I’m not at Merion today, but catch up with the Pocono Record’s third-round coverage of the U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson holds a one-shot lead over three players, looking to win his first U.S. Open after a record five runner-up finishes. Jason Day is back in contention, just three strokes behind Mickelson.
Now that the second round of the U.S. Open is finally over, take a look back at a brutal Friday that saw Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel as the only players still under par and the struggle Chris Williams, the world’s top amateur, faced at Merion. If you want to look back to Thursday’s play [...]
In case you missed the Pocono Record’s U.S. Open coverage, Phil Mickelson finished with the best score Thursday and most fans at Merion were behind Sergio Garcia, who fought back to save his opening round after an awful start.
Play at the U.S. Open, which was stopped at 8:36 a.m., will resume at 12:10 p.m. That means all tee times, including the 1:11 p.m. group of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott, will be pushed back 3 hours and 34 minutes. And with more severe weather expected in the afternoon it’s unlikely those [...]
Here is the column I wrote on the Eagles draft for Friday’s paper. While the returns from this year’s class won’t be known for a few years, the Eagles theoretically did quite well for themselves in last week’s NFL draft. I’m not much for grading picks, since none of the players selected has even taken [...]
Here is the column that I wrote for Friday’s paper. While 16 teams compete in the NBA playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers sit at home left to stew over how a season that started with such promise unraveled so dramatically. It would be easy to blame all the woes of a 34-48 campaign on Andrew Bynum, [...]
Here is the column I wrote for Friday’s paper: Contrary to what has been said the Phillies’ season is not over. Sure, Cole Hamels has been shelled, Roy Halladay is a shell of his former self, the team blew two four-run leads at home, the bullpen allowed 12 of their first 13 inherited runners to [...]
I meant to post this a few days ago, but I forgot (memory is the first thing to go, right? or is it hearing?). Anyway, I wrote a column for Friday’s paper about the Flyers standing pat (except for one minor trade) at the trade deadline and it being a good idea. Here it is [...]
I’m going to keep this short (I want to link a story more than anything), but here is a fantastic breakdown of the contracts the Eagles gave to the eight free agents they signed over the last week or so. Of the eight signings the only one I’m not a huge fan of is cornerback [...]
The Mountain Valley Conference coaches picked Pocono Mountain West senior guard Ramonia Benitez as the conference MVP. Benitez, a three-year starter, three-time All-MVC first-team pick and two-time Pocono Record All-Area first teamer, was joined on the All-MVC first team by teammates Jackie Benitez, a sophomore, and senior Steph Davis. East Stroudsburg South’s Cy Lippold and [...]