Quote of the Day

"I like to see the USGA that gives players heimlichs, not high fives. I guess I'll have to wait until next year for that. "
-- Newsweek’s Eamon Lynch, on Erin Hills giving up low scores during the U.S. Open. ("Morning Drive," Golf Channel, 6/18)
Monday June 19, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 199 Print This Issue

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  • The Long & Short Of It

    Brooks Koepka secured his first major over a leaderboard lacking big names

    Fox drew a 3.6 overnight rating for yesterday's U.S. Open coverage from Erin Hills in Wisconsin, marking the golf major's second-lowest figure on record for a final round. The event saw Brooks Koepka secure his first major by four strokes over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama as the leaderboard lacked many big names in contention. The 3.6 is above only the 3.3 overnight that NBC drew in its last year with the event in '14, when Martin Kaymer took home the win by eight strokes in a wire-to-wire victory at Pinehurst. The telecast yesterday is down 5% from a 3.8 overnight last year, when Dustin Johnson won by three strokes at Oakmont. Fox in its debut with the U.S. Open in '15 at Chambers Bay drew a 4.8 overnight for Jordan Spieth's one- ...

  • The Hills Are Alive

    Erin Hills proves to be a formidable host for U.S. Open.

  • Globe Trotters

    NFL hires Bruin, WPP to grow Game Pass service in Europe.

  • New World Order

    Recent executive shuffle at ESPN shows John Skipper's blueprint for the network's future.

  • Signature Swoosh

    Nike signs projected No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz to a multiyear endorsement deal.

  • Standing At Attention

    Orlando City Stadium's standing-room-only section could prove to be an MLS trendsetter.

  • The Cable Guy

    The upcoming Pacquiao-Horn fight will air on ESPN as part of new deal with Top Rank.

  • Winter Wonderland

    The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association rebrands under one banner.

  • Sticking It To The Man

    UCF kicker will take on NCAA, continue monetizing YouTube.

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