Shinnecock Hills will play at 7,500 yards, over 400 yards longer than it was when the Open was last held here
Kevin Kisner, for whom Duane Bock, second from left, caddies, teed off at Shinnecock’s first hole with the 12:41 group Monday. Jack Graves
Tiger Woods, who has not won a tournament in a decade, is surprised at how well he has recovered in the past year from spinal fusion surgery, and has, as he told Newsday’s Mark Herrmann this week, regained his “playing feels.” Jon M. Diat

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First win for Tim Steiskal, 28, the Patchogue Y.M.C.A.’s membership director
Evan Drutman, who placed fifth in the 50-to-54-year-old group, crossed the finish line with his 4-year-old daughter, Natalie, and his 12-year-old Lab, Glory. Jack Graves

‘You get out of it what you put into it.’
East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo, who is hosting the Bocks this week, says that no one prepares as well for tournaments as his longtime friend, above. Jack Graves
After Kevin Kisner’s tour of Shinnecock’s front nine Monday, his caddie, Duane Bock, and Bock’s wife, Geraldine, and their children, Albany, 15, and Alex, 11, posed in front of the Stanford White clubhouse with their friend and host for the week, East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo.

To be inducted at homecoming on Sept. 22
“He was a winner,” Mike Burns said of Justin Winter, at right, who excelled in track and football when he was a student at East Hampton High. Jack Graves
Randi Cherill is in her 16th year as East Hampton High School’s trainer, and Michael Sarlo, a fellow Hall of Fame nominee, is in his fifth year as the town’s police chief. Jack Graves Photos

His golf teams have won 80 percent of the time
During his golf-coaching tenure at East Hampton High, Claude Beudert never had an off-year. Jack Graves

The eyes of the sporting world will once again be on Shinnecock
The pros will vie for the above cup and a first-prize payout of $2.16 million at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club next week. Jon M. Diat

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Last year’s men’s winner of the Montauk Mile was Erik Engstrom in 4:49.7, with Kal Lewis of Shelter Island second in 4:51. Jack Graves

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