U.S. Open Golf: Will Anyone Finish The Tournament Under Par?
U.S. Open Golf Tournament Begins Today, Will It End With Anyone In The Red?
The U.S. Open is one of the more frustrating golf tournaments to watch. The courses that are used for America's championship are known for being ridiculously hard, and the winner is usually the player who shoots even par for four rounds.
Since 1998, five players have won the U.S. Open without shooting under par. The worst score to win during that time was plus-5, which was done in back-to-back years by Geoff Ogilvy (2006) and Angel Cabrera (2007).
The Congressional Golf Course, where this year's tournament is taking place, previously served as host to this event in 1997. Ernie Els won that year with a score of 4-under par. The course has undergone some changes since then, and figures to play much more difficult now then it did 14 years ago.
Some, like Bleacher Report's own Adam Lazarus, find the brand of golf that the U.S. Open brings out to be very dramatic and fun to watch. Personally, I can't stand it because I don't want to see the best golfers in the world play like I do when I am on the course. If these players are struggling to break even, something is wrong.
I think of the U.S. Open in the same way that I do Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, where the environment gets in the way of the actual play that is going on.
I don't think that anyone will win this tournament shooting a plus-5, but I don't expect to see a lot of red numbers on top of the leaderboard Sunday, either.
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