US Open

  • Rain affected first day at the brutal Oakmont course has thrown up some good highlights.
    Firstly, Danny Lee is tied for 2nd at -2 after 13 with Bubba Watson. Some dude named Landry leads at -3.
    Quote of the day came from Speith who hit an approach to a green that hit the middle and spun back towards the hole, looking for all the world like a short birdie putt. Unfortunately it kept rolling, off the green, and in to the bunker. Queue Speith "You gotta be kidding me! How can that be in the bunker? That's such crap!". (and a club throw). I agree bro, golf is a fluffybunny of a game.
    Some bloke hit a bunker shot that dropped straight in the hole like he was playing basketball. And Bubba hit a putt from so far back i think he started it yesterday. Oh, and Dufner hit a shot that hit the back of the cup and bounced almost all the way back to him. poor fluffybunny. This course has a lot of hate in it.

  • Yeah I'll be interested to see how this one turns out, didn't get a chance to catch any of it this morning.
    I have a love/hate relationship with the US Open. The margins are really fine between it being compelling and unwatchable.
    Seeing golfers struggle can be fascinating, and a pleasant break from the regular tour shoot-out events where -21 wins it. But there needs to be a bit of balance, and the chance for birdies to be made if the right shots are played.
    Just watching a demolition derby where it's just 'last man standing' can be very hard to watch IMO.
    Not sure what this one will be.

  • That's where the Masters is good, plenty of risk vs reward on a lot of those holes.
    But this course can be brutal

  • Shame about this weather!
    I've been picking Danny Lee to be lowest scorer of his group pretty much every tournament this year and more often that not it pays out for me. Seems to be a first round specialist as his attacking game works well when there isn't a lot of pressure on. 2nd round he seems to try play steady (which he cant) and then he goes hard again 3rd round. Talented but frustrating golfer!

  • None of the big three firing so far - Spieth still in it at +2 but Day and McIlroy are probably out of it at +6 and +7 respectively.
    Dustin Johnson the best placed at the moment, but that's not unusual. I'll wait until the back 9 on Sunday to make any predictions about him.
    I don't think there is a less visually appealing course than Oakmont. So featureless, not a tree in sight, bloody highway running through it. Not flocking to play there.

  • didnt the comms say they had removed hundreds of trees form the course?

  • Been keen on DJ for the open and have tipped him to win it. Course is quite well suited to him

  • Classic 2'nd round from Danny

  • Johnson looking like the one to beat - Lowry is showing a few jitters, and is a shot behind Johnson now.

  • Shane Lowry started the day with a 4 stroke lead and is now 1 behind Johnson.

  • How's DJ looking?  Is it time to shed his "one of the best to not win a major" tag?

  • Two shot lead through 10 for Johnson.
    Poor old Landry cracked - today's outward nine - bogey, bogey, par, bogey, double bogey, par, bogey, bogey, par. +7 through nine.
    Lee and Wilkinson finished at +14 and +16 respectively.

  • after speed wobbles, Lowry back tied for lead at -4 with DJ.
    Still think it is DJs to lose.

  • Jim Furyk's -1 in the clubhouse is climbing the leaderboard as the cracks start to appear.  🙂
    Johnson -4
    Lowry -3
    Piercy -2
    You'd think it would come from these three - most likely DJ as he has only 3 to play. If he can do them in par I reckon he wins it.

  • Furyk in second equal now 🙂 - but, Johnson has been staunch. Still -4 and a solid tee shot made on 18.
    His only worry is that he's got a potential penalty stroke for a ball moving - but, it's no worry if he can avoid double bogey.

  • Hits a superb 2nd to about two feet from the hole. Nails a nasty downhill that rolls left and gathers pace to move to five under and Lowry has cracked.
    Regulation blonde golf wife in a mini dress almost squeezes out a tear as she wonders how to spend the cheque.   🙂
    Edit: I'm reminded that she's Wayne Gretzky's daughter.

  • DJ is/was the bad boy on tour wasn't he?

  • DJ is/was the bad boy on tour wasn't he?

    He got into drug probs didn't he?  It's golf so obviously not PEDs 😉

  • Got suspended for failing Cocaine tests.... twice!

  • and shagging someone else on tours Missus wasn't it?
    Good on him though, I like the way he plays the game!
    Man there are some good golfers on tour at present!

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