Friday Jun 17, 2022

The U.S. Open is certainly living up to its reputation as a championship open to anyone who can qualify. Just look at the first-round leaderboard. Five of the six players tied for second or better, including leader Adam Hadwin, of Canada, earned spots into this week's field via Final Qualifying. The only player already qualified for the 122nd U.S. Open was Rory McIlroy, whose 3-under-par 67, has him and four others a stroke behind Hadwin. The last player who made the field via Final Qualifying and went on to win was Lucas Glover in 2009.

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> Question of the Week: Who will win the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, and why?
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> Adam Hadwin leads U.S. Open as Rory McIlroy makes statement with clubs
[Doug Ferguson | Associated Press | Read]

> Home of 1913 U.S. Open champ Francis Ouimet restored for golf history
[Jimmy Golen | Associated Press | Read]

> In passing up big money, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas have found a voice instead
[Dan Rapaport | Golf Digest | Read]

> Saudi Arabia should take a mulligan on golf. Here’s what it can do instead.
[Thomas Friedman | New York Times | Read]

> Over 112 holes of muni golf, the sport’s possibilities shine through
[Barry Svrluga | Washington Post | Read]

> One of golf's most connected amateurs has much to say on LIV Golf and none of it positive
[Michael Rosenberg | SI / Morning Read | Read]

Annika Sorenstam enters canned cocktails business with Fizzy Beez
Ten-time major champion buzzes into the ready-to-drink cocktail marketplace seeking to differentiate the product with honey and a philanthropic initiative
Sandy Davison named to oversee all golf operations for the 18-hole El Dorado, Arkansas, facility
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Company totals 42 locations in the United States with the opening of studios in Huntsville, Alabama; Westport, Connecticut; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Peachtree City, Georgia
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Non-profit conservation organization to work with the Australian environment compliance specialist to promote sustainability in golf across the continent
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Announced: By the Legends Tour, an agreement with British golf shoe brand Royal Albartross to become the tour's footwear partner. Royal Albartross will help support the Tour and its popular Alliance Series and Celebrity Series with a three-year commitment until 2024.

Introduced: By Adidas Golf, its CodeChaos 22 golf shoe in limited-edition and exclusive colorways to start and in-line colorways to follow. Initially introduced in 2020, Adidas has expanded its TwistGrip technology to across the heel, forefoot and higher on the sidewall wraps. The footwear will be available in both laced and BOA models for men and women, alongside a junior BOA model. All models and colorways will be available beginning June 24.

"There are more bogeys in the last nine holes of the U.S. Open than in any other tournament in God's creation."
— Raymond Floyd
Ahead feels at home at U.S. Open
The Massachusetts-based apparel manufacturer, based about 60 miles south of this week's championship in Brookline, has been an innovative presence at USGA championships since 1998
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> Rounds played finished last week down 8% vs. last year, a decline of 7% vs. prior week driven by slower weekend play.

> There were no significant changes in weather compared to prior year, resulting in minimal impact to rounds played.

> Central Valley and the Mid Atlantic finished as the top performing regions vs. 2021. The reasons were decreased precipitation  (-25% vs. 2021) and temperatures flat compared to last year.

> Positive performance is expected from all regions over the next five days. All regions are on pace to finish up vs. 2021 due to the upcoming Father’s Day and Juneteenth holidays.

United States Golf Association: U.S. Open
Site: The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (USA Network), 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (NBC); Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. (NBC).

LPGA Tour: LPGA Meijer Classic
Site: Blythefield Country Club, Belmont, Michigan | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).


22-23: LPGA Leadership Academy, Saginaw, Mich. | Info

13-14: LPGA Leadership Academy, Liberty Corner, N.J. | Info
19-20: LPGA Leadership Academy, Gainesville, Va. | Info
26-27: Multi-Course and Resort Operators Retreat, Charleston, S.C. | Info

1-2: LPGA Leadership Academy, Newcastle, Wash. | Info

23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

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