The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump’s golf course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on illegal Mexican immigrants.
McIlroy injured his left ankle playing soccer with his friends over the weekend, forcing his withdrawal from the Scottish Open this week and putting his ability to defend his British Open title in jeopardy.
A retired Marine officer managed to sink three holes-in-one during a recent amateur golf tournament held in Lorton, Virginia.
The finish on Sunday, in which Jordan Spieth withstood Dustin Johnson’s poor putting to win his second consecutive major title, would be well-replicated on a course that receives quite an overhaul.
Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.
Spieth, who also won The Masters in April, survived to win his second career major when Dustin Johnson three-putted after facing a 12-foot eagle putt on the 18th green.
Day, whose second round was interrupted as he battled vertigo, shot a two-under-par 68 on Saturday to join Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace atop the leaderboard entering the final round.
Spieth surged into the lead with a 3-under-par 67 in the second round on Friday, vaulting into the top position at a combined 5-under after the morning groups.
McIlroy shot a two-over-par 72 in the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on Thursday, closing his morning with birdies on two of his final three holes.
Davis, the executive director of the USGA, is responsible for the U.S. Open being held this week at Chambers Bay, a course that is unlike any other that has hosted the event in its 120-year history.
McIlroy, who played five consecutive tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic, intertwined his lack of success by winning the Match Play Championship and the Wells Fargo Championship.
The newest course in 45 years to host a U.S. Open, Chambers Bay, with its elevation and sightlines, has provided plenty of challenges to players taking their first practice swings on Monday.