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Emily Kay

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A staff writer for SBNation, Emily Kay is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, International Network of Golf, and The A Position. You may follow Kay on Twitter: @golfexaminer

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Tiger graduates from chipping to full swings

Tiger Woods has taken a critical next step in his recovery from back surgery, as Golf Channel’s Tim Rosaforte reports the former world No.1 is now able to hit driver off the tee.

Prez Cup at Liberty National? That’s the rumor

Keegan Bradley would love to have a chance to set another course record at a venue he absolutely loves, Liberty National Golf Club. If scuttlebutt flying Monday during a corporate outing was true,...

Compton’s ‘Not just guy with 2 heart transplants’

Erik Compton finds out after tying for second at Pinehurst that his consolation prize was a trip to Augusta for the Masters in April.

Lefty jokes about another 2nd-place finish

Phil Mickelson ended Saturday way down on the leader board, but that did not stop the popular southpaw from joking about getting his game going enough to chalk up a record 7th 2nd-place finish at...

A U.S. Open breaks out at Pinehurst

Tougher conditions on Saturday at Pinehurst had several players calling, "Uncle," but Erik Compton, who has survived far worse afflictions than treacherous pin positions, was not one of them.

'It's not easy playing with Keegan,' says Kaymer

Keegan Bradley’s ‘Red Light/Green Light’ approach bugs Paul Azinger but Martin Kaymer has gotten used to the stop-and-start quirks of his opening 36-hole Pinehurst playing partner.

Woods pops up at Pinehurst in the person of Kaymer

Tiger’s not in Pinehurst this week -- at least not yet -- but his name was on everybody’s lips as Martin Kaymer put together an historic 36 holes of U.S. Open golf that brought back memories of...

Mahan hits the wrong golf ball, penalized 2 shots

Hunter Mahan will likely miss the cut at Pinehurst by one shot, and he’ll look back at a colossal brain cramp during Friday’s second round as the reason why.

Hunter Mahan penalized for hitting the wrong ball

Hunter Mahan and Jamie Donaldson played each other's ball on Friday -- an occasional mistake at junior tournaments, not the U.S. Open.

Putting at Pinehurst: Phil, Rory need work

Phil Mickelson knows he has to negotiate the domed putting surfaces at Pinehurst a lot better than he did on Thursday if he's to complete the Lefty Slam on Sunday.

Who's Fran Quinn and where'd he come from?

Fran Quinn is one of so many unheralded golfers playing in this week’s U.S. Open. The 49-year-old from Massachusetts was making the most of his fourth Open start.

Mickelson has good day on and off the course

Phil Mickelson’s in the hunt at Pinehurst hours after the Times backtracks on a story implicating him in an insider-trading probe. Lefty’s not totally in the clear -- at the Open or for ‘well-timed...

Rory gets Pinehurst pointers in sitdown with Jack

Tourney favorite Rory McIlroy has kept a low profile heading into Pinehurst but the two-time major champion hopes to steal the limelight from leading man Phil Mickelson.

Will back surgery end Tiger Woods’ career?

Tiger Woods remains sidelined as he recovers from back surgery, which at least one prominent spine specialist believes could bring the formerly top-ranked golfer to his knees.

Is Lefty’s legacy on the line at Pinehurst?

Phil Mickelson really, really wants to win a U.S. Open but he says if it doesn’t happen this week at Pinehurst he’ll grab one sometime down the road.

Sorting the contenders, and why Phil will struggle

The narratives around six-time U.S. Open runner-up Phil Mickelson's return to Pinehurst, site of his first crushing loss in 1999, have been pounded into our head for almost a year now. But the...

Why we miss Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open

Tiger will miss his second straight major championship as the rest of the best in golf will tee off at Pinehurst without the former world No. 1, so we’ll have to content ourselves with looking back...

Sergio’s knee is ‘not 100 percent’

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia provide updates on their injured knees.

Tiger’s made it harder to win 2 straight majors

Bubba Watson says Tiger Woods has made it far more difficult for a golfer to win two major championships in a row.

Lefty needs to ‘feel the heat’

Phil Mickelson has not been in contention all year and while he may play well this week at Pinehurst, Golf Channel’s Arron Oberholser believes the popular southpaw has no chance to pick up that...

No Tiger means plummeting U.S. Open ticket sales

With no Tiger Woods in the field at Pinehurst and ticket sales once again plunging, Pinehurst may be golf fans’ best chance to attend a U.S. Open.

Jason Dufner's hair has gone missing

Has anyone seen Jason Dufner’s wild and crazy hair? The reigning PGA champion reveals a new ‘do just in time for the U.S. Open.

Lefty calls putting 'pathetic' ahead of Pinehurst

Phil Mickelson says he needs to tighten his iron play and short game ahead of this week’s U.S. Open, while Inbee Park will roll into Pinehurst a week later for the U.S. Women’s Open on top of her...

Tiger 'doesn't try to be a jerk,' says Haney

It’s a long shot but if he wants it badly enough, Tiger Woods can win five more majors and reclaim the No. 1 spot in the world, says ex-coach Hank Haney.

Wie continues torrid pace, firing a 65 in Canada

Michelle Wie fired an opening-round 65 in the final LPGA Tour tournament before the U.S. Women’s Open in two weeks.

Mickelson fires 1st-round 67 in Memphis

Phil Mickelson has not had a good start to his 2014 season, but he’s in contention in Memphis after the opening round of his final week of practice before the U.S. Open.

Lefty’s return to Pinehurst is made-for-TV drama

Phil Mickelson and Payne Stewart became inextricably linked after Stewart, in the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, handed Lefty his first of a record six runner-up finishes and died four months later...

John Daly feted in Ireland for his crazy threads

John Daly gets the Loudmouth treatment at the Irish Open.

Elk on TV: ‘Duck Dynasty’ meets Rush Limbaugh?

Steve Elkington -- he of the controversial tweets that have offended just about everyone on the planet -- has a new gig: a reality television show highlighting golf courses across North America.

Lefty likes what he sees of Pinehurst restoration

Phil Mickelson practiced at the site of next week’s U.S. Open on Monday and planned another tour of the restored Pinehurst No. 2 venue on Tuesday before heading to Memphis for the FedEx St. Jude...

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