KMOX 1120AM

Dan Reardon

Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  (Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Pinehurst RIP

Now that the 114th US Open is in the books, it is time for annual post-mortems.

06/16/2014

PINEHURST, NC - JUNE 15:  Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

US Open: Pinehurst Round 4 Notebook

Just south of Pinehurst is Rockingham, North Carolina and its historic racetrack. Saturday the US Open had its own driver news.

06/15/2014

PINEHURST, NC - JUNE 14:  Fans watch the play on the first hole during the third round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 14, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

US Open: Pinehurst Round 2 Notebook

When Martin Kaymer hung up a second straight 65 at Pinehurst his 130 total was a new US Open record for 36 holes. But his ten under par total as not a record.

06/14/2014

PINEHURST, :  Payne Stewart (L) of the US embraces Phil Mickelson of the US, after Stewart sank his putt on the eighteenth green at Pinehurst No. 2 during the final round of the US Open Championship 20 June, 1999, at Pinehurst, NC. The putt won the tournament for Stewart and Mickelson was second.             (ELECTRONIC IMAGE)    AFP PHOTO/Steve SCHAEFER (Photo credit should read STEVE SCHAEFER/AFP/Getty Images)

US Open: Pinehurst Round One Notebook

Perhaps it is because Michael Campbell’s 2005 win at Pinehurst has become so non-descript, but local memory is all about Payne Stewart’s win in 1999 and the Phil Michelson embrace on the 72nd hole.

06/13/2014

Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

DAN REARDON: It’s the Course

In golf we have something other sports events don’t possess; we have the course.

06/10/2014

Photo: mogolf.org

DAN REARDON: C to the Fourth

Here’s four reasons why you should care about the Curtis Cup being in St. Louis.

06/05/2014

Martin Kaymer of Germany in action during the third round of the BMW International Open at the Munich North Eichenried Golf Club on June 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany  (Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Too Many Kaymers

Martin Kaymer’s duel with Jordan Spieth and Jim Furyk at the Players was good golf entertainment, not the least bit diminished by Tiger Woods not being in the field.

05/27/2014

Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

DAN REARDON: The Lord’s Day

This past Sunday was one of those days when you had to think God is a golfer.

05/20/2014

Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his poor tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

DAN REARDON: Nerves

The simple truth about golf is every one of us chokes at the game way more than we would care to admit.

05/13/2014

Photo courtesy of iStock

DAN REARDON: Chasing The Dream

Perhaps the most endangered species in men’s golf is the career amateur player.

05/06/2014

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,824 other followers