Hey- The US Open Starts Tomorrow!
By Kickntrue on 6/16/10
It's been a oddly slow week for posting on oob, considering it's a Major week, but I've been bogged down with some work that will make a few of you very happy. Anyway- that's for another time and another place (but new features are coming!). Let's talk about the US Open!

So, for the first time in years, Phil Mickelson has the same if not better betting odds than Tiger Woods. Depending where you look- they are going off at around 6-1. I'm not sure which is more impressive- that Phil is going off with those odds, or that Tiger is still such a lousy bet. I don't know how anyone in their right mind could think Tiger will win, but how do you count him out? It's on of his favorite courses, and while it was a long time (and a few swings ago) we've seen what he can do to Pebble Beach in US Open conditions. I'm just so over all this crap with him I'd love to see him win. At this point- it'd be a good story for him.

I wonder if the US Open is just running into some bad timing this year, but the event seems completely overshadowed to me. I think I'll get more into it come tomorrow and through the weekend, but with the NBA Finals and the World Cup going on at the same time, I just feel like my general golf pulse is a little lower this time around. Do you guys feel the same?


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sepfeiff says:
Completely feel the same. Maybe you should go to the Open to find out for sure. ;)
6/16/10
 
mjaber says:
The NBA Finals will be over tomorrow. Even though I'm from Boston, I really don't care who wins. As far as I'm concerned, basketball ended when Bird and Magic retired.

I have no interest in the World Cup, either. I know soccer is the biggest sport in the world, but I just don't get it.

I've been reading every little tidbit I can find about the US Open. I've read everything from the different ways Phil can take over the #1 ranking, to Ty Tryon's story, to the story about one of the amateur players grabbing a kid from around the putting green to caddie for him during one of his practice rounds (how cool is that?)

I say, BRING ON THE OPEN. I just wish I could work from home again, so I could watch.
6/16/10
 
mjaber says:
Oh, and I just found out that my boss is on vacation in Cali, and is going to be at Pebble for Round 1. Oh how I hate her. One day after my birthday, and SHE is at the US Open? Life just isn't fair sometimes.
6/16/10
 
ElGalloGigante says:
I'm a rabid Lakers fan, being raised in LA during the Showtime Era, but I've had my fill of all the predictions and analysis the Finals has produced; I just want the Lakers to go out there and get it over with tomorrow night. As for the US Open, I'll be keeping an eye on it while in the office tomorrow and Friday, and watch it this weekend, but like the Finals, I've had my fill of pre-tourney hype.

I'd like one of the young guys to steal it.
6/16/10
 
activesense says:
FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL (and yes I mean soccer)
6/16/10
 
KVSmith59 says:
golf yes, soccer no, basketball no (haven't watched since the Lakers - ElGalloG - stole a critical playoff game from the Kings :) )
6/16/10
 
ElGalloGigante says:
@ KVSmith59 - Oh how I hated those Kings teams... (I still hate Doug Christie, Peja Stojakovic, and Chris Webber to this day.)
6/16/10
 
PingRhoda says:
Don't care for basketball or soccer. Bring on the Open
6/16/10
 
jwilder78 says:
I'm absolutely pumped up about the Open -- get the NBA garbage over with, and the World Cup doesn't get good until the knockout rounds anyway. The US Open is one of the best tournaments for a dad b/c it means hassle-free viewing on Sunday!
6/16/10
 
greendevil says:
Bring on the US Open; I'm much more excited about it that the NBA finals or World Cup. NBA should've been over a month ago; and the only World Cup coverage I care to watch are the highlights on Sportscenter. I haven't watched the NBA (besides highlights) since Jordan retired. I've never watched soccer on TV; not much of a spectator sport if you ask me; it's about like watching curling in the Olympics (very slow & boring). I do root for the US to win and advance though.
6/17/10
 
tennesseeboy says:
I played kickball in elementary school but then lost interest. I have a hard time watching basketball in the summer, even if it is the finals. The US Open at Pebble Beach. Bring it on.
6/17/10
 
ElGalloGigante says:
So...predictions?
6/17/10
 
mjaber says:
@ElGallo... I'm hoping for a Phil win. I'm further hoping that on Sunday, Phil and Tiger are in the final group, with Watson and Mediate in the next to last group. I think that would be awesome TV.
6/17/10
 
ElGalloGigante says:
@ mjaber - That would be quite the Sunday line-up! I'm rooting for either Ricky Barnes or Miguel Angel Jimenez. Basically, I'd like a relative young guy to steal it or an older guy who just always looks out of place on the course. Jimenez looks like he'd be at home playing dominoes while enjoying a good smoke and some cheap rum. I like that.
6/17/10
 
mjaber says:
@ElGallo... I do like Jimenez (The Mechanic). He's a big player on the Euro tour. I guess, from what I've heard, he works part time at (or perhaps owns) a garage when he's not playing golf.
6/17/10
 
ElGalloGigante says:
@ mjaber - Yeah, I don't think he actually works or owns a garage, but I know he takes joy in working on his own cars. The guy is this old world cat that seems to understand that he's living The Life. I always appreciate those guys more.
6/17/10
 
mjaber says:
@ElGallo... very much the same way I feel about Rocco. Just watching him in '08, you could tell he was having the time of his life, and appreciating the fact that he was doing something he loved for a living.
6/17/10
 
mjaber says:
I just wish the "MAJOR" folks would use ShotTracker, so I could follow the rounds a little better while I'm at work... I wonder if I can get any video on my phone....
6/17/10
 
ElGalloGigante says:
@ mjaber - Definitely, Rocco is a great guy who "gets it." When he caddied for Rothlis-get-a-shorter-name, I saw a guy out there being himself and having a blast. I think sometimes people get caught up in trying to go out there and become the "Greatest of All Time" and lose sight of the, "Wow, I'm playing a game for a living" plus side of it all. Life is good, enjoy it!
6/17/10
 
mjaber says:
@ElGallo... Since '08 he's always been one of my "if you could play a round with a pro" guys. I think Paul Goydos is another one. They seem like guys that you could easily run into at a local public or muni course, and just have fun playing with.
6/17/10
 
ElGalloGigante says:
@ mjaber - Bingo! Guys like Mediate and Goydos is why I follow golf. The Tour is unique because on any given weekend, there maybe a "regular" guy in contention. Would I love to crush the field by 15 strokes and be "The Man?" Sure, but that's an obvious fantasy. I feel the Tour journeymen allow golfer like you and I to dream up something we MIGHT actually be able to pull off and know we would enjoy to the fullest. It's still a crazy dream, but not THAT crazy!
6/17/10
 
Banker85 says:
Golf only. i will watch the Finals tonight but i have been thinking about this major since the masters ended. GO TIGER!
6/17/10
 
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