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The US Open: Day 1


Day 1 is history. Players did very well considering the new format at Pinehurst #2 makes it probably an all-time toughie for the US Open

Let’s take a look at our picks and see how they did

Graeme McDowell shot a 68 and is tied for second

SHOT OF THE DAY: McDowell, a former U.S. Open champion, knocked his 3-wood to 12 feet at the par-5 fifth and made the putt for eagle.

Matt Kuchar shot a 69 and is tied for 6th

Rory McIlroy in at 71 was hitting the ball very well, but could not putt.

Masters champion Bubba Watson floundered to a 76.

The big picture:

LEADING: Martin Kaymer birdied six holes, including three of the last five, en route to a 65.

PURSUING: Kevin Na, Graeme McDowell, Brendon de Jonge and Fran Quinn were all three shots back.

Every golf tournament claims that pairings and tee times are mostly picked at random. The one pairing that didn’t go over so well with one of the players was the one that included Shane Lowry, Brendon de Jonge and Kevin Stadler. All three of these men weigh in around the 230-pound mark, meaning they aren’t the slimmest group on the course, and Lowry took notice and called the USGA out.Could you imagine if they pulled this same move next week with the LPGA? Players would be livid.

What Golfer Will Win The US OPEN?


Graeme McDowell Pinehurst #2 favors his golf game. This guy can only play well on REAL championship courses.

Matt Kuchar based on recent performance.

Bubba Watson the Master’s Champion, but not as consistant as Kuchar.

Rory McIlroy (except for those who insist that Tiger Woods will get off sick call or that Phil Mickelson will find a new putter or learn to use the one he has).

Yes the winner might come from some of the other great players. This is only one person’s picks, but who can really tell?

See all about the golf courses that have hosted the US Open.