Category Archives: Oakmont

Dustin Johnson – U.S. Open Champion

OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 17: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan greets Dustin Johnson of the United States following the completion of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

OAKMONT, PA – JUNE 17: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan greets Dustin Johnson of the United States following the completion of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Now, that has a ring to it, wouldn’t you say?

After watching the Gong Show that was the USGA officials seemingly trying to find a way to garner attention or remain relevant (on Point 1, well done. Point 2 – massive fail, guys), the eventual and deserving champion ran away from the field to secure a 3 stroke victory that should have been 4, but for the bumbling fools running around with headphones.

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Shane Lowry’s U.S. Open To Lose

Lowry-Bridgestone-InvitationalIt’s an unfortunate way to phrase it, but nonetheless true – with a four-stroke lead going into Sunday’s final round at Oakmont, the ’16 U.S. Open is Shane Lowry’s to lose.

The Irishman put up a 65 in the 3rd round to vault over the entire field, and he’s in great shape to take this with an an-par or 68-69 round.

It would be hard to see anyone making up that much ground if Lowry doesn’t implode.

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Is It Dustin Johnson’s Time?

OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 17: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan greets Dustin Johnson of the United States following the completion of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

OAKMONT, PA – JUNE 17: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan greets Dustin Johnson of the United States following the completion of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After the ’10 disasters at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and last year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, is Dustin Johnson ready to bag his first major?

He set a record of consecutive G.I.R. in a U.S. Open at 25 during his first two rounds, and while Lee Westwood is also at -4, he’s only a few¬†holes into his 2nd round, and if conditions get tough, DJ could be all alone at -4 (the closest pursuers through completed 1st & 2nd rounds are at -2, Sergio Garcia among them).

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U.S. Open Friday Thread – Hot Weekend In Store!

oakmont-country-club-9413After the rain and gloom yesterday slowing things down at Oakmont, it looks like the rest of the weekend is going be sunny and hot, hot, hot…

Big surprise so far – Rory McIlroy turned in a 77 and sits 11 off the lead of -4, and unless he does something special today, he’ll be missing the cut.

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Jordan Spieth Still In Denial

jordan-spiethThe U.S. Open at Oakmont is upon us, and I am prepared to be massively off the mark for my following prediction that Jordan Spieth struggles (and perhaps even misses the cut) as defending U.S. Open Champion.

I have already spoken my piece about how no one with a swing as flawed as his should be winning tournaments, let alone majors, except of course where hitting fairways is irrelevant to scoring.

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