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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Johnny Miller
The PGA Tour had what Commissioner Tim Finchem described as "robust" conversations with Fox Sports in two of the last three television negotiations until scheduling conflicts with the network kept the discussion from going anywhere.
Fox Sports is in as the next broadcast partner for the U.S. Open starting in 2015. Johnny Miller appears to be out.
Their 1-under totals of 139 made them the only players under par for the tournament; nearly half the field had yet to complete the second round, which was halted because of darkness.
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.
The 3M Championship is not just about the men this year.
David Lynn is the Englishman who earned his PGA Tour card last year by finishing eight shots behind as the runner-up to Rory McIlroy at the PGA Championship. He can be racy on Twitter. And in his first year on the American tour, he already has done well enough to earn over $1.3 million and be No. 29 in the FedEx Cup standings.
The Players Championship should consider changing the name of its course to the TPC Mystery.
One of the most popular labels in golf is the best player to have never won a major, which can be looked at two ways. The bad news is that it means a player has never won a major. The good news is that he's at least thought highly enough to be considered.
Tim Clark's timing could not have been worse.
The next time Notah Begay is inside the ropes on the PGA Tour, he'll be holding a microphone instead of a golf club.
Five tournaments into his rookie season, Brian Harman realized his game wasn't suited for the PGA Tour.
Whether it's sheer concentration, inspiration from the loudest gallery in golf or a willingness to deliver when the sport is more about country and continent than cash, the Ryder Cup tends to deliver more stunning shots in three days than most fans see in a month.
Johnny Miller, the former U.S. Open champion and NBC golf analyst, said when the Fox deal was announced that the tour "must be licking their chops" and that Fox might offer "crazy money to get the tour package."
"It was a big bummer," Miller told The Associated Press from his home in Utah.