Trailing by seven strokes after three rounds, former UNLV star Adam Scott said he still could contend for the U.S. Open championship Sunday at Chambers Bay.
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Former UNLV star Adam Scott and Summerlin resident Kevin Na would need a miracle to pull out a victory Sunday in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash. Scott is seven strokes off the lead and Na eight entering the final round.
Jordan Spieth is the 7-4 favorite on the adjusted odds board at the Westgate Las Vegas sports book to win the U.S. Open. Dustin Johnson is the 5-2 second choice, followed by Jason Day (4-1) and Branden Grace (6-1). The four are tied for the lead entering Sunday’s final round.
Former UNLV golf stars Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman missed the cut Friday after the second round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Wash. Another former Rebel, Adam Scott, advanced to the final two rounds and is six strokes off the lead.
With a 10-over-par 80 in the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Club, Tiger Woods looked more like a local amateur playing the public links-style course than a 14-time major championship winner. Only two golfers carded worse scores in the field of 156.
Carrying 14 golf clubs over 7,585 yards of greenish-brown hills and dales and granite-like fairways will make it difficult on the caddies at scenic Chambers Bay Golf Club this week during the U.S. Open.
Tiger Woods sank to the bottom of the U.S. Open leaderboard after an opening round 10-over 80 on Thursday, but vowed to fight on and return to the top.
I never imagined it would last this long, that in predicting three years ago Tiger Woods would never again win a major championship, so much time would pass without my seemingly faulty forecast being proven wrong. But his streak without a major has reached 27 events. I’m more confident now than ever he will retire stuck on 14.
Play begins Thursday in the U.S. Open, the second major tournament of the year, and a lot of golfers are unhappy about what they call unfair playing conditions at Chambers Bay Golf Club. “I’ve never played anything like this in the States,” Kevin Na said.
Former UNLV standout Adam Scott was among the first of 156 players competing this week to arrive for the U.S. Open. He’ll have 11 days of practice under his belt by Thursday’s first round and will welcome back caddie Steve Williams, who helped Scott to his only major championship, the 2013 Masters.
Phil Mickelson has six runner-up finishes in the U.S. Open, the only major he has not won. But he is playing well, and bettors are showing faith in him. More tickets are being written on Mickelson than on any other player at the Westgate Las Vegas sports book, where his odds are 15-1 after opening at 25-1. Rory McIlroy is the 7-1 favorite, with Jordan Spieth at 8-1.
Tiger Woods will make his next start in The Players Championship in two weeks. The tournament, the PGA Tour’s flagship event, is at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on May 7-10.
Jordan Spieth, 16 under par and holding a four-shot lead after three rounds of the Masters, is a minus-240 favorite against the field, according to adjusted odds at the Westgate Las Vegas sports book.
If golf tournaments ended after 18 holes, this would be a popular result. Jordan Spieth, the betting public’s pick to win the Masters, threatened to run away from the pack during Thursday’s first round and walked into the Augusta National clubhouse with a three-stroke lead.
The 79th Masters is underway. One of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, this invitation-only tournament features the best golfers from around the world who compete for a coveted green jacket and the title as a top golfer.
Tiger Woods, his girlfriend and a boy band star turned some heads at the Masters Par-3 contest on Wednesday, but Jack Nicklaus stole the show with a hole-in-one.
Rain is in the forecast for the Masters, and that could make the Augusta National course play longer, which gives defending champion Bubba Watson, favorite Rory McIlroy and young star Jordan Spieth an added boost. Jason Day also should be a major factor this week.
As the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the Masters at 6-1. A victory would complete a career Grand Slam (he has won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship), joining Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in accomplishing the feat.
Under normal circumstances, Rory McIlroy would be the top story. He’s the No. 1 player in the world, he won the past two majors and he’s the favorite in the Masters. But for the first time in two months, Tiger Woods is playing, and guess who is getting all the attention?
If Tiger Woods can resurrect his game from the astonishing depths he has plunged in recent months, it would be his greatest achievement in a stellar career, says respected swing coach David Leadbetter.
Patrick Lindsey has been selected to replace Adam Sperling as tournament director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children golf tournament. Lindsey, 34, has spent the last 10 years working in golf management, including overseeing the PGA Tour stop at Doral Country Club in Miami.
PGA officials and Tiger Woods’ agent denied Monday that Woods has been suspended by the tour. Woods was last seen on the course early in February when he withdrew during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open. On Feb. 11, he said he needed to take a break to deal with the issues in his game.
Tiger Woods said Wednesday that he will not play another PGA tournament until he thinks he can compete “at the highest level.”
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