<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - U.S. Open]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/feature/us-open http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:02:55 -0700 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:02:55 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Bay Area: Spring Sizzle, Weather Heats Up ]]> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 05:55:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/e18e0192a22511e2b66f22000aa81a397.jpg

No need for a jacket today. Temperatures in the Bay Area should reach the 80s today, with warming trends continuing throughout the week.

In some cities, such as in San Jose and Livermore, early morning temperatures began at 60 degrees on Monday.

For the full weather update

High-pressure systems are expected to build with temperatures in the 90s expected Tuesday and Wednesday along with dry, gusty winds, which may warrant some fire weather watches and very early season red-flag warnings for the hills of the north and east bay.

Less wind and more warming for the second half of the week with some inland spots possibly approaching the low to mid 90s.  As winds decrease, air quality might be a concern.  Ground level ozone levels may climb later in the week, possibly high enough for our first Spare the Air days, something also to watch for toward the end of the week.

VIDEO: Weather Team 7 Day 



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<![CDATA[Cleaning Up After the U.S. Open]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:41:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WUSOPENCLEANUP_6688888_722x406_23376402.jpg The tents and temp buildings at the Olympic Club are coming down after the U.S. Open.]]> <![CDATA[Women Like Golf, Too]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:02:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/146220102_8.jpg No longer is golf just for the good ol' boys. More women are getting into the sport. NBC Bay Area's Kimberly Tere reports from the US Open.

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<![CDATA[Fans Fall Down Steep Hill at US Open]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:10:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5PUSOPENVO_6671912_722x406_23233176.jpg The steep hill near the 8th hole caused some golf fans to slip and fall during the US Open in San Francisco Friday. NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd reports.]]> <![CDATA[Fans Fall Down Steep Hill at US Open]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:10:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5PUSOPENVO_6671912_722x406_23233176.jpg

Golf fans fell down Friday trying to climb up a steep hill at the US Open.

Drinks were spilled, but the prize for getting to the top of the hill near the 8th hole was a glimpse of top golfers, such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba.

Suzanne Krivda figured out the best way to tackle the hill was to take her shoes off.

"I was slipping down the entire time," Krivda said. "It's the hilliest course I've ever seen."

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<![CDATA[Raw: Spectators Slip on Steep Hill at US Open]]> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:09:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5PUSOPENVO_6671912_722x406_23233176.jpg The steep hill near the 8th hole caused some spectators to slip and fall during the US Open in San Francisco Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Fans Follow the "Big 3" at US Open]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:24:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/146337654_8.jpg Three of the most popular players in golf are playing at the US Open in San Francisco this week. But getting a glimpse of the trio is tricky. You need a game plan. NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd reports.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Open Weather]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:37:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/vbzafaAFD.JPG Meteorologist Christina Loren has your forecast.]]> <![CDATA[Psychology of Fearless Golf]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:24:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/usopen4.JPG Dr. Gio Valiante, a golf psychologist and author of "Fearless Golf," talks with reporter Marla Tellez about the "mental makeup" of the sport and how to get athletes out of their downward spiral.

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<![CDATA[Tiger Woods Starts U.S. Open Strong]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:10:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/146337654.jpg

Tiger Woods said Wednesday he has at least a decade to catch up to Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.

Less than 24 hours later, Woods was racing to notch another major in his belt. Woods began his quest for a 15th major with a 1-under-par 69 Thursday, only three shots behind the leader at the U.S. Open at San Francisco's Olympic Club.

Woods' day was good enough to tie him for second with fellow American David Toms, three strokes behind the leader Michael Thompson.

The former Stanford star has not won a major since shortly before his personal life was derailed in November 2009.

Tiger's strong performance is still early. The final round of the U.S. Open will be played Sunday.

Reigning U.S. Open champion Rory Mcllroy was tied for 33rd in the tournament at 1-over-par.



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<![CDATA[U.S. Open: Round 1]]> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:46:12 -0700 Not just golf, but self control. Thousands of fans are adapting to strict rules, where they cannot use their cell phones.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. Open Forecast]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:57:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/fdafaferqter.JPG Meteorologist Christina Loren has your Bay Area weather forecast.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. Open Extras]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:30:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/WEBusopentwo.JPG From a science and technology exhibition to a chance to win a car with a simulated hole-in-one, the U.S. Open in San Francisco offers a variety of things to do at the Olympic Club if you're not watching golf.]]> <![CDATA[Rory McIlroy Aces First Pitch at AT&T]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:46:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Rory_McIlroy_Giants_Game_First_Pitch_AT_T_Video.jpg

It was Irish Heritage Night on Tuesday in San Francisco and with the U.S. Open set to kickoff Thursday, it obviously made a ton of sense to have the defending U.S. Open champion and famous Irishman toss out the first pitch.

