We are back live in the U.S. Open media center covering all the action from The Country Club for JF.com, Golf News Net, and iHeartRadio’s Jay Flemma Sports Report. It’s a wild time to be a golf writer, what with the Saudi government funded LIV Golf Tour bumbling around like with all the grace and class of John Daly at a Hooters exhibition. It’s a shame that Greg Norman’s revenge-inspired sideshow burns like the reddest of golf’s red light districts.
Nevertheless, the Country Club is a sterling test polished to many-facted brilliance by golf design’s greatest jeweler, Gil Hanse. (The bloody Romanovs themselves would be jealous of his artwork and demand it on an egg. That’s how good he is. And by the way, beg, borrow, or steal your way into getting to play a round at Boston Golf Club, an instant classic of a Gil Hanse original design.
The USGA has kept its doors open to what some are calling the rats who jumped a well-run white liner of a ship for the LIV golf pirates. Therefore, there’s no question that all the greatest players will be competing, (except Tiger Woods, who just withdrew over the weekend). We’ll be there as well, breaking down the golf course, analyzing the action, and taking the temperature of the fans and players on the Saudi invasion.