U.S. Open: Monday parting shots

mulligan, 20 June 2005, Comments Off on U.S. Open: Monday parting shots
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After a night to recover, here are a few random parting shots about the U.S. Open:

1. Class act: Michael Campbell proved he is one class act. He gave an emotional acceptance speech, thanking his family. And he “corrected” the idiot fan who yelled, “Tiger’s no good!” during his post-round interview. Michael stopped his answer and replied into the mike, “No, Tiger’s good. He’s damn good!”

2. Best call of the tournament: New NBC on-course golf analyst Dottie Pepper, who was following Campbell’s group, saying right before his 25-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole: “Michael’s been rolling the ball beautifully. I would not be surprised if he rolls this in.” About 5 seconds later, Michael did. Dottie, that’s money.

3. What comes around, goes around award: Retief Goosen. Last year in the last round at the U.S. Open, Retief was in the final group with Ernie Els, who shot 80. Retief drained every putt in sight. Well, this year, Retief shot 81 and, after the round, he admitted: “I couldn’t make a putt today if my life depended on it.”

4. Class act 2.0: Tiger’s caddie Stevie Williams (who sometimes gets into a rub with photographers on the course) waiting on 18 green to congratulate fellow countryman (New Zealand) Michael Campbell after the round.


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