OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 16: Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts to his missed putt on the 12th green during the first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 16, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Darkness mercifully settled the matter once and for all, and it's a good thing, because players whose patience was pushed to the extreme could mend their frayed nerves somewhere other than Oakmont Country Club.
This story is aboutThe sand traps known as the Church Pews at Oakmont Country Club, site of the United States Open, in Oakmont, Pa., June 9, 2016. Oakmont is considered by pro golfers and others to be North Americas most difficult course.
Imagine Dallas' Jordan Spieth going for his third straight U.S. Open win in his hometown instead of preparing for this week's Open title defense at Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh. A local faced a similar situation entering the 1952 U.S. Open at Northwood Club in Dallas. Fort Worth's Ben Hogan had won a three-way playoff at Merion at the U.S. Open in 1950 and then brought "this monster to its knees" with a final-round 67 at Oakland Hills CC in 1951. But Hogan met his match at Northwood.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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