Staying In Action
Rose confirms commitment to play in Travelers in Conn.
U.S. Open champion Justin Rose has no plans to take any time off after winning his first major championship. Nathan Grube, the tournament director at the Travelers Championship, said Rose's wife, Kate, called shortly after he won his first major title, to confirm they would be in Connecticut for this week's tournament. Full Story.(Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Third place at the Masters. Tied for second at the U.S. Open. And that's just this year. Jason Day's too young to get saddled with that dreaded Best Player Never To Win a Major label, so he might as well go ahead and win one. Full Story.
Paying the Price
Rory McIlroy started the U.S. Open with a run up the Rocky steps. He ended it going a few rounds with one of his clubs. McIlroy was miserable at Merion and he took out his frustrations on his club on No. 11 on Sunday. His first tee shot plopped in the water. He took a drop, then sent another ball into the same creek. McIlroy then jammed the Nike club into the ground and completely twisted the head. Full Story.
Phil Mickelson has seen this script, hasn't he? He's played this tournament 22 times before and been as close as second, five times. And on Sunday, he has yet another chance to win the U.S. Open. More...