That’s all we got.
Some 200 media members, USGA officials and Pinehurst staff members gathered in the St. Andrews Room at the Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse on Monday to look ahead seven weeks to the unprecedented running of the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open on consecutive weeks, the venue being the renowned No. 2 course.
The thread running throughout: There is going to be a different taste, feel and flavor of Open championships in June 2014.
Scotty McCreery finally made it…and lived to sing about it.
He finally made it onto Pinehurst No. 2.
And after a round under glorious Carolina blue skies (sorry, Wolfpackers; have to call it like it is) at U.S. Open Media Day, the platinum-selling country music star and American Idol winner took a few minutes to tell us about his first round on No. 2, his recollections of attending the 1999 U.S. Open as a “youngster,” and then added a few bars of the song he most associates with Pinehurst.
You don’t want to miss that.
He was stung more than 20 times, jumped into a lake to try to escape, and after getting a shot from doctors, insisted he play on.
Wait, though, it gets better.
The next shot Larrazabal hit was remarkable, leading to a birdie. He finished with what we have to believe is the best 68 shot on any golf course this year – or any year – done while donning soaked pants. He did have a chance to change into a dry shirt. (More images and the full story can be found here.)
It’s amazing where – and when – Pinehurst comes up in conversation.
“You know, I have the funniest story,” Bubba Watson revealed today on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive in an interview with Tim Rosaforte. “I have to share this story.”
Settle in, y’all. This one is SO GOOD.
After a masterful putt from off the back of the treacherous 12th green during the final round of The Masters on Sunday, Bubba Watson and his caddie Ted Scott had an interesting conversation after Bubba marked his ball 2 feet from the cup.
With a second green jacket still hanging in the balance, Scott didn’t have the slippery par putt on his mind.
No, he was thinking ahead.