McIlroy did just that, and he aced his test, hitting Sergio Romo with some high cheese.

"I thought it was pretty good," McIlroy said. "For my first time I thought I did a pretty good job. I actually threw a few golf balls on the course just to guage what I was going to do."

Most importantly, McIlroy didn't bounce the ball and genuinely looked like, you know, someone with coordination.

"They all told me just to get the ball up and not bounce it," McIlroy said earlier in the day.

Bonus points: McIroy said the Giants are now his "official" team. Maybe he can even pitch every fifth day.



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<![CDATA[U.S. Open Anticipation Building]]> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:07:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/usopen3.JPG Marla Tellez reports live from the Olympic Club in San Francisco where anticipation is building for the U.S. Open, which kicks off officially on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[McIlroy Bobble Head Night At AT&T Park]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:29:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TUESAMWEBMCILROYBOBBLEHEAD_6653538_722x406_22807458.jpg

The defending U.S. Open champion is leaving his clubs in the bag tonight, to take a shot at another sport.

Rory McIlroy, 23, of Northern Ireland, will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday night's Giants game against the Houston Astros.

Not coincidentally, it's also Irish Heritage Night at AT&T Park.

In true Giants fashion, the team will honor McIlroy with his very own bobblehead doll.

All special event ticket holders will get to bring a bobblehead home.

McIlroy says tonight's game will be a nice break from overthinking about his golf game.

The Giants game starts at 7:15  p.m.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Open Preview Day 1]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:31:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/146184578_8.jpg A practice round of golf prior to the start of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 11, 2012 in Daly City, California.

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<![CDATA[Casey Martin Returns to PGA in San Francisco]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:10:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/72569457.jpg

Next week, the world's greatest golfers will descend on the Olympic Club in San Francisco to play in the U.S. Open.

Hidden among tournament main stays, such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, will be a player known best for his legal battle to play golf than what he has actually done on the green.

Casey Martin, who successfully sued the PGA in 1998 for the right to ride a cart while playing golf because of debilitating leg condition, will play his first professional tournament since 1999 in San Francisco.

Martin qualified for the U.S. Open Monday night by winning a tournament at the Emerald Valley Golf Club.

The former Stanford teammate of Tiger Woods suffers from a rare condition called Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome, a circulatory disorder that causes so much pain in his leg that it is virtually impossible for Martin to walk long distances.

The current golf coach at Oregon was one of 48 players to be granted a special exemption to play the Olympic Club from June 14 to June 17.

It will be Martin's first U.S. Open in 14 years.



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<![CDATA[US Open is Open]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:11:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/us_open_golf_balls.jpg The Olympic Club in San Francisco is already welcoming guests in the lead-up to the 112th U.S. Open.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Golfer Qualifies for 2012 U.S. Open]]> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:11:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/JAMESHAHN.jpeg NBC Bay Area's Brent Cannon talks to Cal Graduate James Hahn about what it means to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club.]]> <![CDATA[Long List of U.S. Open Security Rules]]> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:39:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TUESUSOPENWEBMARLA_6653532_722x406_22808164.jpg

The United States Golf Association and San Francisco police have rolled out a long list of rules and security measures for the 2012 U.S. Open Championship at the Olympic Club.

The U.S. Open runs from Monday to June 17.

WHERE TO PARK:
> All general spectators traveling by car to The Olympic Club at 599 Skyline Boulevard in San Francisco should park at Candlestick Park, located just off US-101, by following event signage to general spectator parking. To access Candlestick Park, all spectators will be directed onto Hunters Point Expressway and Gilman Avenue. The USGA will operate approximately 125 shuttle buses from Candlestick Park. The shuttles will run continuously from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day and will drop off spectators in close proximity to the Main Admission Gate. Shuttle transportation from Candlestick Park should take approximately 25 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

TRANSPORTATION:
> BART will also serve as a quick and convenient way to travel to the U.S. Open Championship. Spectators will be instructed to take BART's Pittsburg/Bay Point-SFO (Yellow) line or the Richmond-Millbrae (Red) line to the Colma Station. BART riders taking a different line are advised to transfer to the Yellow or Red line at the Balboa Park Station. The USGA will provide shuttle service to and from the Colma Station and the Main Admission Gate. There will be no event parking at the Colma Station or SamTran's Park 'n Ride. Regular BART fares apply.

