2013 U.S. Open

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  1. Awake in America

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    I was surprised there wasn't already a thread. Tiger coverage is way over the top, and Chris Berman is nothing short of atrocious as a commentator. Mickelson is in the lead, played well in rd 1, only decent so far in rd 2. Oh, and Chris Berman is just awful.
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    Fortunately I tuned in after Woods' round was over. Mickelson is hanging on to a one shot lead so far but it's a bunched leader board and a long way to go. The short Merion course is playing much tougher than what the pundits predicted.

    Every time I see and hear Chris Berman doing golf, I always think of the Rodney Dangerfield character from Caddyshack.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Phil Mickelson, the People's Choice, has a one shot lead going into the final round. He's the only player under par at -1, but there are plenty of world class contenders right behind him. Woods is way out of it.

    Phil turns 43 tomorrow and has finished second in the U.S. Open five times without winning it, so what a popular triumph it would be if he can pull it off.
     
  4. jaxvid

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    I read an article today about the tournament and it did not mention Woods once! Not even in passing. The TV coverage I watched cut to his non-newsworthy round once or twice. I think the presstitue media is weary of hyping him to the hills and having him no-show at the big matches. It always seemed stupid to us here how they spent so much time on him even when he was failing, perhaps they are realizing others feel that way too? Of course it will all change at the next tournament.
     
  5. Awake in America

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    Interesting, and amazing that you found one that didn't even mention him. You might want to stick with that publication.

    I think we are seeing a pattern develop: Day One= Tiger is going to win this tournament, Day Two= What can Tiger do to turn this around?, Day Three= Is Tiger really out of it, or can he find that magic?, Day Four= Look at this amazing shot from Tiger earlier today, he just couldn't get the puts to drop, he would be leading but for _______.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    The U.S. Open was a thrilling and able follow-up to this year's Masters. Englishman Justin Rose, ranked 5th in the world, held off Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and Hunter Mahon to win with a score of 1 over par.

    It was Rose's first major, like Adam Scott's breakthrough at The Masters. Both are in their early 30s and both are class acts all the way. Rose was very close to his father, who died when he was 21, and dedicated his win to him and gave praise to all fathers on his Father's Day win.

    Another tough loss for Phil, it looked like his week, but it turned out to be another heartbreaker. Mickelson has had a bit of a star-crossed career but he also has 4 major victories and 41 PGA tour titles. A win today after finishing runner-up five previous times at the U.S. Open without prevailing would have been the icing on the cake to a great career but it wasn't to be.
     

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