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Jordan Spieth Just Plays Too Slow

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If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Jordan Spieth’s week at Oakmont didn’t go as he would have liked. It started with the multiple rain delays on Thursday as Spieth had an early tee time. He was one of the players that had to deal with the start, stop, start, stop action on a day that tested players and fans alike. When the weather settled down and Spieth had his… Continue Reading

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Mentally Strong Johnson Wins U.S. Open

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Dustin Johnson started the final round of the 116th U.S. Open four shots back of the leader Shane Lowry. He faced a challenge he had never yet accomplished: winning a major championship. Lowry had started the day on a hot streak as he finished up his third round with two birdies over his last four holes. If Lowry had his druthers he may have wanted to keep playing right there instead of taking the seven hour break to come back… Continue Reading

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Dustin Johnson Wins Botched U.S. Open

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Sunday at the U.S. Open is one of the most special days of the golfing year. Especially at a revered venue like Oakmont the stage was set for a great finish. Dustin Johnson, Shane Lowry, Scott Piercy, Sergio Garcia and Branden Grace were trading blows, both birdies and bogeys throughout the day and then all hell broke loose. But it had nothing to do with any shot hit by any player. Rather, the USGA and its rules team decided that… Continue Reading

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Long, Interesting Day Sets Up Big Finish at Oakmont

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A long, crazy day at the U.S. Open came to an end with a stacked leaderboard filled with intriguing characters. Many players, including the leaders will be back on the Oakmont Country Club course at 7:00am to finish their rounds and that makes this final round on Sunday even more interesting. 1 Irishman Shane Lowry has a two shot lead with four holes left in round three and he’s looking for his first major.  He’s hitting fairways and making putts. … Continue Reading

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Despite Optimism, Phil Misses the Cut at Oakmont

Phil Mickelson walks off the 18th hole during the second round of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Saturday, June 18, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky)

It always seems that pioneers and leaders in their fields think a little bit different from most of us. Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking never thought like the average Joe. Maybe that’s why they were able to accomplish things far beyond the grasp of “regular” folk. Phil Mickelson thinks differently from the average guy too. It was Phil that said his 25 years of U.S. Open experience prepared him for this Oakmont course. Well, it didn’t… Continue Reading

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Day Two at the U.S. Open: Dustin Johnson Makes His Move

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The sun shone all day at Oakmont today and in sharp contrast to Thursday, the fans stayed dry and so did the greens. While they weren’t at true Oakmont U.S. Open speed they were closer…and much less receptive than yesterday. It seemed like so many players were missing the four, five, six footers to the low side…just like us hackers. Talk about an easy day on the course…Andrew Landry showed up sans, golf bag, sans caddie with only his putter.… Continue Reading

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U.S. Open Day One: Weather Prevails

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Much less golf was played today at venerable Oakmont today than the USGA, the players and golf fans had planned on as a series of thunderstorms toyed with the championship throughout the day. The powers that be suspended play for the day at 3:51pm in  the midst of the third interruption due to Mother Nature. Downpours in June at U.S. Open’s held at courses in the northeast of the country should ‘t be a surprise to anyone. But others surprises… Continue Reading

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The Crew Picks the Winner at The U.S.Open

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It’s U.S. Open time and we all know what that means: thick rough, torturous greens and only one happy player come Sunday night. But that’s not all. If it’s a major and this is the major of majors it’s time for the Links Life Golf Crew Picks! All the boys at Links Life Golf took hours and hours pouring over data doing their best Mark Broadie imitation to finally come up with their best guess at the 116th U.S. Open… Continue Reading

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Phil Mickelson + Stephen Hawking = U.S. Open Win

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One of the ongoing themes the players have been repeating this week is that Oakmont will be the toughest, most difficult U.S. Open ever. Put Phil Mickelson down as one of those players. “It’s one of the most difficult golf courses I think we’ll ever play. I think that it is a very strategic course that you’ll have to put the ball in the right, correct spots, and if you don’t, kind of accept the fact you’ll make a bogey… Continue Reading

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Adam Scott: Pars Are Birdies on Toughest U.S. Open Course Ever

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Adam Scott says he is prepared for this U.S. Open at historic Oakmont Country Club. With two PGA Tour wins earlier in the season weaved in around some world wide starts the eighth ranked player in the world purposely took two weeks off to recharge his batteries in preparation for the second major of the season. “There was a lot of golf earlier in the year, and kind of felt the effects of that, and I’ve been really careful since… Continue Reading

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