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2010 US OPEN – Graeme McDowell is champ

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Sunday, June 20th, 2010
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Graeme McDowell is the 2010 US OPEN champ

A few thoughts before I hit the hay from a long weekend of golf, Father’s Day and the US OPEN.

Nobody seemed to want to win this thing.  Everyone melted down. It seemed that the person who wanted to lose this thing the least won.

Gregory Havret was impressive and didn’t melt like I thought.  He logged a solid 2nd place finish and could have sent the thing into a playoff if he could have birdied the final hole rather than parring it.

Graeme Mcdowell didn’t gag either.  At least he gagged less than the rest of the field.  Keeping his lunch down better than everyone else got him a US OPEN win.

Big Guns

It was perhaps the most surprising that the big guns who were all lurking around the lead did gag and couldn’t find a way to win.  None of the big guys could make any putts.  Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els all had great chances to win or go into a playoff, but couldn’t make it happen.

Dustin Johnson, leader by three shots coming into today,  was cool in the pregame interviews but was obviously melting inside.  It was tough to watch him make a triple, with a shanked chip on #2, then a double on #3, followed by a bogey on #4.  He was done before he started.  Obviously this guy has a bright future and it will be a good lesson for him.

Congrats to Graeme McDowell on a clutch win.  I didn’t expect him to pull it off.  It takes serious golf balls to pull off a US OPEN win, and he obviously had them today.

USGA gets their wish

It is funny how this ended up, like many US OPEN tournaments before it.  The USGA wants even par to be the winning score.  It was this week, despite players starting the final round as low as -6.

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