This year’s U.S. Open is being played at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. This course has been ridiculously hard. Making par has been a pipe dream for many of the world’s greatest golfers, including Luke Donald (+11, world’s number one player), Rory McElroy (+10, last year’s U.S. Open winner) and Bubba Watson (+9, this year’s Masters winner). Currently, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods and David Toms are tied for the lead at one under par.
From the opening round, this is the best shot by Nick Watley:
Elizabeth Taylor said that the way to determine whether someone is a star is to watch what they do. Tiger Woods is a star. The PGA is more watchable when Tiger is playing well.
Tiger Woods struck the ball very well today. More importantly, he was putting very well. He won his 72nd tournament at Jack Nicholas’ Memorial.
The US Open should be a great tournament. Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler (don’t count today) and Luke Donald are playing well. You can never count out Phil. The Open is going to be fun.
One of the reasons that Tiger Woods is so great to watch is that he comes up with those Tiger Moments. Sure, he can drain putts and crush the tee shot but he can also do something amazing like this shot.