US Open

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

A course marshal holds a "quiet" sign. (credit: Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

9 US Open Golf Pants That Needed A ‘Quiet’ Sign

The 114th US Open at Pinehurst has concluded and Martin Kaymer won by 8 shots (9-under). While he may have won the $8 million purse, his play didn’t speak louder than some of his opponents’ pants.

06/15/2014

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

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US Open: Pinehurst Round 3 Notebook

This week’s US Men’s Open is the first of two at Pinehurst #2. Next week will be the US Women’s Open.

06/14/2014

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

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

US golfer Phil Mickelson holds the Claret Jug in front of the club house after winning the 2013 British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield golf course at Gullane in Scotland on July 21, 2013. Mickelson won the British Open at Muirfield with a superb final round of 66. The 43-year-old American won with a three under total of 281, three strokes clear of Henrik Stenson who had a closing 70. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

REARDON: Jekyll and Hyde

Phil Mickelson deserves every accolade thrown his direction over the last week.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/28/2013

Phil Mickelson of United States examines the 18th green before trying chipping into the hole during the fourth round of the US Open at Merion Golf Club June 16, 2013 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

REARDON: Phil’s Philly Phailure

This isn’t the first time Mickelson has been too smart for his own good in the US Open.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–06/23/2013

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