Kevin Streelman shows why golf's Cinderella stories are usually a waste of time with his U.S. Open second round

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 13, 2008) - Kevin Streelman is one of the better stories in golf, a tale that average people (you know the type that get bused in all the way from the San Diego Chargers stadium just to pay big money to watch the U.S. Open while ne… more »

Phil Mickelson puts extra time into his putting as Tiger-Phil II approaches and Dave Pelz beams

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 13, 2008) - It's 10:45 a.m., nearly three hours before Tiger-Phil Duel II, and Phil Mickelson is the lone golfer on the putting green. He hits putt after putt as his apparently ever-increasingly-influential guru Dave Pelz looks on.… more »

Playing first tournament round ever without a driver, Phil Mickelson deserves credit for keeping U.S. Open dream alive with even par 71

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - Shortly after scrambling back for a first round even par 71 in his dream U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson admitted that this is the first time he's ever not had a driver in his bag during any pro tournament round. It's also the first time he… more »

That comic Tiger Woods suddenly back after 1-over 72 leaves him four shots back at U.S. Open

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - After Tiger Woods' very tame (much too tame) funny dig at hockey turned into an even more comical puckhead furor - and the predictably lame backtrack came out - it was safe to wonder whether the greatest golfer in history would ever ma… more »

Any doubt that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson absolutely hate each other long gone in U.S. Open showdown at Torrey Pines

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 12, 2008) - It's no secret on the PGA Tour that Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods hate each other like the Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons loathed the other's very being in the late 1980s. You know back when Rasheed Wallace and eve… more »

Phil Mickelson outthinks himself of another U.S. Open

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 12, 2008) - Phil Mickelson made sure he wouldn't have to worry about another driver blunder like Winged Foot in the first round of his dream U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. But in his never-ending quest to prove he's the smartest, most… more »

Forget Tiger's knee, Adam Scott's lamely strange injury explanation would never fly in NFL or Major League Baseball

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 12, 2008) - With Tiger Woods walking and moving fine as he warms up, it's time to turn to the real perplexing injury in the prize-fight-hyped Top 3 threesome grouping of this morning's U.S. Open. Yes, I'm talking Adam Scott's br… more »

No limp as Tiger Woods takes the driving range for the Phil showdown at Torrey Pines

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 12, 2008) - Tiger Woods just walked right behind me to the putting green (the world's No. 1 keeps following me I swear, some privacy please) and there wasn't even the slightest hint of a gimp in his stride. This after a few days at… more »

It's not Tulsa! U.S. Open at Torrey Pines shows why San Diego's such a great summer golf escape

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - Sometimes you get a PGA Championship in August in Tulsa and sometimes you get a U.S. Open in San Diego in June. It's one of those days at Torrey Pines that reminds everyone why San Diego is such a great summer golf getaway. Sixty si… more »

Trevor Immelman jabs golf writers who never leave the press room

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 11, 2008) - I'm not saying that Masters champion Trevor Immelman is a definite subscriber and loyal reader to's weekly newsletter, but the South African is at least clearly one of great minds in golf. For on the same… more »

Phil Mickelson: This is my best chance to win a U.S, Open

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 10, 2008) - Phil Mickelson is not about to let Tiger Woods and his left knee completely dominate the spotlight in the U.S. Open in his hometown. Not by a rim shot. So Mickelson threw the gauntlet down on himself today, putting t… more »

Tiger Woods goes wimpy with hockey diss backtrack at U.S. Open

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LA JOLLA, Calif. (June 10, 2008) - So Tiger Woods makes his first appearance at a microphone at Torrey Pines with the start of the U.S. Open less than 48 hours away and what's he talk about? Hockey of course. Yes, forget that balky knee that has Ti… more »

Michelle Wie deserves credit for qualifying for U.S. Women's Open and more credit for truth telling on not watching LPGA

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Michelle Wie made the field for the upcoming U.S. Women's Open the old-fashioned way on Monday, taking the path that Team Wie tried to avoid at every opportunity the last several years. She earned it. Without any special perks or exceptions, Wie shot… more »

Cowboys playoff choker Tony Romo should be ashamed not proud of his seven-hour-round 84 at Torrey Pines' U.S. Open setup that set golf back 100 years

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A good portion of the follow-along-with-anything mainstream golf media has gone gaga over the Dallas Cowboys' playoff-choking specialist Tony Romo shooting an 84 at Torrey Pines in supposed U.S. Open conditions. What's gone largely unnoticed though is th… more »

Are Idaho's gambling & alcohol laws insane or simply zany? Who cares when the golf's as good as Coeur d'Alene Resort

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Traveling around you'll run into some wacky laws when it comes to drinking and gambling - two of any self-respecting golfer's favorite pastimes. But you haven't seen anything yet until you've been in Idaho.Idaho has Native American Indian casinos. Bu… more »
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