Watching The Golf Swings At The US Open

Have you ever taken the time to watch the golf swing of the various players? With so much attention paid to Bryson DeChambeau’s efforts to crush the ball, other long hitters (Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas) are over looked. If you take a look at my list of big hitters, you will notice that they are as physically diverse as are their swings. It really does not seem to matter if the player is large, slender, muscular, or extremely fit, their swings work for their them and produce amazing results.

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is The US Open The Toughest Major or Not?

I am watching the first round of the US Open as I write this article and I wonder if the US Open is the toughest Major or not? I think this is a legit question considering that some conditions and courses of The Open might rival the fast greens and deep rough at Torrey Pines this weekend. Of course it would be very difficult make an in-depth comparison, but if they could I would suggest that the US Open would win out as the overall toughest Major in professional golf.

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Phil Mickelson Wins The US Open

Is this the year that Phil Mickelson finally closes the books on a career grand slam? Or am I getting ahead of myself? After winning the PGA Championship last month, Mickelson’s stats have him with 45 PGA tournament wins that include five Majors. Is this weekend going to be another page into the history books or is he going to fade quietly away never to accomplish one of his career goals. It is difficult to say with Mickelson because we never know which player is going to show up on any given day. Personally, I would like to see him with the US Open after six, second place finishes; it would be the crowing achievement of his illustrious golfing career.

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Phil Mickelson Making History Is Inspiring

Phil Mickelson won his 6th Major yesterday, the 103 PGA Championship. Making history as the oldest Major winner, I wonder what is in store for him moving forward. Phil has proven he can still compete at the highest levels. Unfortunately, I missed all the action due to a sudden unexpected need to help a friend. It is all good because this was definitely more important. However, I cannot overstate the importance of Phil’s win and congratulate him on his historic win. As an aging golfer, I am inspired by his efforts at The Ocean Course and his ability to handle the pressure down the stretch.

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The Biggest Hazard At The PGA Championship

The PGA Championship is well underway and The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina, is living up to its hype of being a tough course to navigate. With the cut at +5, the course played more difficult than I expected. Even though this is a Major and the course set up is supposed to be challenging, I was surprised to watch the best players in have difficulty navigate the most consist and difficult hazard. If you are wondering what I am talking about you might want to watch a few videos and watch the players clothes flap like crazy.

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