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US Open: Day the tide turned

IT WAS the US Open, amazingly only the fifth to be held at glorious Pebble Beach, where things that were supposed to happen just didn't. Some examples: In contention with 18 holes to play, Phil Mickelson didn't win. Neither did Tiger Woods. Nor did Ernie Els.

Graeme McDowell targets further major success, starting with St Andrews

GRAEME McDowell was adapting to life as a major champion last night and already harbouring thoughts of adding to his newly won US Open crown.

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US Open: Graeme McDowell makes history with Pebble Beach win

NORTHERN Ireland's Graeme McDowell has become the first UK golfer to win the US Open in 40 years with a dramatic one-shot victory at Pebble Beach.

Steady McDowell takes command as Johnson slips at US Open

GRAEME McDowell last night took control of the US Open by moving three shots clear midway through the final round after overnight pacesetter Dustin Johnson made a nightmare start.

Lee Westwood makes late run as winds rise at US Open

LEE Westwood was making a late run up the US Open leaderboard as the leaders prepared for their final rounds in California.

On-song Tom Watson feeds off memories of golden era

BACK at the venue where he clinched one of his greatest major victories, Tom Watson has stirred memories with some inspired golf in this year's US Open at Pebble Beach.

Smiling Tiger Woods has galleries roaring after finding form

IT WAS just like old times for Tiger Woods at the US Open on Saturday as he pumped his fist and flashed a big smile for a crowd that roared their approval as he played himself into contention.

Tiger Woods loses his cool – but for once he may have a valid point over Pebble Beach's crazy golf greens

A FUNNY thing happened at the US Open last Thursday evening. Just after completing a frustratingly birdie-free opening round of 74 – three over par for the 7,040-yard Pebble Beach links – a fellow who looked and sounded remarkably like Tiger Woods had a good old moan about the condition of the greens.

Not easy, and now it's breezy at US Open as wind adds to challenge

GRAEME McDowell emerged as the halfway leader in the US Open while Phil Mickelson briefly tamed a Pebble Beach course that has tormented the world's best players for two days.

US Open: Dreamer McDowell tries to stay realistic as Casey keeps in touch

US OPEN leader Graeme McDowell will start his third round at Pebble Beach trying to temper his dreams of major championship glory with a heavy dose of realism.

US Open: Paul Casey grabs share of lead with closing birdie at Pebble Beach

ENGLAND'S Paul Casey will start today's US Open second round as tournament co-leader.

US Open: Paul Casey shades first round

PAUL CASEY takes a share of a one-stroke lead into tonight's US Open second round and is delighted to have done so at such a special venue.

US Open: Poulter grabs share of lead as field finds going tough

ENGLAND'S Ian Poulter was in the hunt while Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington struggled as the first round of the 110th US Open continued in California yesterday.

Pebble Beach is ready to bite back, says Watson

TOM Watson, 1982 US Open champion at Pebble Beach and who has seen it all at the fabled Pacific coast course, has warned that danger lurks for players at the 110th championship.

Mickelson aims to bring Tiger to a standstill

HE'S INCHING closer to Tiger Woods in green jackets and is now officially one-up on Woods in moments that make you want to cry.

The US Open: Pebble's a diamond

GIVEN ITS deservedly iconic status and the undoubted beauty of its Northern California coastal location, it is something of a surprise to note that the US Open taking place this coming week is only the fifth hosted by the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

McIlroy to play BMW, but Fisher rests up

RORY McIlroy, tenth on his US Open debut on Monday, is in Munich for the BMW International Open starting today, but England's Ross Fisher, fifth at Long Island, pulled out because he felt the need to rest.

US Open latest: Lucas Glover keeps his calm to claim victory

PHIL Mickelson came up short in a US Open for the fifth time in his career as Lucas Glover held his nerve to claim a two-shot victory on a dramatic final day at the 109th US Open.

Barnes stormer sets pace in US

IT WAS, as it has been for all three days, an almighty guddle amidst the mud, glaur and increasingly pungent farmyard-like smells of this seemingly interminable 109th US Open.

Mickelson stays in hunt for first US Open title after lucky dry round

WITH thunderstorms fast approaching Bethpage Black on Long Island, Phil Mickelson was happy to be in the clubhouse seven shots off the early lead in the rain-delayed second round of the US Open.

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