Sunday, June 20, 2010

Graeme McDowell delivers a great Father's Day Gift!

In the words of Graeme McDowell,

"Good golf got rewarded, bad golf got punished pretty badly!"

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland pulled out the stops, remained calm, cool, and collected and won the U.S. Open today delivering a great Father's Day gift to his Father who followed along in the audience. Additionally, this is the first time that a European has won the championship since Tony Jacklin won in 1970.

Interestingly, three non-US players; McDowell, Gregory Havret, and Ernie Els finished in the top three spots followed by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Dustin Johnson, who commanded a big lead going into today's final round finished today at 11 over, leaving him well out of the limelight.

It was fun to watch this round but it was a clear reminder how unforgiving some golf courses can be. This round made these champions appear quite mortal.

I was happy to watch it from the comfort of my home and not experience the pain and agony first hand.

Isn't golf great!


Stacy said...

I played pebble beach this October. It made me feel a little better watching the pros struggle

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

I saw some of the course last summer (did not play it!). Lovely! I don't imagine that poorly playing players find the lovely views to be compensation enough, though. Congrats to McDowell!

intrepidideas said...


I bet you ate up the course... you are a sandbagger! :)

intrepidideas said...


You pegged it; when your golf game is suffering you seldom notice the views. Thanks for stopping in.