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Travelers Championship: Three U.S. Open Survivors Share Their Lessons

One of the good things that happens after a really big tournament is that climbing out of the cauldron provides you with perspective that you can’t access as easily when you’re in the belly of the beast. Fortunately, the Travelers … Continue reading

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U.S. Open: Farewell to the Merion Masterpiece

One of the interesting things about a U.S. Open is that it appears that the media center is “open” too. A regular Tour event has perhaps three to five transcripts from players at the top of the final leaderboard. At … Continue reading

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U.S. Open: Why Phil Mickelson Lost

To avoid this post being anti-climactic, the reason that Phil Mickelson lost the U.S. Open at Merion is because he lost the U.S. Open at Merion. This may seem frivolous, but looking at his sixth, second-place finish in that light … Continue reading

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Justin Rose: U.S. Open Champion and A Treasure Trove of Mastery Ideas

England’s Justin Rose won the 2013 U.S. Open Championship at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Finishing the week at 1-over par, he beat Phil Mickelson and Jason Day by two stokes. It was his first major championship after having … Continue reading

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U.S. Open: Merion Holds Up

It is hard to remember a more exciting “moving day” at a U.S. Open. Because the short “cupcake” course was tearing to shreds the games of all but a handful of the world’s best players. Only one, Phil Mickelson, managed … Continue reading

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Billy Horschel: Prescription For Leading The U.S. Open

Billy Horschel was just minding his own business…and ended up the 36-hole co-leader with Phil Mickelson at the U.S. Open at Merion. The day didn’t start out this promising however. Because of the weather delays on Thursday, beginning on the … Continue reading

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Phil Mickelson: Renaissance Dad

The most astounding story to come out of this 2013 U.S. Open at Merion is Phil Mickelson’s cross-continental jaunt from Philadelphia to San Diego and back again in order to be there for his daughter, Amanda’s, 8th-grade graduation. Not only … Continue reading

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U.S. Open: Tiger, Rory and Adam On Being Paired Together

The USGA has “fun with pairings” almost every year in the U.S. Open. And that’s what they’ve done at Merion this year. Normally, they subtly try to pair guys who have a lot in common; went to college together, won … Continue reading

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Merion Golf Club: A Very Different U.S. Open

If you’ve been paying attention to the run-up to the U.S. Open at Merion, you know by now that the USGA had decided to bring the Open back to one of it’s most storied venues. The best visual story is … Continue reading

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Jack Nicklaus: How to Prepare For a Major

This charming little dialogue at the end of Matt Kuchar’s winning interview session at the Memorial Tournament came up between the media, Jack Nicklaus and Kuchar. It’s about how to go about preparing properly for a major. This had a … Continue reading

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