Category: Golf

U.S. Open: Long-Driving Gary Woodland Putts His Way to Victory

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland, a college basketball player turned professional golfer, prevailed by three strokes in the 119th United States Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday. Woodland, who came into the tournament 0 for 30 in the majors, closed with a two-under-par 69 and a 72-hole total of 13-under 271 to beat Brooks…

How Basketball and Baseball Helped Gary Woodland Master Golf

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland grew up a serial monogamist, in love, depending on the season, with basketball, baseball and golf. He bonded with his father on the golf course, aspired to be like the Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett and had shooting-guard dreams of glory until they were crushed in college…

Brooks Koepka, Seeking a 3rd Straight U.S. Open Title, Could Be the Star Golf Needs

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — If Brooks Koepka cared at all about fame or personal branding, he could have a logo shaped like a boulder sewn to the shoulder seams of his golf shirts. As it is, Koepka doesn’t even have an equipment sponsor. Unpackaged, unemotional and unapologetically himself, Koepka is not a star manufactured by…