CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - It was Carnoustie carnage for Americans Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas as the world's two top-ranked players missed the cut at the British Open on Friday. Others who failed to qualify for the final 36 holes included Spaniards Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia, American Bubba Watson, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama and Englishman Ian Poulter, as the championship lost a number of the game's biggest names.
SOUTHAMPTON, NY. - Phil Mickelson implored officials to ensure that Shinnecock Hills is presented fairly to all players at this week's U.S. Open as he makes another attempt to complete the career grand slam. Mickelson does not want a repeat of the events that unfolded in 2004 which he believes led to him finishing second to Retief Goosen, one of his six runner-up spots in the championship. "I know it is a fine line between testing the best players to the greatest degree and then making it carnival golf," Mickelson said.