Shawn Stefani Makes Hole-In-One During Final Round of U.S. Open at Merion

On my ESPN 99.1 FM Radio appearance from Tuesday of U.S. Open week, I picked “Yes” for there being a hole-in-one this week at Merion.  Considering there were zero heading into Sunday, and there was only one par 3 under 210 yards on Sunday (and only one under 235 the other three days), I figured my chances were pretty much shot.   [Read more…]

Here’s A Look at Phil Mickelson’s Five Runner-Up Finishes at the U.S. Open

If Phil Mickelson never wins another major, he’ll undoubtedly still go down as one of the top 10 or 15 golfers who ever lived.  His three green jackets and PGA Championship title put him among the greats of all time and certainly one of the top two or three of the past three decades.   [Read more…]

Zach Johnson Takes Some Absurd Jabs at the USGA For Their Setup of Merion Following His Missed Cut- Definitely Reconsidering My Zach Fanhood

I’ve always been a Zach Johnson fan.  Not just because he’s an Iowa native, which happens to be the home state of my father and that of most his family, but because his polite and seemingly down-to-Earth attitude appeared to be a solid example of how a PGA Tour player should conduct himself on the golf course.   [Read more…]

Carl Pettersson’s Ball Gets Hit While In Middle of the Fairway By Stray Tee Shot During US Open at Merion- Video

So far at this year’s U.S. Open, we’ve seen a fan catch an errant Lee Westwood second shot, then that very same UPS-inator Lee Westwood doink one off a wicker basket well back down into the fairway and make double bogey, and now we’ve seen this. [Read more…]

Phil Mickelson Shoots 67 at U.S. Open, Calls Merion “Best U.S. Open Setup I’ve Ever Seen” – But Here’s Why Phil Will Never Win The U.S. Open

It’s all shaping up just a little too perfectly- Phil Mickelson, golf’s ultimate family man, flew all the way across the country from Philadelphia to his home in San Diego to attend his daughter’s 8th grade graduation, then flew back to Philly and landed just 90 minutes before his tee time at Merion for the 113th U.S. Open early Thursday morning.   [Read more…]