Professional Golf Roundup For June 16, 2015


In the final round of the 2015 FedEx St. Jude Classic, Fabian Gomez cards a 4-under 66 to secure his first PGA TOUR win.

In this  photo, the 16th hole of the Chambers Bay golf course is shown as a freight train passes at left in University Place, Wash. Next week the course, which opened in 2007, will become the youngest golf course to host the U.S. Open since Hazeltine in 1970.

The community and the course are ready. A true test that will produce a true champion. Chambers Bay will welcome the U.S. Open as it comes to the Pacific Northwest for the very first time in its history. With massive, rolling fairways, towering dunes, undulating greens and unpredictable coastal winds, the traditional linksland course will provide the world’s best with a test unlike anything played at a U.S. Open.

World number one Rory McIlroy has been paired with defending champion Martin Kaymer of Germany for the first two rounds of the US Open at Chambers Bay.

They will be joined by US amateur champion Gunn Yang of South Korea when the season’s second major gets under way near Seattle on Thursday.

Northern Irishman McIlroy, 26, won the title in 2011 and is the reigning PGA Championship and Open champion.

Tiger Woods, 39, will play alongside Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen.

Woods is aiming for a 15th major title and fourth US Open success, less than two weeks after shooting the worst round of his professional career at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

Six-time runner-up Phil Mickelson, who needs to win the US Open to complete the career Grand Slam having already won three Masters titles, one Open and one US PGA Championship, has been paired with 2007 winner Angel Cabrera and Bubba Watson, twice Masters champion.

Jordan Spieth, who won the Masters in April, will tee off alongside 2013 US Open winner Justin Rose and twice runner-up Jason Day on a course hosting the tournament for the first time.

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