Saturday, June 27, 2009

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the U.S. Open

From the remains of the U.S. Open here's the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (in that order) from those scribes still scribbling.

Rex Hoggard, senior writer, at (isn't everyone nowadays?), has a wonderful piece on friendship and Lucas Glover.

Our friends at headlined their most recent newsletter with this gem … How to Develop a Solid Putting Rhythm: At the U.S. Open this past weekend many leaders missed crucial putts down the stretch. Learn how to develop a better puttting rhythm to drill putts in clutch situations. Bad news is they left out a key factor - a little thing called U.S. Open pressure.

Jim McCabe, GolfWeek, is a little peeved at the USGA for making the finishing hole at Bethpage so weak. He tells us that “the last five pairings came along and made 10 ho-hum pars.” Unfortunately he left out the part that about half of those guys in “the last five pairings” might have had a change to win with a birdie. McCabe then concludes his article with a litany of nondescript stats for your reading boredom.

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