What some have called the toughest starting stretch of holes in US Open history played a huge part in both of the top local qualifiers' opening rounds – one survived and the other was eaten up.
Michael Allen, an Olympic Club member, San Mateo native and also the oldest player in The Open at 53, buoyed a 1-over round of 71 by parring the first five holes, before bogeying the sixth, which played as the third-toughest hole in the first round. Read More
Nick Watney wouldn’t use the term “Sweet Torture” to describe his win a few days ago on the PGA Tour, in the AT&T National. But if it’s good enough for the Giants, very much his team, he’ll be accepting.
With a round and a half to go last weekend, Watney was seven shots behind and shot 27 on the back nine Saturday, second lowest ever, and 62 total. He followed that with a 66.
With no holes to go, he was two shots ahead. Read More