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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Ben Hogan
Adam Scott has a Texas slam to go with that No. 1 world ranking he will get to keep for now.
When Dan Jenkins was growing up on Fort Worth's South Side, an aunt gave him an old typewriter. He taught himself to type by copying stories out of the local newspaper. It wasn't long before he was retooling those stories in an effort to improve them.
Jack Fleck, who produced one of golf's greatest upsets by beating Ben Hogan in a playoff to win the 1955 U.S. Open, died Friday. He was 92.
Fleck won only two other events on the PGA Tour. He also won the Senior PGA Championship in 1979. But it was that U.S. Open title over Ben Hogan that made him famous.
NOTE: This story takes readers back through tournament champions, from the first tournament in 1934 every 10 years to present day.
A capsule look at the five previous majors and one Ryder Cup held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., where the 95th PGA Championship will be played Aug. 8-11:
In a story that moved June 25, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Frank Stranahan lost in the championship match of the 1954 U.S. Amateur to Arnold Palmer. Stranahan lost to Palmer in the fifth round.
Frank Stranahan, the premier amateur of his era who contended for majors and was the first notable player to make fitness a regimen in golf, has died. He was 90.
The U.S. Golf Association is not opposed to inflicting cruel and unusual punishment at its premier championship, so here's something it might want to consider.
Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this U.S. Open.
On a quiet day and on a relatively empty course for practice rounds, just about every player at Merion stops at the plaque in the 18th fairway that commemorates Ben Hogan hitting 1-iron into the 18th green in the 1950 U.S. Open.
The photo of Ben Hogan hitting his 1-iron into the 18th green at Merion in the 1950 U.S. Open is among the most famous in golf history, capturing the pure swing of one of the greatest players when the pressure of a major championship was at its peak.
Woods won four majors on courses he had never played — Medinah for the 1999 PGA Championship, Valhalla for the PGA Championship the following year, Bethpage Black in the 2002 U.S. Open and Royal Liverpool for the 2006 British Open. Merion is new not only to him, but just about everyone.
The U.S. Open returns to Pennsylvania for the 16th time, the second-most among states behind New York. And while it has gone to only four courses dating to 1907, there is no shortage of great moments.
He was surprised when Hogan told him he recognized his byline.
"It was a great week, I mean, no matter what," he said. "It's another experience, learning experience on how golf is, to get off to such a poor start on Thursday, and kind of claw my way back day to day. ... It's so satisfying in so many ways to get it done."