses have long required large quantities of water, fertilizer and herbicides needed to maintain verdant greens, making it the sports industry’s wolf in sheep’s clothing.
But much of that is changing. Over 30 percent of golf courses in the United States are Audubon-certified, which ensure..
For years, golf has been associated with lush greens, bluebird skies and a Whitman’s sampler of riotous plaids and checks. But few know the sport has also quietly embraced winter whites, particularly in ski-crazy Switzerland.
In 2021, the Engadin Snow Golf Cup will enter its 42nd year in Switzerland’s Engadine Valley, home to St. Moritz, and its fa..
Quaker Ridge Golf Club is a secluded private club in Scarsdale, N.Y. It was designed by A.W. Tillinghast, the architect of the neighboring Winged Foot Golf Club, which hosts this year’s United States Open Championship.
Golfers who know great courses debate whether Quaker Ridge, which opened in 1916, seven years before its better-known cousin, is th..
ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson hit his stride at just the right time and it paid off in a big way.
Johnson finally won the FedEx Cup on Monday by holding his nerve, hitting just enough fairways and making a few key putts when his lead began to shrink. He tapped in for birdie on the last hole for a 2-under 68, giving him a three-shot victory over Justin T..
USATSI The final round of the 2019-20 PGA Tour season has arrived, and there is a lot of cash at stake on Monday at the Tour Championship. Leader Dustin Johnson stands to take the lion's share of it (he's up five and first prize is $15 million), but the battle will rage behind him for (by far) the biggest purse of the year.
Johnson will t..
USATSI The conclusion of a truncated season that's still lasted longer than was anticipated has arrived with this week's Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The biggest stars on the PGA Tour will duke it out for $45 million in earnings for the second consecutive season with the winner earning $15 million alone.
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