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MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Steve Stricker's day began Friday the same way it did Thursday, hastening the beginning of the end of his stay in this 120th U.S. Open. The Madison golfer double-bogeyed his opening hole for the second day in a row and, although Winged Foot Golf Club looked and played more like its onerous self, Stricker's 7-over-par 77 was not nearly good enough for him to secure a weekend tee time. Read more >

When most golfers summon their inner Bill Murray on the golf course, they go right for Bushwood Country Club maintenance specialist Carl Spackler and his Cinderella story — after all, who hasn't "got all of dat one" with a 2-iron from 455 yards? — from the big-screen golf classic "Caddyshack." Read more >

The U.S. Ryder Cup team captain also saw a glimpse of what could be in store for Team Europe at the 43rd Ryder Cup, whether the matches are played at Whistling Straits in September as scheduled or are postponed, as is expected, until 2021. Regarding the Ryder Cup: "An announcement is coming soon and that’s pretty much all I can say." Read more >

This summer's American Family Insurance Championship in Madison has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But 100 charities will still benefit from the annual PGA Tour Champions event with the Steve Stricker Foundation distributing $2.8 million by as soon as the end of the month. The popular tournament had been scheduled for June 5-7 at University Ridge Golf Course. Read more >

Imagine you’re Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka or Justin Thomas and you’ve just won the 2020 U.S. Open. You won’t be celebrating into the early morning hours and then taking a week or two off to bask in the glory. Instead, minutes after you hoist the trophy, you’ll leave Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and fly to Wisconsin for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Read more >

Oh, it looks like a links, with its jumble of dunes, bunkers and moguls and Lake Michigan shimmering – on a sunny day, anyway – in the background. When the wind blows or rain whips across the desolate landscape, it certainly feels like a links. But it’s all an illusion created by a master illusionist, the late course designer Pete Dye. Read more >