Drive for show and putt for dough is an old axiom in golf and never was it more true than in the 118th U.S. Open.
It will be interesting to see if Dustin Johnson (TaylorMade TP5x) can break the U.S. Open curse, in which no winner of a tournament the previous week has gone on to prevail in what is considered the toughest of the four Majors.
The U.S. Open has historically been the most challenging of the four Majors on the Professional Golf Association tour. With its narrow fairways and pin placement, this is a tough, tough tournament.
There are plenty of reasons for watching the FedEx St. Jude Classic, which opened Thursday in Memphis. It’s a prelude to next week’s U.S. Open, which is why some key players are entered. Among them are Daniel Berger
I am guilty of writing primarily about professional men’s golf, so let me take this time to highlight the Ladies Professional Golf Association, specifically the talent competing in this week’s U.S. Women’s Open.
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THE SPIDER’S WEBB: Even though he double-bogeyed the final hole and shot a one-over par 73, the four-shot victory by Webb Simpson (Titleist Pro V1) was a tour de force. He had such a comfortable lead going into the final with a seven-stroke lead, that he could afford to make a mistake at the end. The fact that he kept the ball in play for the most part was paramount.
The organizers of the Players Championship deserve credit for creating the idea of super group pairings for the first 36 holes of the tournaments.