The 114th US Open at Pinehurst has concluded and Martin Kaymer won by 8 shots (9-under). While he may have won the $8 million purse, his play didn’t speak louder than some of his opponents’ pants.
We’re visiting the golf world in this week’s That Thing You Missed, how Rory McIlroy’s messy breakup turned into success, another stroke of bad luck for Pablo Larrazabal, the newest women’s U.S. Open player is only eleven and Bubba Watson is up to his old tricks again.
Rory McIlroy walked off the course at the PGA National after hitting his second shot in the water on the ninth hole, already seven over par for the day. “I’m not in a good place mentally,” he told reporters.
Madden said he also was impressed with the 49er backup QBs in their pre-season win Friday night.
This year at The Olympic Club, McIlroy might not even be around for the weekend unless he plays better than he did Thursday.
Practice rounds are underway at the Olympic Club in San Francisco in preparation for the start of the U.S. Open on Thursday. As a kid in nearby Daly City, John Madden witnessed Jack Fleck’s upset victory over Ben Hogan in the 1955 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club.
Rory McIlroy tends not to play a tournament the week before a major. Then again, he tends not to miss three straight cuts.
Bubba Watson wins the Masters, beating Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a playoff.
20 years after Fred Couples won The Masters in 1992, the 52-year-old finds himself tied for the lead with Jason Dufner at 5 under. When a reporter asked Couples if he thinks he can win, he replied with no hesitation, “yes, I feel I can!”
England, South Africa, Sweden, Scotland, Spain, Italy and USA… it’s an international leaderboard after the first round of The Masters.