Colin Montgomerie's off to a hot start, but can he handle the heat?

Sports Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

No one was hotter than Colin Montgomerie during the first round of the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday at Oak Tree National, but the Hall of Famer said how players handle the searing Oklahoma heat will play a key role in who...


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  • I.K. Kim wins Ladies European Masters

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    DENHAM, England (AP) — South Korea's I.K. Kim won the Ladies European Masters on Sunday, closing with a 3-under 68 for a five-stroke victory in the final event before the Women's British Open. Kim had an 18-under 270 total at Buckinghamshire for her first victory since the LPGA Tour's 2010...

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: Consistency defines longtime pro golfer Gil Morgan

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Gil Morgan, the man who possesses one of the purest swings in golf, is nearing the end of a remarkable career. His legacy is he’s one of a handful of professional golfers to play at an extremely high level for 40 years.

  • Hurley extends lead to 2 at Greenbrier Classic

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Billy Hurley III doesn't plan to lose much rest sitting on a third-round lead for the first time on the PGA Tour. The former U.S. Navy officer shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to extend his advantage to two strokes over Angel Cabrera entering the final round...

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open fan guide

    COMPILED BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    35th U.S. Senior Open When: July 7-13 Where: Oak Tree National TICKETS Daily practice round: $20-40 Daily championship round (Thursday through Sunday): $45-65 Weekly tickets: $125-225 Practice round tickets: Can be used any practiced round day (Monday through Wednesday)....

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: A look at the Champions Tour statistics

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    2014 CHAMPIONS TOUR STATS MONEY LEADERS Player (wins); earnings 1. Bernhard Langer (3); $1,805,945 2. Jay Haas (0); $1,176,142 3. Colin Montgomerie (1); $979,929 4. Jeff Sluman (1); $889,125 5. Kenny Perry (1); $869,604 6. Michael Allen (1); $816,050 7. Fred Couples (1);...

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open primer

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    A closer look at the USGA, the 2014 tournament and the course.

  • 2014 U.S Senior Open: Corey Pavin a fan of tournament's setup

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    A California native who played at UCLA, Pavin has finished in the top 20 at the U.S. Open seven times. He also notched three top 10 finishes at the British Open.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open schedule

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Gates open daily at 7 a.m. MONDAY Practice rounds Players specific tee times for practice rounds will be posted at 7:30 a.m. at various locations around the course. TUESDAY Military Day: All military personnel and their families will be admitted free. Players’ specific tee times...

  • 2014 U.S. Open: A look at Oak Tree National's resume

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Originally known as Oak Tree Golf Club, the par-71 layout routinely has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the country. As recently five years ago, the Pete Dye-designed course was selected the third hardest golf course in the United States.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: A closer look at the Oklahomans in the field

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Seven Oklahomans are in the 156-player field at the 35th annual U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: The event's past champions

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Year: champion (course) 1980: Roberto De Vicenzo (Winged Foot, Mamaroneck, N.Y.) 1981: Arnold Palmer (Oakland Hills, Birmingham, Mich.) 1982: Miller Barber (Portland (Ore.) Country Club) 1983: Bill Casper (Hazeltine National, Chaska, Minn.) 1984: Miller Barber (Oak Hill east course,...

  • U.S. Senior Open: A look at the TV coverage for the 2014 tournament at Oak Tree National

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Dan Hicks will host NBC’s coverage of the final two rounds of the U.S. Senior Open Saturday and Sunday.

  • Arthur blows out Nova Scotia Open

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — High wind Saturday from Tropical Storm Arthur forced Tour officials to postpone the third round of the Nova Scotia Open. Environment Canada measured wind gusts topping 72 mph in Halifax. The tour will try to complete 36 holes Sunday. Canada's Roger Sloan...

  • U.S. Senior Open: A hole-by-hole breakdown of Oak Tree National

    Compiled by Ryan Sharp, Assistant Sports Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Here is a hole-by-hole breakdown of Oak Tree National, site of this week’s U.S. Senior Open.

  • Stadler leads French Open by 4 after 3 rounds

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — In challenging conditions, Kevin Stadler shot a 1-over 72 and still managed to extend his lead to four strokes over Victor Riu and Thongchai Jaidee after the third round of the French Open on Saturday. Leading since the first round, Stadler endured...

  • U.S. Senior Open: A look at the volunteer opportunities

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    Descriptions of various jobs performed by volunteers at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open.

  • 2014 U.S. Senior Open: Why volunteers are the lifeblood of golf events

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    For majors like the U.S. Senior Open, twice as many volunteers are needed. Of the 140,000 fans projected to attend the seven-day event that starts with practice rounds on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, approximately one in seven will be a volunteer.

  • Sloan, Rodriguez share Nova Scotia Open lead

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada's Roger Sloan shot a 6-under 65 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Mexico's Jose de Jesus Rodriguez in the Tour's Nova Scotia Open. The 27-year-old Sloan, a former Texas-El Paso player from Calgary, Alberta, matched first-round...

  • Navy vet Billy Hurley takes Greenbrier lead

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Billy Hurley III has been waiting for a breakthrough moment on the PGA Tour. On Independence Day, the former U.S. Navy officer might have set himself up for one this weekend in the Greenbrier Classic. Hurley shot a season-best 7-under 63 on Friday to take...

  • Charles Howell III withdraws from British Open

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Charles Howell III is skipping the British Open. Howell said Friday at the Greenbrier Classic that he withdrew because of "a personal family reason" and wouldn't comment further. Earlier in the day, the R&A announced Howell chose not to play in the July...



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