US Open Fantasy Update: Day One Brings Little Surprise—Plus Laker Finish

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer IJune 18, 2010

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 17:  K.J. Choi of South Korea waves to the gallery on the 18th green during the first round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 17, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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K.J. Choi is in second place and seems to always be playing better than Tiger Woods lately, when Tiger is present. Two under every day would win this thing.

Tiger, meanwhile is at plus three and five shots back for day one. Missed putts killed his Thursday.

Dustin Johnson, my other B-player, very familiar with this track is an even par and 11th place, while Ben Crane shot 80.

Crane is my C-player and will be replaced by backup Shaun Micheel who is tied for 1st at minus two.

With a tie for fourth by Choi and Johnson's 11th, I should score some points in Yahoo Fantasy Golf for round one.

Nothing spectacular as we move to round two on Friday.

Other good scores on Thursday include Paul Casey and Brendon De Jonge at minus two and tied for the lead.

Mike Weir, Ian Poulter, Alex Cejka, and Ryo Ishikawa all are in the hunt with minus one for the first day.

As the pin placements get harder over the weekend, and the greens get even faster, any score under par may be good enough to win this tournament.

Tomorrow is really key, as a good low score will put you in contention for one of the biggest prizes in Golf.

Getting back to Tiger Woods, he might make some putts on Friday to close the gap to perhaps 2-3 shots.

I still like Tiger to finish in the top 10. Tomorrow will tell the tale of the Tiger, or perhaps the Tiger wull get his tale pulled.

See you on Friday. The Lakers are closing in on back to back championships and my day is now complete.

Summer league bowling was cool, as in the second week I shot 221, 198, and 176. The team also had a makeup week to bowl and those games were 159, 174, and 241.

League average is now about 190. 3 minutes to play and the Lakers lead by five.

2:20 left and The Lakers lead by seven.  This ones almost in the refrigerator as the great Laker announcer Chick Hearn used to say. Kobe is yoyoing the ball up and down Chick, so rest easy.

A perfect end to a great sports Thursday.

Lakers by only four now, oooh. 1:46 to go Laker ball and a four point lead.

Gasol scores,  and  Doc Rivers and the  Celtics are down six with a minute and a half to go. How are we doing in Soccer today? Does the US play Slovenia today or tommorrow?

Wallace hits a three for the Celtics and it's a minute to go and Artest answers with a three of his own. That's the reason they got him.

Oh my, another three by Ray Allen and it's a three point lead.  Kobe Byrant gets fouled and goes to the line. Rasheed Wallace fouls out.

Kobe hears the chant of MVP as he hits both free throws. 26 seconds and a five point lead for the Lakers. The Lakers were down 13 points in the third quarter.

Give them much credit. Rondo just hit his only three pointer of the game and it's a two point lead with 16 seconds left. Sasha gets fouled and goes to the line. Huge free throws here.

Sasha V scores both points and it's 10 seconds to go and a four point Laker lead.

Lakers win. Lakers win. Lakers are the 2010 NBA Champions. Like I said, a perfect end to a great sports day.


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