The USGA isn’t the only one who likes a creative course set-up. For at least a day, the par-3 8th hole at Lake Merced GC, which normally plays at 206 yards from the back tees, was turned into a pitch-and-putt playing at just over 100 yards.
Tom Watson had a birdie putt at the last to shoot his age, but was ecstatic to shoot 4-under 66 at a Del Paso course that he said has the toughest Open rough he’s ever seen.
This week’s U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento won’t look anything like what we just saw at Chambers Bay. But it nearly did.
The 4th hole at Lake Merced Golf Club will play in a pivotal role in determining the winner at this week’s California Amateur Championship. What is it that makes the hole so tough?
This year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay will be unlike any ever held. It’s the first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest, the first on all fescue grass, the first with holes that will oscillate between a par 4 and a par 5 on any given day, and the first with uneven tee boxes.
Maverick McNealy of Stanford and Carr Vernon of CSU-Monterey Bay helped the U.S. win the Palmer Cup on Sunday. McNealy recently won the Haskins Award for collegiate player of the year. Vernon is the first CSUMB player ever selected to compete on a USA national team.
Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau heads to this week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay on a roll. Can DeChambeau keep up his steady play in one of golf’s greatest championships?
Former NCGA champion Kevin Lucas and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau each completed the road to Chambers Bay. The duo advanced at different Sectional qualifiers, earning them a spot in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
Getting a chance to play in this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. That’ll be the goal for everyone, including a number of players with NCGA connections, at a 36-hole qualifier to be held Monday in Southern California. It’s the only Sectional qualifier to be held in the Golden State.
Stanford sophomore and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Maverick McNealy won the Haskins Award, given to college golf’s best player. McNealy had a brilliant stretch in May, and led the nation in scoring with a 68.70 stroke average. He’s the second straight Cardinal to earn the award, following Patrick Rodgers.