Wow, what a finish to the U.S. Open! Webb Simpson comes from behind to steal the trophy away from the crowd of golfers behind him that were gagging their way into the clubhouse. And what was up with Jim Furyk? That drive on 16 was left of Nancy Pelosi! One would believe that with one U.S. Open under your belt already the nerves would hold up, but that certainly wasn’t the case. Anyway congrats to Webb Simpson, even if the leaders did collapse over the final round, the kid shot a pair of 68s in the U.S. Open and that’s pretty good in anyone’s book.
In this U.S. Open edition of Hittin’ the Links we begin with a look at another golfer-guru relationship on the skids, then check out an idiot in a hat, and see what records were broken at the 2012 U.S. Open. Also, we look at a long Hole-In-one, find out who is turning pro, and do a wrap-up of the 2012 U.S. Open Championship. Read on!
Hole 1: Beginning of the End?
Tiger is needing less and less time with Sean Foley. [Link]
Hole 2: Nice Hat!
A few people, including this gentleman, may have been over-served at the U.S. Open beer tent. [Link]
Hole 3: U.S. Open Online
The 2012 U.S. Open set records for website and mobile device engagement. [Link]
Hole 4: Hole In One
Alvaro Quiros made a hole in one on the par-four seventh hole at The Olympic Club in Wednesday’s practice round. [Link]
Hole 5: Upbeat
Tiger is happy that he stunk it up less at the U.S. Open than at the Masters. [Link]
Hole 6: Turning Pro
Patrick Cantlay is expected to turn pro and sign with Tiger’s agent this week. [Link]
Hole 7: Who Is Counting?
President Obama played his 100th round of golf since taking office. [Link]
Hole 8: Low Amateur
Jordan Spieth finishes tough to take home low amateur honors at the U.S. Open. [Link]
Hole 9: U.S. Open
Webb Simpson comes from behind to win the 112th U.S. Open Championship. [Link]