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US Open at Torrey Pines

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I got to go yesterday. A fog delay in the morning, but then golf everywhere until dark.

Got to see Keopka, DeChambeau, Mickelson, Garcia, Spieth, Shauffle, Ousthuizen, Bubba, DJ, Rory and all the others up close. Most of the grandstands were open for GA attendees. Crowds were minimal, not like the Farmers when I was there last time.

Food was poorly executed, with people in line for over an hour for a hot dog. Temps were warm during the day with cool morning and evening.


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Phil on the range

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Xander on the range.

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Tony Finau on #2.

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Ian Poulter on the green at I think was #2.

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Gary Woodland on the tee box at #6. He bombed it!

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DeChambeau setting up on 17.

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Bubba on 15. From about 200 yards out, lands about 3 feet from the pin for a birdie. This was on 15.

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Sergio Garcia birdied Hole #1 from the sand. I think his drive was in a bunker, second shot in a bunker, and chips into the hole for a 3. Amazing. This pic is on 15 though.


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Dustin Johnson on 15.

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Rory on 15.

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The stands on 17 You could also see the green on 8 from the back row.


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Phil, Max Homa and Xander on #1.

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Also on hand were Paulina and Emma Gretzky. Emma had on the tightest nude color yoga pants ever made. We may have followed her for a while. LOL
 

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THATS what I was supposed to be doing this morning.... I knew I forgot something, shoot! Oh well, I'm not making that drive Sat am so couch it is.
 

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I am so sunburned today. It was mostly cloudy yesterday and I had to wear a sweatshirt for a part of the day. It wasn't that warm, or that sunny, But today my face looks like a slab of Costco smoked salmon.
 

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I got to go yesterday. A fog delay in the morning, but then golf everywhere until dark.

Got to see Keopka, DeChambeau, Mickelson, Garcia, Spieth, Shauffle, Ousthuizen, Bubba, DJ, Rory and all the others up close. Most of the grandstands were open for GA attendees. Crowds were minimal, not like the Farmers when I was there last time.

Food was poorly executed, with people in line for over an hour for a hot dog. Temps were warm during the day with cool morning and evening.


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Phil on the range

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Xander on the range.

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Tony Finau on #2.

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Ian Poulter on the green at I think was #2.

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Gary Woodland on the tee box at #6. He bombed it!

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Brooks Keopka setting up on 17

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Bubba on 15. From about 200 yards out, lands about 3 feet from the pin for a birdie. This was on 15.

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Sergio Garcia birdied Hole #1 from the sand. I think his drive was in a bunker, second shot in a bunker, and chips into the hole for a 3. Amazing. This pic is on 15 though.


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Dustin Johnson on 15.

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Rory on 15.

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The stands on 17 You could also see the green on 8 from the back row.


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Phil, Max Homa and Xander on #1.

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Also on hand were Paulina and Emma Gretzky. Emma had on the tightest nude color yoga pants ever made. We may have followed her for a while. LOL
Love me some DJ.... that's one country boy who's way outta his water marrying into that family. Hot mess.... loved the pr story at Masters when he "slipped down stairs wearing sox to run help Paulina fetch groceries from car..." Somehow I don't see her bringing groceries in... much less even driving to get em, lol. My favorite is after he wins one and she comes over to kiss his tobacco filled mouth.... thats hilarious... oh I can imagine how she feels about that photo op.
 

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He loves the good life and blows a part for sure. Lotta pressure on these young bucks.... gotta relieve it now and again. Man that Paulina looks like she's up ta no good.... yummy! Thats one lucky redneck right there fellas.
I have a great story about DJ but someone on here probably knows the guy lol.
 
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Torrey Pines and SD showing well on TV. Been watching last 2 days. Brutal rough and fairways as wide as a small band aid, at least the way it looks from the TV screen. These US Open courses can really humble the pros. The rest of us duffers can relate.

And really cool it’s being held on a public golf course.
 

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I have a great story about DJ but someone on here probably knows the guy lol.
Wouldn’t surprise me if someone did.. :oops:
My last boss loved some golf. We did a group event at shadow creek in vegas. His FIL, Gretzky, comes into the bar at the end of the round asking if anyone else had someone beat the club record without even trying. The group was partying pretty hard. They were playing behind us but we didn’t know. Just knew that balls were landing way past where our drives were
 

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Honestly, the length and usual accuracy of the drives was pretty sobering. Their drives were waaaaay past where ours land. And some of those guys are just normal sized. The wispy tall kids really can generate some ball striking speed!
 

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Honestly, the length and usual accuracy of the drives was pretty sobering. Their drives were waaaaay past where ours land. And some of those guys are just normal sized. The wispy tall kids really can generate some ball striking speed!
I played back in a tournament back in the day for Ontario Christian High School. They auctioned off the golf team and we picked one up. I had 70lbs on this Junior year kid and he was smoking every single one past me. And I'm no slouch (in my mind).
 

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Oh snap, you're right! That's funny I mixed them up. I know they don't like each other. Rambo! LOL I'll fix it!
 

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Bought tickets on Stubhub months ago for the US open, cheap also. Got a notice from them my tickets were canceled because of some restrictions. Still haven’t got my refund.


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Watching in 4K. Crystal clear, can see the dimples on the ball. Finally some programming in UHD.

Did you guys see that huge rattler ambling around in the rough:oops: Rory went down there looking for his ball and made an immediate 180. Too funny!

Vivid memory of one of those nasty things about to enter our house in Fairbanks Ranch through the open sliding glass door. Thank god the dogs tipped us off. A baby that quickly got separated from its head.
 

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That was a big ass rattler. Didn’t know y’all had them on the coast. F that.
 

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Did you guys see that huge rattler ambling around in the rough:oops: Rory went down there looking for his ball and made an immediate 180. Too funny!
I saw that. Announcers were pretty nonchalant about it. There must have been close to 10 rattles on it. Pretty good sized dude if you ask me. 😳
 

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Coverage today was pretty nice. I'm still nursing my sunburn.

You all think Henley will stay on top? Maybe Oosty will get lucky? Phil is like 7 over... no chance.

I saw the paragliders.... but didn't realize it was someone on here...that's rad!!!
 

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I think Henley is going to struggle today. I hope not but just have that feeling.
 

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Honestly, the length and usual accuracy of the drives was pretty sobering. Their drives were waaaaay past where ours land. And some of those guys are just normal sized. The wispy tall kids really can generate some ball striking speed!
So true, the pros are super accurate which is so key. I always walk over one day each year when seniors role through playing Toshiba Classic .... I watch them warm up at driving range amazed at the shot after shot accuracy and consistency as they go through their bags.
 
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Hell of a strong leaderboard. Someone is gonna have to pull off 3 great shots on 18.

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Oosthuizen is up 2 strokes now. DeChambaeu needs to hit some fairways off the tbox.
 
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Bryson’s bomb and gouge strategy isn’t working so much anymore. The Brooksie crowd and the rough may have been too much.
 

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I missed the end, had to get dinner on the table. Great final round though.
 

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Love seeing another ASU boy take the W. That kid gets better and better as he continues to keep his emotions in check.

Also this. They didn’t know about the pitchfork so the comments are gold!
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