Friday, June 13, 2008

U.S. Open

While walking the South Course at Torrey Pines yesterday, I witnessed golfer after golfer trying to figure out the kikuyu grass. This grass is thick, nasty and without question, unpredictable. The golfer is never quite sure what his ball will do.

The setting was spectacular and the crowd electric. My day began standing behind the #1 tee watching the world’s top 3 players; Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott begin their round. Lee Janzen teed off in the group behind Tiger, Phil and Adam, which afforded me an incredible view of events seldom witnessed on the golf course. The spectator numbers were enormous, maybe 10,000 following that group.

Lee played well the front 9 with a +1, then fell back to +4, tied for 64th. I followed Ben Crane 9 holes after having followed Lee for his first 9 holes and will do the same today. Ben was playing well at 2 under through 12 holes and 1 shot out of the lead, but finished at 4 over for the day.

The weather today is similar to yesterday, as good as it gets! Beautiful, blue skies, slight breeze off the Pacific, and in the high 60’s. Should be another exciting day on the course.

1 comment:

Haddon Sales Team said...

Thanks for the inside view of the tournament! What an exciting end to the Open. Love the blog - I can't wait for your next update . . . until then