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If you wished you could have watched the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont, don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything. With the heavy showers that fell Wednesday night and into Thursday, the course was soggy and soppy and completely different from the treacherous Oakmont — considered the most difficult of all U.S. Open venues, which says more than enough — that the players experienced in their practice rounds.

Some were critical of the USGA’s decision to not allow the players to warm-up again on the driving range and practice putting green (OK, that’s a little extreme) after a weather delay that lasted 79 minutes on Thursday. (I mean, look, I get it, golfers are very OCD, and even a few years ago, the idea of NOT hitting balls before a casual round almost gave me a panic attack, but I’m sure the USGA was just trying to get in as many holes as possible.)

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By Stephanie Wei under Amateur Golf

Michael Weaver: This kid is good

This is the first Walker Cup I’ve ever covered or attended, but it’s not the first time I’ve seen National Golf Links of America, which, as longtime readers know is my favorite course, and I highly encourage anyone in the area to attend on Sunday — no ropes, great golf, amazing course, the up-and-coming young stars, etc.

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By Stephanie Wei under US Amateur
England's Matt Fitzpatrick in the final four

England’s Matt Fitzpatrick in the final four

Just another sign that golf is becoming more of a global game with more international players competing and contending in America’s premier championships. For the first time in the history of the U.S. Amateur, an American failed to reach the semifinals.

Instead, a pair of Australians, Brady Watt and Oliver Goss, advanced to to the final four, along with Canada’s Corey Conners and England’s Matt Fitzpatrick. 

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