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.
Phil Mickelson lost two shots to par today, and lost considerable ground. He and Ernie Els sit seven shots from Dustin Johnson’s lead of -6. Tiger Woods fired a 66 to put himself in the 3rd spot on the leaderboard, five shots back. In solo second is Graeme McDowell, three shots back.
Tiger Woods is five back. Does he have enough game right now to make up the lead? Typically leaders don’t run away and hide on Sunday at a US OPEN.
Graeme McDowell is three back and will be playing in the final group. I don’t expect him to win, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him shoot a round in the high 70’s under the pressure of the situation.
Phil Micelson and Ernie Els have a remote chance if they go low and Dustin Johnson gags.
Mike Weir had a ton of media coverage on Thursday after shooting a round of 71. Since then he’s followed it up with rounds of 79 and 83.
Tom Watson must have found the golf fountain of youth. He’s T16 going into Sunday. Very cool.
Leader Dustin Johnson knows how to do one thing: win at Pebble Beach. He’s leading the field in driving distance at over 325 and also in greens in regulation. The difference is that this is a major championship. Typically players who haven’t been in this position before melt down. Will DJ melt and gain “experience” for next time or can he hold on to his three shot lead? Tomorrow will be interesting.
Every US OPEN there is whining about holes being unfair. Puhlease… the test is the same for all players.
Lucas Glover proved today that he has the biggest kahunas in golf by winning the US OPEN. Glover was very smart in playing conservatively on the last hole to protect his lead.
HOG congratulates you Lucas. Your life will never be the same.
David Duval quote of the day
David Duval had a hell of a showing and realistically could have won, despite having a triple bogey on his first hole.
In the post round interview when asked what his performance meant to him he said, “maybe people will stop asking me if I’m playing well.”
I feel the need to paste a quote in here which I posted on Jay Flemma’s facebook yesterday regarding the US OPEN. The comment is regarding the leader Ricky Barnes:
He’s got a complicated swing with a lot of moving parts. If it breaks down, he could drop quicker than the pants off of a myspace stripper.
The final round of the US OPEN is where the pressure causes all those complicated swings to break down. Can Ricky Barnes or Lucas Glover hold on? They’re backing up. Duval tripled his first hole.
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