U.S. Open - Bethpage Black

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Jun 18, 2009 4:32 pm

 A little soggy for the opening round!

 
The rough will be super nasty now and the greens should be more receptive.  This should be an interesting year.
 
Who's you choice to triumph and what is their score?
 
Tiger is the obvious choice!  Anyone willing to go out on a limb and pick someone else?
 
1st choice:  Tiger +1
2nd choice:  Adam Scott: -2 
Jun 18, 2009 10:01 pm

I will throw out a Geoff Ogilivy, not that far out on the limb though

Jun 19, 2009 1:49 am
Ron 14:

I will throw out a Geoff Ogilivy, not that far out on the limb though


You heard that guy on Mike and Mike on ESPN radio, didn't ya?  Say, didn't ya? 
 
LA
Jun 19, 2009 8:00 am

It'll be like a prison escape...A bunch of white guys chasing a black guy. 

Jun 19, 2009 11:41 am

Tiger's opening round was a +4, 74.  Ouch! 

Looks like this won't finish until Monday, possibly Tuesday due to the weather. 
 
The leader in the club house is Drew Weaver an amateur at -1.
 
The leader on course is Soren Hansen is -2 after 2. 
Jun 19, 2009 3:03 pm

Mike Weir is -6 thru 13.  Interesting to see where Tiger is after the 2nd round tomorrow and where the cut line will be.  He's probably closer than he would like to be.  Straight short hitter like Weir could have a definite advantage at the rain soaked Bethpage Black course.  Keep it out of the rough and in the fairway and you can score well.

Jun 19, 2009 4:43 pm

It looks like Mike Weir is going to finish in front on day 1 of the US Open at -6.  With Tiger at +4 he is right at the cut line.  It is only the first day.  Lefty finishes the day in good position at -1 and my other pick Adam Scott is right there also at -1.  Geoff Ogilvy is +3.  Round 2 on Saturday,  my guess is Tiger will make the cut.


In a forum full of advisors, who as a profession, are renowned for golfing, I'm having a running commentary with myself.  Oh well, it's not the only thing I do by myself sometimes!