a little more than a week after he finished one shot short of Wyndham Clark at Los Angeles Country Club, a USGA executive acknowledged that a free drop Rory McIlroy received during a critical moment of the final round was incorrectly administered.
Securing Riviera gives the USGA 12 consecutive years of future US Open sites, and 16 of the next 19 are set through 2042. The only open dates now are 2036, 2038 and 2040. In all, 20 sites have been determined through 2051.
To distill Wyndham Clark to tragedy may seem wildly unfair to him, his story, his play. But to define him by what he’s shouldered, from where he’s been to where he’s come – and knowing his mum would approve – says more about him than a score ever will.
It’s hard to notice anything other than Rory McIlroy’s picture perfect golf swing, or his rifling ball strike, whenever he sends one into the distance. But following him on the back nine during Saturday’s third round, I noticed something different.
Los Angeles has always loved a redemption story. Only three months ago, Brendan Fraser won the Oscar for best actor in “The Whale,” in which he gained considerable weight to play an obese English teacher trying to reconnect with his daughter. “The Whale” came decades after Fraser had last played a lead role in a Read more…