Ladies and Gentlemen please rise for our National Anthem!
I miss those few words that reminded us that the game was about to start. You stand, remove your hat, and spend a few moments reflecting, preparing, and appreciating what so many have sacrificed in order to give us the freedom to watch a game.
This week is our Nations Championship! “The U.S. OPEN.” So if you are feeling patriotic or need a reminder of what our national anthem looks and sounds like, I encourage you to watch! National Anthem
This year was messed up enough, I don’t know if we wanted the USGA to have a few more months to grow the rough to over 5 inches in length and tighten those fairways. The greens have been reported to have the ability to make the players look like amateurs. The members at Winged Foot explained they expect the winning score to be closer to Plus 8.
Winged Foot last hosted a U.S. Open in 2006 when Phil made a double bogey on the 18th hole to give Geoff Oglivy the U.S. Open Championship.
In 1959, Billy Casper won the U.S. Open after deciding to play the par 3 3rd as a par 4.
This golf course has the ability to bring drama. So who do you have winning the U.S. Open? Let us know who you think will win! Click the Photograph below.
Are you unsure who to pick? Well listen to The Aloha Press Podcast or YouTube Show for JC, Jeff’s, and Ben’s expert selections.
U.S. OPEN NEWS
No Brooks Koepka
Tiger Woods reported Winged Foot, Oakmont, and Carnoustie are the toughest courses he’s ever played in competition.
Rory McIlroy has been busy as a father and bragged about two diaper changes, but says he is ready for the U.S. Open.
Bryson Dechambeau explains he is going to bomb driver and attempt to hit the front of the greens with approach shots. He also bragged about how he's going to put in play a 48 inch driver after the Open.
Dustin Johnson can’t remember if he played this course or its sister course?
But who are you putting your money on?
This week we sat down with Oliver from @offthedeck_golf and got his insight on who he see’s will bring home the cash money!
3 picks to win it all:
Daniel Berger: +3300: Berger has been playing insanely sneaky great golf. He of course won the first event back but since then he has finished 3rd, MC, 2nd, 13th, 3rd, 25th, and finishing 15th in the Tour Championship. These results show he’s in control of his game and you can make some serious dough since he isn’t a “household” name, even though he plays like it.
Patrick Cantlay: +3500: This guy loves the big moment and he’s shown it. He nearly chased down the leaders at The Masters and was lights out in The President’s cup so why not show out at The US Open? He finished 12th at Olympia Fields which was playing near US Open conditions, with a result like that he knows what parts of his game he needs to polish off to contend this week.
Adam Scott: +5500: This guy has the game to have more than only one major in his career and with his name floating near the top at The PGA Championship I think he knows this too. In my completely unprofessional opinion, you need experience to win at Winged Foot (like a F@%#ing know but I’m rolling with it) and Adam Scott has had a heartbreak in a major and knows how to close one out. He’s a solid pick to make some decent change.
Long shot pick: Charles Howell III +1600: The “walking ATM machine himself” has been cashing checks, but not snapping necks his entire career. This is this year it could possibly change. With potential carnage waiting at Winged Foot, consistency could sneak it’s way up the leaderboard. The safer bet it for him to place in the top 20, but life is too short for that.
HOW TO WATCH THE U.S. OPEN
IN OTHER GOLF NEWS
LPGA REDUCED THEIR PORTLAND OREGON EVENT (CAMBIA PORTLAND CLASSIC) FROM 72 TO 54 HOLES DUE TO THE AIR QUALITY.
JC has purchased a new driver shaft and hopes it will help his game.
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