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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - The 2011 U.S. Open
Third-seeded Murray won his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows last year and his second at Wimbledon this July. But he was overmatched from the beginning on a blustery day in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Sock is trying to follow in the footsteps of another Nebraska native, Andy Roddick, whom he grew up idolizing. The two actually played each other in the second round of the 2011 U.S. Open.
Jason Day took last week off to recharge after his bold bid in the U.S. Open.
The one thing that keeps Adam Scott from getting overly frustrated with his recent play is a green jacket in his closet.
Rory McIlroy caught his first glimpse of the course where he'll defend his PGA Championship title in August, and he liked what he saw of Oak Hill Country Club, with its mature trees at every turn.
As a 4-year-old she watched Venus Williams playing on TV and fell in love with her dress.
Venus Williams has made the dietary leap from steak lover to vegan but admits that in times of weakness she is a "cheagan."
Venus Williams hopes to end a healthy and successful summer with another first _ a World Team Tennis championship.
Rory McIlroy made back-to-back birdies late in the third round of the PGA Championship, opening a three-shot lead at the start of what should be a long day at Kiawah Island.
Think all grasses are the same? Not for the world's best golfers at the PGA Championship. Many won't be sure what they're facing with The Ocean Course's paspalum surfaces.
No cheer that sounded like the clap of thunder. No need to raise both arms or pump the fist in celebration.
Tiger Woods feels like he is making up for lost time by missing the U.S. Open last year.
All week long, golfers at the AT&T National have said how difficult Congressional Country Club's Blue Course at Bethesda is, and how it's playing more difficult than last year's U.S. Open.
They'll remember this U.S. Open. That's all you can ask. When the national golf championship comes to your doorstep — in this case Congressional Country Club — you don't want it to be one of those mind-numbing, nobody-breaks-par deals where the star of the show is a Stimpmeter. You want a little action. You want a little history. The good kind of history, preferably, but even bad history is better than no history.