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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…

Tiger Woods: Ever the Grinder and Perhaps a ‘Sleeping Giant’ at the U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — When people speak of Tiger Woods’s greatness, they typically talk about tournaments like the 2000 United States Open at Pebble Beach, where he pieced together a victory as iconic as the cypress tree in the landing area of the 18th hole. His performance that week has become one of the indelible…