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Brendan Porath

Editor & Staff Writer

Brendan Porath is a Cleveland native living in Washington, D.C. He's a fan of Cleveland teams and Boston College, which can be a potentially dangerous cocktail of apathy and despair.

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President Obama hosts Tiger, gets tips from Phil

A bunch of rich and powerful people who play a lot of golf hung out at the White House on Tuesday. But they walked around the East Wing taking many of the same overwhelmingly touristy photos that anyone granted access to the White House might snap.

Tiger returns, but he's not playing to win

The PGA Tour was in dire need of a Tiger Woods return, and it's happened sooner than expected. But this week at Congressional, we're not going to get the same Tiger trying to overwhelm and crush the field.

Wie twerks, fills U.S. Open trophy with 21 beers

An American wins the national championship and celebrates accordingly -- 10 out of 10 for Michelle Wie.

Streelman's 7 straight birdies clinch Travelers

One week after Martin Kaymer's runaway win at Pinehurst, Kevin Streelman completes a chasedown victory with a back-nine 28 and seven straight closing birdies to win in Hartford.

The best and worst from the week at the U.S. Open

The season's second major was a runaway in the Sandhills, but there was plenty of good, bad, and ugly during four days of golf at Pinehurst.

The best photos from the U.S. Open at Pinehurst

The season's second major was a runaway win for Martin Kaymer, an emerging world superstar. But the venue, Pinehurst No. 2, commanded much of the attention. Here are the best photos from the week at the U.S. Open.

Kaymer goes wire-to-wire at Pinehurst

In one of the more impressive and dominating four-day stretches at the "toughest test in golf," Martin Kaymer ran away from the field to win the U.S. Open, his second major at just 29-years-old.

Dustin Johnson buzzes the crowd with this hook

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Run for cover.

Compton desperately chasing, but Kaymer steady

Erik Compton, a two-time heart transplant survivor, is one of the greatest stories in golf and a U.S. Open win would be perhaps the best victory in the 114-year history of the event. But Martin Kaymer has provided no opening for the primary chaser.

Zac Blair's dad caddies for his final hole

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There are worse ways to spend Father's Day.

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