Tiger prepares for US Open

mulligan, 26 April 2007, Comments Off on Tiger prepares for US Open
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I played 36 holes at Oakmont Country Club on Sunday with my good friend Hank Haney. It’s a great test, but has a lot of blind tee and second shots. Overall, I’d say it’s a lot harder than Augusta National. It’s an old-style course. I kept trying to figure out where the USGA was going to put the pin placements for the U.S. Open in June and I’m still not sure.

The greens were running about 10 ½ on the Stimpmeter, and they were plugged last week. I don’t think they were designed for that kind of speed, so it should be interesting. I think the course is in phenomenal shape considering they had snow last week. If they get some good weather, the greens should be good in three weeks.

I played the afternoon round with Bob Ford, the head professional. I was curious to see how the 288-yard par-3 eighth hole – the longest par-3 in U.S. Open history – would play. I managed to hit the green with a 3-wood. Hey, I refuse to hit driver on any par-3!


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