Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut at the U.S. Open and hasn't exactly been playing his best golf, beat plenty of balls ahead of the Travelers Championship. Reportedly, he's trying to get back to his 2010 swing. It worked well in the first round, where he fired a 64. Something to keep an eye on going forward.
Ramon Padilla had lost a part of himself when he was injured at war. Then he found golf.
Phil Mickelson's apology for his U.S. Open penalty may well endear him more to the group of everyday players who relate to Lefty as one of their own.
Bruce Buschel examines the history of the Shinnecock tribe and the course that bears its name, the U.S. Open circus having left town.