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Jun
13
2012

Rory prepares for the Big Throw

Rory McIlroy has been working on his form in more than one sport. He’s not just been grinding on the driving range and prepping for the U.S. Open at Olympic, he’s mixed in a little throwing practice this week. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland attended his first baseball game on Tuesday evening. He also threw the ceremonial first pitch at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.

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Jun
12
2012
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

How about that position at the top?

Tiger Woods visited the media center for his U.S. Open pre-tournament press conference at Olympic Club. Tiger played an early-morning practice round with former Stanford teammate Casey Martin (who came in to speak with us yesterday and he was exactly how you’d expect — candid, great energy, inspirational, etc. I know I haven’t posted on it yet, but it’s been a tad busy. Apologies!). Woods talked about the changes to Olympic since it last held the U.S. Open in ’98, the challenging first six holes, the difficulty of the course, and the strategy to surviving the grueling test of golf.

Here are the highlights from the transcript of Tiger’s comments

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