LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Country Club and United States Golf Association have reached a preliminary agreement to stage the U.S. Open at the ultra-exclusive club's North Course in 2023, the first time the national championship will be held in L.A. since Ben Hogan won the event at Riviera in 1948.
Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday at TPC Boston and birdied half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup also gained momentum.
Players have a four-day break between FedEx Cup playoff events because of the Friday start at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Some of them played golf in corporate outings. Others spent a few days in Manhattan.