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Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, hits onto the 18th green during the final round of the US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau

Sep. 22, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Two moments were key for Bryson DeChambeau winning the U.S. Open. The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. By then, DeChambeau already was sold on his plan of hitting driver every chance he could because it would be...

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, reacts after sinking a putt for par on the 18th hole to win the US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Column: US Open more about modern athlete than modern game

Sep. 22, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The power grabbed everyone's attention, tee shots launched so far that it reduced a big golf course into what seemed like a pitch and putt. Thoughts quickly turned to the next major, and how his length would play at Augusta National. This was in 1991 after John Daly won the PGA...

FILE - Mike Davis, CEO of the United States Golf Association, speaks during a news conference at Trump National Golf Club, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, it will move its equipment testing center and other offices to North Carolina as part of a $36 million investment within the iconic golfing village of Pinehurst. “The way that we look at it is that we truly are coming to the home of American golf,

Mike Davis to retire as CEO of USGA so he can build courses

Sep. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Davis spent the last decade running the USGA, where he set up golf courses to provide an extreme test for elite players and searched for solutions to increasing distance. Now he wants to build golf courses, a lifelong passion. Davis announced Tuesday he will retire as CEO at...

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, kisses the winner's trophy after winning US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Analysis: DeChambeau charts path with new methods, hard work

Sep. 21, 2020 12:14 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The road to his U.S. Open title might have been tougher than anything Bryson DeChambeau faced at Winged Foot. And there were plenty of bread crumbs along the way. It was just under a year ago that DeChambeau tied for fourth in his final PGA Tour event of 2019, and upon leaving for a...

Bryson DeChambeau, of the United States, reacts after sinking a putt for par on the 18th hole to win the US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

Sep. 20, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion. Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U.S. Opens. With his extra 40 pounds of...

A brief look at Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open

Sep. 20, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A glance at Sunday's final round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot: CHAMPION: Bryson DeChambeau won his first major title by shooting 3-under 67 to finish the tournament at 6-under 274. SILVER MEDALIST: Matthew Wolff's two-shot lead coming into the day ended in a six-shot deficit. He...

Matthew Wolff, of the United States, motions as he watches Bryson DeChambeau's shot off the fifth tee during the final round of the US Open Golf Championship, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Latest: DeChambeau bombs away, pulls away to win US Open

Sep. 20, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the final round of the U.S. Open, golf’s second major of the year (all times EDT): ___ Bryson DeChambeau has won the U.S. Open — the first major championship for golf’s long-hitting mad scientist. He is the third person in history to win an NCAA...

Bryson DeChambeau wins U.S. Open at Winged Foot for first major title

Sep. 20, 2020 5:58 PM EDT
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau wins U.S. Open at Winged Foot for first major title.
Matthew Wolff hits off the 18th fairway during the third round of the US Open Golf Championship, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

California cool, Matthew Wolff takes detour to US Open lead

Sep. 19, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Matthew Wolff is playing his first U.S. Open and carving his own path. That starts with shots he gouges out of the rough. It ends with him making six birdies, the last one a towering 7-iron from the first cut of rough that landed over the steep slope on the 18th green at Winged Foot...

A brief look at the third round of the U.S. Open

Sep. 19, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — A glance at Saturday’s third round of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot (All times EDT): LEADING: 21-year-old Matthew Wolff shot 5-under 65 to finish the third round at 5-under 205. FOLLOWING: Bryson DeChambeau shot even-par 70 to finish two shots behind Wolff. NOT MUCH COMPANY:...