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OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Tom Lehman placed both hands over his cap in disbelief when his shot into the 17th green at Congressional bounded off the side of the green and into the water in 1997, ending his hopes at a U.S. Open he never won.

It wasn't for a lack of effort. A year later, Lehman became the first player since Bobby Jones to play in the final group at a U.S. Open four consecutive years. The difference was that Jones wound up a winner.

There is cause to feel badly for Lehman, though he's not alone.

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The season's second major championship -- the U.S. Open -- is upon us this week at Oakmont Country Club just outside Pittsburgh, Pa.

This week will mark the ninth time that Oakmont has hosted the U.S. Open, which is more than any other venue in the country. It has also hosted three PGA Championships, five U.S. Amateurs, three NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, and two U.S. Women's Opens.

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If you had all the money in the world and were tasked with building a golfer's dream house, what would it look like?

Chances are it would resemble this mansion in Westchester, New York. And you're in luck, it's for sale! The price tag: just under $16 million.

The nearly 10,000 square foot house sits on 10 acres and looks out onto conversed land around Lake Waccabuc, only an hour's drive from New York City.

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One of the most noteworthy features of U.S. Open venues is the unforgiving rough. You know what we’re taking about – that thick, gnarly stuff.

With the U.S. Open at Oakmont right around the corner, we figured: What better time than now to discuss what you should be thinking about and doing if you find yourself in the rough?

We enlisted PGA Professional Rob Labritz, who has won his fair share of tournaments and has participated in major championships. He's someone who knows a thing or two about what it takes to not let a detour into the rough derail your scorecard.

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CARLSBAD, Calif., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:  ELY), an industry leader in innovative golf equipment and technology, announced today it has invested in Junior.Golf, a comprehensive online program that brings together kids, parents and golf professionals in a way that modernizes the junior golf experience.

Junior.Golf is an easy-to-use digital platform that gives golf facilities the tools and processes to engage parents and their children. This will be particularly attractive to millennial parents and their digitally-engaged children. Through Junior.Golf, golf facilities can access a single platform for managing multiple areas of their business including the player database, programming and content as well as marketing communication. To make learning fun, junior golfers now have a gamified experience that tracks their stats, and parents have immediate access to the latest information on events, clinics and tournaments relevant to their junior golfer.

What happened to Russell Knox at TPC Sawgrass' iconic island green hole Saturday is the stuff of nightmares for most amateur golfers. Knox dunked three consecutive shots into the water, eventually finishing with a 9 -- and effectively ending any chance he had of winning the Players.

For any of us who have stood on the tee and peered over an expanse of water, trying to figure out how to navigate it safely, Knox's struggles were hard to watch, and yet comforting to know even the world's best golfers are proof golf is hard.

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What equipment did Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy use to achieve victory?

We take a peek inside their bags to check out the gear that earned them the big checks for the week of May 22, 2016:

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GolfTEC continues unprecedented expansion with the opening of its 200th location worldwide. The company teaches more lessons and operates more instructional centers than any other entity in golf.

May 17, 2016, 17:32 ET from GolfTEC

CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GolfTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Professionals – announces its 200th location worldwide opens this week in Scottsdale, joining a large and growing network that includes 177 improvement centers in the United States, as well as multiple facilities in Canada, Korea and Japan, with further domestic and international expansion planned for 2016 and beyond.