The United States Open Championship Trophy is seen above a bunker along the 3rd fairway during the 2016 U.S. Open Media Day at Oakmont Country Club on September 21, 2015 in Oakmont.

2016 U.S. Open: More trees removed, but otherwise not too many changes at Oakmont

Nearly all the trees at Oakmont are gone, but other changes are scarce as the course is prepared to play host to U.S. Open in June.

2 weeks ago

Eighth grader wins Drive, Chip & Putt tournament at Oakmont Country Club

Skyler Fox, 13, won the 12-13-year-old division in the regional finals of the event, earning a spot in the national championships.

3 weeks ago

 Ron Skiles has seen parallels between his golf career and many years spent coaching high school football.

South Xtra: Bentworth football coach looks back on PGA career

Ron Skiles goes back and forth from the fairway to the football field, and largely credits his pro golf days for his approach to life.

4 weeks ago

 Rickie Fowler holds the trophy after winning the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament Monday in Norton, Mass.

Rickie Fowler grabs second leg of FedEx Cup

Young star outlasts Henrik Stenson for the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass

1 month ago

Jeannette's Miller claims another amateur golf title

Katie Miller won the Pennsylvania Women’s Amateur golf championship with come-from-behind victory; Semple Thompson add senior division

1 month ago

Aussie has clubhouse lead in U.S. Amateur qualifying

Four-time Mid-Amateur champion Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh will miss the cut.

1 month ago

 Jason Day celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship Sunday at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

Jason Day wins 1st major with final round 67 at PGA Championship

A year of major heartache ended with Jason Day breaking through in a major way Sunday at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

1 month ago

 Jason Day hits off the seventh tee in the second round of the PGA Championship Friday at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.

PGA Championship: Day, round put on hold

A thunderstorm halts play late afternoon at Whistling Straits with two Australians tied for the lead at 9 under.

1 month ago

 Dustin Johnson is in a familiar position as the early round leader in a major after a 66 Thursday in the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

PGA Championship: Johnson on top early again

Dustin Johnson was in the lead Thursday after the opening round of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

1 month ago

 United States’ Jordan Spieth, left, and his caddie Michael Greller after finishing the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Monday, July 20, 2015.

Gene Collier: Can you imagine the hype had Spieth been shooting for grand slam?

The hype meters would have gone off the charts if Jordan Spieth were in position to win golf’s first grand slam this weekend.

1 month ago

 Tiger Woods hits a drive on the second hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisc.

PGA Championship: He’s still Tiger

Tiger Woods knows the concept of going through a transition, just not the numbers associated with this one.

1 month ago

 Dustin Johnson steps up to putt in the Bridgestone Invitational last week. Johnson will not be able to ground his club in the same bunker at Whistling Straits that cost him in the 2010 PGA Championship as it has been covered up by a viewing area. The PGA Championship returns to the Wisconsin course along Lake Michigan next week.

As Dustin Johnson knows, players must watch out for bunkers at Whistling Straits

The “Dustin Johnson bunker” will be a memory when the PGA Championship returns to Whistling Straitsfor the first time in five years.

1 month ago

 Dustin Johnson hits off the third tee in the third round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Saturday in Akron, Ohio.

PGA Championship: Dustin Johnson returns to site of early heartbreak

The previous time Johnson played in the PGA at Whistling Straits, a 2-stroke penalty on the 72nd hole cost him chance to get into a playoff.

2 months ago

North/South/East/West Xtra: Rainy period hurts golf courses

From player demand to course damage, the heavy rainfall earlier this summer had its effect on play.

2 months ago

 In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Jordan Spieth reacts after missing with a chip shot on the 15th hole during the final round at the British Open Golf Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. Spieth, whose Grand Slam bid ended at the British Open by one shot, wants to treat his final six events of the season as if he were starting over. He plays the Bridgestone Invitational this week in Akron, Ohio, and next week at the PGA Championship can become the first player to sweep the American majors.

A lot left for Jordan Spieth in 2015

With Grand Slam talk behind him, Spieth seeks a strong finish, eyes PGA Championship among others.

2 months ago

 Inbee Park picked up seven strokes in her final 12 holes to win the Women's British Open Sunday in Turnberry, Scotland.

No. 1 Park overtakes rookie for British title

Inbee Park won yet another women’s golf major Sunday in Scotland.

2 months ago

Shields overcomes heat and late-round glitches to win Tri-State PGA championship

Kevin Shields holds on to win the Tri-State PGA championship by one shot Tuesday at Valley Brook Country Club.

2 months ago

Tony Traci leads Tri-State PGA tournament after first round

Traci builds one-shot lead over five others after first first round of Tri-State PGA.

2 months ago

After concussion, Rodgers just glad to play in West Penn Open last week

Dan Rodgers couldn’t play golf for almost a month after getting struck in the head a with ball. The West Penn Open marked his return.

2 months ago

 Mike Van Sickle won the 2015 West Penn Open.

Van Sickle shows maturity in West Penn Open win

Van Sickle wins the West Penn Open for second time in the past three years..

2 months ago

 Mike Van Sickle had to overcome what he called a rocky start Tuesday at Westmoreland Country Club to take the lead in the West Penn Open.

Van Sickle claims lead in West Penn Open

Mike Van Sickle had trouble putting early on, but recovered to top the field after two rounds at Westmoreland Country Club.

2 months ago

 Zach Johnson kisses the Claret Jug after winning the British Open on the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Zach Johnson wins British Open in playoff, claims his second major title

Johnson edged Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman; Jordan Spieth missed the playoff by a stroke.

2 months ago

 Jordan Spieth hits his drive on the 18th hole in the third round of the British Open Sunday in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Spieth, amateur chase history

Jordan Spieth comes back from a frustrating start. However, a young amateur name Paul Dunne is in the lead heading to the final round.

2 months ago

 Dustin Johnson leaves the 10th tee under an umbrella Friday as rain picks back up in the second round of the British Open in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Watson departs; Johnson in lead

Tom Watson says goodbye to the British Open, while horrible weather says hello.

2 months ago

 Americans Jordan Spieth, left, and Dustin Johnson speak before playing from the 15th tee during the first round of the British Open at the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Dustin Johnson leads after 1st round of British Open

Johnson finished 7-under par at St. Andrews on Thursday, but U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth is only two shots behind.

2 months ago

West Xtra: West Allegheny grad tops the field in U.S. Amateur golf qualifier

Garrett Browning’s familiarity with the Quicksilver course helped him dominate at last week’s U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier.

2 months ago

 Tom Watson signs autographs after a practice round at St. Andrews this week. Watson begins his final British Open today.

British Open: Watson feeling sad but his pride reigns

Five-time Open winner tom Watson knows end is near, reflects on people, memories.

2 months ago

 Tiger Woods drives off the 10th tee in a practice round Monday at the Old Course at St. Andrews before the start of the British Open in Scotland.

British Open: All attention on Spieth at St. Andrews

No. 2 golfer in world rankings begins preparations for quest for third major title of the year.

2 months ago

Golf notebook: Looking back on a trail blazed 25 years ago

Susan Tanto’s efforts helped form the Keystone Public Golf Association, an organization of public courses around the state.

2 months ago

 Amy Yang sank four consecutive birdies in the second round of the U.S. Women’s Open Friday in Lancaster, Pa., finishing the round with a 4-under 66.

Yang shoots 66 for 3-shot lead

Amy Yang rolled in four consecutive birdies in a round of 4-under 66 Friday for a three-stroke lead after two rounds.

3 months ago

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