SECURITY SCREENING:
> All spectators should allow extra time as they will be required to pass through a screening process before boarding shuttles at either location. There will be metal detection screening, similar to airport security.
After passing through the screening process, spectators will board  shuttles for The Olympic Club. Once arriving, spectators must present a valid ticket or credential to enter the championship grounds. All U.S. Open tickets and credentials have a unique bar code that will be scanned at the admission gate.
 Guests utilizing alternative forms of transportation or coming to the U.S. Open from other parking locations will be required to go through an on-site security screening checkpoint prior to entering the championship grounds, with procedures identical to those at the spectator parking areas.

 "Our security measures for the U.S. Open represent the collaborative efforts of local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies," said Dan Hoban, the USGA's director of security. "With cooperation from championship attendees, we anticipate that these screening measures will add minimally to the time required to enter the championship grounds."

LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS:
 No cell phones (including cell phones with photographic capabilities)

 No PDAs and/or other portable email devices

No noise producing  ellectronic devices (including MP3 Players)

No cameras and/or camcorders (other than Monday to Wednesday for personal non-commercial photographic use only and without their cases)

No bags larger than 8"W x 8"H x 8"D in their natural state

No cases and/or covers (such as chair or umbrella covers)

No signs, posters and/or banners

 No televisions and/or radios unless provided by the USGA

No food and/or beverages

No containers and/or coolers

No pets (other than service animals)

No lawn and/or folding armchairs

No bicycles

No ladders and/or step stools

No metal-spiked golf shoes

No weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to, firearms or knives).

No other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel in their sole discretion

For more information on the 2012 U.S. Open and for regular championship updates visit www.usopen.com.

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<![CDATA[Olympic Club U.S. Open Preview]]> Wed, 16 May 2012 15:21:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pg_olympic_club_18_722x406_2021391590.jpg PGA Member John Abendroth Sits Down With Brent Cannon to Preview The 2012 U.S. Open at San Francisco's Olympic Club.]]> <![CDATA[Tiger Woods Makes Quick SF Trip]]> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:58:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/138614077_8.jpg

Former Stanford student and golfer Tiger Woods was back in the Bay Area over the weekend but only for a short while.

The former No. 1 golfer in the world was in San Francisco Tuesday to play a practice round at the Olympic Club.

Woods played the Lake Course and described it, on his video website, as a great course that still needs some work.

"It was fantastic," he said in a Google+ Hangout he conducted from the Olympic Club. "The golf course was a lot longer than when we played in 98."

The Olympic Club will host the U.S. Open from June 11 to June 17. After playing his practice round, Woods jetted to Dublin, Ohio.



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<![CDATA[Phil Mickelson Putts Mansion Back Onto Market ]]> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:06:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/138833481.jpg Golf legend Phil Mickelson and his wife are hoping third time's a charm after re-listing their elegant SoCal estate for $7.1 million. According to The Wall Street Journal, this is the third time Mickelson has reduced the price of his elegant digs after originally listing it for sale back in March 2008 for $10.8 million. Included in the luxe villa are five bedrooms, a opulent curved glass shower with Baccarat crystal fixtures, and not too surprising, a sand-swept putting green.

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<![CDATA[Live Like Masters Champ Bubba Watson ]]> Mon, 14 May 2012 05:50:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Bubba-Watson-P2.jpg Winning the 2012 Masters Tournament not only did wonders for Bubba Watson's golf career (and certain lucrative endorsements), but it also has seemed to catapult his waterfront property, which has been on the market since February, into the public eye. According to Forbes, Watson's North Carolina crib has drawn a lot of attention since the golfer won the tournament this weekend. Take a tour of this champ's house that's listed for $1.45 million.

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<![CDATA[A Glimpse at Michael Jordan's $20M Golfing Mansion]]> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:08:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Bears-Club_club-entry.jpg

NBA legend Michael Jordan bought the Palm Beach mansion at The Bears Club for $4.8M and put $7.6M into construction. In the end, experts say the property will be worth at least $20M.

Jeff Lichtenstein has an exclusive look at Michael Jordan's luxurious new home in Jupiter, Florida. Formerly owned by golf legend, Jack Nicklaus, and not too far from Tiger Woods, Jordan reportedly golfs sunrise to sunset, while friends and family enjoy the 28,000 square feet of heaven, including 11 bedrooms and an athletic wing. With extreme privacy, there's a huge, duplex guard house and three acres of plush landscape, making this first look even more exclusive. View the home.



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<![CDATA[Will Work for US Open Access]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:27:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/us_open_volunteers1.jpg Tickets for the 2011 U.S. Open are in such high demand that many people are volunteering at Bethesda's Congressional Country Club to gain access to the tournament.]]> <![CDATA[Golf Fans Weigh in on Talent]]> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:25:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/usopen.jpg Thousands of people watched their favorite golf stars at the 111th U.S. Open in Bethesda.]]>