As the calendar creeps closer to 2012, the prep work for June’s U.S. Open at the Olympic Club ratchets up with each passing day.
And when it’s all said and done, spectators can expect to see a bigger and bolder event than the last time the Open came to The City in 1998.
“The Open has grown exponentially since ’98,” senior director of the U.S. Open Reg Jones said during a visit to Olympic on Monday. “Whether it’s media, spectator facilities ... there’s more space.” Read More
The winner, of course, was the course, Pebble Beach. Graeme McDowell was the champion, the guy who finished first, but it was Pebble — tough, mystical Pebble — that proved the winner.
McDowell, from Northern Ireland, is the first European to take the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin did it 40 years ago in 1970. But McDowell’s final score was even-par 284, and Sunday his final round was a 2-over 74. Read More