I’m not what anyone would call an avid golfer. I watch the majors (sometimes) and play a mean round of Hot Shots (Vita), Tiger Woods (PS3), or The Golf Club (PS4), but that’s about it for my golfing pleasure. I have been pulling for Jordan Spieth (native Texan, Longhorns fan), and enjoyed watching the Masters. The U.S. Open last weekend was great drama!
Over the weekend, we got a full dose of complaints, mostly along the lines of how much the course stunk (and was a complete disgrace to the U.S. Open). So it is nice to see some statistics to backup the notion that the Chambers Bay course wasn’t a disaster:
The 25 sub-par scores on the first day were the most in the U.S. Open since 1992. There were eight players who finished under par for the tournament. Louis Oosthuizen tied a U.S. Open record by shooting 29 over nine holes during his final round. And the final-round scoring average of 71.29 was the lowest for any round in 115 years of the tournament.
Was the course that bad? Maybe. The reality is everyone had the same conditions. We are still talking about it … so that should be worth something.
Will I now what the Open in three weeks? You bet! Hook ’em, and go Spieth!