One round is nearly in the books, but at least three more days of history remain unwritten at the 117th U.S. Open. As we wait and watch, here are five questions we’re eager to see resolved. Seven is said to be a lucky number. And seven-under is what fan-favorite Rickie Fowler shot while leaping out to a first-round lead. The last six majors have been claimed by first-time major winners, so if Rickie holds on, he would be the … seventh. Makes us wonder: is it finally Fowler’s time?
The U.S. Open is golf’s ultimate exam. And with play about to begin, we’ve got lots of questions. Here are the six that weigh most heavily on our minds. With all due respect to Punxsutawney Phil, the famous shadow-watching Pennsylvania groundhog, this is the biggest Phil-related weather question of the year: Will the skies open Thursday and delay play long enough for Phil Mickelson to make his first-round tee time?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".