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Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson recently played Pinehurst No. 2 in preparation for next week’s U.S. Open. Lefty spoke to Pinehurst.com about the Coore & Crenshaw restoration, “I think everybody loves it. Everybody loves what Crenshaw and Coore did here. They’re the best at what they do, and they took a real gem from Donald Ross, and they left the greatness of it, which are the greens, and they restored the shot-making value that was originally intended.”

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The men’s and women’s U.S. Open trophies

The stage is set for the USGA’s experiment of hosting both the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens on the same golf course, Pinehurst No. 2, in back-to-back weeks, with, the men, of course, playing their championship first.

On Monday the USGA held its traditional media day to preview the upcoming majors, which will happen during the second and third weeks in June. A couple of intriguing issues were addressed regarding the restoration project, along with the challenges of hosting both Opens.

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