Long's efforts crucial to U.S. Open field
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- The brisk morning air sweeps through Bethpage State Park, intermittent raindrops suggesting a prospect of further unsavory conditions throughout the day. It is the type of early-season weather that would leave most private golf clubs in this part of the country largely empty, members consumed by a fervent desire to practice their passion only in warm, sunny surroundings.
Not at Bethpage, though. On this day, four of the municipal facility's five tracks -- the ...
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ROAD TO THE U.S. OPEN
The 2008 U.S. Open was one for the ages when Tiger Woods -- on a broken leg and with a torn ACL -- held off Rocco Mediate in a playoff. What's in store for 2009 when the national championship returns to Bethpage Black on June 18? As the year's second major approaches, ESPN.com will track the story lines leading into the U.S. Open. Tee times