US Open Final Thoughts

Congratulations to Brooks Keopka for winning the 117th US Open. The final round was very exciting with many charges up the leaderboard. None more exciting than
Hideki Matsuyama. Early in the club house at minus 12 added a pinch of excitement for the viewers. The final round was by far the most exciting of the four rounds. Continue reading

Brooke Henderson – Round 3 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic

Brooke Henderson is one stroke back at minus 14 at the Meijer LPGA Classic. She and 3 others at minus 14 are chasing Lexi Thompson at minus 15.

Unfortunately, I have not seen any of the action at this event, but the top of the leaderboard is packed much like the Men’s US Open at Erin Hills. Continue reading

US Open: Day 2

There is a traffic jam at the top of the US Open leaderboard. As you are aware, there are four players at minus 7 and 33 players under par. It is interesting to watch how course management, strong putting and nerves of steel helped many players work their way into contention. This is definitely an atypical US Open and anyone under par has a chance to win. Tomorrow is moving day; who will take unnecessary risks in the hopes of the big pay off? Continue reading

US Open: Day 1

The first round of the US Open was full of surprises. The leaderboard is a list of whose who with the top names in golf shining in the warm Wisconsin sun. Wait, no that’s not it! Except for Rickie Fowler, the leaderboard looks exactly like any other tournament during the regular season. Given all the hype of the US Open, should we really be surprised? The more I think about it, the more I realize that the US Open is emblematic of how professional golf is changing.

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US Open Musings

The US Open is upon us! It is going to be exciting and frustrating all at the same time. Pundits think the big hitters have the advantage; I believe that a bigger hitter is going to win, but not for the reasons you might think. I predict Dustin Johnson is going to win because he will keep his ball in play more than the rest of the field.

This post, however, is not about what I think, but what the pros think about their upcoming challenges. Continue reading