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  • Palmer grabs early lead at US Open

    No Americans out there who can win the U.S. Open?

  • US Open under way at long, strong Congressional

    The 111th U.S. Open got under way Thursday morning under drizzling skies at Congressional Country Club.

  • US Open under way, under rain at Congressional

    Light rain. Heavy rough. Welcome to the 111th U.S. Open.

  • 10th hole not so daunting early at US Open

    _ The daunting 10th hole at Congressional Country Club turned out to be not so daunting at the start of the U.S. Open.

  • Edfors takes early lead at US Open

    If birdies are supposed to be hard to come by at the U.S. Open, Johan Edfors isn't getting the message.

  • Oosthuizen, Edfors takes early lead at US Open

    British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen was tied for the lead at the U.S. Open after making four birdies over his first 11 holes.

  • Ken Venturi's '64 Congressional win was a valiant one

    If it's possible to take a defining moment in one's life and enclose it in a display case, Ken Venturi did it last month at Congressional Country Club. Now every golfer competing in the U.S. Open can see the immortality at stake this week. The salt tablets dissolved long ago but most of what Venturi used to survive the debilitating heat — it was touch-and-go for a bit -and conquer the Blue Course to win the Open in 1964 now belongs to the club.

  • Alex Rhea, who works at the Falls Road Golf Course in Potomac, discusses the impact of the U.S. Open on the community. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

    Region's golf fans Open-minded

    The unmistakable whack of drivers striking golf balls was mingled across Montgomery County on Sunday with the more subtle sounds of opportunity and excitement, before the start of the 111th U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

  • The Rolex clock serves the putting green and the clubhouse at Congressional, where President Hoover was the first club president when the course opened in 1924 with 825 life members. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    U.S. Open host has colorful, historic past

    Don't feel too bad for any golfer who hacks his way into one of the 96 sand bunkers on Congressional Country Club's Blue Course during the U.S. Open this week. No matter how treacherous his plight, he'll have it easier than Betty McIntosh did when she slithered through those bunkers face-down carrying a .32-caliber rifle back in 1945.

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